Pre-Race Days: The Colfax Half Marathon

PRE RACE DAYS! What I did two days prior to my Colfax Half Marathon race | running, fitness, marathon training, goals

UP & AT ‘EM

Good morning, loves! I’m up early on a Saturday morning.

About this time (7:30 am) tomorrow, I’ll be halfway through the Colfax Half Marathon!

I’m feeling a little nervous but mostly excited and ready, especially after eating all the carbs, going to the Race Expo to pick up my bib, and visiting the grocery store for a few more fun pick-me-ups.

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The Toppings Make All the Difference

PIZZA, PIZZA! Divinely different pizza recipes with various toppings so it doesn't taste like the same meal! | THE REAL LIFE

PIZZA! PIZZA!

After a tiring week and a 3.4-mile run on Friday that included my fastest mile ever, I was ready to take a bath, relax, and eat some delicious homemade pizza. (Yes, again.)

We made not one but two divinely delicious (and competitive) pizzas, each improvised with various toppings found in the fridge. Each pie was distinctly different from the other, but both were insanely scrumptious. See which won!

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Grease-Themed Dinner in Honor of Playing Rizzo

Grease-themed dinner recipe: Falafel Burgers with Baked Sweet Potato Fries

GREASE IS THE WORD

I recently was cast as Betty Rizzo in Grease—a dream role for me. In honor of my first rehearsal on Sunday, I planned a Grease- (and Greece-) themed dinner for Saturday night (after my 10-mile long run and zucchini bread snack).

What’s a Grease-themed dinner? Diner food… Burgers!

I chose Falafel “Burgers” & Baked Sweet-Potato Fries. Ironically, it was light on the grease—but heavy on the taste buds. Take a look these finger-lickin’ recipes we combined.

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James Beard’s Zucchini Bread

James Beard's Zucchini Bread Recipe

A SNACK TO FANTASIZE ABOUT

This past Saturday, I had my 10-mile long run scheduled… except, after a beautiful 70-degree week, Denver got hit with a ton of wet snow. Boo.

Instead of running laps in beautiful Wash Park, I was stuck in the gym. On the treadmill. Running 10 miles. The. worst.

I decided that I needed something warm and delicious to motivate me to finish strong. A zucchini bread recipe was the obvious choice. Check out James Beard’s recipe below!

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