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Week 12: Blueberry Spelt Muffins and Das Boot! My personal training focus this week has shifted from my previous weeks of training. Healing is now my primary focus! Last week I mentioned how I’ve been temporarily grounded from my training by my podiatrist due to tendinitis in my posterior tibial tendon (left ankle). Well, I’ve taken his advice to heart ...

Breaking Records and Feeling Sore! It’s been an interesting and tiring week in our household…our schedule pretty much has been: work, run, eat, sleep, repeat! The run part has finally started taking a bit more of a toll on my body, as has allergy season, which has hit me with full impact. We also were breaking records, both Mark and ...

Week 7: Out and Back…Trials and Tribulations of the Oil Field (Plus another Bake Sale…) I apologize for the late posting this week. I spent most of my week this week traveling, to and from New Orleans and to and from a drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. It was my first time offshore, and it ended pretty quickly ...

After a Week of Frustration and Stress, a Quite Relaxing Sunday Morning! There are a few things that I couldn’t wait for when I moved into my new house. One was being able to sit on the porch on a relaxing Sunday morning with a coffee, breakfast, and NPR. Today, I made that dream come true! I even tried making ...

Where 3-Course Breakfasts Come Standard…as does Relaxation! For my birthday weekend (and in part to celebrate our upcoming 2nd anniversary), we went to San Antonio for a few days of R&R at a B&B, Inn at Craig Place. What drew us to this inn was it’s location (near downtown, but not on Riverwalk) and it’s advertisement of a 3-course breakfast ...

A “Good Kind of Different” for your next Oatmeal Cookie! I love oatmeal raisin cookies… When I was a kid, my grandmother always had oatmeal raisin cookies waiting for us! She was diabetic, so it was what she felt comfortable making with her dietary needs. I miss those days, she passed over 10 years ago, but I still remember those ...

Cold(ish) and Sunny Conditions Result in a Personal Best and a Great Breakfast! Today I raced my first 5k since I was in Austin a few weeks back. It felt good, really good! The race I ran was called the SCOPE Run for Colorectal Cancer (gotta love puns…). It was overall a pretty disorganized run, and pretty cold out (at ...

Sometimes Mistakes Can Still Taste so Good.. I’m headed off to a two week long training class on Sunday and wanted to have a number of “healthyish” snacks to take with me not only for myself, but for others to enjoy. We are provided with breakfast and lunch and work will also provide dinner, but you know how variable hotel ...

Carrot Applesauce Muffins: A Healthy Treat For a Busy Morning I was looking for a good recipe to use up all of the applesauce I’m making and came across a few recipes for carrot muffins on foodgawker and tastespotting that looked interesting…Of course, me being me, I decided to adapt them and combine a few to make one my own…They ...

Yet Another Use for Egg Beaters that Tastes Delicious! Before you jump on me about cholesterol and the myths behind eggs being a source of bad cholesterol…hear me out… I like egg beaters. I love the taste, love the way you don’t have to beat them, just shake, measure, pour, done! I also love omelets, but have never tried making ...