Night Before the Race: Reggae Marathon

I spent last night in Miami, in preparation for my flight this morning to Montego Bay. After watching The Apprentice at the hotel (with my mom watching at home and us comparing notes via phone on commercial breaks – gotta love adapting to my travel!), I got to bed by about 11:30pm, and woke up at 8am – not a bad night’s sleep! And as I’ve stated so many times, it’s the sleep you get two nights before the race {Read More}

Healthy Meal: Pumpkin Pasta

With the Atlanta Marathon coming up on Thursday and me still being completely exhausted (though most people dread going to the doctor, I cannot WAIT for my doctor’s appointment next Wednesday to find out all my test results, and am counting down the days), my nutrition leading up to the race is extremely important. I’ve been gaining quite a bit of weight lately, and even if I were feeling in tip top shape, the extra weight would probably slow me {Read More}

Healthy Meal: Grilled Swordfish and Spaghetti with Citrus Pesto

Tonight I wanted to eat really lightly, because I had pigged out a bit last night at a team dinner. I also knew I had some swordfish in the freezer, so I pulled out this recipe that I had saved a while ago. Even if you make it according to the directions, it’s pretty healthy, but I was able to make it even better. I paired it with some frozen mixed beans for a little extra veggie fix. Recipe notes: {Read More}

Healthy Meal: Wild Mushroom and Eggplant Ravioli with Snapper Acqua Pazza

Ugh, I just made the worst dinner ever. Honestly, part of it was absolutely inedible… yet I ate it anyway because of my stupid hangup about not wasting food. I wasn’t pressured when I was little or anything, but for some reason I feel incredibly guilty letting food go to waste. Clearly not the best philosophy for my diet, but I can’t seem to shake it, so I just try to make sure I only make/serve small portions so it’s {Read More}

Healthy Meal: Zuppa Ossa Buco

Today’s lunchtime soup is brought to you by the fact that I had ground turkey going bad in my fridge, and this soup called for various ground meats, for which I figured I could substitute turkey. The recipe was supposed to make 4 bowls, and I cut it in half, therefore expecting to get 2 bowls. Instead, I got 3 large bowls of soup. Unfortunate, because last night I alreayd had dinner when I made this, so I was already {Read More}

Healthy Meal: Emeril’s Shrimp Scampi

I was trying to post something light because I know so many of us overindulged on Christmas. However, this recipe actually ended up being a bit heavy because it involved a) pasta b) shrimp and c) oil. Not necessarily a diet recipe, though it’s also not terrible for you. Fortunately, I went running today (NINE miles. Yes, NINE. I’m so proud of myself), so I’ve really earned some more calories to eat (even though I don’t generally make a practice {Read More}