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Kelly's Favorite Things

Posted Apr 24 2009 12:00am
In my quest to be healthy, I have found some really awesome things that I hope may help others. So here is my list of favorite things

This running plan is designed to get beginning runners up off the couch and running a 5k! I was not actually on the couch before beginning this program (I always worked out 5-6 days a week) but I was NOT a runner. Besides being a fabulous plan with exactly the right amount of challenge, it is also different than other running plans I have seen because it does not ever say "Run 6 miles, easy." Now I realize they mean not to sprint just to run easy, but there is something ridiculous to me about "Run 6 miles" and "easy" being together in one sentence :)
This is my new food obsession. It is made of Israeli Cous Cous, Orzo, Baby Garbanzo Beans and Red Quinoa. Sounds way to healthy to be good? Think again- it's like rice but a tiny bit crunchier, even Eric who never likes my crazy health foods has been stealing my left overs of this! I add some fish (I use tuna or haddock but I'm guessing any fish would work), veges and teriyaki sauce and I have dinner. Since Trader Joe's is pretty much the best grocery store ever, it's not shocking that they would make something so yummy!

There is no use in trying to pretend that I am not girly- I admit it now. So when I read a blog about running skirts, I ran to the nearest TJ Max to try one. I LOVE IT. Now I know there is really no point in me trying to look cute while running since my face gets BRIGHT red and my hair gets insanely frizzy. However, they are not just cute- they are quite functional. Spandex are very practical when running, but I am not a huge fan of wearing tight shorts so this is the perfect compromise. I have spandex to keep my legs from rubbing but then I have a nice skirt over it so it's not so "hi look at my butt" as regular spandex. What could be better?!
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