The Go! St. Louis Marathon Weekend includes a Health and Fitness Expo, a 5K Run/walk, children's fun runs, and a "mature mile" on Saturday and then the half-marathon, marathon, and marathon relay on Sunday. There are over 23,000 participants. Expo: I received my bib number by email a few days before the Expo along with a "virtual goody bag" which essentially was just a website listing the sponsors. The Expo itself was on Friday evening and Saturday during the day. We went on Friday about an . . .
You guys have made me feel so awesome with all of your comments and congratulations on the marathon! Thank you!! I am so lucky to have such great support from family and friends. My aunt even sent me flowers today at working with a note that said "hope these make your legs feel better" :) I slept until around 7 this morning before getting ready for work. Surprisingly my legs feel alright! I'm definitely sore in my right knee which causes me to walk just a little funny, but I'm okay as long . . .
Today is actually the one year anniversary of my first ever race - the Holy Half Marathon at Notre Dame. I find it very fitting that exactly one year after I proved to myself that I could simply be a runner, I have proved to myself that I can push my body to run a marathon. ************** I slept decently well last night and was ready to go when my alarm rang at 5am. I drank some hot lemon water while I got dressed. I felt good - excited and just a little nervous. I was worried I might . . .
Hi Guys! Since I'm a HUGE baseball fan, I thought Monday Man-Day this week should be dedicated to the start of the season. Opening Day is Thursday!! (information to impress your guy with #1) I learned a lot about baseball from sitting through games and asking my brothers questions without stop. Except when they about smacked me for being so annoying. But now you don't have to worry about asking questions or sounding stupid the next time you're watching a game with your guy - here is a chick's . . .
Today was the most beautiful Sunday on the face of the earth. It was 80 and sunny - the type of day where it should be illegal to stay inside. I got to spend a few hours this afternoon reading a magazine on my patio and even got some color on my chest! It's days like today that make me think I should move somewhere where it's warm year round. Have you checked out the "Cawfee Talk" on Julie's post? I ask about climate and happiness there. **** I had waffles on the brain for breakfast. I'm a . . .
My day has totally taken a turn for the better! First, I had an awesome conversation with an executive at work about starting healthy living initiatives. Then my guest post went up on Julie's Blog. Then right after I finished making two amazing Irish dishes, I found out I won Terra chips from Sophia! Talk about a lucky duck! **** Since tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, I felt inclined to make a traditional Irish meal. You do know that people in Ireland eat don't corned beef and cabbage all the . . .
Hi Friends! I ended up passing out around 9:45 last night and stayed in bed until 9am. Which was really 8 am. But it felt so great to sleep. A waffle & egg sandwich was on my mind for breakfast, but I needed some veggies too since I got a total of zero vegetables that weren't in french fry form yesterday. I toasted two Vans waffles and put microwaved egg whites and a drizzle of maple syrup in between. Since I gave up chocolate for Lent, my usual green monster made with chocolate Amazing . . .
Since Notre Dame is a Catholic School, Fridays in Lent meant there was no meat in the cafeteria. This makes sense right? But every single year, without fail, people were outraged. Sure not everyone at the school is Catholic, and I understand that observing Lent is a choice, but you chose to go to a Catholic School so it really shouldn't come as a surprise. There was always Subway or Burger King in the student center if someone was desperate. source One of the things I find most interesting . . .
I had sweet potatoes and Brussel sprouts to use for dinner, but wasn't in the mood for a super heavy dish. I decided to lighten it up by serving it over a bed of fluffy quinoa and glaze in a homemade lemon-agave dressing. The sweet potatoes had already been roasted and chopped, but I sliced the brussel sprouts and roasted those for about 30 minutes at 400 before getting started. While the quinoa was cooking I made the dressing: I combined: 1 teaspoon Agave 4 teaspoon vegetable broth juice . . .
I'm finally watching GLEE! I didn't get to last night since I had a bunch of things to do after work, but now I'm cuddled on the couch with my post-dinner grapefruit and Finn on the TV. Lunch today was one of my go-tos when I don't have leftovers: Dr. Praeger's with a side of veggies and an apple. Today's Dr. Praeger's was topped with hummus, avocado, tomato and spinach. Veggies were sugar snap peas and the apple was a very crisp Pink Lady. Surprisingly this held me over all the way to . . .