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Year in Review

I decided last year or the year below that I would do a different type of year in review. Below I have listed my favorite blog post for each of the 12 months in 2012. I did not have much trouble, except in July – where I picked two –  and in December – where… Continue reading Year in Review

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

I follow Ashley Pettit Living on Twitter. She posts all these amazing recipes all the time. Some time ago, she posted a stuffed acorn squash recipe. While hers can be found here, I do not eat meat so had to do some modifications. Here is my stuffed acorn squash recipe. Step by step photos also.… Continue reading Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Holiday Helper for the Runner on Your List

I know. It’s December 21st. What am I doing posting a list of possible gifts for the runner on your list? Let’s be honest. Someone, probably more than one someone, will be out there braving weather and crazy crowds this weekend to finish up, hopefully not to start, Christmas shopping. I want to help! Here… Continue reading Holiday Helper for the Runner on Your List

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Water Bottle

Last week I wrote a piece on that discussed the one thing I see is missing from every runner’s Holiday wish list. I want to tell you about another thing that I now consider indispensable. Aside from membership in a local running club, I think every runner should have a collapsible water bottle. My first… Continue reading Water Bottle

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And So It Starts

Marathon number 5 is in April. April 20th to be exact. I will be running up and down the mountains in and around Roanoke, Virginia in the Blue Ridge Marathon. So today is the day. 18 weeks of training begins today.   The calendar is set. I have plotted out my training schedule. The only… Continue reading And So It Starts

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Spicy Bean Soup with Wild Rice

I am all for trying new things. I am still finding, other than beans, my go-to item as a vegetarian. Even this recipe has beans in it. I generally go to chick peas or black beans so like when things get mixed up with white beans. A warning on this recipe: I needed to add… Continue reading Spicy Bean Soup with Wild Rice

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Walnut and Cranberry Broccoli Salad

I love trying to put more veggies on the holiday table. Top that off with broccoli being a huge favorite around here and I decided that the new recipe for our Thanksgiving table would be Walnut and Cranberry Broccoli Salad from the November issue of EveryDay with Rachael Ray. Add to the delicious items in this salad… Continue reading Walnut and Cranberry Broccoli Salad