The Crockpot WINS -WIAW

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You have asked for it and I have been searching!  A healthier and YUMMY crock pot recipe.  I wish I could claim it as my own, but alas I found it on another blog :)

B has been CRAVING BBQ, no we did not eat any while we were down South.  How was that possible?  Anyway, I found a DELISH recipe on Courtney’s blog.

BBQ Pulled Chicken


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 can of Campbell’s French Onion Soup (10 1/2 oz).
  • 1 cup of ketchup
  • 1/4 cup of cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp of packed brown sugar
  • 1 bottle of smokey bbq sauce (no measurement, just covered until it was coated)
Mix soup, ketchup, cider vinegar and brown sugar.  Pour over chicken.  Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours, or high 4-5 hours, or until done.  Remove chicken from slow cooker.  Cool slightly, then shred using 2 forks.  Return chicken to slow cooker and add bbq sauce.  Mix and reheat through, about 5-10 minutes.
Let me be honest and say that MOST crock pot recipes are not my favorite.  This was so good, that I am making sandwiches with it today for lunch.  It is EASY, so dust off that crock pot!
Courtney added roasted veggies and I couldn’t argue.  That sounded wonderful.  So, I made my own veggie mix for the side:
Red peppers, zucchini, squash and parsely.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Pour on a bit of olive oil.  Roast at 375 for 25 minutes–YUM!
Dinner is Served!
Now for the Fitness Plan.  When in the world am I going to fit in my running?  Half Marathon is in November.  Hopefully some of these classes will count for my short runs and Saturdays will be my long (er) runs.  I hope to do 7-8 miles this Saturday.

Questions of the Day:

If you are training for a long race, how many times a week do you run?

Do you alternate with other activities?  If so, what are they?


  1. I seem to always be training for a race these days. I run 4 or 5 days, cross train with elliptical or a class 1 or 2 days and rest one day. I usually do one long run and the others are 3-7mi. This recipe looks yummy!

  2. I’m training for Reach the Beach right now, and aiming for 20-25 miles per week + 2-3 days of cross/strength training per week as well. Mostly short runs, and one longer run on Sunday Runday!

  3. I love when people post their fitness/training plans. It always gives me inspiration to change up my own. Wishing you the best!

  4. That food looked great and very summery!

    So I’m a running coach and I would definitely recommend that you drop a class or two/week throughout the half training and insert running instead. This will get you to the start line much more comfortably and make the race more enjoyable. Good luck!

    • I so wish I could drop a class, but it’s my job. Curious if you think I can still run the half or if I need to add in running on top of my classes?

  5. I have chicken in the crock pot today! ;)

  6. Looks like you’ll be shaking what your momma gave ya this week! ;)

    And that recipe sounds soooo good. I have to try it! Courtney always makes such fabulous things.

  7. i adore zucchini and summer squash simply roasted with a big handful of fresh parsley. so perfect!

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