Run Find Your Happy Pace

finding my happy pace in running and life

2014 The Year of the Veggies

I decided I really, really need to up my vegetable consumption for 2014. ¬†The good thing about getting a little older (wait, what? did I just say that?) Backup a minute…..I mean the good thing about getting wiser ūüôā ¬†is that I really like veggies now. ¬†Especially dark green veggies like spinach and kale. ¬†When I was a kid I wasn’t all that fond of them or veggies in general. ¬†Maybe my taste buds have changed, maybe I got less picky, or maybe I just finally realized how healthy veggies really are? ¬†Probably a combo of the three. ¬†But I am also all about simple and quick. ¬†And my biggest issue of getting veggies into every meal is poor planning. ¬†I am not the best meal planner on the planet, ask my family I am sure they would love to tell you all about it.

“But 2014 will be different! (she says wholeheartedly) And we shall eat all colors of the rainbow!” ¬†

Everyone at the Runfyhp household!  

Yes even you Mr. Thirteen-year-old that gags at almost anything green.


(The cheering crowd roars in the background, just loud enough to cover my children’s moans of frustration, lol.)

With that being said I have found ways to kind of sneak them into my day and I will show you how you can too!

For today lets start with breakfast.  Most days (especially on workout days) I do a protein shake post workout.  This is my favorite (read simple) recipe if you want to try it:

Runfyhp Spinach / Berry Protein Shake

1 cup almond milk

1 1/2 cups raw organic spinach

1 scoop protein powder ( I use Garden of Life Raw Protein)

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 cup mixed frozen berries

Blend it up and voila!  You first serving of veggies for the day is in the bag, or in this case your body.  Wohoo!

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What is your favorite veggie?


2014 Time with God Challenge

My Biggest Challenge of 2014 has nothing to do with running.

The January (and beyond) 5-10 minutes with God daily challenge…..who’s with me?

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If you were following me last year at this time you might remember the January 5-10 min with God Challenge. ¬†Well this year I am challenging myself for all of 2014. ¬†I began reading Jesus Calling by Sarah Young sometime last year. ¬†This is a great book to help you find the time to spend with God daily. ¬†For this challenge you don’t need this book. ¬†Any devotional, the bible and even just quiet time with God will do. ¬†Will I be 100% successful? ¬†Maybe / maybe not, but isn’t HE worth trying to spend even 5 minutes a day with?

The most important thing in my life needs to be God. ¬†Everything else in life will fall in line, no matter what the year brings, as long as I put God first. ¬†For only He can help me to find my “Happy Pace” in running and life! ¬†I hope some of you will join¬†me!

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Lets bring God back into all our daily lives!!!!  Here is to a blessed 2014.