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September 27, 2011

Hey everyone! Welcome to!!! I am so excited to have my own domain now! Mostly, I’m excited that I can I can finally reply to comments that you all make! The whole reason I started this blog was to share information and to connect with people and this intention was frustrated by blogger’s inability to reply to comments!

I’m still working on changing over links, right now if you click on a link that is meant to take you to another one of my posts it will direct you to that post on my blogger site. If anyone has advice on how to change the links over without doing each one individually, please let me know! Also, if you notice anything weird or have any advice for using wordpress, I’d love any help!

But remember, if you’re feeling nostalgic for the old site, it’s still there! Haha, feel free to visit.

So I realized yesterday that I had forgotten to put together my daily workout schedule! Here’s this week’s schedule:

I’m actually weirdly nervous about my 5 mile run on Thursday. It’s the longest mid-week run I’ve had, so it seems weird to me to run so far when it’s not my long run! I just have to remind myself that it’s only one mile further than a 4 mile run, easy peasy!

I’m am really excited, however, for my 7 mile run! It will be a personal distance record for me! Now that I’m getting into longer and longer runs, I feel like I need to do some more research about distance running and fueling properly for runs. I’ve never eaten during a run (haven’t had to!) and I rarely drink anything, it usually just upsets my stomach. So the idea of eating during a run to fuel just seems so weird to me!

If anyone has advice for someone who is just getting into distance running, I’d really appreciate it!

Now on to food! Last night my late class was cancelled, so I had time to come home and make myself dinner! I was so excited and decided to try out something new and slightly adapted from the Peanut Butter Finger’s recipe I tried a few weeks back.

“Spaghetti” with Veggie Sauce


1/2 spaghetti squash

half can of tomatoes

1/2 zucchini

1 cup mushrooms

1 garlic clove

2 T onions

1/2 T olive oil

dash of oregano and garlic powder

1/3 block of Tempeh

I called it “veggie sauce” because it’s easily adaptable to whatever vegetables, meats, beans that you want to include! I just happened to have some left over tempeh from the lunches I made this week, so that’s what I threw in!

I started by chopping up the clove of garlic and putting it in the pan with some olive oil. Then I chopped up the veggies and sauteed them in the pan.

Then, I added in the half can of tomato, as well as the oregano and garlic powder and let it cook for a bit.

For the tempeh, I just sliced it up and steamed it in the microwave before adding it into the sauce at the last minute.

For the spaghetti squash, I had success with microwaving an acorn squash, so I decided to microwave the spaghetti squash as well! It took a while – probably 12-15 minutes in total, but it worked perfectly!

After microwaving the squash (I cut it in half about halfway through the microwaving to check it) I scooped out the seeds and gunk (technical term) from the center and then scraped the squash out and put it in a bowl.

Then I topped the squash with my sauce, and ta-da! My own “Spaghetti” dinner! Just what I was in the mood for!

Feel free to leave a comment about… ANYTHING! Why? Because I’ll be able to respond! Hope you all have a great Tuesday!

14 Comments leave one →
  1. September 27, 2011 11:09 pm

    I’ve never had tempeh before but I LOVE spaghetti squash!

    • September 28, 2011 1:11 am

      I hadn’t ever had tempeh either but I decided to take the plunge! It was actually pretty good, I liked the texture!

  2. Allie permalink
    September 28, 2011 12:54 am

    Yay longer runs! If you want some quick advice on fueling during runs(I can go on and on if you’d like): embrace Gu, its like crack for runners. Seriously. Orange is best. Berry is good too but it has 2x caffeine and I just feel like that’s a lot if you need more than on.

    • September 28, 2011 1:15 am

      haha that would be a lot of caffeine for me; too much makes me really shaky! At what time or mileage though is it normal to fuel during a run?

  3. September 28, 2011 12:59 am

    Have you ever used tempeh to make a “BLAT”?? BLT with Avocado, just replace the ‘B’ with ‘T’ It’s one of my favorite things…

    • September 28, 2011 1:14 am

      Candy, so nice of you to comment. This was actually the first time I’d tried tempeh, but wouldn’t that be a TLAT? Tempeh Lettuce Avacado Tomato? winning. Tell LT I say good luck with his website.

  4. Sienna permalink
    September 28, 2011 12:22 pm

    When it comes to refueling, when I trained for a marathon I usually just drank water or Gatorade unless the run was 9 miles or more. The general rule or thumb though is to consume about 100 calories (one Gu pack) for every hour of running. Try out various Gu and chew flavors to see what you prefer. I’ve heard good things about vanilla Gu and the Clif blocks. I like the raspberry cliff shot personally. Just be sure to drink water right after you take it! To start you may even just want to take half of it.

    • September 28, 2011 6:20 pm

      thanks for the tip! I had no idea how many calories per miles or amount of time, I’m going to give Gu a try when I hit my 8 mile runs on my training plan!

  5. September 29, 2011 1:28 pm

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  6. September 29, 2011 3:41 pm

    Yeah for getting your own URL! How was the switching over process?
    I’ve been debating switching over to wordpress and getting a unique URL for a while, but haven’t made the switch yet.
    How do you like WordPress? Are the features a lot better?

    • September 29, 2011 8:42 pm

      Switching over was SO much easier than I anticipated! WordPress imported all of my blog posts from blogger and it was really quick to set up. The only problem that I have is with links: anywhere that I have a link to another page of my blog, the link will still take you back to my blogger posts. I definitely like wordpress a lot better – it’s much more professional, there are so many better options, especially for commenting! I am so glad I can comment back now! Also, I’ve started using Windows Live Writer to write my posts, which made adding pictures and changing fonts and font sizes much easier, I highly recommend it!

  7. Alaine @ My GF & DF Living permalink
    August 7, 2012 6:37 pm

    I love pastaless pasta recipes! I have not tried tempeh yet but I have wanted to for awhile now. This recipe just gave me another reason to 🙂


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