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Green Juice Mojito

Toping my list of all-time favorite breakfast foods is easily juice. No, not like grape juice concentrate but real, freshly juiced fruits and vegetables. So for my birthday, what more could a girl ask for than a Green Juice Mojito.  Of course this lacks the rum or whatever you’d put into a true Mojito, but it guards all…

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Compressions and Decompression

With all of the health-related rehab spending due to my back, hip, leg, and butt gimpiness, I’m way over budget. I’m talking WAY. We won’t go there. So I’m extremely grateful to wear-test a free pair of Tiux compression socks. They sent me this pair… After several runs in these fun socks, I get to share my thoughts. I…

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French-inspired tart pastry dough

Baking up a good French tart crust is hard. Not actually that hard, but hard to get right. And trying to find something in the store, “ready-made” that will come anywhere close to in comparison to the flaky-buttery goodness of traditional French tart dough is even harder and way less satisfying. Since we have a big-time…

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Flex fueling myself and my car

Being flexitarian, I eat mostly plants with a sprinkling of other stuff like meat, eggs, dairy and even bacon. Doesn’t bacon fall into it’s own category? I like to call it flex-fueling. Along the flex-fueling lines I wanna talk corn for a sec. While I don’t have a fancy flex fuel vehicle, I do use Ethanol almost…

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After 17 weeks, an MRI

Cue drum roll. It’s been a long 17 weeks of pain and head-scratching trying to figure out what to do with and how to get rid of this low-back, butt, leg, and hip pain. Not to mention the numbness in a few of my right toes. Minor detail. Finally, after countless visits to the acupuncturist, massage…

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Marathon education, racing as a drill and finding balance

My most recent race was just a drill. Not a full marathon but just enough to give myself a little tutoring. The more I study the marathon, the more I learn that marathoning is HARD. Fast marathoning is very, very hard. I used Grandma’s Marathon as a sort of pop quiz and passed. Not with flying colors,…

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Prerace Grandmas Marathon: racing with my seatbelt on

I’m starting to develop the habit of blog posting just before a race. It’s a cathartic time and a very good time to post even more typos than normal. Grandmas Marathon 2015 is about an hour out, and I’m completely under-prepared. Of course, I’d hoped for bigger things, but this is my course. “Deal with…

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Three weeks and three races: a race report bundle

Three races in three weekends, that’s starting to sound like somethin’.  I wish! The good thing to report is that these races were good to me. They were not what I would call “good” but they were good to me. Raced hard enough to feel the workout in the race but not hard enough to…

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Turmeric Orange 100% Dark Chocolate Mini-Muffin Recipe

Altitude will do the craziest things. Sleeting one second Sunny and clear the next. Then you try to take a fun pic. And then when a random stranger offers to take said picture… you fall in a hole! Beautiful. All beautiful – especially that moment laughing with a stranger about how she, “just got a…

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Best Earbuds for Your Buck

I have a deep appreciation for music. At least that’s what my last fortune cookie read. My fortune may be correct because I do appreciate a good tune. Don’t be fooled though. You wouldn’t want to hear me sing. Talk I can do but sing, no thanks. Although it may appear that I’m deep into…