[Recipe]: Feta & Veggie Frittatas


Originally posted on hello.iamphat:

Hello Luv-lies,

Just a quick post this afternoon.  I posted this picture, on my Facebook Page,  of a very easy and super delicious,  Feta & Veggie Frittata breakfast. After a super intense work out this morning, I couldn’t wait to dig into this!

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 One of (the many) reasons that I luv! luv! luv! Frittatas is that you can kinda dump all kinds of veggies right into the egg white base.  I luv to mix in tons of veggies!  I try to include veggies that have vibrant colors (like peppers, spinach, scallions).  The colors add a little ‘eye-candy’ kind of appeal to the look.  And the extra nutrition isn’t all that bad either.   I also play around with different herbs and spices (I’m veeeerry light-handed on the salt, though).  The aromatic scent of the combo of fresh veggies, cheese & spices in mouth watering!   This meal is one of my many ‘go to’ meals that…

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AM I READY FOR WINTER WEATHER RUNNING?!


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Are you ready to run in the Winter?

Originally posted on F1t2BaMom Blog:

While many began their Thanksgiving morning with cooking, laughter or a late morning sleep in, this chick was up at 6am, putting in miles, 3.32 miles to be exact in 28 degree temps. Yes, you read that correctly…28 degree temps…Bbbrrr…and that does not include the wind chill;-). As with any run that I do, I always ask myself that reassuring questioning…am I prepared to do this? Well, I sure hoped that that I was because in less than 5 minutes, I was headed out the door to meet one of my BGR sisters and I couldn’t back out now.

Preparing the cold run, began the evening before where I pulled out everything I’d thought I need including earmuffs, 3 pairs gloves, base layer pants, sweatshirt, compression pants and more. What I ended up wearing was 2 pairs of gloves, 2 pairs of socks, Under Armour 4.0 Base Layer Women’s Pants…

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FFFC Women Who Ride Series – Aixa Flanders


Aixa is on the far right.

Aixa is on the far right.

FFFC:  Please introduce yourself to our readers.

AF:  Howdy y’all! I’m Aixa (pronounced Ah-eek-sah). My name is a head nod to my Panamanian roots. Very happy to share with you at the Femme Fatale Fit Club.

FFFC:  How and why did you get started riding?

AF:  I started cycling last year to prepare for my first triathlon, Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon. I enjoyed riding my bike as a kid, but hadn’t been on a bike since I was a teenager. I loved it then and thought I’d love it again. I was happy to learn that I enjoy it just as much, and have a greater appreciation for it now.

FFFC:  Which type of bike(s) do you prefer to ride?

AF:  I have a hybrid bike now, commonly referred to as a “fitness bike”, which I’ve used for sprint and Olympic distance triathlon. It’s been great from a beginner triathlete stand point. Now that I’m looking to do longer rides in triathlon, I’m planning to upgrade to a road bike, which I think is better for longer rides since they weigh less, and provide an aerodynamic position for better efficiency and less “drag”.

FFFC:  What do you like most about riding?

AF:  When I ride, I feel FREE! And having another tool in my fitness regime is a great plus. I can ride for fun and leisure with friends, or do a solo workout as part of triathlon training. So many ways to mix it up.

FFFC:  What is the furthest distance or longest time you have ridden?

AF:  My longest training rides have averaged 30 miles on hilly, rolling terrain. My longest ride in triathlon was 26 miles.

FFFC:  Do you belong to a riding group?  Shout’em out right here.

AF:  I’ve had the most FUN ! on my training rides with my fellow triathletes in the LiveNow TriNow group. I learn better technique, training methods, measure my  progress against benchmarks set by more experienced riders, get pushed, encouraged and get to pass it forward. And I mentioned it’s fun, right? I gotta have fun! :-)

FFFC:  What do you do to stay in riding shape (exercise, nutrition, etc.)?

AF:  The nutrition equation is something I’m still trying to figure out. I know eating clean is a boon to my training. Timing nutrition on my rides with gel, hydration, and just overall for better health and fitness is an ongoing process. I achieve on some days and others days I stumble. Overall, I work out at LiveNow Fitness boot camp to become stronger, achieve better conditioning and help build endurance for all three sports in triathlon: swim, bike and run. It’s my fitness solution as well as following a triathlon training plan that allows me to build, recover and peak according  to my race calendar. Fitness, Nutrition, Training, Rest and Recovery: the four pillars of triathlon. I strive to achieve at all four of these, so that I can become a better cyclist, triathlete, and just attain a higher level of health, fitness and happiness. :-)

This was a training ride this summer with LiveNow TriNow in preparation for Iron Girl Columbia and Iron Girl Rocky Gap triathlons.

me approaching the dismount line (where after I go into transition area 2, T2, rack my bike and begin the run leg) at the Nations Triathlon in D.C. in September. An Olympic distance triathlon with a 26 mile bike ride.

