Betty Designs

Creamy Vegan Cauliflower and Parsnip Soup and Friday Swimming

My first thought after I opened a few emails in the wee dark hours of this morning was “What the H&%$ is “Pre Black Friday?” Geez, I thought that the Christmas decorations in stores at the beginning of October were bad enough…..

Anyhoo, I got out of bed and headed […]

By |November 17th, 2017|Eat your Veggies, Soups and Stews|0 Comments

The Easiest, No-Bake Rich Dark Chocolate Tart and My So-Called Off Season

It’s been a little over three weeks since I raced in Hawaii. Even though the race was a disappointment and I chose to not run and took the DNF’ed instead, the trip there was absolutely amazing. Kona is a unique experience and practically the only race I’ve ever done […]

By |November 7th, 2017|Dessert, Uncategorized, Vegan|0 Comments

Oceanside 70.3 Race Report and the Ironman.com Athlete Tracker

Dear Ironman Dot Com,

If you are going to have a rolling start (or even if you are not), at least have better technology with real time splits and placement changes.  I get that the timing company is based in Canada, and that the eventual race winner, phenom Lionel Sanders, […]

By |April 2nd, 2017|Race Reports|0 Comments

Fun Foodie Finds Week of February 22nd

It’s finally time for another #FunFoodieFinds post. Sheesh, it’s been awhile…..

Paleo Coconut Flakes Words can’t even describe how delicious this cereal is. These wonderful crunchies are made from 100% coconut.   They’re Crispy! They’re Flaky!  They’re Fantastic! And they are paleo. Forget the protein shake and all of that post […]

By |February 23rd, 2016|Fun Food Finds|0 Comments

Vegetarian Pho, Triathlon Training and What the Doctor Ordered

It’s so fun to say “tri-ath-a-lon-ing” and it’s even more fun to do it.  Last November, I finally kicked Achilles issues to the curb; trained for a few weeks; ended up with some debilitating foot problem; troubleshot said problem and finally got it somewhat under control (read NO GOUT). […]

By |February 21st, 2016|Fall, Injury, Soups and Stews, Vegetarian|0 Comments

5K Turkey Trot in Mexico, EHDs and Tequila Fun

Late October, I fired off a tearful email to Coach Kurt which went something along the lines of “I don’t see this Achilles thing coming around, so let’s plan on me becoming an UBER Aqua-bike racer for 2016—my running is over sniff sniff waaaaaaa”.   As most of you […]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Race Reports, Triathlon Training|2 Comments

#MBW by the numbers and Maca-Brazil Nut Energy Bites

#MBW (monster bike week)

400 Miles logged over seven days. For some of my uber biker friends, I know that is not super impressive; but I was certainly proud. Previous to this past week, the longest I had ever ridden in 7 days was 253 miles. Yay me!

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50 Shades of Oceanside 70.3

My “favorite” blog posts start with “I’m sorry that I haven’t written a blog for awhile…” #sarcasm. Do I really think that people are out there WAITING patiently for my next post? I think not….so no apology for the hiatus.

Anyhoo, Oceanside 70.3 came and went yesterday. Unfortunately for me, […]

By |March 29th, 2015|News, Race Reports|4 Comments

Training Perspective and Bourbon-Spiked Sweet Potato Pie

The holidays are an interesting time of year as their timing falls in line with the subtle pressure of training for early season races.  While I have a pretty well-laid out training plan for the month of December, I am also smart enough have been in this sport long […]

By |December 13th, 2014|Dessert, Food Info, Seasonal, Vegan|0 Comments

Holiday Kale Salad and Groovy Training

Another early morning.  I love this time of day. The time before day break.  I have one-sided conversations with the dog (who at best cocks his head quizzically at me but most often casts me a baleful look). I’m roasting a bunch of vegetables for the week.  More often […]

By |November 23rd, 2014|Food Info, Seasonal, Triathlon Training, Vegan|0 Comments