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Running Slow to Become Faster


Marvelous is that Katie at Healthy Diva Eats had her beautiful baby boy Rocco last week and is at home enjoying her first week of sleepless nights, diapers, snuggles and lots of kisses.

I wish her and her family all the best.


For the past week I’ve been up and out by 6:30 having some Marvelous runs and this weekend I had a Marvelous 7 mile run, wanted to do more, but decided to play it safe and stick with the training plan to lessen the chance of injury.

I came across a great video share from Janae at The Hungry Runner Girl, that was sent to her from her running coach. GOING FAST THROUGH GOING SLOW.  It’s a video from running expert Bobby McGee, while you’re on his site you can sign-up for FREE Run Training Videos.

Bobby McGee Running

I have to admit I don’t always stretch as I should sometimes, but lately I have been stretching everyday to avoid injury, and  that’s a Marvelous thing!  In addition to the Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown DVD I’ve been using  the Ten Zen DVD to help keep me on track and keep my goal of adding yoga to my workout routine this year. I am feeling Marvelous.

Yoga Workouts

I’ve been wanting to try a veggie burger recipe I pinned on Pinterest, finally tried it this weekend.  I made several changes to the recipe, lets just say I was inspired by the recipe. I didn’t have carrots, (daughter ate them all), the only oats I had were hard oat groats. so I used celery in place of the carrots and hemp seed for the oats, and I forgot to add in the egg since I don’t eat them very often. Still turned out Marvelously great, when my picky seventeen year-old says something is good, it’s good.

Click for the recipe.

Black Bean Veggie Burger

Have yourself a Marvelous Monday and stop by Healthy Diva Eats for some more MIMM.


What was the last Pinterest recipe you were inspired by?

Have you ever used a running coach?


Goals for 2013

Hello all, I hope everyone is having a Happy New Year so far, and enjoying the first weekend of the year 2013.

I am fighting a head cold, but I’m starting to feel a bit better this afternoon after spending the entire morning in bed.

While lying in bed I have been thinking about the new year and what I want to accomplish or do differently, I generally do not make resolutions, but this year I have set some goals. I guess one could say goals are the same as resolutions, but I like to refer to them as goals.


1. Get organized and be less wasteful.  I can’t tell you the number of times I have purchased items only to find out later I already had it, I think a new organizational system will help with this problem.  I also plan to use recyclable bags when shopping to rid my home of all those plastic and paper bags.


2. Complete a full-marathon (26.2 miles).  I have completed two half-marathons (13.1 miles), a 5k, and a 15k, it’s time to do the full marathon.


3. Make more me time to meditate and relax. I have a friend who has been trying to get me to give yoga a try, so I am going to try yoga.  Everything I read about yoga says it is good for relaxation as well as being good for the entire body.

I am so excited and hopeful for what the new year will bring.

I will keep you posted on how my goals are going throughout the year.

Are you making in resolutions for 2013?

Cheers to a great 2013!