Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Roaring Run Half Marathon

Looking for a good half marathon to start off the New Year?  How about the Roaring Run Half.  It's taking place in Scio, OR on January 31st.

  This will be my first half marathon of 2015 and I would love for you to join me.  If a half isn't for you, they are also offering a 5k and a 10k.  

Starting Time

  • 8:30 AM – half marathon early start
  • 9:00 AM – half marathon regular start
  • 9:30 AM – 10K
  • 10:00 AM – 5K

Fees ~ All Proceeds go to the cross country running program at Lebanon High School.

  • $30 for the half marathon, if registered by December 1, 2014
  • $35 between Dec. 2 – January 1, 2015
  • $40 between Jan. 2 – 28               
 The race will be starting and finishing at the Roaring River County Park.  This park is about 10 miles southeast of Scio, OR.  The race is open to runners and walkers, featuring a early start time if needed.  I haven't ran this race before, but it is explained as being mostly flat, gradual downhill and uphill.  The course sounds beautiful:  "runners will pass by rolling fields and horse farms, and finish the loop by running through the historic Larwood Covered Bridge."   I'm definitely going to go out and try for a PR for this one.
There will be an overall award for both men and women along with age group winners.
Everyone who finishes the half marathon will receive a finishers medal.
Following the race, all participants may feast on the baked potato bar.  

Don't miss out, register here.
You can check out the official race website here
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Friday, December 12, 2014

Uberthons New Yearathon

Thinking about doing a race first thing in 2015?  Look no further! Join me and my family and walk or run the Uberthons New Yearathon.  I will be running the 1 mile race with my 18 year old, 10 year old and husband.  I'm also racing in the 5k. 
Don't feel like running?  That ok, come and walk.  Just get out and start the year off moving.  There is also a FREE kids race, the kidathon.  


Location: Cook Park, Tigard OR
Date: Saturday January 3rd
Time: 8:30 am

1 mile: $14.00 with Medal 
   under 7 mins starts at 8:30 am
   over 7 mins start is 8:40
5k: $22.00 with Medal
   starts time 9:00 am
1 mile & 5k: $25.00
Kidathon: FREE (can purchase a medal for $10.00)

 Meet at Structure 2 in Cook Park

Bib Pick up:  Friday January 2nd at ROADRUNNER Sports in Tualatin between 3 pm and 5 pm.  Everyone will be entered into a drawing for a pair for FREE running shoes.  Winner will be drawn on the day of the race (one male and one female winner).


ONLY 40 spots remain, don't delay, register today!

Check out the 5k course here.

1 mile course 

This will be my first race in 2015!  Come drink a hot coco with me and my family and get moving!  You won't regret it! 

No day of race registration.  Click here to register today!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Vega One Review and Recipe



A few weeks ago I was contacted by Vega to try a new product.  I have used Vega before and love their products. I was happy to try something new.  I was sent a box of Vega One.  The exciting thing about Vega One? 33% MORE Protein.  2x MORE Greens!  Now, there is even MORE nutrition in every scoop.   

I'm a runner so my favorite time to have a Vega One Shake or Smoothie is right after a running workout. This morning I made up a smoothie using one serving of Vega One, frozen mixed fruit, greek yogurt, raw nuts and water.  So good and so simple!





 Another favorite is my Coconut Blueberry VegaOne Protein Muffins.  I make these up and have after a workout or for a snack during the day. 

Coconut Blueberry Vega One Muffins:
Gluten and Dairy Free
Makes 14 muffins

1 cup Organic Coconut Flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup honey
1 cup coconut or almond milk
6 eggs
4 tbsp Coconut Oil, melted
4 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp Chia Seeds 
1/2 cup raw walnuts
1 1/2 cups blueberries
1 serving Vega One

Mix all together in mixer except the blueberries.  Add the berries last, fold the berries in by hand.  Pour into greased or lined muffin tins.

Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.


I store mine in the fridge.  Enjoy!!!!

One serving:
184 calories
11.2g fat
7.9g carb
7.1g fiber
11.7g protein


Please feel free to share this wonderful recipe with your friends and order yourself some Vega One. You won't be disappointed!
Order your Vega One here.   
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