Looking for Allergy Friendly Vegan Meal Ideas? Try this Alfredo style pasta!

How is everyone surviving while we are social distancing in our new reality of COVID-19? While my husband thankfully still has work, I do not. Since I work for a rehab hospital, census is low. I anticipate that there will be some interesting changes to the utilization of those beds soon. But no one reallyContinue reading “Looking for Allergy Friendly Vegan Meal Ideas? Try this Alfredo style pasta!”

Best thing since sliced bread? Homemade instead.

Is your grocery store out of bread? Here’s a way to make it yourself! How is your COVID-19 quarantine going? It’s day two. I’ve prepped all that I can. Kids are getting instruction on how school will proceed remotely. My husband is set up to work from home. And I’m waiting for my next opportunityContinue reading “Best thing since sliced bread? Homemade instead.”

Anyone else feeling a bit anxious?

Anxious? Focus on what we CAN control right now. How many of us thought we’d see an outbreak like this in our lifetimes? Honestly, most days I feel like the queen of anxiety. My husband thinks my concern about COVID-19 is unwarranted. And yet here we are… in the midst of a pandemic. I thinkContinue reading “Anyone else feeling a bit anxious?”

Grocery Store Tour for Vegans: Kroger

Kroger is on my rotation of main grocery stores. I tend to visit at least once a month as my primary weekly shop, simply because they generally have everything I need in one stop, and there are two stores fairly close to my home. As an added bonus, because I have a rewards card, theyContinue reading “Grocery Store Tour for Vegans: Kroger”

Race Recap: Newport News One City Half Marathon

Since this race began 5 years ago, I have wanted run it! Initially just offering a marathon, marathon relay, and 8k option, Flat Out Events added a half marathon last year. Since I typically run a winter/spring half every year, I knew this was my race! So when they ran a special for $60 forContinue reading “Race Recap: Newport News One City Half Marathon”

Grocery Tour for Vegans: Aldi

This is the first in a planned series of grocery tours for Vegans! I am lucky to live in the Richmond, Virginia metro area: the place where grocery store chains love to converge. As old time Richmonders collectively mourn the loss of our beloved Ukrop’s, several chains have moved in to console us and attemptContinue reading “Grocery Tour for Vegans: Aldi”

What’s your mantra?

Do you have a mantra? The way you speak to yourself matters. When I first started my fitness journey, my self-talk was typically pretty negative. Even when I lost all the weight I had set out to lose, I felt that I needed to punish myself for eating too many calories. I would do thingsContinue reading “What’s your mantra?”

Are you being slimed?

I know. For those of us who grew up with Nickelodeon, this evokes an image of copious amounts of green goop falling from the sky and enveloping anyone under it! But the type of slime I’m referring to doesn’t look like anything, although it may FEEL like something. So for all of you runners andContinue reading “Are you being slimed?”

Need to find motivation?

On fitness motivation… We are officially done with January 2020. Our New Year’s Resolutions are surely being tested at this point. Did you make any? Chances are you made a resolution to take better care of your body, whether that was to lose weight, exercise more, or just to eat healthier. How are things going?Continue reading “Need to find motivation?”