Thursday, December 15, 2011

ALMOST famous and a great salad too

If I haven't said it a zillion times already, my FIRST half marathon is exactly one month from TODAY!
Woohoo!  I'm terrified and super excited, all at the same time!  Is that even possible?  I've found myself running and sobbing a lot lately.  Yes, I'll be running and all of a sudden burst into tears thinking about what I've done for myself and my family in regards to my running.  About how running is so much easier than before, especially how hard it USED to be for me.  How I NEVER thought I'd be taking on 13.1 miles!  Crazy!
 Back to how I am ALMOST famous, right?  The Chevron Houston Marathon committee has a website and my husband and I were a feature story!!  I guess because of our weight loss, our goal of completing this half together and that we'll be running it on our seven-year anniversary!  
Pretty cool huh?  
If you'd like to read, you can find the story HERE!  I thought it was pretty cool how they told our story in such short words, but hope those words will help others find the motivation they need for years to come!
If that link doesn't work, try this...
http://houstonmarathon.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/runner-profile-marissa-mcclellen/?preview=true&preview_id=812&preview_nonce=75b7498e55
  



And onto other news...my husband and I have created the perfect salad and I think we could eat it every day if possible!  Start off with your favorite greens, the greener the better right?  RIGHT!  We use some spinach and romaine.  Add thinly sliced purple onion, chopped avocado, chopped apple-we used Gala, and chopped walnuts.  We use a serving of each, so we don't go overboard and then drizzle with Vinaigrette dressing!  Make sure you watch portion sizes, especially with the serving of dressing and other than that, ENJOY IT!  It sure is good with all of the flavors and that crunch...ah, the crunch is the best part!  If you don't like vinaigrette dressing, try mixing a little red wine vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.  It makes a great dressing that's easy and has lots of flavor!  What's your favorite salad that you create at home??

8 comments:

misszippy said...

Congrats on the article! How cool is that? I love hearing the excitement in your voice about the 1/2!

That salad sounds fantastic.

Sarita said...

Arugula, diced fresh tomatoes, pine nuts, dash of fresh Parmesan. Drizzle with olive oil and squeeze 2 wedges of lemon on it! It is so good!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

that salad sounds awesome!! i love fruit and nuts on my salad.

yay for your article! so cool.

Jen said...

congrats on the article! That salad sounds delish! I am terrible at making salads at home, they just never come out as good. I really love a classic cesear though with a spicey chicken on it...like a cajun chicken. So good and can be a full meal easily.

WannabeRunner said...

You are going to do so great at your race!! I can't wait! :)

runningonwordsblog.com said...

Ooh, congrats on the article! I hope the paparazzi don't harass you too much! ;-)

Katie @ Will Race for Carbs said...

So cool that you were featured in the article! They did a great job on telling your story! So excited for you guys to run it! I think you will make your goal for under 2:30 for sure!!!

Elle said...

So fun to have that to clip and keep and reflect on. Wonderful.

I have a broccoli, apple, onion salad that I love. Add some dried crans, sunflower seeds, crumbled bacon and a red wine/ff mayo/Splenda dressing... mmmm.

Yours sounds really good too.

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