Coconut Oil Coffee

April 7th, 2013 | Posted by Alison Spath in Fitness - (40 Comments)

Coffee pot, blender, coconut oil, cream… what are we making today? We’re making coconut oil coffee! No, I have not lost my mind. Yes, I realize coconut oil in coffee might sound crazy, but it’s good!  You won’t believe it until you try it.  I sure didn’t. I’d heard (read) about people putting coconut oil …
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Gimme Green Juice

March 10th, 2013 | Posted by Alison Spath in Vegetable Lovin' - (2 Comments)

We’re 10 days into The Greener March Challenge. ARE WE HAVING FUN YET?! Greens today came in the form of green juice that I made and drank 45 minutes before I left for a run. We’ve had the Breville Juice Fountain Plus for about three and a half years now. I still love this little …
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A Greener Birthday

March 8th, 2013 | Posted by Alison Spath in Vegetable Lovin' - (10 Comments)

My biggest gal turned 9 years old today. NINE! I guess that means I must have been 16 when she was born because I can’t possibly be a day over 25 myself. (What?) Ava’s birthday breakfast request was bagels, and so bagels it was.  After Deep Nutrition, bagels became more of a treat around here – this …
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Saturday Greenery

March 2nd, 2013 | Posted by Alison Spath in Lunch - (6 Comments)

It’s Day 2 of The Greener March Challenge! Here’s today’s lunchtime salad – KAPOW! Oh, wait. I mean, Hi! Did you eat something leafy and green yesterday? And today already too? High five! If you’re about to become a lean green eating machine for the next 30 days or so, we should talk about salad …
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Crunchy Coconut Cups

February 11th, 2013 | Posted by Alison Spath in Short or Sweet - (9 Comments)

Yesterday marked 11 weeks until the Flower City Half Marathon at the end of April.  Since we’re going to chat about running on Monday’s from now until then, this week I want to tell you about my current favorite pre-run snack – originally inspired by Lisa’s Coconut Oil Chocolate PB cups. I make these all the …
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Project Weight Loss: Week 9

November 23rd, 2012 | Posted by Alison Spath in Weight Loss - (5 Comments)

I can’t believe I’m writing about weight loss the day after Thanksgiving.  I am still full. If you’re just tuning in, I’m working on postpartum weight loss and share Project Weight Loss updates on Fridays. Last week, after hanging out in the upper 130′s for 4 days straight, I woke up on Saturday morning feeling very ready …
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Simply Banana Bread

November 4th, 2012 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast - (12 Comments)

I made these dark and early one morning while everyone was still snoozing, they were ready just in time for breakfast. Served with a side of Yahtzee, our favorite new thing to do at the kitchen table.
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Long Run Saturday

September 17th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Fitness - (5 Comments)

OK baby girl, enough with the bike riding birthday breakfast bonanzas – you’ve got a marathon you’re supposed to be training for. Oh shoot, you’re right!  Well, it’s Saturday, so I guess that means we’re running long today, eh? A few weeks ago I made my own version of Brendan Brazier’s Direct Fuel Bites for …
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Mediocre New Years Race

January 2nd, 2010 | Posted by Alison Spath in Fitness - (22 Comments)

2010 started an awful lot like 2009 started: with a 7.5 mile road race first thing on New Years Day. Except unlike last year, I waited until the very last minute to decide whether or not to run this race. The decision was made at about 8 AM on 1/1/2010 when my running friend Shawn …
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A Nice and Easy 9

November 14th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast - (10 Comments)

Having started last Saturday with a fast 7 miles, I decided this Saturday would be another long run – but this one at a comfortable pace and maybe a little further. Matt’s post on Stu Mittleman got me revved up for an enjoyable long run and today was the day. I wasn’t sure exactly how …
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