Coming soon Timex IRONMAN ONE GPS + watch review

I wanted to let you know that I have received a Timex IRONMAN One GPS +watch, in order to review. I have used it once and like it so far, it has quite a few features that I want to use so I can give it a good thorough review.IMG_20150924_080755

It’s the limousine of running watches, so it may take me a little while, but I hope to have it finished very soon, so if you are looking to replace your running watch you may want to wait and read this review first.

Proverbs 15:28

The heart of the righteous studieth to answer:…

 

 

Chicken Sweet Potato Stew

Here is a good fall meal that’s easy to make and so good. My children said that they would prefer white potatoes in place of the sweet potatoes. But I love sweet potatoes so they will just have to eat them. I also like the fact that it has chicken instead of beef.

You will need:

1 ½ pound boneless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces

2 tablespoons oil

1 cup water

3 Tablespoons flour (I used Gluten free baking mix)

1 16 ounce can diced tomatoes

1 clove minced garlic

1 teaspoon sugar

1 Chicken bouillon cube

½ teaspoon dried thyme

½ teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

½ teaspoon salt

4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bit size pieces

1 onion chopped

1 green pepper chopped

1 10 ounce package frozen peas

About 4 cups kale

This will serve 6IMG_20150921_142932.

First cut up your chicken and cook in a large frying pan with the oil till done or browned. IMG_20150921_145559

Now put the chicken in your pan that you’ll be baking it in or your slow cooker, whichever you prefer. Leave any drippings in the pan. Put the water and flour into a shaker and shake till combined, then pour it into your pan along with the tomatoes, garlic, sugar, bouillon, thyme, salt and Italian seasoning. Cook and stir over medium heat until it is thickened.IMG_20150921_151218

Add the sweet potatoes, onion and green pepper with the chicken, and pour the sauce over and stir well.IMG_20150921_145552

IMG_20150921_151420Now you need to cover it with foil and bake in a 350 oven for an hour or in your slow cooker, check to see if your potatoes are soft if not cook for a half hour or so longer.IMG_20150921_172056

When they are done you need to stir in the peas (the peas should be thawed) and Kale and cover and cook for another half hour or less.IMG_20150921_172327IMG_20150921_172443

Know you put into a bowl or on a plate and enjoy.IMG_20150921_180821

Proverbs 6:8

Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

Friday Fit Tip- How to Find the Perfect Running Shoe For You.

There are so many different kinds and brands of running shoes, that you can be quite overwhelmed with finding the right pair. You should find out what type of runner you are. What terrain that you will be running on?  How many miles do you run? These can all change the shoe you will need. Shoes are very important, they can help keep you from injury and keep you running strong.

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To make it easier on you to find out the type of shoe you require, I suggest that you go to a running store. There is a difference between a sports store and a running store, a running store deals with “running” things and not everything else . They can help, often their employees are runners as well, and they can give lots of helpful advice. Take your current shoe with you, as looking at the wear on the shoe can help decide what shoes to look at and tryout. They also have treadmills in the store so you can run in the shoes and see if they are the perfect match. You can also use some sites online to help you figure out this daunting task.

These may be of some help to you.

www.roadrunnersports.com/choosing-shoes

www.acisamerica.com/shoe-finder

www.brooksrunning.com/en_us/ShoeFinder

I had a lot of trouble with my knees hurting and then my feet were starting to hurt as well. So we figured it was time for a new pair, I hate it when I learn things the hard way. I knew that I wanted to have more cushion. So I was thinking about trying the new Hokas . And guess what after using them for a while my knee pain disappeared, so I was very happy with my shoes and still am. We went to the Big Peach Running Co.store in Atlanta; they were very helpful and informative.

My Perfect Match.
My Perfect Match.

Your shoe should feel good at the beginning of you run and at the end of your run. If your feet hurt then you don’t have the right shoe or it is time to replace your shoes. Your shoes need to be replaced every 350 to 450 miles, and depending on your weight, type of shoe or how you run can change the amount of miles you can put on them. This could be a new pair every 3 months. And if you don’t keep track of the mileage you put on your shoes then I suggest that you do, this will help you not to have unnecessary pain. This can all so help you to be able to know about when you need new shoes, so you can start looking for sales. Running shoes can be costly but are a need, and the more miles you log the important they are. So it’s better to know about when you need them, so you can possibly save some money.

