Though I’ve been out of a routine the last couple of months, I usually run pretty regularly. In fact, I am planning to run in a half marathon this Saturday in a place called Monte Cristo. The last time I was there, I ran into a moose and her baby. While the thought of seeing … Continued
In a post last week, I talked about the buffalo trail run I was going to participate in. It was truly awe-inspiring. At one point in the run, 10 American bison crossed the path ahead of me. Antelope ran in the distance. And ravens coasted along on the spring breeze. It was a physically-challenging run. … Continued
Have I told you that I love to run? Have I also mentioned that despite this love, and how great running makes me feel, I struggle to make time for it – especially in the dark, cold of winter? This conflict I have between wanting to run and making it a priority in my day, … Continued
Running in below-freezing temperatures requires a combination of will-power, friendly challenge, and the expectation of a warm meal afterward.
Have you ever heard of Buddy Lee? I’m not talking about the Lee Jeans doll mascot. No, I mean Buddy Lee the Olympian and 10-time World Medalist. Buddy Lee is also a fitness trainer and jump rope expert, and a couple of years ago, I bought one of those ropes. Last week while prepping for a garage sale, I found it in the bottom of a plastic bin and gave it a try.
I love camping in the San Rafael Swell, so when I saw that a 1/2 marathon would be taking place there, I convinced some friends to run it with me. This event – called the Little Grand Canyon Half Marathon – was awesome.
The Canyonlands Half Marathon is a beautiful run through a red rock canyon; a sleepy river accompanying you the entire way. If only I’d been well enough to run it.
Tomorrow is another Iron Chef night. The ingredient: garlic. I have no idea what the complete meal will entail, but we are preparing the entrée. With vegetarians and omnivores and food-sensitive folks in attendance, we opted for a garlic and parsley pork roulade with a balsamic glaze, and a roasted garlic and baby bella risotto – which I’ll get to in another post.
In the course of reading the book “Born to Run”, I learned about a use of the chia seed – a seed I had been experimenting with long before I read the book – that can be made into a healthy energy drink. Here’s a recipe for making your own at home.