• Reviews,  Running

    My favorite running gear

    Confession time. I love running gear, and have quite the collection from my former days of running half marathons. I have a VIP membership to Roadrunnersports, and I use it. (Where are my new shoes, RRS?) I decided that this time around I would try to keep the purchases to a minimum, and so far, so good. But, I do have items that I use all the time, and I think they would be good for beginners, or veteran runners. So, in no particular order…. My Sparkleskirt I have been a fan of Sparkleskirts for years. I currently own at least five skirts and a pair of Sparklebottoms that are the shorts…

  • Reviews

    The deodorant that changed my life

    I know this is not about an adventure, and deodorant is usually pretty boring. I recently found this product and thought I would share because it really has changed my life. The Problem I have really sensitive underarms. They cause me all kinds of grief. Several years ago this manifested as a string of infections. In response, I tried a couple of natural deodorants, but they just didn’t work for me. I have, until recently, been able to cope by shaving less and not wearing deodorant/antiperspirant on the weekends. About a month ago the underarm sensitivity flared up again. This time in the form of a painful, itchy rash. I…

  • Food and Cooking,  Reviews

    Adventures with Purple Carrot and Vegan Cooking

    I took a couple of years off from teaching so this was my first summer off in a while. Combine that with exploring the gustatory offerings of our new city and you get a recipe for weight gain. Going back to school requires us to plan our meals better since our downtime is limited. To get a jump start on eating better, I signed up for Purple Carrot for a couple of weeks. Why Purple Carrot? I have had a love-hate relationship with meat for my entire life. As a kid, I didn’t really enjoy it. In fact, I don’t think I really enjoyed eating until my 20s. The past…

  • Food and Cooking,  Reviews

    My must have kitchen tool

    Mr. LoveLiveAdventure and I sometimes have very conflicting ideas about what we need in our house. I admit I tend to stockpile cookbooks, food magazines, antiques, and stacks of things I will take care of “later”. He however is a sucker for “as seen on tv” and all manner of kitchen counter-space-taker-uppers-with-only-one-use items. Bonus points if they light up in some fashion. I have a love/hate relationship with specialized cooking gadgets. My rice cooker is a must have because I cannot master the art of cooking rice, but I view things like the banana slicer with scorn. I’m not having that in my kitchen, but Mr.LLA would gladly have a…