Monthly Archives: February 2015

20 Miles on the Dreadmill (Recipe: Cranberry-Walnut Brussels Sprouts)

Yep.  You read that right.  20.01 miles on the treadmill on Sunday.  That’s a new PR for me for distance run on a treadmill at one time. Of course, I had to stop several times because the treadmill only allows … Continue reading

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5 Weeks No Sweets Challenge (Recipe: Chocolate Chip Bread)

5 weeks. 32 days. Are you thinking:  Kristen?? Really?? How do you think you can pull that off? Well, sometimes I think the same thing.  However, I don’t do well restricting myself.  So, as I told you in my New … Continue reading

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My First RPM Class Since May 2012 and a New Year’s Resolution Update (Recipe: Cinnamon Swirl Scones)

Last Saturday I did my 12 mile run and followed that with my first RPM class since May 2012 on Sunday.  RPM = Revolutions Per Minute.  It is a Les Mills indoor cycling workout (an INTENSE cycling workout) with a … Continue reading

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“Reading Bikes” (Recipe: Garlic Bubble Loaf)

Elementary School Replaces Desks With “Reading Bikes” And Student Test Scores Skyrocket Did you all see this article?? Bob, my sports massage therapist, showed me this article, and I think this is the coolest thing ever.  I just LOVE the … Continue reading

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Week 2: A Mini Italian Lesson (Recipe: Saucy Parmesan Chicken)

As promised, another Italian lesson!  I thought I was going to have to miss class tomorrow because I was supposed to have a work trip in DC; however, due to the inclement weather (here and in DC), the trip has … Continue reading

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Mix Up That Workout (Recipe: Dark Chocolate Frosting)

Mix up that workout! In the fitness and running industries, the phrase “mix it up” is used a lot. Do you really need to constantly change your workouts to see results? No. Or at least not as often as you might … Continue reading

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18-Miler on the ATT Followed by a 12-Miler on the Greenway (Recipe: Mom’s Beer Bread)

I think I mentioned that last weekend, Shawn and I had a pretty stellar 18-miler.  We decided to try out the American Tobacco Trail (ATT) in Durham for the first time.  We heard it was flat. It is pretty darn … Continue reading

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NIH Grants and Calf Pain (Recipe: Sweet Potato Soup)

Did this week seem to go on FOREVER for anyone else besides me?  (And Cheryl because I talked to her earlier today, and she agreed that this had been the longest week ever.)  And yesterday totally felt like Friday.  I … Continue reading

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Top 20 Fitness Trends for 2015 (Recipe: Starbucks Lemon Loaf)

The American College of Sports Medicine surveyed 3,400 health and fitness professionals around the globe to identify emerging fitness trends for 2015.  Wanna know what they found?  Here are the top 20 fitness trends for 2015! Body weight training can be … Continue reading

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A Mini Italian Lesson (Recipe: Fluffy Pancakes)

Last Wednesday, I started taking a level 1 Italian class.  It meets Wednesday evenings through mid-April.  I’m super excited about it. My dad always said I could be a professional student for a living if I could earn money that … Continue reading

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