2012 Butte to Butte

June 28, 2012

PhotobucketAfter a painfully disappointing run this morning–literally, I aimed for 6+ miles and my knee started screaming around 2–I’ve decided to only register for the 5k instead of the 10k at this year’s Butte to Butte. Last year, on July 4th, I got caught in traffic (in my car) as this race went through the center of town and I felt so lazy sitting there in place watching hundreds of people smiling and getting exercise. I’m proud to say I’ll be one of the people stopping traffic this year (like I don’t already stop traffic anyway on account of how hawt I am) AND my friend Lauren will be running the 5k with me; it’s her first race!

If you’re in the Eugene area the race is $17 (without buying a shirt) and you can register here up until July 3rd.


Recipe: Protein Cake

June 28, 2012

PhotobucketThis is something I’m still tweaking and so far I’ve only made a single serving for myself, but how could I not share a recipe for chocolate protein cake with you?


  • 1 scoop protein powder (I used Vega because it’s what I had leftover from my vegan days, you could substitute anything here)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 heaping tablespoon natural peanut butter (I used crunchy)
  • 1 squirt agave syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Water

Mix all the ingredients EXCEPT the water together in a coffee mug. Add water by the tablespoon until the mixture reaches a cake batter consistency. Microwave for 1 minute on high. It comes out as a light and fluffy cake similar to angel food. I plan to make a larger version of this cake in the oven this weekend for a dinner party. I’ll update with adjustments to the recipe once I have a feel for how baking with protein powder works.


Also, please enjoy my news/surprise face. You’re welcome.

Some big news over here at FigureFinder headquarters (aka my desk). The blog is going to be moved so I can host it myself and hopefully benefit from the advertising and traffic we get. The migration will take place this weekend, so the blog may not be accessible Saturday and Sunday, but next week I’ll be back and better than ever.

If you’re terribly interested in my life happenings in the mean time, you can check out the Facebook or Twitter feeds linked below. Once we move there should be a new URL as well, but I’ll try to make it an easy transition–and by “I’ll” I really mean Sam will–there are a lot of advantages in dating an IT (nerd) professional.

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Back on Track

June 26, 2012

PhotobucketDespite my knee being slightly more crunchy sounding today I’m feeling great. I was originally going to post about hitting my quickest mile time to date this weekend, except I crushed that time with a new PR of 11:22 mins this morning. Mind you, this is after a leg day with Lyndsi yesterday. I may be a little swollen, but nothing hurts and it feels great to be getting back into my old habits.

Speaking of habits I need to clean my diet up a bit too. Without lots of cardio (due to the knee) I’m up on the scale 2.5 lbs–which is 1.2% bodyfat. I’m dedicating myself to at least 30 minutes of cardio daily and NO FROYO. Those decisions alone should help, but I also need to choose lean meats like chicken instead of pork. Geezus, I do love pork, though. AND I’m dropping my calorie intake a little bit. I want to be at 28% bodyfat in two weeks when I weigh in next.

Measurement Monday

June 25, 2012


Measurements haven’t really gone up or down at all. I guess that’s good, but I’m hoping to see some drops soon since I’ve been able to do more cardio now that my knee is on the mend. Sam and I rode bikes this weekend AND I got my fastest running mile in on Saturday (11:56 minutes). We also didn’t get any frozen yogurt–I feel like an addict here–6 days clean and froyo free. If I’m craving sweets it’s going to be Greek yogurt with a bit of raw honey and cinnamon. Still sugar, but at least it’s natural and free of hot fudge, gummi worms and oreo pieces.

  • Waist: 32″
  • Hips: 39″
  • Bust: 37″
  • Thigh: 25″
  • Calf: 16″
  • Upper Arm: 12″
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Recipe: Salmon Wraps

June 22, 2012

PhotobucketSam cooked me a delicious salmon and asparagus dinner on Wednesday, which sparked an idea of a quick–uncooked salmon meal for hot days when you don’t want to run anything in the kitchen.


  • 1 can of cooked salmon (or flaked leftovers)
  • Greek yogurt
  • Spices (dill, course sea salt and black pepper)
  • Chopped black olives
  • Whole-seed mustard
  • Crumbled blue cheese (optional), feta or goat cheese would work too
  • Romaine leaves

Mix salmon with Greek yogurt and spice to taste. Layer salmon spread, mustard, chopped olives and cheese (if you’re using cheese) in romaine leaves, roll up and eat! This is a great lunch to pack for a picnic and assemble on location, or something you could set out buffet style for a party. We’ve also talked about doing a similar meal as a replacement for tacos.

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Social Exercise

June 21, 2012


View from Pisgah’s Summit

I’ve posted about increasing your NEAT as a way to lose weight by forming better lifestyle habits. Yesterday my friends Amy and Hollee did just that!

Instead of getting together for a meal or coffee we decided to go on a quick after work hike at Mount Pisgah (the race site for The Dirty Dash). In around an hour we ascended 1060 feet and still had time to chat about boys, food, life, etc.

Next time you make social plans consider taking a walk, hike, bike ride or something active. You’ll have all the fun of catching up with the addition of exercise.

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