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[caption id="attachment_8226" align="alignright" width="222"] Visualization Through Mediation Will Lead To SuccessSource: 123rf.com[/caption] Visualization was something I thought I was very good at.  I would swim, bike and run all the while visualizing myself on the course of Ironman Texas.  I would run through a park near my house just to cross under a swing set and act as if it were the finish line.  I would finish up a swim as if I were being pulled out of Lake Woodlands and certainly I would ride my bike through North Dallas while vi...

  • Breakfast Recipes

Fritters of the carrot variety came across in an email and I immediately put them into my menu planning.  I had been seeing fritters for a while but decided that I didn’t have time to shred or would rather just eat a carrot than go through the entire process.  One way or the other I came up with an excuse to not make them.  When I finally decided to make them it was mainly because I would be in recovery from Ironman Texas and would have the time. I decided I wanted to make carrot fritters for breakfast and would use them t...

  • Lunch Recipes

Quinoa was one of the first foods I discovered when I decided to live a plant-based lifestyle.  I had no clue what quinoa was but everything I read touted its terrific qualities.  It was high in protein, it was tasty and it was easy to make.  All of these items fell right into my wheelhouse for how I wanted to cook and for what I wanted to feed my body. What I didn't realize at the time was the versatility of quinoa.  At first I made quinoa a side dish to go along with other plant-strong items, but since then it has become t...

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Instagram is at the top of the list of daily enjoyments for me.  When I first started using Instagram I was looking for inspiration and motivation for the kitchen.  99.9% of my pictures are of meals I have created.  The reason for this is to showcase that making delicious and healthy meals does not take a Culinary Institute Of America trained chef, nor does it take a lot of fancy ingredients.  I like to make my meals simple and tasty, thus the hashtags #KeepItSimple and #KeepItTasty.  No reason to cloud the flavor of the ingredients in you...

  • Train

[caption id="attachment_8175" align="alignright" width="164"] Adrienne Cleverly - Six Kick Switch[/caption] Adrienne of Six-Kick Switch and I have exchanged blogs for the day.  Adrienne is a part of the #EnduranceFoodies blog carnival and you have seen her amazing recipe creations previously, but if not click here, here and here.  So without further delay here is Adrienne and her guest post: ==================== Adrienne of Six-Kick Switch Takes Over Cook Train Eat Race Hi everyone! I’m Addy, from Six-Kick Switch. If you follow Jaso...

  • Lunch Recipes

Navy beans are not something I cook with frequently and since I am an honest blogger that word should be never.  I picked up some dry navy beans a few months ago and used them when making a dish that included parsnips and mofongo thinking that I could make a black and white dish.  When I had them then I really enjoyed the taste and they seemed to quick much quicker than red kidney beans.  Recently while wandering the aisles of Sprout's Market I saw the bulk bin of navy beans and figured I would pick some up.  What I was goin...

  • Race Reports

2013 Ironman Texas was raced on the surface of the sun or at least it seemed like it was.  Everywhere in America there has been a mild Spring and even here in Texas that can be said.  I checked the forecast every now and again and it showed a high of 89* and I was happy with that because last years Ironman Texas was raced in 93* heat.  A 4 degree cooler day was something to look forward to, but that never happened. I did not realize how hot it was going to get or had gotten until the race was over while Karen and I were talking t...

  • Race

[caption id="attachment_8067" align="alignright" width="283"] Source: Andy Core[/caption] Race day is nearly here and for the past week I have been planning, packing and getting ready to head out to the race venue.  As triathletes we have a lot of items to deal with when it comes to race day.  It would be easier to take care of if we just had to worry about getting in water and swimming then jumping on the bike and finish with the run.  Unfortunately, our race day also includes transitions, fueling, potential clothing changes, multiple pa...

  • Race

[caption id="attachment_8131" align="alignright" width="259"] Numbered Buoys Will Be A Big Help In The Ironman SwimSmart Initiative.Source: DC Rainmaker[/caption] Ironman SwimSmart was announced recently and it seems everywhere I turn there are more and more opinions about it.  The opinions on this topic range from A to Z and it seems that not one has been the same.  I have put my own opinions into groups and discussed it on LinkedIn, but I also wanted to put it out here on the blog.  The Ironman SwimSmart initiative is a rather large cha...

  • Lunch Recipes

Chinese takeout was a staple of my diet when I was a kid.  I can remember my mother going to the bullet proof (that is what we called it because they had bullet proof windows and passed food and cash through a slot) and coming home with fried rice, ribs with that sweet and sour sauce, chicken wings, beef and broccoli and General Tso's chicken.  Man alive I would dive headfirst into all of it and it always had the most wonderful aroma of grease and fat and all things unhealthy. Fortunately or unfortunately there is no such thing as a g...

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