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Jalapeno Lime Chicken

It’s FINALLY time for college football and I am so ready for this change. With 2020 putting a pause on football, our beloved SEC said “Not so fast”. The first Alabama game is September 26th. So close! Football brings in fall weather and moves us closer to the best part of the year for me: …

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Chicken Cacciatore

One of my best ways to cook chicken thighs is to put them in the slow cooker. I’m always searching for new ideas to brighten up chicken and this recipe was a big hit. It has Italian flavors with a layer of heat that makes it interesting. Because I made this during an afternoon of …

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What I’m eating lately

Not sugar. That’s what I’m eating. And let me just say, I’m not thrilled. Sugar is my kryptonite. This is why Whole30 works so well for me because within a few days of cutting sugar, my body literally deflates. My face stops looking so puffy, my hands are normal, and my stomach loses a lot …

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Choosing the Right Running Shoes

Choosing the right running shoes is like choosing paint colors. It can be mind-numbing, but rewarding when finished. Choosing the Right Running Shoes But, it’s also very important to make sure that your shoes are not causing running injuries that plague so many new runners. Running in the wrong shoe is a common running mistake. …

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Going on a Running Streak

  Are you a streaker? What is a running streak and should you start one?  What is a Running Streak? Running streakers are people who run minimum of 1 mile every day. Some people do it for a limited time for a challenge. Some do it with a group of people like running clubs or …

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4 Common Running Mistakes

Are you new to running? Have you signed up for a Couch-2-5k, yet? Have you already struggling with burnout, injuries, and more? Check out these common mistakes many runners make when just starting a running program. Spring is here and for many of us, that means a natural urge to get outside and do something. …

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DC Wonder Woman Run (Virtual)

Disclaimer: I received an entry to DC Wonder Woman Run as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews! Due to the pandemic, the DC Wonder Woman Run transitioned from live to virtual. Despite this, I had a …

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Here we go Covid-19

Today, at 2:30pm, I hugged my students goodbye and told them I would see them in one week/10 sleeps. At 5:00pm tonight, I learned that I will have to break that promise. Our Governor gave a press-conference to announce we had our first case of Covid-19 and schools will be closed until April 6th. A …

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What is Elderberry Syrup?

I made my own elderberry syrup today, including umcka! I have been using the store stuff for a while, and it’s quite effective with colds and flu. When a friend of mine had these make-your-own elderberry and umcka kits, I jumped at the chance to try them out and I loved the results. All I …

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Doctor Details

Once again, back at the doctor for another allergy-induced sinus infection. This one hit fast and hard and seemed to invade my lungs, too. And, since the apple-a-day didn’t keep the doctor away, the apple bowl is getting repurposed. This is the last week before spring break! I am ready for a week to heal …

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Hot Toddy for Cough Recipe

I feel almost silly calling this a recipe. However, one quick look at search trends revealed that many people are looking for ways to deal with all the coughing going on this winter. What is a Hot Toddy? A hot toddy is any hot drink with alcohol, sugar, and spices. A hot toddy is often …

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Running with Seasonal Allergies

Has the seasonal allergies kicked in for your area, yet? If so, check out these tips for running with seasonal allergies. You don’t have to hang up your shoes! Many runners suffer from seasonal allergies. When the weather begins to warm up, the spring trees and flowers are waiting to wreak havoc on your face. …

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In Like a Lion

What a great weekend! This is the first full week of March and that means a big birthday is coming up for me. With each new year added to my life, I often seem to get more introspective. I look back at the past year and look ahead at the new one beginning. I have …

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465 Challenge Group Final Results

Disclaimer: I received an entry to 465 Challenge as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews! This was one of the best virtual races/run challenges. The premise was clear. Run, walk, bike, swim 53 miles between Jan …

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