I've kind of gotten into a "Monday Run-Day" groove. After a rest day on Sunday my legs are usually ready for a run, while later in the week they can be sore from CrossFit. I'm going to slowly start increasing my mileage (like VERY slowly) so I can think about some races in the fall, so instead of my standard 5 miles I've been trying to get up to 6 or 7. Monday morning I went to the gym with 6 miles on the brain and simply lengthened my 5-mile Increasing Interval Run. I like that this run . . .
Even though I'm doing CrossFit most days, I still like to get in at least one mid-length run each week. I've been using my 5 Mile Increasing Interval run for a while, but Monday night I was in the mood for something different. I wanted to do some speedier intervals in a HIIT style, but then the only treadmill available had those awful arrow buttons that are impossible to push and make it take 5 years to actually change the speed. Do those make anyone else want to pull their hair?! Big . . .
So y'all know I've been spending WAY too much money on spring rolls from Eatzi's. I kept telling myself that I should just make them myself, but I was really nervous for some reason. With a little extra time on my hands Sunday I decided to go for it. Here's what I used: Rice paper (found at Whole Foods in the Asian section) Bibb lettuce (could use any leafy green) Lime Shrimp Broccoli & Carrot Slaw (huge timesaver) Avocado Mint While I boiled the shrimp I prepped the rest of my . . .
I did that thing again where I grocery shop without a real meal plan and then have to make things up. It's actually kind of working for me though - I just get creative or find a recipe that *almost* fits what I have and make some substitutions. This week I didn't want to buy too much since I'm leaving town on Thursday, so I really just re-stocked my fresh produce and yogurt to get me through. Aside from my regular spinach, carrots, and tomatoes I decided on asparagus as a vegetable option. I . . .
I did it. Trying Crossfit was one of my 2012 goals, and even though I bought a Groupon for 10 classes a few months ago I've been procrastinating. I guess I was just nervous? Nervous both to get my butt kicked, but also to fall in love and have a new workout expense in my budget. (That's my super intense "I'M GONNA DO CROSSFIT" face at 5:30am) This past Monday night I got an email from JD, who just opened Tiger's Den Crossfit in Dallas' Design District about 10 minutes from my apartment. He . . .
I've recently gotten the urge to starting cooking real dinners again. Maybe it was the creative dishes I ate in Austin this past weekend, or maybe I just had a smoothie and sweet potato for dinner one too many times. Either way, I cooked last night! The inspiration for the shrimp tacos was the tilapia nachos I had at 219 West on Saturday night. I had shrimp in my freezer that I didn't know what to do with, and tacos sounded fun. I searched around for some recipes to guide me, but since I had . . .
I made this for lunch the other day. I was quite proud. Strawberry Salmon Salad Baby spinach and romaine, chopped and tossed 5 strawberries, sliced 1/2 bundle broccolini, roasted to desired texture and chopped 5 oz wild Alaskan salmon baked at 350 for 10 minutes with lemon juice, olive oil, and black pepper raspberry vinaigrette (I used bottled) . . .
I am part of the May 2011 Health Coach Training class at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, meaning my graduation from the year-long program is coming up at the end of April. That's crazy. I thought I'd take the time to reflect on how my education and involvement with the school has changed me in the past year, as both benefit to others considering the program and as a way to think through it myself. It took me a couple of months before I decided I wanted to enroll at IIN. In . . .
Last year I posted a guide for what to eat on Friday's in Lent since Catholics and many Christians are asked to refrain from eating meat. That post has tons of great options for restaurants, quick meals at home, and even some recipes for the adventurous types. It reminded me of some favorites I need to bring back, but I thought I'd add some of my new favorites this year. Easy At Home I've been making a big effort to make my own meals lately, and these four meat-free options have been . . .
TOTALLY forgot that I was supposed to show you the Christmas gift I made for my friend Lauren. I left y'all with a little teaser that it included these... Did anyone make any guesses? Well what I made my wine loving friend was super easy personalized wine glasses! I actually didn't find this craft on Pinterest, but I did promptly pin it when I found it on a website. Supplies All I needed were a set of cheap wine glasses, as well as stickers, glass etching paint, and a brush or . . .