The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Autumn is my favorite time of year, the cooler days and cooler nights.  My air conditioning and furnace get a break from working, and I enjoy the really cool evenings.  I’ve often said I’m a woman who doesn’t like extremes – I dislike the summers and winters in Cleveland, both are usually too extreme for me.  This past summer was brutally hot, which makes me think that the coming winter will be just as brutal (1988 flashes through my mind of the hot and cold extremes, I hope our winter isn’t like that).  



Food Intervention

Quite simply, my eating this past week was awful, simply awful.  If there was ever a week when there was zero planning, this was it.  Most of you know by now I tend to stay away on an “off” week.  I decided that maybe I can learn from my mistakes by posting this week and share with you what my big mistakes were. (more…)

Race Day!

This morning was our fourth run of the season – a 5 miler for my son (age 17) and a 2 miler for me.  At first, I thought I was skimping out on a “real” race, but I really liked the 2 miles a lot better than the normal 5K.  First of all, my strength lies in my first mile, so by the time I get to the third mile in a 5K, I’ve been done for a long time!

I did train more this week than normal to get prepared.  Earlier in the week, I noticed a nagging pain in my right ankle and knee, which I wasn’t to happy with.  I’m wearing the same shoes, running the same path, and now I had this pain.  I kept at it though and even through the pain, I was feeling pretty strong. (more…)

Say Your Prayers, Then Stomp It Out

It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted, life has a way of getting in my way sometimes.  My youngest child has started the school year as a high school senior and I ended up purchasing a new car, which took the better of one of my weeks (evenings).  Often, when I’m running, I come up with a title for my blog, but then the content I want to write about doesn’t quite match, or vice versa, I have some great content, but can’t come up with a title.  I’ve struggled with some writer’s block for the past couple of weeks as well.  But I’m back!


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  • Easy Crustless Quiche

    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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    Failure is merely a perception; with each effort, we get the ability to start over again.
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