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  • Breakfast Recipes

Cold Brew Coffee entered my life a bit over a month ago and since then I have become somewhat addicted to coffee being made this way, especially after an intense and tough training session. I have found that cold brew coffee has given me energy faster than I have experienced before. Typically I will combine cold brew coffee with a San Pellegrino-Nuun Hydration combination and my body feel revived within moments. Of course, Starbuck's is what started this cold brew addiction and as anybody knows when Starbuck's is involved that means that you h...

  • Dinner Recipes

Chipotle peppers are a favorite ingredient in my kitchen. I absolutely love the smokey and spicy flavor of the peppers and believe they can bring just about any dish more life. Last night while I was riding my bike on the trainer I started thinking about what to have for dinner and my original thought was to have a TLT (Tempeh, Lettuce, Tomato) sandwich but when I opened the refrigerator it was like when Jules opened the briefcase in Pulp Fiction. The black beans shined like gold and then my mind started running. What goes good with black bean...

  • Train

Staying motivated seems to be an issue for a lot of people and that includes me.  I am a self motivated person and pursue my goals with a reckless abandon but there are days when going to the pool, or running the same route or getting on the trainer are the absolute last things I want to do.  Sometimes making a huge brunch, reading the newspaper (yes I still do that.......I work for DMNmedia and The Dallas Morning News), and watching Remember The Titans are the only things I want to do. When those days come I try to think about why I ...

  • Lunch Recipes

Taco Tuesday came early at my house yesterday but was disguised at Meatless Monday.  After I posted the picture to Instagram and finished licking the plate I realized that this was a dish that needed to have the recipe posted so that everybody else could enjoy the flavors that I inhaled in approximately 15 seconds.  Thus the reason why I was licking the plate…….I could not get enough of the tacos and may have to create them again for the actual Taco Tuesday. I had a desire to have Sloppy Joe’s after seei...

  • Race

RR100 was a tremendously successful race for me, read the race report here, but it never unfolds the way it did without a tremendous amount of support from some key figures. This cast of characters was either on-site or very instrumental in helping me reach the finish line in 19:22 or was there during my training and pushing me to get better as each session passed. There are many people to thank so let's get this cast of characters post (poached from Old Stude) started. Lead Actress: Pit Crew Chief aka Karen What can I say about Karen that ...

  • Race Reports

Rocky Raccoon 100 will be a race I will not forget for a very long time. It might be because everything is tired, or hurts, or is sore, or is chafed, or is achy. If it is none of those things then it is not a part of my body. I am beat up from head to toe but simultaneously I am elated. When I put together my training plan for Rocky Raccoon 100 I had an idea of what I wanted to do to prepare my body and my mind. As with any type of training plan you have to adjust along the way and I did that to my training plan as well as to my goals until the...

  • Breakfast Recipes

Restaurant Style French Toast may sound daunting and difficult to make when you first read it but this recipe will make you say:  Restaurant Style French Toast?  Who wants some? The key two making a restaurant style french toast resides in the bread.  You cannot use sliced wonder bread and expect it to have that flavor and texture that you would find at a restaurant or a diner in New Jersey.  The custard is a big part of that flavor as well, but the other component that tends to get skipped is nutmeg.  That is the secr...

  • Train

Setting goals is a topic of conversation that takes place constantly in the endurance world. Make one mention about a race you are doing and the first question is: What is your goal? Participating in endurance sports for the past 8 years I have been setting goals constantly but last night I was asked by Karen what my goals were for Rocky Raccoon 100 on Saturday. It caught me by surprise because I only have one goal. Why any person would be setting goals for one race unless those goals are to finish healthy with a time. If you are asking me abou...