September 27, 2010


I have recently become obsessed with a few food items at Trader Joe's.

Nothing But... Banana, Flattened

 I've been trying to cut out as much processed food as possible so I was thrilled when I read the ingredients list and only saw "Bananas." What?! No sugar, no weird preserving chemicals? Sold.

Same goes for Just Mango Slices. No false advertising here, it really is just dried mango. And it's so flipping good I can't describe it. Not eating the entire pack of Just Mango Slices in one sitting is more challenging than a 20 mile long run with a hangover. I should know, I've done both.


And sweet sin, I've saved the best for last. This has changed my life:

Yes, it's soy. And yes, it's delicious. I put a little in a cup with some peanut butter and it's like heaven. I literally bury it in the back of my freezer to prevent eating more, which works all the time, 50% of the time.

In running news, just finished my last hard training week. I ran 30 miles over the weekend (10 Saturday, 20 Sunday). Both went extremely well and were great confidence boosters. Now it's taper time!

September 13, 2010

September 5, 2010

Run. Work. Repeat.

I'm still here. I've been incredibly busy these past six weeks (new job, new apt, lots o' running) and haven't had much time to blog. AND I also don't have Internet in my apartment. I'm currently "stealing" it from the Starbucks across the street.

Rather than bore you with paragraphs about what I've been up to, I'll let some pictures do the talking.

Over the past six weeks I've...

I don't have a picture to illustrate this because I was too busy moving to care about taking pictures so use your imagination. Sorry to let you down right off the bat.

Ran (and won!) another 5k.

Met someone.

Fine, not really. (I should note that this photo was taken after I spent several hours at a wedding reception and then had some beverages to celebrate my aforementioned victory. Benefit of living in a small town #278: News travels fast that you won a road race and people like to buy you drinks. Le Sueur, represent!)

Been treated for possible Lyme Disease.

It's a little hard to tell but I had a HUGE "target"-like bite on my leg and I have no idea how I would have been bitten by a tick. I did a round of antibiotics just to be safe.

Ran the Great River Ragnar Relay.

SO much fun! I definitely recommend doing a relay if you haven't done one!

Registered for the Des Moines Marathon!

Run. Early and often.

I've never been a morning runner but this is certainly one of the perks.... sunrise at Lake Calhoun. I've already hit new weekly and monthly mileage highs and September is my most intense month!

And of course, I've been working quite a bit. It's crunch time over at Twin Cities In Motion as we gear up for the Twin Cities Marathon, now less than a month away.  Become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and you'll get a glimpse into what I do every day. All posts and Tweets are brought to you by yours truly.

 Til next time, Happy running!

 Des Moines Marathon logo is from their website.