Shannon & Pam, after months of training, officially became ultrarunners with finishing Way Too Cool 2010 (3/13/10). They continue to run the long distances as they continue to challenge themselves physically & mentally. This is where they post those triumphs and also their tribulations.

November 24, 2009

11-24-09 Day 16 Shannon

So my first day wheat-free went by smoothly. Picked up a cook book title "The Gluten-Free Vegan" and made the Spicy Quinoa Pilaf - it was really good. Although, in the future, it'll get lots more veggies than the little bit of zucchini it called for. The great thing is, it made enough for me to have lunch, dinner, and lunch again - woo hoo. I need meals that will last several days as I don't like to be in the kitchen! Although I can cook, and I can cook well, I don't like it!! There are other things I'd rather be doing with my time.

Anyways, made it to the gym this morning, did my 2 miles on the treadmill, felt really good!! Then 1 hour yoga - felt even better. Getting up is getting easier, although, I still hit the snooze button a few more times than I should have this morning, but I still got in what I need to get in today.

Tomorrow is another 2 miles and weight training.



  1. Good job Shannon!!! The Spicy Quinoa Pilaf sounds delicious :-)

  2. Great job Shannon! You are doing well and it sounds like you are really getting into this training! I'm so glad :) You need to post that Quinoa the same as couscous?? I am very ignorant when it comes to cooking :(

  3. Quinoa and couscous are similar in appearance, but quinoa is a grain and loaded with protein, where couscous is a pasta. Quinoa cooks like rice.

    I will send you the recipe!