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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The 30th GW Parkway Classic 10 Miler

Sometimes I wonder if one reason I love running so much is because of where I get to run. When I started running I mostly ran on the Mount Vernon Trail, along the Potomac River between Mount Vernon and Old Town in Alexandria, Virginia. My first race was the 5K of the George Washington Parkway Classic which now follows the same route, but on the road. It deserves its accolades as the “Prettiest run this side of the Potomac!” (And I want to know, what race is prettier on the other side?!)

GWPC-Race-Map

It’s also one of most well-organized races I’ve run, which is another reason I keep signing up year after year, even when it means back-to-back race weekends with the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler. This year Pacers offered packet pick-up on several days at any of their stores, which made it easy for me to get my race shirt and bib despite my hectic schedule. Continue reading

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Observing Palm Sunday With Inspirational Words

Today we are observing Palm Sunday, the last Sunday in Lent. Many churches use the palm fronds from Palm Sunday to make ashes for the next year’s Ash Wednesday. I love that symbolism and reminder that the Lenten season of repentance is deeply connected to Jesus’ sacrifice on Good Friday and His resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Ash Wednesday

After I made an effort to recommit to my Lenten practices, I have been more faithful in listening to the Daily Prayer Podcasts and focusing on a lesson or prayer from the readings. Here are some of the passages that resonated with me.

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Fit Friends

Today I have the honor of guest posting for Courtney over on Eat Pray Run DC.

Fit Friends I would love it if you would click on over here and read my musings about how important it can be to have fit friends and to be a fit friend to others.

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