May 2010

Quinoa Crunch Casserole

Fact about the Husband:  He pronounces quinoa "kwuh-NO-uh," which is made infinitely funnier by the fact that he says it in a British accent.  Note:  it’s actually pronounced “KEEN-wah.”   Second interesting fact about my vegetarian Husband:  He has totally gone off of cow’s milk and cheese lately.  I don’t think he’s had cheese for [...]


Game Face

Summer breakfast bowl: It’s just too hot outside for warm oatmeal!   My bowl contained:   1 Chobani pomegranate 1/2 cup raw oatmeal 1 banana Pecans Raspberries   Perfection: Game Face   The other day on Twitter, I was asked how to prepare for a race – what to lay out to wear, how to [...]


Ticket Madness

Once again, we had some glitches last year with ticket sales for the Healthy Living Summit – but nothing like last year!  Last year was an epic disaster than required a 2 hour conference call (at 9PM) with the other blog organizers.  This year, we had the system say we were sold out before we [...]


When Are You Most Creative?

Meals taste even better when you put a little extra effort into presentation.  It’s true. I had a platter lunch with some of  my favorites:  hummus, tabbouli, cucumbers, crackers, and tomato.   So many fun flavors and combinations! With a side of baked polenta: All together now, kiddies: Sickness Update   I am feeling MUCH [...]


Healthy Living Summit 2010 Giveaway

I feel better than I did yesterday! Behold the power of wheatgrass shots!  :)   A great bowl of oatmeal:  1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup rice milk, 1/2 cup water, 1 banana, and raspberries + coconut on top.  Mmm. OK – onto the good stuff.   You may be asking, what the heck is the [...]


Your Grandma Might Not Like This Play

I had a whirlwind day.  I tried to lay low because I’m fighting off a cold, but fun things kept coming up!  Like a haircut and a new color: I like it. :)   And tickets to a play, Spring Awakening.  This awesome play is in Orlando until May 23.  The Husband and I had [...]


Traveling with Your Road Bike

This post will show you how I went from this: To this: But first: the most important part of traveling with your road bike?  Decide if you’re going to check it on as luggage or ship it via FedEx or UPS.  Check-in fees vary WIDELY according to the airline you’re flying with.  Based on this [...]


Don’t panic. Think positively and meditate on getting better. Take your choice of drugs. Eat nutritious foods. Get enough sleep. Don’t workout!   Don’t workout is perhaps the most important piece of advice I can give myself (and anyone else in the same sick boat).  I have 3 days before I board a plane to [...]


Uh Oh…

I feel sick.  My throat is all sore! I thought it was just from motivating the racers at Sunday’s half ironman, but now I fear I’m getting sick-sick.   I’m drinking a powdered Vitamin C hot tea and relaxing on the couch.  I cannot get sick before my 100-mile bike race on Sunday!   Apple [...]


How to Make Me Hate Your Guts

Obviously, with a title like that, this blog post contains a serious rant.  But before we get to that, let’s all gaze adoringly at my lovely lunch: That, my friends, is an arugula salad topped with kidney beans, baked polenta, and tabbouli (a pre-made kind from Costco). Dare I say this salad was perfect?  Because [...]


The Beginning of Insanity

Catching up on the weekend?:   Ashley’s Half Ironman Recap How to be a Great Spectator My Thoughts on Riding 100 Miles on May 23 + a Recap of My Training to Date   Don’t forget!  Tickets for the 2nd Annual Healthy Living Summit, which will be held August 13- 15 in Chicago, will go [...]


On the Sidelines

I truly had the BEST time today being Ashley’s #1 fan as she completed her first Half Ironman!  I am so proud – she rocked it out (and this was her very first triathlon, period!). Sometimes being on the sidelines is just as fun as running the race.  ;)   Spectator face: Our day started [...]


Half Ironmaning

If you want to follow Ashley as she completes her first Half Ironman, check out my Twitter.  I’ll be updating it as I watch her complete the race!    Good luck, Ashley!   See you with a race recap later today!


How to be the World’s Best Spectator

Hello!  This afternoon has consisted of errands and eating.  :)   I grabbed another slice of veggie pizza on the way out: And when we got home, I made us a quick dinner.  The Husband has been complaining that he’s bored out of his mind with our normal groceries, so we picked up some new [...]