I just entered the sixth week of my personal #500milesin2017 challenge. While I have always loved to run, I have definitely learned a lot more about myself upping my miles to meet the 9.6 miles a week goal: Your mind is your own worst enemy. I loathe the first mile and a half of any run. I don’t … More Week Six – What I Have Learned Along the Way
View this post on Instagram Finished out my fourth week's #500milesin2017 challenge 0.4 miles over my goal. If the weather cooperates, I plan on less runs, but more miles next week so I can put a bit more emphasis on my strength training. #running #weightlifting #coldweatherrunning #healthy #stressintostrength #getsome A post shared by Cari Hoover … More Still Going Strong
I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions. What does throwing out the old calendar and hanging up the new have anything to do with me accomplishing something in life? I have been known to start a new “diet”, workout schedule, or topic to learn on any random day of the week, or month of the year. Except this … More #500milesin2017
I normally can’t stand clutter, especially on my kitchen countertops . Today? I make an exception. You see, in my dehydrator are delicious marinated salt and vinegar zucchini chips, having the moisture delicately removed to perfect crunch status. It’s that time of year, people – I will have more zucchinis pulled out of my garden … More Clutter, Authorized
My body is a machine, which runs on premium. Apparently, my steady intake of Wild Turkey, cheap White Sangria, pizza and movie theater popcorn (with extra butter, of course) this Fourth of July weekend was not a premium type of fuel. I found that out this afternoon while attempting to get back into my fitness … More More Lemon Water, Less Wild Turkey
The hangover from my Mulled-Wine-Cheese-Ball-Bad-Birthday binge was no joke. I guess in my drunken stupor, I took my eldest daughter’s advice from earlier in the night and drew a bath in my garden tub, complete with Epsom Salts to “relax”. Here’s a nice equation for you: Too much wine + cheese balls + magnesium from … More Conquering the Mulled Cheese Ball with MY Perfect Hangover Cure
I am checking out for this Memorial Day weekend for some much needed R&R with the family. Don’t worry, I will have some delicious camping recipes and I’m certain, some funny family stories to share on my return back to blogland. But first, I wanted to give a kombucha update – It failed. Five days … More Kombucha Party Foul
My little experiment has begun! Researching kombucha recipes online, I found that the suggested ratio is eight tea bags to one gallon of water, with one cup of sugar dissolved in. Of course, I can never leave well enough alone and had to tweak the recipe; in order to mask some of the vinegary taste, I prepped my kombucha last … More Let’s Get This Kombucha Started!
I am flipping ecstatic right now! Guess what showed up in the mail today? Huh?! Huh?! No guesses?! My SCOBY! What in the hell is a SCOBY, you ask? SCOBY stands for Symbiotic Colony Of Bacteria and Yeast, and can also be known as a “mother” or “mushroom”. Don’t be confused; this is no fungi, but a … More It Has Arrived!
I guess I should first explain what a “bean” is, so you thoroughly understand what a “bean-ache” is. Between my husband’s prior service in the Marine Corps and my mama’s Creole heritage, our family has a language all of our own. Ink sticks, are pens. Calling one of the kids “booby” or “little willy” is … More Bean-ache Begone!