Less Running, More Lifting: My 12-Week Weight Lifting Program

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Ever since I finished the marathon in November, I haven’t been much into running. This is mostly because I’ve been lifting a lot of weights. And after I came across and began this 12-week weight lifting program, I got really into spending my time on strength training.

I enjoy little bouts of running here and there, but for the most part, I think I might have exhausted my capacity for distance running; at least for the time being. (After all, I was just on the phone with Mark and I did mention that I’ve been itching to sign up for a half marathon. But that won’t happen until after we move and we’re all settled in.)

Right now I have a gym membership with LA Fitness, and instead of spending hours on the treadmill there, I’ve been finding more enjoyment in the weights section. Picking things up and putting them down, if you will.

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Healthy Recipe: Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas

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I love sweet potatoes and I love enchiladas (actually, all types of Mexican style foods), so deciding to whip up sweet potato black bean enchiladas a few weeks ago was a no-brainer.

Mark has made both sweet potato tacos and enchiladas for me before, and since they’re fairly simple and pretty versatile (meaning, you can pretty much stuff ‘em with anything you want) I decided to create my own version without using a recipe.

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Random Thoughts + Football as Fitness Motivation

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Really, could anything be more motivating than that? ;)

Let’s cut right to the chase: I’ve been extremely unmotivated lately.

Not so much when it comes to working out (I’ll talk about that, and how football fits into the picture, in a bit), but mostly when it comes to blogging. I can’t explain it any other way then I just haven’t felt like blogging lately.

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Cookies In a Jar: DIY Ball Jar Cookie Recipes

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At this point, I’m guessing that a lot of you are probably sick of hearing about the holidays. For crying out loud, it’s 2015 already, right?

Christmas is long gone, we stayed up past our bedtimes to watch the ball drop in times square, and New Year’s resolutions have been declared. So, why on earth am I now blogging about cookies for Santa?

Well, it’s because I had so much fun with this foodie craft project that I can’t possibly continue my New Year without first sharing it with you all.

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2014: A Year of Running (and lots of other things) In Review

Ahhh guys! I’ve been feeling really guilty about the fact that I haven’t updated since before Thanksgiving.

It’s not you, it’s me.

I’ve been stuck in this annoying all or nothing mindset; it’s like, since I’m working full time, commuting nearly 4 hours every day and constantly traveling back and forth between two cities, I don’t have as much time to blog as I used to, so I feel like I can’t blog at all. It’s almost like that famous Ron Swanson quote…

I don’t want to half ass Hungry Runner. So instead of trying to work on some new posts in my free time, I’ve been avoiding it completely, which is a silly thing to do because I’m still incredibly passionate about this site and about running and fitness and food and writing.

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Celebrate and Eat: The Hungry Runner’s Guide to Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season

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Let’s talk about Thanksgiving. It’s my all-time favorite holiday, and yes, it’s because I absolutely love food.

But what I love even more than food itself is the experience of enjoying and sharing a meal with loved ones.

Sure, I talk about food as fuel for fitness and sustenance for a healthy body all of the time. But sometimes it’s more than that. Sometimes, like on special occasions like Thanksgiving, it’s a means of bringing people together. It provides family and friends with the opportunity to sit down at a table together, converse and just enjoy each other’s company.

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