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Saturday’s workout: 3.3 miles with Scout; 38:37

This was one of Scout’s best runs. He wants you all to know that at one point he ran 1.5 miles straight! No bathroom breaks or dog sniffing. Nothing but running.

After my run I ate a huge portion of baked french toast to celebrate time spent with my sister-in-law and her husband! We ate out on the deck. It was glorious. I’m going to post the recipe later. It’s too good not to post.

Sunday’s workout: 7.1 miles; 1:10:59

I made a big mistake on Sunday morning: I didn’t head out the door until 10 am. Bad, bad, bad idea. It was scorching hot and humid when I left the house. A couple of miles in and my water tasted like warm bath water. Gross. But I trudged through it and finished a good 7 miles. I had 8 miles on my calendar, but nixed that when I turned the corner onto my street. I couldn’t imagine trying to get another mile in at that point.

Lesson learned. I will get up with my 6 am alarm next weekend to run before the sun cooks Maryland.


To go along with all my running, I’m a huge fan of reading about food and nutrition. I’m not an expert in the field by any means, but I’ve read so many different nutrition and diet books that I should sell them to fund a tropical vacation. I don’t really follow a specific diet, but I like reading about them. I know, weird, right? My favorite books are the ones written by actual nutrition experts and dietitians. Thus, you will not see Bethany Frankel books in my bookcase. I really don’t want to view my diet as a bank account, thank you very much.

HealthCastle.com is a site I frequently visit. It’s a site ran by registered dietitians, so it’s full of information I can trust. Here are some of my favorite features on the site:

Go Undiet
This feature lets you compare packaged foods to find the healthiest option.

No More Packaged Foods
Here you can find homemade recipes of your favorite packaged product to get you outside the box.

Super Foods
This page explains all the crazy new foods that you hear thrown out these days. I would check this site out if you want to learn more about foods like chia seeds, acai berries, and soy.


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