Monday, September 30, 2013

Make it Monday: Grilled Salmon and Asparagus Salad

  • Today's Make it Monday is not what I set out to share with y'all, I was going to share a recipe for grilled salmon wraps, but as i began to write I decided to share one of my favorite restaurant salads...Bonefish Grill's Salmon Asparagus Salad! 
  • It's not really one for the whole family but this one is one for just you!!
  • Once I looked up the recipe I was so excited to actually make it at home. 
  • It is fast and easy!

  • What you will need:
  • 3 oz. field greens
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 1/2 oz citrus vinaigrette
  • 2 each, 1/2 oz. slices fresh mozzarella
  • 6 each blanched green beans
  • 1/2 oz. sun dried tomatoes, julienne
  • 1 each, 6 oz. grilled salmon
  • 3 spears of cooked asparagus
  • 1 tbsp. pine nuts, toasted

How to prepare:
Cook Time: 
Prep Time: 
  1. 1. Grill salmon.
  2. 2. While salmon is cooking toss field greens, sun dried tomatoes and green beans with the vinaigrette (do not over dress greens).
  3. 3. Pile tossed field greens in the center of a dinner plate.
  4. 4. Arrange mozzarella slices at 12:00, 4:00 and 8:00.
  5. 5. Arrange the grilled salmon on the top of the salad.
  6. 6. Sprinkle the pine nuts over the salad.
  7. 7. Serve immediately.
  8. Serves: One

  9. I hope once you try this salad it will become one of your favorites too! 
  10. Enjoy!!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Fashion Friday: Swirlgear

We couldn't agree more! 

Strength. Style. Spirit.

Swirlgear is based out of Chicago, and was started in 2007 by a lady named Lacey in her desire to create gear for women that is both functional and fashionable.The goal was to create running gear for women that fits well, looks great and fulfills the needs of women runners. And she did!

We all have the same thing in common, trying to balance family, crazy schedules and career, and also get our runs in. The deigner of Swirgear also knows that no matter how busy they are, women care about how they present themselves. "I don't have the time to look perfect," she says. "I love the fact that I can throw on our cute running shirt, some running capris, and my favorite running shoes and feel better knowing I'm put together." 

Swirlgear is designed for women's everyday lives as well as their workouts. "It's cut so they're comfortable, and the coverage is enough so they can take it from work to a run, back to work, pick up the kids, or wherever their day takes them. We all have to juggle many things in our lives and make sacrifices, but at least you can now wear something comfortable and cute while doing it."
The gear is absolutely functional, stylish and gets the job done! We love the quality of the material as well as the way it is cut. Very cute and very comfortable whether running, riding or in the gym! Swirlgear is a perfect choice!

They have a new line coming out by the end of the year with a lot more pieces and colors. We can't wait!

"You log a lot of miles out there...It's time you get noticed."

And we want you to get noticed too!

Swirlgear is offering one of our lucky winners one of their capped sleeved tees. 

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Running Buddy

Running Buddy: two small words to describe one of the best things about running!

Sure running has great side affects, from losing weight, being healthy, staying fit. But little is mentioned about the friendships that are made, ones that are formed after spending many miles together on the pavement. It is a relationship like no other.

These friendships are special because these are the people that see you through some of your hardest moments and your joyous days. Some of your most embarrassing moments happen while out running, the running buddy does not judge you because they totally understand, and will laugh with you about it later.

Unfortunately, this past year, most of my runs have been alone due to my work schedule. And while I do enjoy my quiet runs, there are times when it gets lonely. So to change that up, I have joined both the St. Jude Heroes group and Breakaway Running with the hopes of meeting new people and joining in the camaraderie.

Along the way, I met Cecilia from Mommies Run. We became friends just about instantly, and once we realized our pace was the same there was a mutual agreement that we would try to do every long run together.

I really can't find the right words to show excited I am to run with Cecilia, she is such a sweetheart with the most positive and caring disposition. She is training for her first marathon and it is so exciting to see her meet new distances each week. There is no doubt in my mind that she will finish the St. Jude Marathon strong and with a smile on her face, and I feel so lucky that I will get to experience it with her!

I read this the other day and found it fitting..."As long as we have the road, the ramblings and each other to look forward to, it’s all going to be all right. Bring it on, life — we’re laced up and ready."

Do you have a running buddy?