Banana Bread French Toast

The first time I ate banana bread was at a small coffee shop in Missoula, Montana. It was a great weekend with a group of friends and of making new friends. It seemed like a strange item on the menu, but I had to try it. After tasting it I wondered why I hadn’t had it before. So delicious. The good thing about this recipe is that it can be.. Read More

Winterval Training: Take a chance and make a memory

In one of my pursuits to become a better person, I recently decided to make myself more available for the world around me.  This means not turning things down, and paying attention to things that may be a little out of the ordinary. That being said, I woke up this morning prepared to do some interval training at lunch.  I also woke up with 4″ of snow on the ground… Read More

Becoming a Mentally Stronger Athlete

I went for a run yesterday. It was the best of runs…it was the worst of runs. This is a picture of how I felt for most of it: Shaun and I decided to go out to a beautiful road that is well known for endurance athletes of all kinds. We knew we were headed to a bit more snow and higher elevation, but were optimistic. Across the street from.. Read More

Sun Dried Tomato Balsamic Chicken

Last night I made the best chicken I have made in a long time. Of course, it began by not finding a recipe for what I wanted and throwing it together on the fly. We have been eating less meat lately. It comes with a lot of discussion and though about making the switch to being vegetarian. For some reason, this makes me want to make the meat dishes really.. Read More

Bend Rock Gym’s “Finals Bash” Climbing Competition Review

So you may be asking yourself…What is so cool about a bouldering competition?  Good Question. A few decades ago, I was into competition climbing.  It wasn’t really a thing at that time so the formats were dubious and there was very little consistency.  Bouldering certainly wasn’t a thing.  If my selfish reasons are exposed, it would be safe to say that the reason I got into competitions was so that.. Read More

Sarah’s Workout Week In Review

This last week was finally a great week in fitness for me. We were all healthy and the week was filled with activity. Monday I woke up early and went to the gym only to find that there were fire trucks outside and it was shut down. I still don’t know what happened. Other than the extra hour I could have slept, no big deal. We went to the rock.. Read More

Getting a Running Baseline for Training

This week I (Sarah) started my running training. The first thing I wanted to do was get a running baseline for my training. It will help me to know where I am really starting from and make a smart plan for getting to my goals. What is my goal? I would like to be able to run a 10 minute per mile pace half marathon by May. In June I.. Read More

Shaun’s 1/24/2017 Workout: Bike Trainer and Treadmill

Today was my first focused two-workout day.  It was going to be a brick workout with a 12-mile ride and a 3-mile run.  Unfortunately because the workouts are still indoors, so I had to breakup the workouts. I don’t base any performance goals on these workouts.  The treadmill and bike trainer do not provide real-world scenarios.  “Speed” and “time” are irrelevant to me on these workouts.  I would like to.. Read More

Sarah’s Workout Plan for the Week of 1/23/17

I am sure nothing can stop me now. We had the month long winter storm of a quarter century. Then as soon as the weather let up, I go a wicked cold after not getting sick for a long time. I am tired of my own whining and complaining and delaying. But I still share because it is the reality for so many. There must be a joke about getting.. Read More