Monday, September 30, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Fit Foods Friday: Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin

FALL is in the air and I love the veggies that are plentiful this time of year. I always grab a spaghetti squash or two the first week I see them fresh and available. I have been pinning fall recipes for some time now and this one is AMAZING! I changed it up a bit to add some protein and it is delicious!

Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin
1 spaghetti squash cooked and shredded
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup plain ff greek yogurt
1 cup ff shredded cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon minced onion

If you need directions on cooking and shredding your spaghetti squash, follow my directions from a previous recipe post seen HERE.

Mix all ingredients reserving 1/2 of shredded cheddar to sprinkle on top. Pile into a pyrex baking dish and top with remaining cheese. Cover with foil and bake at 375 for 25 min. Take foil off and continue baking 5-10 more minutes.

So yummy!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

October Order Changes

October is one of our busiest months at Race Junkie. Lots of upcoming Halloween themed runs as well as lots of non-runners ordering our tutus for great costumes. 

Because of the amount of orders we are anticipating we will NOT be processing any rush orders October 1-31. 

Order turn around will be 10 days plus 2-3 days for priority shipping. 

PLEASE order your items early so you will have them on time.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

NEW ordering instructions...

A few things have changed over at our Race Junkie etsy shop.

Ordering and selecting your size has become a bit simpler!

Here is how size selecting may look when ordering your tutu...

First select the item you want to order.
You will notice SELECT A SIZE option to the right of your item.

 When you click SELECT A SIZE a window like this will pop up.
You can then select the size you wish to order.
 Depending on the type of computer you have your SELECT A SIZE may look like this.

It will either look like a pop up window or a scroll down menu.

Some extended sizing options have additional charges.

If they do, you will notice a price difference next to that size like shown here.

As always, if you are in need of a size you do not see you can always send me a message to inquire about a custom order that will best fit your needs.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Cross Training: Elliptical Trainer

Love the Elliptical Trainer for another form of cross training. This machine can really keep your heart rate elevated while not having the pounding on your knees and joints. This is an excellent form of cardio for sure very similar to running or walking on a treadmill but without lifting your feet. 

1. Total Body Workout
     Not only are you working out your legs, quads, calves, hamstrings, and glutes but your arms too. Elliptical machines have those great poles that you pull on and WOW have I felt some muscle fatigue after a session on this machine. Love the arm burn it offers. The upright posture you are forced to use also utilizes all of your core muscles which are muscles that are often ignored.

2. Very Low Impact
     Your feet never have to leave those pedals so there is essentially no hard impact on your knees, hips, back or any other joints. This can be very beneficial for a runner recovering from an injury as well. The wear and tear running causes on your joints will not happen on an elliptical. Having very little stress on your body will also prevent injury on your cross training days.

3. Great Cardio
     Well conditioned runners can do 30-45 min on an elliptical machine without ever running out of breath. It is easier on your body than actually running so you are able to build your endurance on this machine.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Fit Foods Friday: Chickpea & Avocado Mash

This recipe is amazing because it features two of my very favorite things to eat....

Chickpea & Avocado Mash
1 15 oz can chickpeas
1 large ripe avocado
1/4 c fresh copped cilantro
1 chopped green onion
Juice from 1 small lime

Rinse and drain the chickpeas. 
In a medium bowl mash the chickpeas and avocado together with a fork.  
Mix in cilantro, green onion, and lime juice. 

My favorite way to eat this is to toast up a whole wheat thin bun and spread it on to make a Chickpea & Avocado Mash open face sandwich. It is also super delicious as a dip for veggies or pita chips.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Halloween Tutus

Never too early to start thinking about those Halloween themed runs.
Here are some of our October favorites to inspire you.