FFFC:  What was the biggest challenge when you started riding or still is even now?

AF:  While riding has been liberating and fun, where I live in Howard County, MD, Columbia, the triathlon courses we train on are hilly and rolling terrain. Just trying to get up those hills without having to get off my bike on my first few rides… whew! That was the first challenge. Even if I’m strong, I know that that is only part of the equation. Bike handling skills, learning when to shift gears, hill climbing, cadence, and more … All of these things require improvement and just learning how to ride smart as opposed to just grinding it out is an ongoing challenge. I look forward to it though! It’s the kind of hard workout I enjoy.

FFFC:  Do you have any upcoming races or rides planned?  Share the event details here.

AF:  I have my eye on at least one more triathlon before the season is over. A sprint distance of 16 miles on hilly terrain. But I’m also trying to accomplish my goal of a first marathon, so I’d have to sneak it in. We shall see.

FFFC:  Who helped you as you learned the ropes of riding?

AF:  One of the great things about belonging to the fitness  family at LiveNow Fitness is that we take our fitness outside, we utilize our bodies and our fitness to energize our work, do sports, test our physical and mental endurance, so I’ve been fortunate to find role models who are achieving in running, cycling, triathlon. LiveNow TriNow, the multisport group on Facebook, is an outgrowth of that. I can always find great training partners who I can learn from and do all this stuff with. It’s so good!

FFFC:  Any advice for someone interested in starting to ride?

AF:  To get started, visit your local bike shop to discuss your goals. How often you think you’ll ride, under what conditions, for leisure or for sport, stuff like that.  Talk to riders about their bikes and preferences to help you in your research. You can also borrow a bike from a friend, get fitted at a bike shop for proper seat height, position, etc. and after you’ve ridden for a while, you can decide what kind of investment you’d like to make on a bike purchase. The best advice I was given: Determine your budget and stick to it. There will always be a “better” bike. Get the bike that you can afford. You can always upgrade as you gain experience, develop preferences, for better enjoyment.

FFFC:  Who are some of your riding idols (Male or female we don’t discriminate)?

AF:  I named my bike “Ernestine” after local fitness inspiration, Ernestine Shepherd. My bike frame is silver, and it reminds  me of the long silver braid Mrs. Shepherd wears when she’s working out and running. I feel kinda empowered every time I get clipped in and take myself places, climb a hill under my own power. And it is a difference perspective than being in a car a lot of the time. Riding has reconnected me to my youth. When I ride, I’m still that 12 year old girl on my pink bike with the flower basket and my pigtails blowing in the breeze! It’s been a revelation. I’m so full of JOY!

The women I look up to are the women who are older than me, who I see gettin’ it on their bikes. I’ve seen it a lot as a participant or spectator at duathlon and triathlon events. Some of these women are cancer survivors, or just survivors period, who smash expectations, limitations and societal norms. They just don’t buy into any of it. They continue to explore the possibilities and EVOLVE. It’s through them I know THE BEST IS YET TO COME. ;-)

This was a training ride this summer with LiveNow TriNow in preparation for Iron Girl Columbia and Iron Girl Rocky Gap triathlons.

This was a training ride this summer with LiveNow TriNow in preparation for Iron Girl Columbia and Iron Girl Rocky Gap triathlons.

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FFFC Women Who Ride Series – Nicole Dunn


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FFFC:  Please introduce yourself to our readers.

ND:  My name is Nicole Hairston. I am a 40-year-old schoolteacher.

FFFC:  How and why did you get started riding?

ND:  My friend Beth Miller (my riding buddy) got me into riding.  I used to take kickboxing classes with Beth but her doctor told her she was no longer able to take kickboxing due to knee issues.  She was only cleared to do yoga and biking.  So there you have it, we traded kickboxing for bikes.

FFFC:  Which type of bike(s) do you prefer to ride?

ND:  I don’t have a preference at this time for a certain type of bike.  I’m just starting out so right now I ride a Next Power Climber. Nothing fancy, a simple mountain bike.

