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Giveaway link!
June 20, 2011, 9:23 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Love Pop Chips? Pop on over to Just Jac’s blog and enter her giveaway for Pop Chips. :)

http://www.just-jac.com/2011/06/giveaway-time-to-get-popped/



Chicken Kimchi Stir Fry
April 12, 2011, 9:08 am
Filed under: Food

Kimchi is amazing. Not only does it taste great, it’s also pretty darn good for you, too. Although I don’t claim to be an expert on anything kimchi – I’ve only helped make it from scratch once – my biggest secret is to add kimchi as a flavoring for cooking. For example, my chicken kimchi stir fry:

Ingredients:

Sliced mushrooms

Spinach

Cooked and shredded chicken

Kimchi

Toasted sesame oil (optional)

Directions: Grease skilled as desired (cooking oil, cooking spray, or just use water, etc). Over medium-high heat, cook sliced mushrooms and spinach in a skillet until soft. Add shredded chicken (I used boneless skinless breast meat) plus desired amount of kimchi. Secret trick: pour in some of the kimchi liquid — the best flavoring! Cook a few more minutes until all ingredients are hot, the liquid has evaporated off, and the flavors have mingled. If desired (it’s a delicious addition), add a turn of toasted sesame oil after you remove from heat. Enjoy!



Chocolate covered fundraiser
March 31, 2011, 9:11 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Not that anyone reads my blog, but just wanted to post about an upcoming blogger bake sale hosted by Katie at Chocolate Covered Katie. Visit her site on April 5th to bid on lovely baked goods. All proceeds go to the Red Cross to help Japan!



Training Plan
March 29, 2011, 7:18 pm
Filed under: Running

I’m baaaaaaack!

Two years later and I never forgot about my blog. After a super speedy 6 mile run outside on Sunday (51:57!!) and signing up for two runs in June, I’ve decided to train for running again. Here’s my plan, only slightly amended to add strength and yoga to Hal Hidgan’s Intermediate 5K. I’ll be running a 10K the weekend after the 5K, but I want to focus on speed training for the 5K and then just enjoy the 10K. Everything is defined on Hidgan’s website, except for “Light Yoga” (literally 20 minutes or less of restorative yoga when I wake up) and “Strength” (15 minutes or so of basic strength moves and/or light weights to keep muscle tone). YAY! I’ll be sure to keep the blog updated with my progress. Oh yeah, I’ll start Monday, April 4th. Technically, there are 9 weeks from that date until my 5K, but I’ll be taking one week off for a yoga retreat. :)

Week
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
1
Light Yoga
3 m run + Strength
5 x 400
3 m run + Strength
Rest
3 m run
5 m run
2
Light Yoga
3 m run + Strength
30 min tempo
3 m run + Strength
Rest
3 m fast
5 m run
3
Light Yoga
3 m run + Strength
6 x 400
3 m run + Strength
Rest
4 m run
6 m run
4
Light Yoga
3 m run + Strength
35 min tempo
3 m run + Strength
Rest
Rest
5-K Test
5
Light Yoga
3 m run + Strength
7 x 400
3 m run + Strength
Rest
4 m fast
6 m run
6
Light Yoga
3 m run + Strength
40 min tempo
3 m run + Strength
Rest
5 m run
7 m run
7
Light Yoga
3 m run + Strength
8 x 400
3 m run + Strength
Rest
5 m fast
7 m run
8
Light Yoga
2 m run + Strength
30 min tempo
2 m run
Rest
Rest
5-K Race


Still here!
June 18, 2009, 11:04 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Sorry I haven’t posted in what seems like forever. I still read blogs everyday, but I’m just not sure what I should post on mine. Suggestions?



Win a PETA Cookbook!!
April 27, 2009, 8:36 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

What awesome timing! I’ve been experimenting with incorporating more vegan eats into my life these days, and now the lovely fitnessista is having a giveaway with PETA’s new Vegan Cookbook! Check it out! Oh, and there miiiight also be some yummy macaroons thrown in, too… Click to it!



Quotable quotes
March 30, 2009, 5:09 pm
Filed under: Quotes

I was blown away by this quote yesterday:

“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” — Mark Twain
And also thinking about forgiveness, lovely and fabulous Louise Hay says that forgiveness has nothing to do about the other person. The act of forgiving is actually releasing yourself from the pain and negativity of the past.

What an amazing way put it in perspective!




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