2016 Goal Update: February

Check out my original 2016 goal post here -Run at least one race every month: Done! Austin Half Marathon, February 14th. March’s race – Shamrock Marathon, Virginia Beach, VA. -Save money, pay off debts, own less: As of this weekend, goodbye to two student loans! I’ve continued to be critical of where I spent money and be mindful of allowing junk into my house. As far as my list if areas to clean out in my house, this month I tackled my walk-in closet, which yielded a large trash bag to be pitched and several items to be given away and a few things for my yard sale pile. I also cleaned out a cube shelf I have in my dining area. For the most part, the cube shelf clutter got thrown away since t

Turkey Pumpkin Chili

I'm sharing one of my favorite recipes today. It's easy, tastes great, AND it's healthy. I make Turkey Pumpkin Chili often and I usually double the recipe. Talk about easy meal prep! Turkey Pumpkin Chili 1 cup chopped onion ½ green bell pepper, chopped ½ yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 4oz. can chopped green chilies 1 large garlic clove, minced 1 lb. ground turkey 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, rinsed, drained 1 14.5 oz. can red kidney beans, rinsed, drained 1 14.5 oz. can pumpkin puree 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder ½ teaspoon cumin ¾ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper Jalapenos and Red Pepper Flakes to taste, depending on your desired level of heat In large pot, sauté onions, peppers, chili

February 2016 - Austin Half Marathon

I have been wanting to run a race in Texas for quite a while. We try to visit Texas twice a year so I was hoping to combine that with a race. The Austin Marathon and Half Marathon is held in February each year, so it made sense since Dan’s niece has a birthday in February. There are a few other races in Austin that looked appealing but the date for this one was right on target. After stopping by a local running store last summer and talking area races over with an employee, I knew this race was a tough course. I run a lot of races with tough courses though. Have you seen Baltimore hills? We booked flights to Dallas because it is far cheaper than flying to Austin. This means we had a 3 ½ hour

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