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Baked Blackened Tilapia

I’ve been using Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Blackened Redfish seasoning on my fish for years.  You can find it at most grocery stores, but if not, you can always order it from Amazon by clicking on this link (Note: This is an affiliate link. See lower right side-bar for details on what that means to you). […]

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Natural Balance Foods Nakd Bars

Disclaimer:  Today’s post is a sponsored review, and even though I was provided with Natural Balance Foods Nakd Bars at no cost to me, all opinions are one hundred percent my own.   Last week I received an email from a marketing representative for Nakd natural protein bars asking if I’d be interesting in trying […]

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I Should Know Better…

I woke up this morning feeling like ten miles of bad road – and it was self inflicted… I ran in the George Washington Parkway Classic Ten-Miler yesterday, and most of it is on the concrete surfaced George Washington Parkway which runs along the Potomac River from Mount Vernon into Old Town Alexandria.  It’s a […]

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How Did I Do – Two Weeks Later

Two weeks ago I started my five-day clean eating challenge with my running friend Beth.  My goal – to simply clean up my sloppy eating habits I’d slipped back into during the cold winter months. Our grocery list suggestions had us shopping the perimeter of the grocery store.  We stayed away from processed foods, added […]

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A Head Start On Clean Eating

Last Monday on the blog, my friend Beth and I talked about her clean eating plan, and I mentioned to that I would be joining her for a five-day challenge starting soon.  The time has come, and that day is today. To me, clean eating isn’t a fad diet, it’s eating fresh and whole foods, […]

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Clean Eating Challenge

Today I am welcoming my friend, fellow fitness professional, and  fellow MRTT runner, Beth, as a guest writer on Deb Runs.  She’s going to tell us about her recent focus on clean eating, and how much better she is feeling these days. Both Beth and her husband TJ are amazing athletes and runners – often […]

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Snacks To Keep You Going During Your Mid-Afternoon Hunger Attacks

I’m kicking off  National Nutrition Month with one of several posts about diet and nutrition.  As a health and fitness blogger I tend to focus on my first love, running.  During March, I’ll share a few posts about nutrition with the hopes of leaving my readers with tools for eating well and feeling the best […]

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Living Healthy At The Beach

Bill and I are heading to the beach as I type, so I thought that today would be a good day to talk about surviving vacations while maintaining a little bit of a healthy lifestyle! I wrote this last year, so long-time-readers, this is a rerun; or as I prefer to say, “It’s a gently […]

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Tomatoes, The World’s Favorite Fruit

Remember this summer when I shared photos from my parents’ garden?  Mom sent us home yesterday with a basket full of just picked tomatoes!  This basket was overflowing with tomatoes until I shared with Joseph, Julie, and some friends! There’s nothing like a freshly sliced garden tomato! Interesting facts about tomatoes: Tomatoes are members of […]

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Carl’s Ice Cream

Carl’s is an institution in Fredericksburg, Virginia; and yesterday Bill and I stopped by for a treat!  One of my friends told me about this adorable little old fashioned custard stand years ago when I lived in the area, and I remember that I couldn’t wait to go stand in the notoriously long lines for […]

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Fish Tacos; Yay or Meh?

Yesterday I promised my youngest son Daniel that I would make tacos for dinner.  HE. LOVES. TACOS…  beef tacos, fish tacos, shrimp tacos; you name it, and if it’s a taco, he’s happy! While reading Janine’s post on The Purple Giraffe, I saw her recipe for salmon and veggies cooked in aluminum foil and an […]

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Home Grown Goodness!

My parents grow a lot of what they eat.  It’s a tremendous amount of work, but they enjoy it immensely.  Here’s a walking tour of their garden… Grapes… Lettuce… Cabbage… Corn… Corn stalks… Potatoes… Carrots… Green beans… Onions… Tomatoes… Tomato vines… Peppers… Cucumbers… Cucumber vines… And something pretty, balloon flowers… Questions: Do you grow anything […]

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A Mid-Run Snack

I always look forward to my mid-June runs through our neighborhood because we have so many mulberry bushes growing wild along the trails.  I don’t assume, I KNOW my run will be interrupted with a mid-run snack! Here we go round the mulberry bush, The mulberry bush, The mulberry bush. Here we go round the […]

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Sooner or Later, We All Have a Crappy Run!

Here on the east coast we have a saying, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity!” Today was one of those days.  Despite my legs looking like they always do with pale white skin… and freckles… and scars… and stubble, today they were filled with lead.  I kept looking behind me to see if Susan […]

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Shopping at the Wine’ing Butcher

One day last summer I noticed that a company called the Wine’ing Butcher had liked Personal Fit Fitness, my business Facebook page. I Googled it and quickly discovered that it was a wine store/butcher shop that had two stores in New Hampshire; and couldn’t understand how they had found me. While snooping around some more, […]

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Good, Better, Best

Inspired by yesterday’s news about the Mediterranean diet, I allowed myself to only put heart-healthy fresh fruits, veggies, and salmon in my shopping cart during today’s visit to Costco. Considering my chocolate/vanilla swirl frozen yogurt didn’t make it into my cart, I kept to my promise! 🙂 I walked into the wellness center this afternoon […]

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Mediterranean Diet

I was happy to hear that a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that people who eat a Mediterranean diet of fruits, vegetables, fish, legumes, moderate red wine, and is rich in extra-virgin olive oil or nuts reduces the risk of cardiovascular heart disease by 30%. I have been recommending […]

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Fresh Fruit And Bitter Melons

This self-proclaimed snow lover is ready for spring. We’ve gotten so little snow this year that I’ve completely given up on winter. This morning’s six-mile run was cold, windy, and brown; except for Susan’s jacket. It was bright orange and hot pink, a welcome change from our usual black “uniforms,” but I have no photographic […]

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An Apple A Day…

I love apples, specifically Honey Crisp apples! I’ve always heard the old saying “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away” and I’m discovering there’s a lot of truth to it. Here are just some of the health benefits of eating apples: They take longer to digest so they keep you full longer They are […]

 
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