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Steamboat: I’ve Arrived

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tuesday May 21st I had a brick workout scheduled with the IronEdge Tri Team. We met at Rotary Park with a group of 8 at 9 am. How do 9 adults find time to work out for 3 hours on a Tuesday morning? When you live beautiful Yampa Valley, you make it happen! People just like me live in this town to enjoy this lifestyle. This was my third road ride in Steamboat. For me, this was my first, fair weather, long, road ride. We did 6 intervals on our way to Stagecoach Lake. The spring scenery was so jaw dropping I literally had to tell myself to close my mouth and smile instead gaping in pure awe at the natural wonder of the mountains. The hills and windy roads surrounded by endless mountains were ripe with every shade...

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Pentathletes Pork Tenderloin, Roasted Romenesco, & Espinacas con Garbanzos

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Food / Recepies, Uncategorized | 0 comments

On Saturday, March 8, 2014 a group of 5 brave individuals fittingly named “Snow Stoppin’ Us” competed in the Steamboat triathlon. (Stay tuned for the full race report on To celebrate our triumphant winter race we had a team dinner with our awesome supporters. We served a Pentathletes Pork Tenderloin, Roasted Romenesco, and Espinacas con Garbanzos. The highlight perfectly cooked pork was highlighted by the smoky and sweet blueberry chipotle sauce. This was paired quite nicely with the cumin flavored, Spanish inspired, espinacas con garbanzos. The baked romenesco finished off the meal with a little flare! Nothing like a healthy and hearty meal to share with friends and reminisce about the winter pentathlon. Espinacas con Garbanzos (Spinach with Garbanzo Beans) While Ashley and Colin were traveling in Seville, Spain they came across this delicious tapas dish everywhere. Today...

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Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Boerenkool Met WorstConnecting to my Dutch roots, I set out to make out my first Dutch comfort food dish. This recipe was cooked during I was recovering from a cold and it definitely helped me feel better. In the Netherlands boerenkool usually contains potatoes and vegetables stewed and smashed together. I made a Boerenkool Met Worst Hutspot (Kale and Potato Smash with Sausage).The ingredients are simple and healthy:– One bunch of Kale   – (fresh then frozen overnight)– 2 handfuls of fingerling potatoes– 1 onion– 1 lb of Turkey Sausage– Garlic– Salt & Pepper– WaterMy variations on this dish call for:– Sweet Potatoes– Chicken– Eggs– Wheat ToastDirections:1. Freeze Kale Overnight2. Mince garlic (amount your preference)3. Chop Onions4. Sautee olive oil garlic and onions until mixture is aromatic and onions are transparent5. Chop potatoes for faster cooking and add to garlic/onions6. Add water until pot...

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Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The 2013 Chicago Marathon is this weekend and I am extremely excited to be running in my hometown race. To kick off this amazing weekend and my blog I thought I would create a survey to get a pulse of the runners. I am distributing this to my extended running community and hope to show everyone a small glimpse into the some everyday marathon runners like me! I couldn’t ask others to fill out a survey without filling it out myself, so here goes! Q1: What are 3 words which best describe running to you? Fun     Fitness    Freedom Q2: How many marathons have you run? This is my first stand-alone marathon. Q3: If you have run a marathon before: What advice would you give to first time marathon runners? Respondent skipped this question Q4: What attracted or inspired you to run the Chicago...

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