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A String of [Semi-Related] Thoughts

Well, y’all, it appears that all I need to do from now on is complain about things — on the Internet, to my PT, to my mom over and over and over, thankfully she’s patient — and life will magically get better. I’ve had two appointments with (insurance-approved) PT #2, and I feel really good … Continue reading

Because It’s Friday…

I’m too lazy to write a long and rambling training update that you probably don’t care about anyway, so instead you get Random (Somewhat Embarrassing) Friday Facts and a delicious homemade pizza dinner. Enjoy! 1. I’ve had a huge crush on Zach Braff since forever. Like, HUGE. 2. On a related note, I’m working my … Continue reading

Not-So-Standard Lasagna

I really love one-pot meals. Chili, casserole, soup, pretty much anything that can be made and refrigerated/frozen ahead of time for busy workout-filled evenings is high on my list. Preparing a multi-dish dinner often is the last thing I want to do when I get home from the pool or gym. It sounds boring, but … Continue reading

One Year Old + A Brownie Experiment

A year ago today I started this little blog. I came up with the idea about 10 days earlier than that (January 8, 2011 exactly) because I felt like my life had just crumbled around me and maybe if I threw myself totally and completely into preparing for and writing about a big race I’d … Continue reading

Back In The Kitchen

Hey, 2012! So the first week of January treated me well. I spent NYE swimming a crazy 10,060 yards with Katie and running a 4-miler with my favorite girls and eating and drinking and Apples-to-Apples dominating and generally enjoying the hell out of life. I rode my bike in shorts — twice — and had … Continue reading

Burger Alternative: White Bean and Sage

Continuing on with my summer sandwich bonanza, I recently made a veggie alternative to the standard beef burger. It was even a little different from your standard veggie option because I used white beans instead of black. Behold, the White Bean and Sage Pita Burger, adapted from Cooking Light. For six servings. I made the … Continue reading

All Rested Up + Another Sandwich

I’m baaaaaaaack! The long holiday weekend was absolutely the best thing I could possibly have done for my mental and physical health. As I wrote last week, I had a series of super crappy workouts and was beyond exhausted and really hated even the sight of my bike and my neon Newtons (file under: this … Continue reading

The Farmers’ Market [Sandwich]

One thing I’ve really missed in IM training — other than sleep and free time — is the flexibility to go to the Dupont Farmers’ Market on Sunday mornings. Since I have to get my long rides and runs in early, especially now that it’s blistering hot as soon as the sun rises, I don’t … Continue reading

Curry Chicken Wraps with Peach Chutney

Wraps and sandwiches are some of my favorite meals in the summer when it’s too hot to cook a full-on entree. They’re easy, filling and make great lunches the next day. [Exhibit A on my love for gourmet sandwiches: JETTIES.] For something a little bit different, try these Curry Chicken Wraps with Peach Chutney (loosely … Continue reading

Dinner Tonight: Tomato, Feta and Basil Galette

While on a recent dessert tour (I KNOW) with some of my favorite DC food bloggers, I realized how much I miss cooking. Everyone around me was talking about her latest culinary adventure, trip to the farmers market, favorite restaurant meal of the week etc., and I had nothing to contribute. Training sucks away all … Continue reading

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