My Golden Salad Dressing

It’s no secret, I love my salads.  I love kale, arugula, spinach, mixed greens…you name it.  In fact, my brother-in-law recently said I was going to turn into a leave of kale since he witnessed me front and center during our re-model making my green smoothies sometimes twice daily during when I was without my kitchen.  It’s a known fact, I love vegetables of every color and texture, and I love creating the perfect little combo bite with each one of them.  I aim for 6 fistfuls of them a day.  

Three-Bean Quinoa Taco Salad with Avocado and Feta

Wednesday is probably my busiest day of the week for a variety of reasons all of which I love.  My day always starts with a run very early in the morning and depending on the season, before the sun rises.  Summer is lovely though because most of the time when I venture out for my run between 5 and 5:30 am, the sun is coming up.  It’s not too hot either and usually there is not much of a breeze.  This past Wednesday was just perfect and I busted out 6 miles at an 8:40 pace.  In fact, it was one of those progression runs that I executed just as planned.  2 miles at an easy 9 minute pace, 2 miles at 8:40 pace and my last 2 miles at an 8:25 pace, averaging 8:40.  Not too shabby for a mid-fifty year old master female runner!

Garmin Run

Securian Winter Run – 10K

Securian Winter Run Finishers Mug

Here I am at my desk, sipping on my morning Bullet Proof Coffee from my new mug that I earned after the Securian Winter Run.  As I look at this new favorite mug, I realize I have not blogged about a race recently.  Heck, I have been a bit more quiet than usual lately, but my house is upside-down in the middle of a re-model, my mom has been under the weather for a couple weeks, and I am super busy with my work.

Celebrating New Years in Chicago

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake

New Years Fun in Gurnee Illinois with my nieces!

What was your New Years like?  I am pleased to say mine was everything I had hoped for.  I did lots of my favorite things like run, workout, enjoy good food, and most importantly, spend time with family.  My hubby, mom and I packed up my car, headed out on the highway about noon on Friday December 3oth, and almost 7 1/2 hours later we arrived in Gurnee, Illinois.  We were tired, hungry but definitely excited!