Friday, March 27, 2015

Continuing my Healthy Path

I'm amping up my running in preparation for a half marathon mid-June. 
I got some beautiful veggies this week including, kale, chard and broccolini.

Despite my moving more and eating right I have not dropped one pound since starting the Moving Mountains program. Very frustrating!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Keep Moving

Even when we leave town to relax we always keep moving.

 No matter where we stay there is always a good workout getting back up to our room.
 It was beautiful the afternoon we arrived. Here is the view from our balcony.
 Our dog Porter, likes to go for walks on the beach too.

I especially enjoy it when we are rewarded with a beautiful sunset.

Friday, March 20, 2015

What's in My Box?

I'm still getting produce and this is what I got this week.
I thought the other bunch of greens was arugula, but now I'm not sure. It isn't bitter but very mild.

I'm looking forward to fresh spring veggies!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Eat Your Greens

I've been getting a variety of greens in my produce box and have been eating plenty! How about you? I eat a big green salad almost every day and add about 2 cups of various greens to my afternoon smoothie.
Popeye had it right, didn't he?

Have a fabulous day!

Monday, March 16, 2015

St Pat's Dash

St Patrick's Day Races are always so festive. It is usually the first race of the year so it is a good gauge at where I'm at fitness wise.

 The two ladies I'm with trained using a couch2 5K program and this was their first race. They were happy! It is always good to set goals and reach them.

 A sea of green. It is such a fun race!
Post race party with beer, Irish stew and Irish music.

I was very happy with my time of 33:35 since I've been nursing my ankle since the January 1st when I sprained it. I sat down with a calendar and pencil and made a training plan for the 
Rock n Roll half marathon mid June. Training starts today!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Stir Fry

Isn't stir fry a terrific way to use use lots of veggies? Here I have broccoli, cabbage celery, onions and water chestnuts. Add a protein and you are set to go!

Do you stir fry?

Monday, March 9, 2015

More Winter Hiking

The weather was better this weekend so we wanted to head back up to the Mountains and the  old cinnabar mines. 
 Look at the blue beautiful sky! 
 Cool old ovens or mineral separators. We really aren't sure how they were used.

 It had snowed since we were there two weeks prior which made hiking rather difficult. It was hard to keep track of the trail and falling up to your knees made it slow going.
 We hiked into this lake that we like to camp at in the summer. There were other people who had hiked in and were fishing.
I'm looking forward to summer time hiking!

Friday, March 6, 2015

What's in my Box?

This week I've got more greens. kale and mustard greens, I think. I'll try the "unknown" in my smoothie tomorrow. 

Turnips, carrots, mushrooms, baby garlic and parsley- sounds like a weekend for soup!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Whats in My Box?

In my produce box this week:
Sugarloaf Borca Chicory - Good Food Easy
German Butterball Potatoes - Juniper Jungle Farm
Collards - Organic Redneck
Carrots, Brussles Sprouts, - Cinco Estrellas
Empire Apple - Columbia Gorge Organics
Green D'Anjou Pear - Mt. Hood Organics

Look at these gorgeous potatoes I got this week.  I've never heard of German butterball before. They were very good.

I'm not loving collard greens too much but the chicory was okay. 

Do you like collard greens? How do you like to eat them?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

When to Eat Organic

I've been trying to eat more and more organic. We have two large groceries stores with horrible selection, so I do the best I can do with my weekly produce box and shopping when I'm out of town. Here is a great list of the dirty dozen- lots of spray and pesticides on these foods. let's avoid it when we can, for your health and mine.

If you are like me I eat a LOT of these foods, so think about how all that bad stuff adds up!

Eat well, be healthy!