Your Exercise Personality

This is a cool test! Based on your personality (using the Meyer’s Briggs personality typing) you can find your exercise color! I was GOLD and it was right on the money! Keith was SILVER and he agreed with his analysis as well! Go check it out for a fun way to find a little bit more about your exercise personality!

San Antonio RESULTS

I LOVE the Internet! My official race results are already posted from this morning!!! How Cool!

My time: 1:39:34 (1/2 Marathon: 13.1 miles)

5K: 23:3 (7:36 mile pace)
10K: 46:41 (7:31 mile pace)
15K: 1:11:05 (7:38 mile pace)
13.1 MILES: 1:39:34 (7:36 mile pace)

Overall Place: 394 (out of 20,021 half marathon runners!)
Overall Place (by sex): 66 (out of 12,585 women!)
Place in my age group: 22 (out of 2,148 runners 25-29!)

Thanks to everyone for the support and good-luck wishes! It all helped!!


Okay, I am packed and ready to hit the road to San Antonio! It is the weekend of the second annual Rock ‘n Roll 1/2 Marathon & Marathon! I want to wish everyone who is running GOODLUCK!! Let’s have fun, kick some butt and show San Antonio what we Austin runners are all about!!!

Children Obesity…Who’s to Blame?

On a serious note: I ran across this article and thought it was 100% spot on. I realize that childhood obesity is one of those topics that strikes emotions in people. (Call it a “hot topic”) So I want to preface this blog post with saying that this article is simply one that supports my opinion. I am sure my opinion won’t be shared by all but I hope that many of you find this article to be, at the very least, informative to a real problem facing American children today.

Children Obesity…Who’s to Blame?

Cookbook Teaser

Okay everyone, I finally did it!!! I have published my first cookbook! It will be available the first week of December for $20. It contains 100 recipes that have all been tested and tried on my favorite taste tester, Keith! We had fun doing it but it was definitely a process trying everything out and then deciding what we wanted to include. I hope everyone will enjoy it and it will keep you tied over while we work on book #2! Lucky Keith…haha!

Each recipe contains the serving size AND the nutritional information per serving! How great is that?! Here’s the breakdown:

100 Recipes:

  • 7 Appetizers
  • 8 Salads
  • 16 Side Dishes
  • 17 Chicken Dishes
  • 9 Beef/Turkey
  • 15 Seafood
  • 2 Pork
  • 6 Meatless Meals
  • 7 Bread, Rolls, Muffins
  • 13 Desserts

ITS COMING….Just in time for Christmas and Stocking Stuffers!!! :)

Oh…and if you want to per-order just let me know!!

Back To Basics

The Basic Turkey Sandwich…EVER!

Sometimes you just want the most basic meal. All I wanted for dinner last night was a plain ‘ole turkey sandwich and chips. Just like my mom used to make for my lunch! So taking it back to basics. I had a turkey sandwich with my Udi’s gluten-free bread, Boar’s Head turkey meat (which is also gluten-free and found at most deli counters) and one slice of almond cheese (the pepper jack flavor for a little kick). It was fabulous! I also had a serving of the Guiltless Gourmet Blue Corn Chips (also gluten-free…imagine that!)

Don’t Be A Chicken

Last night we had cornflake crusted chicken! It was fabulous and much healthier than traditional fried chicken! Check this out…it is definitely an adult AND kid pleaser!! You can use regular cornflakes cereal or I used gluten-free corn flake crumbs (already crushed…how convenient is that?) that I found then at HEB!

4 chicken drumsticks
4 chicken thighs
1 egg
2 cups crushed cornflake crumbs
1 T. olive oil
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Season chicken generously with salt and pepper.
In a small bowl, whisk the egg with 1 tablespoon water.
In a large bowl, mix cornflake crumbs with olive oil and cayenne pepper and 1 teaspoon salt.
Dip chicken in egg mixture and then into crumb mixture and place on a baking pan.
Bake in oven for 30 minutes. For the last 5 minutes switch the oven to broil for desired crispiness!
Serves: 4 (1 leg and 1 thigh)
254 Calories; 9.5g Fat (2.1g saturated fat); 157mg Cholesterol; 232mg Sodium; 12.3g Carbohydrates; 0.4g Fiber; 1.6g Sugar; 28.8g Protein

Onions Are Girl’s Best Friend

I LOVE onions…Keith not so much. So this was only on my dinner plate last night, which is fine because it just means I didn’t have to share! haha! But these onions come out hot, sweet and spicy…it is a flavor explosion in your mouth!

2 large Vidalia onions
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 curry powder
1/8 teaspoon red pepper (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel onions and cut in half crosswise.

Place onions, cut side down, in an 8 inch square baking dish, drizzle with water. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

Combine honey and remaining ingredients. Turn onions over. Brush half of the honey mixture over the onions.
Bake, uncovered, for an additional 30 minutes or until tender, basting with remaining honey mixture after 15 minutes.
Serves: 4
123 Calories; 3.0g Fat (1.9g saturated fat); 7mg Cholesterol; 314mg Sodium; 25.5g Carbohydrate; 1.4g Fiber; 20.7g Sugar; 0.9g Protein

Sunday Brunch

Gluten-Free French Toast

LOVE SUNDAYS! My husband, Keith, and I always try to hang out together and enjoy good football and usually a good brunch! It is a great time for us to chill out before the busy week starts again. This morning I made us gluten-free french toast! It was a nice yummy treat! I used the GF Udi White Bread and we had a side of Applegate Farms chicken apple sausage! (my fave!)

Best Running Cities in America

In this month’s edition of Runner’s World magazine there was a list of the best running cities in America. Check it out:

1. Portland
2. San Francisco
3. New York
4. Boulder
6. Boston
7. Eugene
8. Chicago
9. San Diego
10. Flagstaff


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