My Clutter Diet

I’m a hoarder, not to the caliber of the ones you seen on the show, if those extremes actually exist, but I have a hard time getting rid of things. If one black workout tank is good, ten must be better. I use the excuse that I LIVE in workout clothes to somehow rationalize this […]

Orzo and Chickpea Salad

This salad is full of wonderfully bright flavors that work great together. The fresh dill paired with the roasted peppers and cheese make this a fast, delicious lunch or dinner. I like to change out the feta cheese for blue cheese for an extra bite. Enjoy! Ingredients 1/4 tsp sea salt, plus a pinch, divided […]

Minimum Effective Dose

Originally Posted on April 14, 2013 by David Hurford If you’ve ever done a marathon, you know (hopefully) what it’s like to wake up Saturday morning and head out for a 3-hour run.  If you’ve ever trained for a triathlon, you know what it’s like to spend nearly half your day running, biking, and swimming.  As pursuers of […]

Yummy Hasselback Potatoes

I was lucky enough to get to see Kara Goucher speak at the Wine Country Half Marathon expo.  Pretty much anyone who has ever talked to me knows how much I admire this athlete.  She’s driven and extremely accomplished, representing the United States for two Olympic Games, yet stays very down to earth.  Believe it or […]

Lessons from the Kona Marathon

Back in June, I finished the Kona Marathon without even looking at the race results or taking one of their post-race pictures.  My Garmin had run out of battery and the watermelon at the finish line was warm, both signs that I took way too long.  Deflated and discouraged after a bad run, I headed […]

Chicken Over a Wedge Salad

(Modified for the family from Cooking Light)   1 C. fat free buttermilk, divided 1 large egg white, lightly beaten 1 C. whole wheat panko Dash of Johnny Seasoning salt 4- 6oz chicken breast halves 1T. fresh chives, chopped 2 tsp. white vinegar 1 tsp. minced garlic 1 head of iceberg, cored and cut into wedges […]

Forming Habits Seize the Day

Every day is a gift and we all have a choice to take advantage of that gift. I keep saying that I’m going to get some ink with my favorite mantra: CARPE DIEM. While the tattoo hasn’t happened yet, I think we have constant reminders around us to seize the day.  Reminders to stop putting things off, […]

Find What Motivates You

Whether you’re new to an exercise program or a seasoned athlete, there are times you simply lack motivation.  It’s hard to get up early and lace up your shoes and it’s not any easier to head to the gym after a long day at the office.  You have to make the time to fit that […]