The Cooking Runner

Are you reading Santa?

Did my 3 uneventful, miles this morning, stopped by the Cheese Lady and got some yummies for the plane ride (She is having her holiday open house… go sample some amazing goodies!!!)went to work, and made a fabulous dinner…whew what a day…

 Just had to add a picture of my new hat, which I love…totally random.

Lately I have been experiencing way too much lactic acid build up in my legs. Can’t figure out why so I have been keeping track of what i have been eating/drinking in my nifty dollar store journal only a buck… no, it does not have the motivational sayings and the totally awesome layout of this one from Believe(which I hoping Santa will bring it for me…hint hint Santa) but, hey, the dollar store one was only $1 so no complaining here. So ATS told me I need to lay off the coffee…well that is not going to happen since I am totally addicted. So I thought I would give it a shot anyways. Instead of a pot of coffee this morning (I told you I was addicted, I have a problem… it just taste so good) I only had one cup before my run (I had the rest afterwards…HA) and I had two pieces of toast before I headed out the door… (magical chimes)  It worked…something worked!!!! No lactic acid build up on today’s run! Let’s see if tomorrow’s run proves the same.

Since we are going on vacation, we have zero food, so I threw something together that I thought would sound good…well it tasted even better! I am not sure what to call it so we will call it the awesome mushroom bean concoction. To top off the awesomeness, I found a bottle of wine in the wine rack that was the perfect accompliment…  (Holy Yellow Photo Batman…Kim, I need your help!)

Awesome Mushroom Bean concoction

1 medium shallot

2 cloves of garlic

1 c chopped mushrooms

1/2 cup white wine, I used Traminette

1 can navy beans

1 cup chopped chicken

olive oil

Tuscan seasoning from Penzy’s


Sautee the garlic and shallots in olive oil until tender. Add the mushrooms, white wine, Tuscan seasoning, a dash of salt, and a little more olive oil. Sautee until the mushrooms are tender. You may need to add more white wine. After rinsing the navy bean in cool water, add them to the mixture.

In a separate pan, add the chicken, tuscan sunset seasoning and a little live oil. Cook chicken until done.

Add chicken to mushroom mixture and simmer for 10  minutes, stirring constantly.

Yum… enjoy folks!!

Do you ever get lactic acid build up when you run?

What are your tips and tricks?

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The Famous Red Cup

I decided since it was 31* this morning when I got up it was time to pull out the fleece lined running pants. I am not sure what happened over the summer… I put them on and they are super short WTH? They are not too tight just too short…hmmmm If I figure it out I will let you know! So two years ago when I did the Hot Chocolate Race in Chicago, they gave out these wick-away hoodies…they are so snugglie and warm!  A month or so ago “Women’s Lifestyle” magazine interviewed me for the November/Thanksgiving issue. I have to say…Thank you!!! The article you wrote was fabulous and the pictures rocked! In celebration of the awesome article I treated myself to the red cup!

I decided that Mushroom Bruschetta sounds nothing short of amazing… so guess what I made…

Mushroom Bruschetta

1/2 cup chopped Portabello mushrooms

1/2 cup Shitake mushrooms

1 shallot

1 clove garlic

olive oil

Aged Balsamic vinegar …The Cheese Lady has the best!

Goat cheese

sliced Italian bread

Saute the shallots and garlic in olive oil until translucent

Add the mushrooms and saute until they are soft

While the mushrooms cook, toast the bread in another skillet with olive oil until slightly crispy.

When the bread is crispy and the mushrooms are tender, spoon the mushrooms on to the bread and sprinkle with Goat cheese. Lightly drizzle aged balsamic over the top and enjoy!!!!

Don’t forget, if you live in the Grand Rapids area to sign up for the Whoville 5K to support Wounded Warrior!!!  Dec. 16!!!!

Important days…Emily in t-minus 4 days

                                  Girls weekend in t-minus 10 days



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