"All Things"

An adoptive mom who loves Christ, family, running, fitness, and all things health related.

1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut: Change of Plans

So, I’ve had a change of plans.  After a little bit more research, I found a June marathon that is closer to home: the 1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Marathon in Philadelphia on June 15th.

The other day I was reading the reviews of God’s Country Marathon – one person wrote about the beautiful scenery along the way, mentioning that he/she saw “squirrels, deer, and a bear.”

Back the truck up.



Seriously, if I saw a bear while trying to run a marathon, I think I would have a legit heart attack.

That comment, coupled with the almost 4 hour travel each way, prompted me to see if there was another marathon around the same time closer to home. I’m not trying to run a marathon, not be on the next episode of “Man v. Wild,” thankyouverymuch.

After some research, I found the 1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Marathon.  Even though it is later in the month, and could therefore be much warmer, there are many things that I love about this marathon:

  • It is the day after the last day of school. A fun way to end the school year.
  • Closer to home = I do not have to ride in a car for 4 hours with marathon legs.
  • More of my family and friends can come to cheer me on. Yay!
  • The race seems really fun
  • The course is through Pennypack Park and is mostly shaded.
  • My name is Heidi, so that may earn me cool points with the German race organizers.

Awesome, right?  I am stupid excited about it.

So, with 2 more weeks, I am stepping back my training program 2 weeks back.  I am a sticker when it comes to training. I like to complete the program as prescribed.  I try to not miss one. single. run.  My thought behind this is that I don’t want to get to the start line and wonder how things would have been different if I had followed the plan.  Rather, I want to get to the start line knowing that I followed the plan to the letter- that I did everything I could to be as successful as possible.  



This morning was one of those good, strong runs.  I did 5 miles on my treadmill at home.  That treadmill is slowly dying. I can’t really complain, though. We got the treadmill for $75 last year on Craig’s List.  I wish we could afford a really beautiful, new treadmill for our home! My dream. For now, I am going to milk this sucker for all it is worth and then look for another cheap option to power my 4 am runs.

My eats this week have been pretty typical with my usual oatmeal for breakfast and crock pot veggies for lunch.

I wanted something different for dinner tonight and I have been craving sloppy joes lately.  So, tonight I made a healthier version- “Sloppy Janes”.  I got the recipe from Hungry Girl, and modified it a bit. I cooked up ground chicken with the following ingredients:

1 onion

1 red bell pepper

1 tsp. worcestershire sauce

3/4 jar tomato sauce

A little bit of Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ


I sauteed all the ingredients together and served them on everything rolls with a salad. It was really good.  

I came home from work starving and mistakingly ate too much while cooking dinner- I hate when I do that- so I had mine sans roll.


Sloppy Janes

ImageAfter dinner we went to youth group and now we are home in bed like two old people. I am blogging and Brian is reading on my Kindle.

Woah, it’s almost 10.  We are really crazy. Better get to bed!



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