Monday, October 29, 2012

my boys and the soup's on!

I'm sure proud of these guys!  My husband placed 4th in his age group, averaging a 7:41 pace and my son completed his 1 mile race placing 6th in his age group!  One thing that makes me happy is there are A LOT of active families in our area!  I loved watching parents and their children running side by side, getting in their workout and pushing one another.  Siblings running together and not crossing the finish line until little brother or sister was there by their side! Very cool!
If that's not motivation to stay fit as a family, I'm not sure what is!  
My son Jake not only wants to play baseball in the spring but also wants to sign up for track :)

I was VERY proud of my boys, that's for sure!  Next year, it'll be all four of us out there!  I was on the fun run committee so that left Mommy working the finish line, but from there I was able to cheer on my family at the beginning and toward the end of their race!  I was yelling and had goosebumps-very proud!  

Here comes the chilly weather, time for some homemade chicken noodle soup!
This recipe is so easy, but so delicious!  Friends and Family will think you spent hours preparing this soup and it takes very little prep and time!  This recipe has been in my family for years and it's the best remedy for a stuffy nose!  It worked on my two boys this week while they weren't feeling so great...give it a try-I think you'll love it 

You'll Need:
1 lb chicken tenderloins, boneless and skinless
1/2 large yellow onion, chopped
4-5 stalks celery, chopped 
1/2 bag baby carrots
1/2 bag of your choice whole wheat/grain noodles
s&p to taste

Boil chicken until cooked through.  I chopped chicken once it was cooked and returned to water/broth.  Add onion, celery and carrot and simmer until carrots are tender and onions transparent.  Add noodles and boil with soup for about 15 minutes, or until noodles al dente.  Add a little salt and pepper to taste, I used sea salt.  ENJOY!  
I served this hot soup with a little Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top and the boys LOVED it, so did we!  

Today's Workout:  3 miles with my husband!  It's great when we're able to workout side by side...helps us stay motivated and focused and I usually eat his dust, so it pushes me A LOT harder!  Plus now that we have Molly-our yellow lab, she actually pushes me to run faster while I'm jogging with her on the leash, sounds crazy but now I have even more pressure to RUN FAST!


fancy nancy said...

Congrats to your boys!!! It is always encouraging to see families that are active together!! Your hubby rocked it....and what a cutie your little guy is too!!

Elle said...

Wahooooo! Congratulations to your guys on their fabulous race results! Proud Wife and Mama, You! And so deserving.

Your soup looks great too. Hope you have a great week, Marissa.

Samantha said...

That is so awesome that your boys raced together.. And such a bonus they did so well'!! The soup looks delicious and is def almost time for that warm bowl soon. Except today hit 90 in California!! Strange.
What happened when you linked up? Hopefully you can do it again?!?

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