Been a busy week, but found a few interesting things. My CSA returns Tuesday, so I’ll be back to posting more recipes. And I’ve just been eating and drinking anything pumpkin I can find. What foodstuff have you been loving recently?
Are you not a runner but want to be? When I started in August I couldn’t run a mile. But I was surprised how quick I built up and how good I felt. If you are interested in starting, it’s not hard! Check out the basics to working up to a 5k.
And a tip on how to keep your earbud cords from being tangled. Looks so simple!
I don’t care what the calendar says, it is SUMMER! My running training has been a struggle from the sun, heat and humidity. I don’t want to cook or eat anything warm. And all I want to do on my day off is grab a drink with an umbrella and sit by the pool (because the sand at the beach is already too hot!). In honor of the warmer months, this Friday links is dedicated to summer and vacations.
This week I took a staycation to Miami Beach and watch the Miami Marlins at their new stadium. While on the beach I went to Yardbird, an amazing Southern restaurant named one of the best new restaurants by the James Beard Foundation.
Amazing food and drink from Yardbird, all made from scratch (including condiments and pickling food!). Clockwise from top: “Porkchop” drink, po’ boy, mac ‘n’ cheese, blackberry bourbon lemonade, vegetarian salads and melon soup, biscuits.
While on vacation, 24 tips for a fitter, happier time. I know I love walking a lot on vacation to take it all in and end up eating a lot of small meals to try as much food as I can.
I’ve been drinking way too many tiki drinks as of late. Last week I had my first Mai Tai and this week I had a Lapu Lapu in a pineapple during my mini Disney pub crawl. Both great, and quenching in the Florida June heat. Here is a short video on how to make a Mai Tai:
One way to help curb obesity is to run. I have kind of gotten off the regular, strong run track. I’m not going as often and when I do, it’s not for as long. Something always creeps up during my run, and many times I feel I can’t catch my breath or I get a side ache. Four Ways to Stop the Dreaded Side Stitch (I’ve never heard that word but assume it means ache) hit my Google Reader, and the timing and tips are perfect. What is your cure to a better run?
Ok, now that all the seriousness is out of the way, time for a few fun links:
The flavored liquor craze has reached a fever pitch, and one man has had enough, saying “My favorite flavor of whiskey is whiskey”. (Seriously, enough is enough. If you can’t drink vodka without it tasting like sugar, you can’t drink vodka.)