New Race! Zucchini Noodles!

I am beginning to understand what motivates me in exercise (that is no small thing!).  The past week I was feeling lazy and I was on a short break from my regular exercise regime and then it was time to start again.  But I had no motivation,  I really needed something to push me forward and kick me into gear.  So,  I signed up for another 1/2 marathon.  This one is only 9 weeks away!  It is the Whistlestop 1/2 marathon in Ashland, WI. 

I have been meaning to try this one out for a couple of years now, I have heard it is really great.  I also have heard it is joint friendly since it is not on real pavement, rather a hard packed gravel.  Now my lovely husband has been charged with creating my training schedule to fit in weight training, running  and a new kindergarten schedule! 

When it comes to goals some people are motivated to fit into certain clothing size or vacation on the beach or something.  I require the threat of physical pain.  For example, the threat of running a race, not well trained, and suffering through sounds awful to me.  Pride plays a part too!  I am also very frugal so if I am signed up and paid,  I am doing it!! 

So anybody else out there doing the Whistlestop 1/2 or full?  Have you done it before?  Tell me about it!  

Time to start eating like I am in training too!  I have had one too many barbeques this summer!
Here is a lovely summer dish that will have you smiling at its simplicity and surprising variety of uses!

Zucchini Noodles
Zucchini (the small ones are better)
I don’t know why it took me so long to try this!!!
Sauce- spaghetti, salad dressing, salsa and beans you name it anything goes!!
 All you do is use your vegetable peeler or if you are really fancy a spiralizer (cool tool that makes veg into long noodle shapes)
Load it on the plate and top with your sauce of choice!
add the rest of the zucchini that you can’t peel into the spaghetti sauce and blend it up.
Honestly my family loved this soooooo much.  I did too!  I have had zucchini noodles 3 days in a row now and I may have to buy some more zucchini, I am addicted to this!!!
I ate it with spaghetti sauce blended with some black beans, my leftover pesto and the rest of the zucchini blended in.
The next day I ate it with cold spaghetti sauce, and the next day with a lovely cilantro dressing (recipe coming up) and sunflower seeds mmmmmmm!


  • bat act

    sooo… is the sauce warm or do you warm the zuchini or is it all cold?

  • Jodie Cope, Licensed Acupuncturist and Health Coach

    We had it warm the first night. The next day I made more noodles and ate it cold. And then again the next day cold with a lovely cilantro dressing. Yumm!