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My First Half Marathon

Sunday is the Surf Town Half Marathon at Misquamicut Beach Rhode Island and it is my first half marathon (13.1 miles).  So far the longest distance I have ever run was 10 miles and that was last week in preparation for this race.  My goal for this race is to keep a pace and finish strong (or perhaps it's just to finish :-)

The race starts at 7:30 am so six of my running partners and I will be having a night stay in a hotel close to the starting line.  I'm looking forward to a Saturday night out sans kids and a peaceful meal with my running compadres.  For race day it's supposed to be in the high 60's low 70's and Sunny.  Perfect running weather!

Post race there's a beer for participants, breads, fruits, clam chowder and other food.  Based on the distance I will be burning approximately 1,300 calories.  What does that mean for me?  I will surely enjoy a beer after the race and I will keep it real with what I eat (I hope to splurge just a bit the night before at…

Raspberry Cheesecake Shake

Lately I have been thinking about cheesecake.  Cheesecake is one of those dishes that I love with every bite and calorie but it's one of those desserts that should be applied directly to  my hips, but, thighs and the back of my arms.  I've had made a 'healthy' - less fat cheesecake in the past and while it tastes good I can't just stop at one piece (It will call my name after I eat the first piece until it's all gone) so what is a person to do?  I decided to try to make a healthy version of cheesecake that's quick, easy, healthy and hits that cheesecake flavor without busting out a ton of kitchen equipment (and lets not forget the bonus of no tempting left overs).  For me it 'hit the spot' but for you it may not. My taste buds are accustomed to not eating lots of sugar so a little bit of stevia or honey goes a long way.

So here is my recipe (I may be tweaking this as I make them every so often and I will update this recipe as it may change).

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MISTO!

As I was walking through the isles of my local warehouse club I spotted a MISTO.  It's a sprayer that you put your own oil in and it works just like you would use a can of pan spray.  To get the pressure into the can to spray you pump the top of the container and then spray.  I've seen the stainless steel version before but not the plastic bpa free one.  I LOVE IT.  I can see when the oil is low and I need to refill it.  The best part is there aren't any additives or 'extras' that you might find in other products that you buy at the grocery store.  I use organic olive oil in the MISTO and it works great!

If you are looking for a cheaper and healthier alternative to buying pan spray then give this MISTO a try!

PS - I'm not getting paid for this info on MISTO - just passing on the info of things I find helpful for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Cheers!