February 2010

Sunset Bike

Why, hello there! How was your day?  I actually had a fabulous day for the first time all week. It hasn’t been the best week, but today more than made up for it!  :)   I got a TON of work done, and then Megan offered to meet me for a long bike ride.  I [...]


Parsnips, I Love Thee

I am obviously becoming obsessed with parsnips. Did you know parsnips are richer in vitamins and minerals than carrots?  The veggie is especially rich in potassium!  Here’s a whole article on why potassium is important for athletes – basically, “potassium is a mineral that works with sodium (also a mineral) to balance the fluids and [...]


Race Schedule, Revised

Morning! Sorry for the delay – email suckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkked (imagine a vacuum sound) me in.  :)   Today was a Double Shot Oatmeal kind of day: My oatmeal contained:   1/2 cup oatmeal 1/2 cup rice milk 1/2 cup water 1 sliced banana 1 tablespoon instant coffee Toppings: almonds, flax, brown sugar, and cinnamon. I can [...]


Mind Gym

People often ask me how I stay so motivated to work out, but the truth is… sometimes, I don’t want to work out at all!  :)  But I do work out with regularity because I’m always signed up for SOME new, fun race, and I find that to be extremely inspiring when I feel like [...]


Aflac Iron Girl 15K and 5K Run/Walk

Exciting news!  I am officially registered for the Aflac Iron Girl 15K and 5K Run and Walk.  The race takes place in Clearwater, Florida, and I’m going to race the 15K distance – my fifth 15K!  Hopefully, I’ll set a new personal record (my PR is 1:23:30, which I set last February). This race kicks [...]


Grilled Banana Sandwich and the Last Q&A

The other day, Tina went to Mike and Patty’s, a cute breakfast cafe in Boston.  I went to the cafe in August when I was there for the Healthy Living Summit. Seeing the Grilled Banana Sandwich on her blog made me REALLY crave the delicious breakfast treat.  So, I decided to make my own!   [...]


The Missing Manuscript

I’m in the stage of the book process when the publisher’s copywriter just reviewed the book with a fine-toothed comb to suggest grammatical edits and other small changes.  I looked at the suggested changes this afternoon and was about to send the file back to Gotham Books when I realized…. My computer ate the file!  [...]


More Questions and Answers, Part II

I am having one of those days where I have WAY too much to do and not enough time.  This week is actually a super hectic work week for me – in addition to my normal freelance article, I have to approved the “final final” version of the Operation Beautiful book.    While running errands [...]


More Questions and Answers, Part I

A simple breakfast: We are TOTALLY out of groceries!  I must run to the store sometime this morning.   I just had regular banana oatmeal:   1/2 cup oatmeal 1/2 cup rice milk 1/2 cup water 1 sliced banana Toppings: flax, brown sugar, cinnamon More Questions and Answers, Part I   Kailey asked, “How long [...]


Triathlon Training Reboot

Well, last week was a decent workout week, but it was NOT a good triathlon training week.  Week 2 of my “6 weeks to an Olympic Triathlon” training plan should’ve gone like this (but actually went like this):   Monday:  Lift, Run, and Swim (Actual: Short Run) Tuesday: Run (Actual: Sick Day) Wednesday:  Lift and [...]


Answers to Vegetarian Questions

Lazy (but good) lunch: I had 2 cups of Wolfgang Puck vegetable barley soup: And a whole wheat bagel with Barney Butter and raspberry jam.  Plus, carrots! Vegetarian Questions   This morning, I opened up the floor for questions on being a vegetarian/my diet in general.  I went vegetarian on April 26, 2009, but I [...]


Frozen Pumpkin Chunks

Hello!  :)  Sorry I fell off the face of the blogging world last night.  I just needed time away from my computer.  The Husband and I had a lovely Valentine’s Day – he surprised me with tickets to see The Phantom of the Opera (which I love) and we went out to a nice dinner. [...]


It’s Time to Banish the Word “Failure”

Morning!  :) Happy Valentine’s Day!   I decided to go on a longer run this morning.  My triathlon training hasn’t been going very well (meaning, I haven’t swam for a week) because I’ve been sick.  A long run seemed really appealing when I woke up this morning.   But within the first 0.5 mile, I [...]


Pizza Picnic

The Husband and I decided to order pizza, pick up a movie (This Is It), and eat dinner on our living room floor.   Papa Johns perfection: I ended up eating three slices… now I’m positivity stuffed, but I was so hungry when I started munching!  The calorie burn from long, slow bike rides really [...]