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Why You NEED to Run The Broad Street Run

16 Apr

2014 was the first year I had ever run the Broad Street Run. At the time it was only the 2nd race I ever ran that was 10 or more miles. Looking back on the run the one big thing I remember was “that was pretty easy”.

Now before you go off on a rant saying I didn’t push myself hard enough if I am calling a 10 mile race easy, please let me clarify the statement. The race truly did test me physically, I was exhausted by the time I crossed the finish line and at mile 8 I got the normal cramps a runner typically feels. But what really stood out to me was how runner friendly the course was. No broad-street-run-startreal hills, extremely flat and a good part of it went downhill. I just remember running it and thinking that although I was testing myself physically, it…

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12 Aug

Wonder Woman

11 Aug


I’m channeling my inner Wonder Woman as I prepare a very busy 2 months. Starting with this week. I will try to juggle work, my half marathon training, Back To School Night, Board Meeting, Civic Activity and at least one evening conference call and a few other projects that I need to get started on for the next week. Not to mention being mom and wife. Of course that’s just up to Friday. I have another set of activities that start on Sat, but we will think about those after these are complete. Lol, it’s not until I write it all down that I realize how much it all is. Nonetheless, I have no complaints as I can at least say my life is full. I’m doing something different this week. I’m going to try to make several meals tonight and freeze some of them. I’ll let you know how that goes. Stay tuned. Also, feel free to share your Wonder Woman tips.

Boston Marathon 2013

16 Apr

Sooo, I have never run a marathon. I have run several 5k events and lately I have been running (and by running I mean wogging) 5 miles a few times per week. It’s such a wonderful feeling of accomplishment to finish and it always makes me feel like I can do anything, like there is promise just up ahead.

Which, is why (among many reasons) I think I feel so terrible for the victims of this Boston bombing. I can only imagine that so many of the runners probably trained so hard to participate in what was likely a life changing event, only to have it marred by this terrible, terrible tragedy.

I just can’t understand why people do terrible things. It’s truly hard trying to explain to your children why people would act this way. I know there is no answer but I’m hoping that the runners will soon run again. Also, I hope they know that while its easier said than done, the best revenge is to keep doing what you love….to run the next race and see the next finish line!

Congrats to all of the participants of the 2013 Boston Marathon, let not this shameful, vile, disgusting act of horror diminish what you have done! Sending true love and well wishes to the city of Boston, all of it’s residents and of course the victims & runners!

It’s Been A Long Time, I Shouldn’t Have Left You

18 Feb

Hi world! How are you? Me? I’m fine…well fine as you can be for someone who has had her world slightly upturned. Anyway, I’m not one to cry over spilled milk. That’s not to say I don’t cry over other things. However, I am not one to wallow, tarry and toil. I am one to work for what I want and what I deserve. So that’s that. On another note, I know I have neglected my baby blog but….ummm I’m back. Don’t know how long I will be back but I’m back. So Pennylovers let’s talk. I always love to talk about food but my pantry has many types of spices so feel free to crash the party with your favorite subject. I look forward to chatting with you. Oh, don’t forget to go on your Facebook site and like my page . Thanks so much!

A Culinary Tribute To Biggie…

15 Mar

It was all a dream, I use to read Cooking Light magazine… Rachel Ray & Nigella on the FoodTV screen. Hanging at Williams & Sonoma in the mall, getting my recipes and hanging them on the wall.

Way back then I had the George Forman from the infomercial, but never got the chopper from that one commercial.

Now I bake fish till the bubbles pop, pick my veggies from the best crop… And if you don’t know, now you know…Foodies, uh.

You know very well who you are, don’t let them hold you down, reach for the stars, you had a goal, but not that many… Cause you’re the only one I’ll cook halibut and penne…Juicy!

A Failure To Plan Is A Plan To Fail…Time For Me To Plan My Meals.

5 Dec

Believe it or not, I’m really bad at planning my meals for the week. Which, usually leads to me trying to figure out what’s for dinner as I’m driving home from work. Even worse, that leads to me having to stop at the grocery store on the way home because I’m usually missing one or two ingredients. Having to go to the grocery store at the last minute usually ends up costing me more money and time. I try to work out 5-6 days per week. So if I have to stop at the grocery store then I am usually unable to workout and still have time to cook dinner.

So this week I’m going to try and plan for the week. Do you plan for the week? What’s on your dinner menu this week?

My Menu For The Week:

Sunday~ Shrimp Al forno with mashed sweet potatoes and spinach. Monday~ Beef & Brocolli with bean sprouts.
Tuesday~ Turkey meatloaf with mushrooms and yellow rice.
Wednesday~Hopefully leftovers with a garden salad.
Thursday~ Quesadillas with cheese and whatever is left in my refrigerator.
Friday~Naan Pizza and Salad.
Saturday~Turkey Meatballs & angel hair pasta.

I have high hopes for following through. I will update everyone and let you know how the week goes. I must say that by just writing down my plan I feel like I’m already ahead of the game. Sunday’s dinner plan was done earlier than usual because I had planned for it. I also took out the beef and the ground turkey for Tuesday and Wednesday’s dinner. This way both of those items will be defrosted when I choose to use them. So, cheers to starting off the week with a plan.

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