A Successful Christmas!

December 26, 2014

ONLY 363 SHOPPING DAYS LEFT UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

Before I start thinking about Christmas 2015, I’m gonna reflect on Christmas 2014. It was a great one. And, food-wise, the highlight of the day was definitely Christmas dinner:

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My mom made Read the rest of this entry »


I’m Gonna Be Smart on Christmas Day

December 22, 2014

Another major holiday is upon us, and, if your family is anything like mine, there will be lots of food around. That’s why I’m recycling my Thanksgiving Pledge and using it this Thursday. In a nutshell, it provides some parameters so I can eat whatever I want, without beating myself up afterward.

I’m making one big change, though, Read the rest of this entry »


Hello from Michigan!

December 22, 2014

I’m back in my home state for Christmas, and having a great time. Finished my Christmas shopping, been hanging out with friends, helping my parents with cooking and cleaning. And my parents have a whole slew of new neighbors:

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There are deer everywhere. We never used to Read the rest of this entry »


Mashed Turnip and Rutabaga with Shallot and Sage

December 18, 2014

I’ve been enjoying turnips lately. I’ve made them into fries, added them to soup, and even a salad. Since turnips are a good alternative to potatoes, I decided to try mashing them. And I included a new-to-me vegetable in the recipe, because…why not? Everyone say hello to…

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Mr. Rutabaga!

A rutabaga is a root vegetable that’s actually a cross between a Read the rest of this entry »


Belated Training Post: Swan and Eldred

December 16, 2014

I switched up my workouts before last weekend’s Hike the Halo race. I bumped up my running, and did a couple workouts specifically designed to help me prepare. Both those workouts involved… lots and lots of stairs. (Surprise, surprise!)

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In a perfect world, I would have published this post before the big race, but as we all know, the world isn’t perfect, and I got a Read the rest of this entry »


Race Recap: Hike the Halo 2014

December 15, 2014

Today’s lesson, ladies and gentlemen, is to never underestimate a race. That’s exactly what I did over the weekend, when I went to Anaheim to compete in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 3rd Annual Hike the Halo event. This race is a hybrid, with both stairs and running, and it’s held in an awesome venue: Angel Stadium.

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I’m not even a baseball fan, but it’s exhilarating to Read the rest of this entry »


One More Race

December 8, 2014

I’m in the home stretch. I’ve competed in eight stair races in 2014, and my ninth and final one is this weekend. I’m both looking forward to it, and looking forward to it being over.

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The final race is called Hike the Halo, and it’s Read the rest of this entry »