Back In The Saddle

One of my goals for April was to get back on my bike. Despite starting the month with back-to-back race weekends, I have managed to go for two bike rides with my husband, including our cycling tour to see the cherry blossoms.

Hains Point Cherry Blossom Trees

I also was invited to a special “blogger ride” at Revolve, and it was great to be back in the saddle again! Continue reading

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Five Steps To Recovery Between Back To Back Races

My favorite race distance is 10 miles, and while we have several great 10 milers in the Washington, D.C. area, they are still harder to find than 10Ks or half marathons. So, when my two favorite 10 milers fell on back-to-back weekends, I signed up for both of them and hoped for the best. Now that I can report back-to-back personal course records, I thought I would share what I did for recovery between back to back races.

Recovery For Back To Back Races

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~*~Happy Easter~*~

Happy Easter

The Lord is risen!

He is risen indeed!

Allelujah!

Please send all unwanted black licorice jelly beans my way!

 

 

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Deviled Egg Chicks For Easter

We’ve all been inspired by Pinterest to try a fantastic-looking recipe, and we’ve all laughed at the memes that show how often our humble attempts fall horribly short. Still, when I saw these deviled egg chicks on Pinterest, I couldn’t resist giving them a try. Although it took more time than I will admit, I’m pretty proud of how well they turned out.

Deviled Egg Chicks

To make the deviled egg filling, I used the Healthy Deviled Eggs recipe from Anne’s fANNEtastic food blog, which calls for plain Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise. Of course, I used plain fat-free Chobani® in my recipe. I used slivers of black olives for the eyes and snips of carrot peelings for the beak. I really don’t know what took so long–probably slicing, emptying, and filling the eggs carefully so as not to mutilate the chicks!

Have you been successful with a Pinterest recipe?

Deviled eggs, chocolate eggs or Peeps?

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Cherry Blossoms Biking Tour

This weekend my husband and I decided to go on our own cherry blossoms biking tour. We parked along the GW Parkway in Virginia, and rode our bikes over the 14 Street Bridge to the Jefferson Memorial, Tidal Basin, and Hains Point.

Jefferson Memorial

Not all of the trees are in bloom yet!

It’s hard to match the pictures I took on my sunrise run last year, but I think these are worth sharing.  Continue reading

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