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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Speed Track Workouts

Check out the awesome clouds that were rolling in during my last speed workout before my half marathon.  I didn't quite get everything done before the rain came pouring down, but got enough in!!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Fall long runs

I just love the Monticello trail here in Charlottesville. I came early to get some miles done before meeting up with my friend Katie. We have such a great time running together and especially now that I am engaged, we talk a lot about wedding ideas and planning!! Such a delightful way to pass the miles on these long runs!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Best. Post. Ever.

Exactly one week ago, the love of my life got down on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him.  I am so excited beyond words to become his wife! 

Nothing related to being a vegetarian or a runner.  Everything related to being happy and blessed. =) 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wednesday Recipe! Pumpkin Dip with Apples

A few years ago after I started working with the awesome people at ACAC in Charlottesville, one of my coworkers let me try her pumpkin dip with apples. It was sooooooooo good I couldn't stand it! So she made me some after I begged and begged and then brought it to work.  I then forgot about it in the community fridge and she has never let me hear the end of it! Hahha. I felt really bad about it and desperately tried to get the recipe from her but she wouldn't let me have it since I let her hard work the last time go to waste.  I have been searching and searching to try to get the right combination of ingredients and amounts to replicate it.  Its been so long now Im not sure if this tastes like hers, but this one is SOOOO GOOD!!! It will make you seriously upset when you run out of apples!! 

  • Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese 
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 24 apple slices

  • Place first 3 ingredients in a blender and mix until well blended. Add syrup and cinnamon and blend until smooth.  Cover and chill for 30 minutes.   I like yellow apples, but Im sure its good with red too!! Adapted from Cooking LIght, October 2003

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 107
  • Calories from fat: 27%
  • Fat: 3.2g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 18.3g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 87mg
  • Calcium: 35mg