Up And Running

Yesterday was my third race of the season.  We ran Angels from Maria which is an organization that works with a rare type of pediatric brain tumor.  All along the route there were posters of children and their dates of birth and death and the children who were still battling the disease; it was really quite heartbreaking.  

I had my doubts Friday night about even running.  Still nursing my back injury, I had gone out to see “Hairspray,” which my older son was working (lighting) and had gotten home later than my 10 PM bedtime curfew.  Since I had set my alarm for 5:30 a.m., I knew Saturday morning was going to be rough.  On top of that, I went to bed again with the heating beanie.   (more…)

This Part of Me

Have you ever had a series of events that happen and then you look back at them together and realize a big message was in there?  I’ve had that happen the past couple of weeks – all the events separately mean little, but strung alongside each other came together with a big message for me.  

Both my father and ex father-in-law are sick with terminal illnesses and both are in the stages of denial.  My son and I were talking about this and he commented, “like everyone else in our family, he’s in denial.”  I told him I’m not in denial about my life at all.  At the time, the statement was true, or so I thought.   (more…)

Work It, Girl!

I know my dedicated readers are dying to know if I kept my last seven days of goals.  I’ve mentioned before I tend to be “all or nothing,” so this week ended up being very balanced, I’m happy to tell you.  I managed five out of seven days of exercise.  That’s a HUGE improvement for me.  Instead of being a weekend warrior and killing myself, and feeling like I am starting over again, I managed to be consistent this week.  I am not going to tell you it was easy, but I really didn’t give myself any choice about at least pushing myself as hard I could.

Fakin’, lettuce and tomato – my summertime favorite. Soy bacon, homegrown tomatoes and lettuce, all on oat bran bread.

I focused this week on whole foods and nothing out of a box, which makes a big difference.  I took caprese salad one day to work for lunch, which is simple and delicious.  The basil was from my yard, the tomatoes were homegrown and fresh mozzarella is always delicious and filling.  

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    This is a fantastic recipe that is easily adapted to whatever you really love in your quiche.

    7 egg whites;
    1.5 C skim milk
    (for quiche shown)
    Add 1 C chopped vidalia onion (sauteed in oil first)
    1 chopped red pepper (sauteed with onion)
    1 10 oz. box of spinach (also sauteed)

    Heat oven to 450 and bake for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 375 for an additional 30 minutes. During the last 15 mins. add approximately 2 C of sharp cheddar cheese.

    This will yield approximately 6 large pieces, amounting to around 110 calories per piece.

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