Wednesday, September 2, 2015

It's Zucchini Season

Anybody else eating and enjoying lots of zucchini? At our Saturday market  one woman has been packaging mixed zucchini with garlic and an onion and vacuum sealing it.
We have been loving it! I saute them for dinner then add any leftovers to my morning scrambled eggs.
Do you have any wonderful summertime recipes you'd like to share?

Make it a healthy week!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

C'mon With Me on a Scenic Run

 While out camping this past weekend I thought I'd go ahead and stick with my running schedule which called for a 10 mile run!

 The first mile was on dirt/ dust road. I was up and going pretty early so I wasn't too concerned with traffic blowing dust. I love seeing my surroundings up close and personal!
 You may be able to see how white the brush is next to the road. It is so dry and dusty and it coats everything close to the road. Love these big trees in the forest! I live in the desert and do not have tall trees like this.
 The north fork of the Clackamas River. 
 This doesn't look steep but it was a steady climb to the 5 mile point.

 I climbed about 1000 feet in elevation . It was so nice to know that what goes up must come down!
This was the best 10 miles I've done in a long time.  Thanks for coming along with me on my run!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Exercise this Week

 I haven't posted much here but have been staying on track of my half marathon training goals.

A Sunday long run instead of Saturday.
1200x4 intervals at the gym
Mid week, mid length run.

I've been trying to eat healthy and will be sad when all the wonderful summer fruit and veggies will be no more. I'm especially enjoying watermelon!

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Oregon Outdoor Adventures

Every couple of years we like to take a family rafting trip. This year hubby couldn't come because of a last minute scheduling conflict, We were bummed, but managed to find a friend who wanted to join in.

 This is on the Deschutes River and less than an hour from our hometown. 
The weather was a balmy 91 degrees so it was a great day to be on the river. 
If you've never been river rafting I'd highly recommend it!

Going backwards to the weekend, we are trying to enjoy any free time we have. The weather has been amazing and autumn will be here before you know it.

 We took off to the mountains for berry picking. We had heard the early hot weather and lack of rain may have made the berries elusive and that was the truth!

 This cedar tree was huge! I love being in the forest!!
Picnic lunch on the tailgate: hummus, tzatziki, pita bread, greek olives, feta cheese, veggies and curry chicken. The fresh air makes it taste even better!!

I hope you are finding outdoor adventures in your life!!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Keep on Movin'

Last weekend we got away, but we always make opportunities to keep moving no matter where we are.

 Mount Thielsen
 Rogue River

 Rogue River
 I have my half marathon schedule and find it is fun to see other places on foot. This was near the jetty at Newport bay, Oregon.

I'm lucky my husband didn't mind wandering the beach while I ran. 

Keep on Moving!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Workout with Weights

I've been doing one of these Muscle Burns Fat workouts at the gym with my old aerobics instructor. It's whipping my butt! Then trying to run 3x a week. We had an extra hard workout at the gym on Monday so my intervals on Tuesday didn't go so well. Gotta find a balance. I am enjoying it though and know working with weights again will improve my overall fitness level.

What do you think about weights?

Now go do something healthy for yourself!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Hiking in the Forest

On our way back from camping we stopped for another beautiful hike I had read about.

 These are two different falls. Koosah And Sahalie falls on the McKenzie River.

It was a very hot hike even next to the river. Thankfully is was only a few miles. 

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Camping and Hiking

We got a rare weekend open so we made a quick reservation for a camp spot and left town.

 Don't you love the name of this campground?
 All weekend we could hear the sound of Lost Creek. The weather was a little cooler and the bugs almost non existent. It was hot, but not the 100+ we had at home.
 The forest canopy was amazing! I live in the desert so when I can see this, I really enjoy it.
 Of course, hiking was on the agenda.

As far as I'm concerned, there isn't much better than getting out in nature. (although a hot shower is a close second!)

Friday, June 19, 2015

What's in My Box?

Lots of greens still in my box!

Red leaf lettuce
green onions
purple mountain spinach

Great ingredients for smoothies and salads!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Seattle Rock N Roll 1/2 Marathon update

 The night before the race we had to pick up our number and we goofed around a bit at the expo. The bright lights behind us made the photo difficult to see, but I love it anyway!
 Here we are in better light. We all had the green glasses so I'm not sure why I'm the only one with them on here.
We are big Seahawks fans and had to capture this to send to my hubby.
 We walked back to the Seattle Center to grab dinner and they kept losing me snapping photos! Here's the train station.

 Glass flowers outside the glass museum
 The ever popular space needle. Look at that sky!
Bathrooms, lined up and locked, ready for 17,000+ runners and walkers  and of course supportive family members and volunteers.

 Don't we look fresh and ready to go?!
 Whoa! Look at the crowd! We are in corral 24.......... It took us 34 minutes to cross the start line.
 Still ready!
 We are getting closer to the start line!
 And we are off!
 There were some awesome diversions.
Run Happy! Yea! 
I swiped this photo online but it was my favorite stretch on the race.  Mile 7 was lined with flags representing members of our military who have sacrificed their life for our country. It was shady and right next to Lake Washington.

It was fairly uneventful until mile 11 and 12. We were running on the freeway, it was hot and I was running out of steam.

This is how I pretended to feel.

This is actually how I felt!
 Spent, beat......undertrained.

I was not expecting my son to drive up from Portland to see me at the finish line, but here he is with this great sign. It got me over the last yards!

It's a little like having a baby....once it is over you forget how lousy you felt! LOL
Thanks Juliann and Laurie for making some fun memories!!

What's next?