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Couch to 5k: Week 2 Day 2

  I had grand expectations after eating clean all weekend, skipping the booze, and getting some much needed rest. I assumed I’d wake up with lots of energy and today would be a breeze. Instead, I woke tired–and only slugged my way through the program to avoid social media humiliation. My strides looked more like…

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Couch to 5k: Week 2 Day 1

First day of Week 2 is done! I can only credit the planning I did last night for this morning’s success. Without that, I would’ve had a major mental battle this morning. In order to assure I would get up early, I planned a mellow evening at home with the hubby. We cooked a healthy…

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Couch to 5k: Week 1 Day 3

Today was easy-peasy. No foot or hip pain. No struggling to catch my breath. No bad attitude. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because I’m on the third day of the same routine and my body is getting used to it. Maybe it’s because I’ve been off booze, sugar, and grains since for five days.…

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Couch to 5k: Week 1 Day 2

This morning I dragged my ass out of bed to go run with none of the enthusiasm of Day 1. Grumpy and tired, I definitely would’ve skipped had I not made a public commitment to follow the damn program. So I dressed, picked up a green tea, drove to the lake and donned my headphones.…

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Couch to 5k: Week 1 Day 1

Today is the first day of my second Couch to 5k program. Last fall, I posted on Facebook that I was going to do it and the risk of public humiliation kept me on track. I completed the nine-week program right before Christmas. I was able to run 5k without stopping. My clothes fit better…

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Light Raspberry Margarita

I don’t like sweet drinks. I’m not into any of the store-bought margarita mixes which usually are made with high-fructose corn syrup. When I’m out, I’ll only order a margarita if the restaurant makes it with fresh squeezed lime juice instead of sweet and sour mix (often called the “Skinny Margarita”). And then I always…

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Stir-Fried Tri-Tip with Radicchio and Watercress

I am obsessed with this Stir-Fried Tri-Tip with Radicchio from The Cook & the Butcher . I almost didn’t make it because it sounded so strange. Who uses radicchio in a stir fry? I’m glad I did it anyway. The bitterness of the radicchio mellows when saut├ęd with the shallots and butter. (If you’re doing…