January’s TWO Rice Krispy Treat recipes

I have this goal (I am not sure if it’s really appropriate to call a goal?) to make a new Rice Krispy Treat (aka RKs) recipe each month. The idea is to come up with a new themed recipe for each month. I kind of have each month somewhat planned out, but things change and ideas come and go, so I never truly know what will happen until it does. I am also timing these with…

The curse of Monday the 13th

I’m not the typical superstitious kind of person. I don’t buy into the whole Friday the 13th thing. There’s nothing unlucky about it. Nothing, nadda, zilch, absolutely nothing unlucky about it. But, when the 13th falls on a Monday all bets are off. There is just something about being a 8 to 5er that makes the day just horrid. I mean horrid. Let me explain to you what has happened so far today … Missed…

Half #51: New Years Run Resolution

The more and more I run this race, the more I like it. When I first ran this in 2011 I ran it alone. I didn’t know anyone. I just went, ran my laps and then drove home. Last year I knew Susette and a few other people here and there from other races. Then this year I ran into quite a bit of people from Runners Anonymous, other races, etc. So much so, I…

GIVEAWAY: A Return to Virtue

So, my friend Becca has signed up to run the Ogden Marathon this upcoming May. Like most first-time marathoners she is extremely anxious, excited and determined to do. Her training begins this week and she keeps questioning whether or not she is ready for such a task. My response to any first time marathoner questioning if this is the right time, I would answer … OF COURSE IT IS THE RIGHT TIME!  To help her…

Running ’round and ’round and ’round and ’round for Half #51

This morning I ran my 51st half and 56th race over 13.1 miles since July 2011. Not to mention my second half marathon of 2014. Don’t be too impressed, because I don’t have another organized half or longer until March 8th (which will be pretty cool, but I’ll blog about that later). That is one of the reasons why I am not a fan of the winter months in the northern hemisphere. Luckily I don’t…

Becky’s Running Waffles

Last Friday I shared with you a recipe I got from my running friend Becca as I carb-loaded myself for the New Year’s Half Marathon the next day. Waffles, pasta, cereal or potatoes are usually my choice of pre-race pleasure. Since I am running the New Year’s Run Resolution tomorrow I wanted/needed a good high carb meal for tonight. I didn’t grapple too much with the decision because waffles were still very much in my head…

Fartlek Friday, Part II

Happy, happy Friday! It has been one, long, horrible week. I work at the University of Utah and this past week was the first week of classes. Ugh. I hate the first week of classes. I hated it when I was a student and especially now that I am an employee. I’ve felt like I’ve been chasing butterflies all week long. So glad the weekend is here. I am also extremely glad that I have…

Avoiding the mid-January resolution burnout

Lugging away on the treadmill at the gym last night I did a lot of people watching while jamming out to some Phil Collins (yes, this happens to be a typical Wednesday night for me). I love being able to just put the headphones on and getting lost in the music and the miles. This is usually when most of my best thinks happen. As I was running the miles away I couldn’t help but…