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Big Weekend!

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Well, here we go.  First big race of the year!  Ironman Texas 70.3 Galveston.  Yay!

While I'm not the least bit fired up about my race at the end of the month (???), I'm looking forward to volunteering and "professionally" spectating and cheering on my tri peeps!  If you hadn't heard, Lance Armstrong is racing in my back yard! 

Unfortunately Chris Lieto had to pull out of the race because of some lower leg issues he's been dealing with for over a year -- he's protecting the rest of his season by withdrawing.  Completely understandable!  He's still going to be there, cheering on the competitors and doing his sponsor thing...  He'll representing "More Than Sport" at the expo -- his organization to raise funds and bring awareness to child s*x trafficking. 

And, yes, I'm still not upset I'm not racing.  I'm sure race morning I'll be thinking, "Man, what's wrong with you?  Why didn't I choose to race!"  

Ah…

Oooo-fah!

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Things are goin' and blowin' here, as usual.   Over Spring break, Cassie headed to Alabama with Hubs, then came back and went to NJ with me.  Lots of fun spending time with family and had a chance to see a few friends.  :)   My Sister helped me get some workouts in too, which was awesome.  I'm officially "Jersey Strong" now, having worked out where The Boss does.  LOL

Ironically enough the so-called "quiet" time while Hubs and Cassie were gone was filled with training, errands and chores!  I did finally manage to get to "Painting With A Twist", which was lots of fun.  Also had a Silpada Jewelry Party; even more fun AND sparkly things.  BONUS!

I'm still sticking to all Paleo, all the time -- even while in NJ.  It was tough, but worth it.  I'm down 12 lbs. since 2/1 and more than an inch off my waist and inch off my hips.  Just planning to stay the course.  Ideally I'd like to drop another 8 lbs. before the end of April. We'll se…

Chicking Lance : LAVA Magazine

Fun for an awesome cause...

Chicking Lance : LAVA Magazine 

On one of her regular morning runs earlier this month, Rochester-based triathlete Mary Eggers had a wild idea: challenge Lance Armstrong to a 50-meter duel in the pool. Eggers had heard that the cycling icon would be speaking at the nearby Univerity of Buffalo in April, and she wanted to make the most of his visit to her Upstate New York region.

“I just threw something out on Twitter, thinking ‘He has 3 million followers what are the chances?’ All of a sudden it just totally exploded,” Eggers laughs.

To her surprise, Armstrong tweeted back. The two will go toe-to-toe in a 50-meter kick-off to try and raise $100,000 for LiveStrong and Teens Living with Cancer—an organization Eggers has been working with for over a year as a fitness mentor.

Eggers says she has a habit of issuing “ridiculous challenges,” including a recent kick-off with one of her QT2 Systems co-coaches. “It’s like a potato sack race—it’s stupid,” she …

Paleo: Deviled Eggs

Made these for a jewelry party last night.  Who wants to serve snacks I can't enjoy!  Word is they were good!!

First make the Everyday Paleo Mayo here using Extra Light (tasting) Olive Oil. Don't use EVOO -- it will taste NASTY.

1 Dozen Hard-boiled Eggs
1/4 C. Paleo Mayo
1 Organic Kosher Dill Pickle, dice
2 T. of diced green onion (plus some for garnish)
1 tsp. Paprika (plus some for garnish)
Sea Salt to taste
1 T. Dijon Mustard
Cider Vinegar*

Boil eggs, peel, split in half length-wise.  Scrape out Yolks and place in a bowl.  Add the Mayo, Mustard, Pickle, 2 T. green onions and Paprika; mix until smooth.  If your yolk mixture is pasty , add some cider vinegar, a little at a time (and to taste) to make it smooth. 

Refill the egg whites with the mixture (pastry bag, or spoon).  Top with a green onion and a light sprnkle of Paprika. 

Yum!

Paleo: Chicken & Poppy Seed Broccoli Slaw

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I couldn't find a poppy seed dressing that didn't have "illegal" fat in it (they all have soybean, canola or vegetable oil as first ingredients).  So I came up with this today.  It's a variation a recipe some friends originally gave me. 

I noted the ingredients on the Mezetta's bottle and then realized I could use the Everyday Paleo mayo as a base!




Here we go!

Trust her... Make the Everyday Paleo Mayo here using Extra Light (tasting) Olive Oil.  I tried 4 times with EVOO and it flopped each time!










Dressing:
1/2-2/3 C. Everyday Paleo Mayo
2 T.  Cider Vinegar
1 T. Agave Nectar
1 T. Light (in color) Molasses (tastes milder)
2 T. Poppy Seeds
2 tsp. Onion powder

1 bag Broccoli Slaw
1/4 C. dried, unsweetened cranberries
1/4 C. golden Raisins
1/4 C. Sliced Almonds, unsalted
2 Shredded, cooked chicken breasts

Make the dressing, and toss with the salad ingredients.  Yum!

You can eat it immediately, or chill for about 3 hours.  The broccoli slaw softens a little, but …

Shittay Training Weekend

It all started with what I've dubbed my "Dr. Phil" run on Saturday.  It was just a 1:30 run, which I was actually looking forward to, because I had 2 over and back sets on my schedule.

In spite of the crazy wind, I started out pretty good.  My first over and back was right into the wind (we had 25 mph gusts this weekend) and I had to take a couple few short walks -- but it was still good.  Did the 2nd non-stop, so I was pleased.  But damn!  When I came off the bridge my legs were done.  I didn't feel this bad after the repeat the previous weekend, but I just kept telling myself it would turn around and to keep running.

My pace continued to slow as my legs felt incredibly fatigued. I tried to get my mind off it all, but that took me to "work" issues, and I that brought me to a complete melt down.  Boo.

Determined to finish, I headed back to the bridge for my last set of repeats.  I was never more happy a run was over.  My staggering 14 min/mile pace was fro…