Sep

18

Roast Salmon and Summer Vegetables

Saturday morning I woke up and found a significant chill in the air. After I finished a very brief happy dance (it’s fall!!) I got serious–“What am I going to wear on the ride?” It was 47 degrees, but also sunny. Should I go with a base layer and arm warmers only? What about a […]

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Sep

04

Noodles with Spicy Garlic Shrimp
and Vegetables

I had lunch with a friend the other day and she asked me if I missed triathlon. “Not at all,” was my reply. Mostly because I have this new challenge of trying to figure out how to race my bike in not just one, but two, very unique types of racing: road and cyclocross.

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Aug

20

Savory Peach Chicken

What’s the difference between ‘recovery’ and ‘lazy’? Today is my recovery day and I believe it is well deserved. I’m drinking wine won during a prime lap (my very first prime!) and watching really bad television.

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Aug

13

Mango Chili Lime Popsicles

So here we are. It’s the middle of August and summer is practically over. I don’t know about you, but I’m kinda wondering if we even had a ‘real’ summer. Here in Chicago, we only had, I don’t know, four or five days where the temperatures were over 90 degrees. Heck, on July 3rd I […]

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Aug

06

Fig and Arugula Pesto Pizza

What’s the strangest thing you have eaten while training or racing? I remember one year, when I had a couple of 70.3s scheduled, I decided that my sole source of race nutrition would consist of Pop Tarts.

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Aug

02

Spicy Chicken Wings
with Avocado Dipping Sauce

Let’s talk about being outside of your comfort zone. Boy, oh boy, do I know something about that! It seems like the last three years have been spent entirely outside of my comfort zone. But you know what they say. Um, what is it that they say? You can’t grow if… no pain, no gain? […]

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Jul

25

Pink Grapefruit Mojito Mocktail

Before you get too excited, this is a recipe for a virgin cocktail–a mocktail, if you will. Hey, I love booze as much as the next person, and that is what get’s me in trouble. Not in the literal sense, at least not any more. I’d like to think that I’ve matured at bit. (Except […]

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Jul

23

Chilled Avocado Cucumber Soup
with Shrimp

A funny thing happened to me last week. Well, it wasn’t funny at the time. More like embarrassing. I got on the wrong train. I’ve been living in Chicago for over a year now and every day I commute to work by train. And every day, on the way home, I take the Red Line […]

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Jul

23

Basic, Yet Amazing, Taco Seasoning

This basic, yet very much amazing taco seasoning, can be used on almost anything.

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Jul

16

Interview with Beth Shutt,
Professional Triathlete

Beth Shutt and I have known each other for several years–as internet friends! Although we have never met in person, I have had the pleasure of watching her athletic career skyrocket via social media. Racing for the second year as a professional triathlete, her most recent accomplishment was finishing 5th pro at Ironman Muncie 70.3. […]

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