5 months. I can't tell if it's gone by fast or slow. Maybe a mix of both. When this all started back in March (lock down I mean, not COVID) I, like everyone, didn't know how long it would last. I didn't know how serious it was, just that it was serious. I didn't know… Continue reading Quarantine Coping
Credit for this recipe goes to one of my favorite cook books "Run fast. Cook slow. Eat Slow" by Shalene Flanagan & Elyse Kopecky. I've been struggling to find the perfect food to eat before my run. Short runs and long. I've tried protein shakes, cereal, frozen waffles, toast, you name it - I've tried… Continue reading Power Muffins – My Pre-Run Breakfast Recipe!
6am on a Friday morning. I was off work preparing for friends to come into town to surprise Andrew. I decided it would be a great day to run the longest distance I've ever run thus far. 15 miles. I wouldn't be able to do it over the weekend, and I've been warned that skipping… Continue reading 2 Months to the Marathon: My plan, goals and flying solo
Last weekend I ran my third half marathon of the year (13.1 miles) and, while it was really tough, I felt awesome after it! It's the farthest I've run. I felt confident going into my 11th week of marathon training since I had already run 13.1 miles 2 other times this year. However, when I… Continue reading Burnout Weeks, what’s the deal?
Hi, it's been a minute. I have about 9 pre-written blog posts that I just haven't completed and posted because, well, quarantine. It's not like I didn't have the time. It's more like I didn't have the motivation or energy. Then I woke up one day and realized, I need to be creative now more… Continue reading This Weeks Short Runs: Embracing Lake Michigan
This is the easiest recipe in the entire world. Here's what you'll need: 1 pound of boneless, skinless, chicken breast1 tablespoon Olive Oil1 packet of Ranch Seasoning1 pinch of thyme (fresh or dried is fine!) Salt and Pepper to tasteParmesan cheese to taste Boom. In a small bowl mix together the olive oil, ranch, thyme,… Continue reading Parmesan Ranch Chicken
This recipe is soooo easy. I use an instant pot but it's definitely not necessary! I don't use a ton of Chicken, I try to eat as little meat as possible in my diet. However, the veggies and various other ingredients I add to this recipe is what makes it soooo danggg goood. Okay, here's… Continue reading Spicy Chicken Tinga Tacos
I know, I know. We're still in April. Not quite Summer yet. However, it is warming up a bit and while we have some time indoors, we should take advantage of new recipes! I'm really picky when it comes to salad...if you are as well, feel free to mix this up! Whatever add on's feel… Continue reading Sensational Spring Salad Recipe
This week in therapy we talked about staying in routine while in quarantine. I'm a creature of habit. I wake up at 5am. I journal, meditate for 5 minutes, look over my plan for the day, go for a run, get ready and get to work. That's how I want most days to go. Of… Continue reading This Week in Therapy: Staying in Routine
Okay I listen to podcasts no matter what. Inside or outside. Upside down. Whatever. Some of us, however, only listen to podcasts when they're out and about. I'm assuming many of you are probably busting through your regular podcasts. If that's the case, here's a list of 10 to help keep you occupied while you're… Continue reading Top 10 Podcasts….for when you’re stuck inside.