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Thanksgiving Leftovers and a side of Birds Eye #BeFlavorFull

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Say what? A side of Birds Eye® Steamfresh® ?






Tis the season for Thanksgiving leftovers. I do enjoy roasting my own turkey and eating it throughout the week. There are so many delicious recipes you can make with turkey or you could just simply warm it up and have a side or two of veggies - pictured here - Teriyaki Broccoli and Barbecue Sweet Corn.  YUM!






No need to complicate things. Life is too complicated already! Some nights are just crazy and I want to still eat healthy with the family. I was excited to see the newest Birds Eye® Steamfresh® section at the grocery store - packed with new flavors to add to any meal.



Or if you want a light snack with flavor - feel free to pop a bag of  Birds Eye® Steamfresh®  into your microwave and enjoy - just like I am with the Buffalo Cauliflower!  It was quite delicious!



Ready to try out Birds Eye for yourself? Download this $1.00 off coupon and try it today! Find out if your local grocery store is carrying the newest  Birds Eye® Steamfresh®her…

Move It Monday!

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I definitely picked the best marathon this fall!  My week "off" fell on Thanksgiving Week - which is busy anyway and means all of the food!   


A week off you say?  Yep!  It's my reward to myself and my body for all of the hard work I put it through to rest and recover.  I have finally learned that if I don't give myself ample time to recover, I'll have a miserable return post-marathon and more than likely will end up injured.  


This week I let go of my clean eating and just enjoyed the food.  I mean all food  It was rather nice to not worry and just enjoy!  



And no running?  Seriously?  It was a little dicey.  My sanity wained and I felt a little anxious...which is easily settled with running.  But I needed to listen to my body (and Ward) and not run until Sunday.  My arches were a bit achy earlier in the week...and I didn't want that ache to progress to Plantar Fasciitis...so I rested.  



In addition to the food and no running - I made it a point to spend far …

My GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon Race Recap

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No matter how long I live in Maine, home will always be Pennsylvania.  Running the GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon was one of those dream-come-true marathons for me.




THE DRIVE DOWN Well, it was a long drive.  It seemed like it took forever.  Because, well, it did.  Which left us with like 5 minutes in the expo to get our race packets and head over to dinner.






DINNER!  I was invited to dinner with Cynthia from GORE, along with the other bloggers who were invited to run Philadelphia.  Bad blogger here...didn't get any photos of the people...but the food.  Oh my!  

I opted for the signature dish - pasta with meatballs.  Absolutely delicious!  

And to top it off, dessert was a fancy cannoli.  Oh my, heaven.  I inhaled it in like 2 seconds flat.  That is why I should never eat dessert.  

Then Ward decided to fall under a plane.  You'd think he was drunk.  But, he doesn't drink.  He's just crazy.  Finally around 9 pm, we made it to our hotel.  
That's when the outfit decis…

TV Everywhere!

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There was a time in college when I arranged my class schedule around my favorite shows.  Yes I did.  Sadly, working, kids, coaching, and running doesn't really give me the time to schedule my life around TV shows anymore.  Seriously, I can go days even weeks without turning on the TV.   But you better believe it, I always have my laptop near me!  




On the occasional night when I did get to turn on the TV, I would watch the Voice.  You cannot even imagine my excitement when I saw that NBC has launched a new program:  Watch TV Without the TV.   You do not have to schedule your life around your shows.  NBC has made it possible for existing cable subscribers to watch their favorite shows when YOU have time!  
One show I have fallen in love with is the Voice!  There is something about unwinding after a crazy, day with the inspirational stories on the show and of course - music.  I love music!   My favorite aspiring artist has been Braiden Sunshine and I just loved watching his Top 12 pe…

The Best Gifts for Your Running Friends

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How is it already the week before Thanksgiving?  As crazy as it sounds...we're here and it's time to start shopping if you haven't done so already.  



I could seriously go on and on about the best gifts you can get your running friends - oh wait, I do!  It's what I talk about on my blog!  As you know, I have many favorite companies and I'm excited to share my top 10 gift ideas with you!

1.  Healthy Human  Obviously, runners hydrate.  We hydrate all day long.  When we're running, when we're not.  It's what we do.  I always have a water bottle with me and I hate disposable ones.  They are such a waste!  I love to fill up a huge water bottle and drink water throughout the day.   Lately I've been drinking my water from the Healthy Human Water Bottle Stein.  (prices range from $22.99 to $54.99) 


It comes in 4 different sizes and 7 colors and keeps your drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours. 


I also have the Healthy Human Tumbler! (priced at $29.99) …