Remember that shoes vary in size from one brand to the next, so don’t just assume that if you wear an 8 that you’ll wear an 8 in each shoe you try. When we ordered my new hokas we ordered a 9 ½, because that’s the size of my current pair. Guess what they didn’t fit I needed a 10, go figure. So same shoe but newer model could possibly change the size you need. And make sure you wear the same type of socks you run in, when you try on your shoes. You’ll want a little room in the toes; because you don’t want to lose any toe nails do you?

I hope that this has helped someone, make running shoe shopping a little easier. I wish we would’ve known this sooner than we did. Have fun finding your next pair of shoes, as they will be a major part of your runs in the days to come.

Let me know if this was helpful to you. What tricks have you learned to find and save some money on running shoes?

Proverbs 4:26

Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.

 

 

1,000 Mile Challenge Conquered

Guess what I did last night?  I finished my 1,000 mile challenge; I’m surprised you all didn’t hear me scream for joy. I did a rocky dance when I reached the 1,000 mile, Ken snapped a picture but it was dark and didn’t turn out well.

I guess you could say I was glowing with excitement.
I guess you could say I was glowing with excitement.

Ken and I were a little worried that when we decided to do this 1,000 mile challenge we would be at the last month with a few hundred miles to go. Here we are still in September and I’m done and Ken is rapidly approaching his. It is amazing sometimes how much you can accomplish when you push yourself further than you have ever before. I have this really cool medal rack from Allied Medal that we won in a giveaway from 3W Races, that says it perfectly.IMG_20150922_140207

So never say you can’t say I will and then do it! Never stop, you may be surprised what you and your determination can accomplish. I know that I surprise myself a lot. You will make time to do the things you want to do so decide what it is you want and don’t listen to that voice that wants to discourage you, listen to that courageous and fearless person inside that knows you can, than Do It.

Mark 9:23

… if thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

Awesome Chicken Fajita Salad!

 

Chicken Fajita Salad

This recipe is one that my children always ask me to make. It’s simple to prepare and gluten free and perfect for the chillier days of fall, as it served hot. I think this may just become one of your favorites.IMG_20150719_100419

Ingredients:      Fajita seasoning use 2-3 Tablespoon of this per pound of meat, or you can buy Fajita seasoning package.

4 teaspoons Chili powder

1 teaspoon Cumin

2 teaspoons Paprika

¼ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

2 teaspoons Salt

1 teaspoon Onion powder

½ teaspoon Oregano

Mix all these ingredients and use what you want for this recipe and save the rest for the next time. If you keep this recipe you’ll never have to buy another package of Fajita seasoning again. And it won’t have any sugar, preservatives or MSG, and you can’t make it the way you like.

Ingredients:       You will need about 2 pounds of Chicken

1 24 oz. jar salsa

2 cans whole corn drained

2 cans black beans drained

And the salad of your choice, I put out more than one option, I like it with Kale.

You can also add green, red, yellow peppers, I do quite often.

First you need to make the Fajita seasoning or buy two packages of Fajita seasoning.

Now you need to slice up the chicken into strips or bite size pieces do them however you would like them. Cook them in some olive oil until they are cooked through, than add the Fajita seasoning and some water about ¼ cup or more if you think it needs more. And cook for a few more minutes and cover.IMG_20150719_105957IMG_20150719_114851

You need to also pour the salsa, corn and black beans into a pan and heat on your stove top on medium, stir often.IMG_20150719_104529IMG_20150719_113725

Now when the chicken and the salsa is done all you do is put the salad on your plate followed by the salsa mixture and finish with the chicken, and enjoy. You could also top with some cheddar cheese if you want. This should make about 6 or so serving, mine in the pictures were made to serve 12. Let me know what you think about this recipe. Have a good day!IMG_20150719_123913

Psalms 136:25, 26

Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.

O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.