It’s Day 9 of our family vacation and Hubby will join me and the kids later this week, so in the meantime, I cook for one. Already feeling the effects of too many hamburgers and not enough running, I’m trying really hard to keep up with my goal of vegetarian eating at least on Mondays as the rest of the week demands a turkey sandwich for lunch and some form of grilled slab-o-meat for dinner.
Inspired by my friend Erica’s post on breakfast grains (check out Erica & Abbie’s blog- great recipes, great reading!), I attempted my own version with quinoa and it turned out super delicious and very filling. Quinoa is nutritional perfection: a gluten-free, whole grain, complex carb, and a great source of fiber to boot- perfect for giving you the energy you need pre-run, and with the addition of the fresh fruit, also provides much needed vitamins and valuable antioxidants.
One bowl will do ya right!
Laura’s Breakfast Quinoa
Follow package directions, be sure to rinse, and prepare quinoa. Take 2/3 cup cooked
quinoa (hot or cold, whatever you prefer!) and sprinkle with 2 hefty pinches of light brown
sugar and your desired level of cinnamon. Top with about a 1/2 cup fresh, organic blueberries (or strawberries or raspberries), about a tablespoon of chopped roasted almonds (or walnuts or pecans), and enjoy! Continue reading →
You can take the internet from the girl, but you just can’t take the girl from the internet!
It’s day 6 of summer vacation at our family cabin here in Pinecrest, California. I expected to blog while here, going old-school style by way of HAND writing my posts, typing them into Notepad, and then snagging the nearby resort’s wireless connection to copy, paste and post. Whadya know, they charge- an unexpected $5 an hour for some wee-fee love but I’m so grateful to connect even if just for 60 minutes, so that’s money very well spent. Continue reading →
I’ve thought about going for a run several times since the marathon, but haven’t. Honestly, I really did consider it, I swear, but my recovery has taken a strange even though much better path this second time around.
After the marathon, I was elated for about 2 days but then the inevitable post-marathon blues set in pretty heavily. Endorphins gone, a disappointing race on top of it all, my Team in Training season over, and I became a miserable lump of self-pitying-good-for-nothing. Knowing this was bound to happen, I made sure to fill my social calendar with good friends who would make me laugh and not chastise me too much for blubbering about my marathon woes.
BRF Anya making fun of me taking pictures of food… and seemingly snorting a toothpick all at the same time.
I read once that the best failures make the best stories… let’s see if that’s true…
My Rock n’ Roll adventure really began last November when I decided to start training for my second marathon while raising funds once again for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. As a current Team in Training mentor, it was easy to brave the winter with my teammates and despite several bouts of illnesses along the way, I still hit all of my long runs and most of my strength training days and felt great doing it.