FFFC:  What do you like most about riding?

ND:  For me the best thing about riding is the escape.  Teaching is so crazy now that I need an escape.  When I ride I don’t have to worry about anything.  I just take in the scenery and relax.

FFFC:  What is the furthest distance or longest time you have ridden?

ND:  The furthest distance I ever rode was 14 miles.  I wanted to keep going but it was getting late!

FFFC:  Do you belong to a riding group?  Shout’em out right here.

ND:  I don’t belong to a riding group.  I prefer to do my own thing.  I’m not a lock into exercise time kind of gal.  When the moment hits I jump up and go.

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FFFC:  What do you do to stay in riding shape (exercise, nutrition, etc.)?

ND:  In order to stay in shape I exercise 5 to 6 times a week. I will do a mixture of cardio and strength training. I especially love Jeanette Jenkins DVDs.  I also incorporate roller-skating into my routine.  I love skating.  I attend an adult skate night as often as I can. I also juice.  My favorite is a beginning green juice.  After I ride I come home and drink that and all is right with the world.

FFFC:  What was the biggest challenge when you started riding or still is even now?

ND:  My biggest challenge for riding is time.  Riding takes a lot longer than an hour exercise class.  You have to pack up, drive to the location, ride for an hour or so, pack back up, and drive back home.  It takes a little longer than going to the gym (which is in my workout room!)

FFFC:  Do you have any upcoming races or rides planned?  Share the event details here.

ND:  I don’t have any upcoming races.  I don’t ride for racing.  I ride for personal pleasure and fitness. I try to ride every Sunday after church.

FFFC:  Who helped you as you learned the ropes of riding?

ND:  If I had to pick out a person who helped me learn the ropes of riding, I would have to say my dad.  He taught me to ride a bike way back when I won my first bike in the kindergarten candy sale back in 1970……..something!  But the saying is true; you never forget how to ride a bike.

FFFC:  Any advice for someone interested in starting to ride?

ND:  Anyone can ride a bike.  Don’t be afraid, it is a lot easier than you think.  Just buy an extra padded seat!!!

FFFC:  What has been your biggest accomplishment to date?

ND:  My biggest accomplishment today is sticking to it with my crazy schedule.  I often tell myself I must work out today.  If I don’t I would not have done anything for myself today and that’s not fair to me.

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FFFC Women Who Ride Series – Cassandra Osborne


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FFFC:  Please introduce yourself to our readers.

CO:  Hello Femme Fitale Fit Club readers my name is Cassandra Osborne.

FFFC:  How and why did you get started riding?

CO:  I started riding because I needed to exercise and it also became a way to
learn the city of Woodbridge, VA when I moved here in 2010.

FFFC:  Which type of bike(s) do you prefer to ride?

CO:  I prefer to ride mountain bikes.

FFFC:  What do you like most about riding?

CO:  I like getting out and seeing nature and breathing the fresh air.

FFFC:  What is the furthest distance or longest time you have ridden?

CO:  The furthest distance I’ve ridden is 22 miles and the longest time is 2.5 hours.

FFFC:  Do you belong to a riding group?  Shout’em out right here.

CO:  I don’t belong to a riding group but would like to join one.

FFFC:  What do you do to stay in riding shape (exercise, nutrition, etc.)?

CO:  I work out six days a week and eat clean meals and this is how I stay in riding shape.

FFFC:  What was the biggest challenge when you started riding or still is even now?

CO:  My biggest challenge when I first started riding was climbing hills while still riding, but now that is no longer a challenge for me.

FFFC:  Do you have any upcoming races or rides planned?  Share the event details here.

CO:  I don’t have any planned races at this time but will ride on Saturdays when weather permits.

FFFC:  Who helped you as you learned the ropes of riding?

CO:  After I decided to join a gym my personal trainer helped me learn how to ride better.

FFFC:  Any advice for someone interested in starting to ride?

CO:  My advice to new riders is to have a good pair of shoes, a reflective vest, and a helmet and begin riding on trails before moving to street riding.

FFFC:  What has been your biggest accomplishment to date?

CO:  My biggest accomplishment to date is riding 22 miles in one setting.

FFFC:  Who are some of your riding idols (Male or female we don’t discriminate)?

CO:  Lance Armstrong is my male riding idol and Monica Lowe-Lingeri who is a cycling instructor at my gym and she also rides outdoors.

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