A few simple recipes

I’ve been eating salads for lunch a lot lately and have come up with a combination that I just love. You will need greens of your choice. In these photos I used baby spinach, but I also like the baby spinach/spring green mix as well. I put a few handfuls into my bowl. Add guacamole. You…

10K training accomplished, moving on……

Once again, I have let far too much time go by since my last entry. It’s been weeks since I have completed my 10K training and I decided to skip running the 10K race and jump right into 1/2 marathon training. I did run the distance of a 10K, which is 6.2 miles and then…

Amazing foods in South Florida

I had been long overdue for a vacation and although I previously lived in Florida for a duration of about three years, I never managed to make it to the Southern parts of the sunshine state. My mom and I have birthdays just six days apart, and this year instead of exchanging gifts, we decided…

New Ravens running back went from dread head to veg head

I’m from Baltimore, I’m a Ravens fan. Please keep negative comments to yourself. With that said, woohoo!! Vegan running back Ricky Williams has just signed a two-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens. Known for his dreadlocks, Williams started in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints later joining the Miami Dolphins. Forced into early retirement for…

My favorite new smoothie

If you haven’t been to Border’s lately, then head on over. I’m sure you’ve heard by now that they are going out of business. Right now their sale ranges from 25-50% off. Most books are 25% off, blue rays are 50%! The already on sale section at the front of the store is an additionally 25%…

Week 6 wrap up

Week six of my eight week 10K training finished with a bang. I had to run 5 miles and was pretty nervous about it. Earlier this week I ran two miles with much trouble. After running 4.5 miles successfully last week, I figured “2 miles? Piece of cake”. Well that wasn’t so. I struggled to get through…

Trying to pick up where I left off

So, what’s the 411 since my last post? Well, I read the blog of a woman who also participated in the Baltimore Women’s Classic (my last 5K) and found myself motivated. See, for me, this was my second race and for her, the first. She finished with a time of about 45 minutes and I…

Exploring Raw Treats

For a while now, I have really been thinking of going raw. Ultimately, I would LOVE to have a 100% raw diet, but that seems like a huge challenge-not that I’m afraid of a little challenge 😉 I really REALLY love my cooked veggies! Broccoli and brussel sprouts are my favorites! Sweet and sour cabbage, I could eat…

I finished my second 5K with a new PR!

For those that don’t know, PR stands for personal record. It wasn’t the time I was going for, which was under 30 minutes, but I did beat my first time of 30:44 with a time of 30:13! I came in 513th place out of 3,000 people, not to shabby considering I just started running 6…

I did it, I finished the race!

So today was the big day! Everything I worked for thus far was going to show in my performance today. Injury or not, I was determined to run this race. Not only did I want to complete it, I wanted to do so without stopping and that’s just what I did. I went to bed early…