Sunday Morning Special: Skinny Summer Recipes and Home Workouts for HOT Days

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Can I have a pause button, please? Tomorrow marks the start of July. That also means that my Million Dollar Marathon leg is coming up in just three short weeks! Un. Real. Speaking of MDM, if you want some fascinating, inspiring reading, follow the progress of the team here. As you can see above, I've been soaking up some summer fun these past seven days. A couple highlights: one VERY sweaty and very scenic run in my new Mizuno Wave ...continue reading

Rundefeated Million Dollar Marathon Playlist

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I don't think I've mentioned it on the blog yet, but due to a scheduling conflict, I'm now running my Million Dollar Marathon leg on July 21 in Illinois rather than on July 4 in Colorado. Still, it's hard to believe that in less than four short weeks, I'll be running (or maybe run/walking, hobbling, etc.) through 26.2 miles. My training has definitely not been at marathon levels, so I'm very happy that I'll be able to segment my leg into ...continue reading

Sunday Morning Special: Summer Produce Edition

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As you might have been able to tell from my last two recipes, I'm on a bit of a produce kick. When it's so fresh and flavorful (not to mention right in my backyard each Saturday), how could I not? So today, I rounded up 6 dishes to add to a summer fruit and vegetable recipe bucket list. I must try these before the ingredients go out of season! Join me? Just genius. Serve your favorite berries in an ice cream cone for an edible ...continue reading

200-Calorie Vegetarian Taco Salad

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1,390. That's the number of calories in a fully loaded chicken taco salad from a popular Mexican chain. It's also roughly equival to the amount of calories a 125-pound person would burn running at a 10-minute mile pace for 15 miles. Now I'm not saying that you need to think about exercising off every calorie you eat, but I could think of a lot more fun ways to eat nearly 1,400 calories! (It is ice cream season...) The main ...continue reading

Sunday Morning Special: Happy Father’s Day + Fit Girl Confessions

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Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there, especially to my tax guru, golf pro and self-esteem-booster! Thank you for always being there (well, when you're not on the fairway). :) After you celebrate the holiday with your pops, or perhaps give him a call if you're not nearby, check out these fit and fun reads: If you're still searching for a yummy brunch dish to whip up for dad, Ambitious Kitchen has the fix. How could you not ...continue reading

Sunday Morning Special: Speed-Boosting Scoop + How to Use Summer Fruit

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Happy Sunday, all! We finally had a fairly dry week in our neck of the woods, so I was able to enjoy the sights on the walk to and from work. Have I told you how much I love living in an apartment within active commuting distance from work? I still drive on days when it's stormy or when time is tight, but when I can swing it, walking to work is such a painless way to sneak in a couple extra thousand steps! By foot, by bike, by car, by ...continue reading