Easy Peasy Immersion Blender Mayo

Mayo

You’re standing in the salad dressing aisle of the grocery store with your paleo nutrition guide in hand. You pick up a bottle, look at the ingredients, put it back, ad infinitum. How’s a girl supposed to eat her mayonnaise when every single one in the store has soy, corn or canola oil as the primary ingredient? I’m a mayonnaise girl — I like to think I get it from my grandma — and I’m going to share a secret with you that will change your life. You can make the best mayonnaise you’ve ever had at home in under five minutes….
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Holy Cow! Whole30 (or, How To Lose 10lbs in 30 Days)

Day 3: Ginger lime grilled shrimp and Asian almond butter green beans

Reading over past blog entries, I hadn’t realized how much I’ve changed since I started this blog two years ago. I went from an aspiring vegetarian and marathon-hopeful with worsening digestive issues, mood and skin problems to an aspiring cavewoman and black-belt hopeful with ever-increasing energy, well-being and self esteem. I intend on explaining this transition in more detail in subsequent posts, but I’d like to start today off with a huge success! As of yesterday, I have successfully completed my first Whole30 program, which is basically a 30-day, strict introduction to the wide range of paleo, primal, or ancestral…
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What has 24 legs and runs all night long?

Trunk Monkeys FTW!

Why, a Reno-Tahoe Odyssey team, of course! Twelve runners per team, two days, and 178 miles from Reno, around Lake Tahoe, and back again (the long way). This is by far my favorite running event ever. It kept me from giving up on running when I was having knee issues, and it reminds me that running is about more than burning calories or preventing heart disease. Despite all those solitary miles we run, in the end it’s about coming together with friends and strangers to have fun and push your limits. And sometimes it’s about wearing silly hats and screaming…
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How Not to Train for a Marathon

This race could be interesting.

The Big Sur International Marathon has come and gone, and I remain a 26.2 virgin. Nobody ever said “first time’s a charm,” so I’m taking the past six months as a learning experience. The Theory I can’t be too upset, because I didn’t follow a standard marathon training plan. Back in December, I recalled how cross-training maintained my ability to run 10K early in 2010. All I knew is that I wanted to include cross-training, but I had a really hectic schedule. Since the long run rules as arguably the most important aspect of a distance training program, I thought…
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Running in the Cold

Snow shoes

I think I’ve finally hit on a combo I like for running in dry, not too windy conditions between 20-40 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a mix of stuff I’ve had in my closet (fleece tops from Christmases past, a summer running tank, a spring/fall running long sleeve) and a couple extras I had to get for colder conditions (breathable gloves, something to cover my ears). Base layer: My favorite running bra; a long, sweat-wicking tank top; sweat-wicking running tights; Balaga socks; running shoes with enough tread to handle patches of snow. A little extra warmth layer: A wicking, long-sleeved running…
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