1. It might be unseasonably cool and grey out, but that didn’t stop me from having bowls of summer for dinner and dessert.

    Chipotle lime garlic dressing, greens, tomatoes, onions and fresh corn cut from one ear, seared and simmered, avocado, cubed deli chicken, and a dash of salt and pepper.

    Angel, I bet you would go mad for this (minus the chicken!).

    (Source: happyhealthycook)

     
  2. 10:55

    Notes: 42

    Tags: merunningwalking

    MORNING! I am frenetic busy today - short day Friday and way too much to do. Typical. 

    This morning’s run:

    Steve and I both perceived our pace as slow for us, and I was struggling even to maintain that, so we were pretty damn pleased to see that our perception was wrong in the end - this was in fact our fastest yet. All miles well under 10-minute pace, with a big push on Mile 5. So much progress lately! Getting back to a more normal baseline feels great!

    Seriously, though, I thought the first four miles were way slower than this (by ~30 seconds) and so did he. I guess our conditioning is improving more than we realized!

    Okay, back to it. More over the weekend. Have a great Friday, folks!

    (Source: happyhealthycook)

     
  3. 08:29

    Notes: 9

    Tags: runningthegoodrace

    runningthegoodrace replied to your post: Chicken Chorizo Patty Melts. These are…

    Just chorizo in the shape of a patty??

    No, these are chicken chorizo patty melts. Recipe from Sarah here. One part chorizo (I use my homemade version and so does she) to two parts ground chicken. The original calls for swiss or jarlsberg cheese, and I used swiss the first two times, but last night I used cheddar. ALL GREAT.

     
  4. 19:02 31st Jul 2014

    Notes: 37

    Tags: my food

    image: Download

    Chicken Chorizo Patty Melts. These are just so wow. Third time making them - I think I can now safely say these patties will be a permanent freezer staple.
Thanks, Sarah, for the original recipe!

    Chicken Chorizo Patty Melts. These are just so wow. Third time making them - I think I can now safely say these patties will be a permanent freezer staple.

    Thanks, Sarah, for the original recipe!

     
  5. 13:15

    Notes: 21

    Tags: excelwithpassion

    excelwithpassion replied to your post: Monthly Mileage for July 2014: 114.70

    What race are you planning in October?

    We’re running the AllState Half Marathon on October 25 (edit: it’s now called the Michelob ULTRA pffft).

    We ran it last year, on the advice of thatsminethankyou, and LOVED it. Great course, great support, very well organized, good photography, lots of food and water and space to cool down at the end. The perfect race. We signed up for the 2014 race a couple of days after the 2013 one. Can’t wait. 

    And, the best part, Steve and I will be running it side by side. More on that here.

     
  6. Monthly Mileage for July 2014: 114.70

    •  11.40 hiking
    •  69.50 running
    •  33.80 walking

    I couldn’t be happier. We walked and hiked about the same as June, but ran 27 more miles, and with no return of any pains or worries. Feeling great! I have also been 100% consistent with stretching and strength work and I believe that helps.

    This is the first month since February that I logged over 100 miles in some way - and yes, I am going to continue to count hiking and speed walking miles. I have separate columns in my Excel log for hiking/running/walking, so I can check them out individually, but my overall totals include everything. I am not looking to compare against anything or anyone, so my continued hard work, in whatever fashion, “counts” to me. :)

    On that note, though, August will likely bring increased running mileage/decreased walking mileage, as we start to set our sights on our October Half Marathon goal. I’m looking forward to it.

     
  7. 11:39

    Notes: 26

    Tags: runningwalkingsky

    My walk-run-walk from this morning. Proud and happy to see sub-9 on both running miles - and I didn’t feel like I was going to die when I stopped to walk. We rocked it. 

    Also, my crazy sky on the way to work - half dark, half bright, with a mass of sun rays bursting through the clouds on the leftmost part of the horizon in front of me. Oh, nature. You always make my days better.

    (Source: happyhealthycook)

     
  8. 19:22 30th Jul 2014

    Notes: 30

    Tags: my food

    image: Download

    Chili Cornbread Skillet was the most welcome sight ever tonight. I worked 10.5 hours, crawled through traffic and got home about 10 minutes before dinner would normally be on the table. These are the nights I am most grateful for a helpful husband, who ran an errand for me since I wasn’t going to have time, and then came back and cut up all the vegetables for dinner. We only ate about 45 minutes late. Nice. I have a feeling there will be more days like this ahead, though, with my work schedule. I’ll try not to complain too much.

    Chili Cornbread Skillet was the most welcome sight ever tonight. I worked 10.5 hours, crawled through traffic and got home about 10 minutes before dinner would normally be on the table. These are the nights I am most grateful for a helpful husband, who ran an errand for me since I wasn’t going to have time, and then came back and cut up all the vegetables for dinner. We only ate about 45 minutes late. Nice. I have a feeling there will be more days like this ahead, though, with my work schedule. I’ll try not to complain too much.

     
  9. 12:59

    Notes: 9

    Tags: amendingamber

    amendingamber replied to your post: Thai Green Curry Chicken: almost ready…

    I’ll be waiting for this to be perfected! I had Thai for the first time recently and I want it again. Even better if I can make it!

    Might I suggest this one in the meantime?

    It’s on constant rotation in my house and I think I’ve really perfected this one. Shining endorsement: Thai Kitchen actually posted this recipe of mine on their Facebook page in 2012. That was kind of awesome.

    Cook’s notes: if you can’t find Thai birds eye chiles, use a serrano pepper. If you can’t find Thai basil (I rarely go out of the way to do so these days), use regular. All good!

     
  10. 12:07

    Notes: 43

    Tags: merunningwalkingmy food

    Drive-by post:

    • Good selfie in one try.
    • Fast (for me, right now) 4 miles this morning. I was proud as hell of this one. I worked hard the whole way and never let myself falter or slow down. Proud.
    • Baked oatmeal day = best day.

    Work is crazy busy and will be from now until next year. I will likely be putting in OT every week for months. The extra money ain’t a bad thing. I just hope I don’t burn out.

    (Source: happyhealthycook)