Strava (Recipe: Twice Baked Garlic Potatoes)

“Decide whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved.  If it is, then stop worrying.”

I saw this quote by Amelia Earhart today and thought it fitting to share.  It’s good advice.  We worry too much.  Way too much.  Don’t you think?

Yesterday I ran 1.15 miles!  Yup!  I averaged 8:17 pace. You can click on the link and see my run!  I have started using this program called Strava where I can upload my runs and rides directly from my Garmin. But you can also upload workouts from your iPhone, Android or another GPS device! I need to see if I can get the elevation to work next time…hmmm….the elevation came up on my Garmin Training Center program, so it must be something in Strava that I have to turn on…

The program provides you with a pace analysis, keeps track of weekly mileage, keeps track of how many miles you’ve put on your shoes (if you wear different shoes for different runs like I do) and shows you a nice little map of your run.  Today I just did an out and back.  I’m trying to gradually build up miles to avoid getting hurt again.

The program easily allows you to share runs on FB if you wish, and you can have followers or you can follow your friends so you can keep track of their running routes and such.  A goal of Strava is to make fitness a social experience.  It also allows you to compare your effort against past efforts when running/riding a certain segment of road, as well as other athletes who’ve run or ridden the same segment. You can see where you rank and start moving up the leaderboards.  I have only uploaded the two other runs that I have done on my Garmin since my birthday when I reset my watch (one of which is Boston), but the program has been user-friendly so far!  Maybe you should give it a try and let me know what you think!

Other workouts this week:

– Thursday: 60 minutes elliptical; 25 minutes weights

– Friday: 60 minutes elliptical; 6 minutes rowing; 15 minutes RC exercises; 10 minutes weights

– Saturday: 35 minutes pool running; 15 minutes elliptical; 25 minutes PT exercises

– Sunday: 60 minutes elliptical; 7 minutes rowing; 1.15 mile run; 20 minutes RC exercises

Yay for good workouts!

I have made more progress!  From May 16 to May 26, I have gone from 38.9% muscle mass to 39.3%! I must be getting stronger! 😉 And I have gone from 21.5% body fat to 21.1%!  I haven’t lost that much weight in terms of my goal, but I know part of that is because of muscle I am gaining, and I’m okay with that!

Fun Fact:  Did you know that these types of tomatoes existed–Striped Roman, Green Zebra, Chocolate Cherry, Cherokee Purple, Spear’s Tennessee Green and German Pink?  No joke!

When I called Sam yesterday, I was on the phone with her while she was cooking her last meal in South Africa!  That made me smile!  She said it was very fitting. =) I am going to be so glad when she is back in the states!!  Speaking of meals, these Twice Baked Garlic Potatoes are pretty darn tasty! I have made them more than once!

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Twice Baked Garlic Potatoes


– 4 large baking potatoes, scrubbed

– 1 garlic bulb

– 1/2 cup chicken broth

– 1/2 cup non-fat sour cream

– 1/2 tsp black pepper

– 1/4 cup Parmesan

– paprika


– Preheat oven to 425*.

– Pierce potatoes with a fork and place on a baking sheet; bake until potatoes are tender and garlic is softened (50-60 minutes).

– Once comfortable to handle, halve the potatoes lengthwise, scoop pump into a large bowl leaving the skins intact.

– Cut the garlic bulb in half; squeeze out the pulp and add to the potato; add broth, sour cream and pepper; stir to the desired texture (I like mine lumpier!)

– Spoon stuffing back into the potato skins; sprinkle with cheese and paprika.

– Return to the oven for 15 minutes.

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1 Response to Strava (Recipe: Twice Baked Garlic Potatoes)

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