Author Archives: Kelsie Lou

About Kelsie Lou

Therapeutic Foster Parent, Teacher, and Runner who believes that life is what you make it. Envision, Empower, and Educate.

Kentucky Derby – The Fitness Way

My History with the Kentucky Derby Festival Full & Mini Marathons The 2019 Kentucky Derby Festival Mini Marathon was my fifth time on this course. Since 2013, I have completed four half marathons, and Boston Qualified on the full. During … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Imane

Imane is one of my former Smootents (Ms. Smoot + Students) from Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center.  Her family moved from Chad to Louisville, KY in 2007. We met shortly after when Imane was scheduled to my Reading class. … Continue reading

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Spring Break: By Land, By Sea, By Air

Beach Cruisin’ I took my Mom to get a beach cruiser bike. This will give her another fitness option in addition to walking and swimming. My Mom has a few more weeks before she can ride due to another back … Continue reading

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Calzones Made Better @Home

Recently, a calzone that was undercooked with a struggling portion size was served to me from national pizza chain. The food was so bad that the manager gave me $30 worth of gift certificates that I gave away. I can’t … Continue reading

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French Crêpes Recipe

Banana and chocolate with roasted almonds/ Strawberry and chocolate Ingredients: 2 ½ cups milk 2 cups of Flour 3 eggs 4 Tbsp melted butter 4 Tbsp of Rum 3 Tbsp of sugar 2 Tbsp oil Pinch of salt Sliced almonds … Continue reading

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Doing the Most French Toast

1. Cut French bread into 1″ slices. 2. Soak in milk, egg, vanilla extract and brown sugar. 3. Brown toast in pan with butter until golden brown. 4. Make your own syrup with strawberries using butter and sugar. 5. Garnish … Continue reading

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Maffé Chicken & Vegetable Dish

This delicious meal was prepared for me.  It was so good that I had to share the recipe. Serves 4-6 people Ingredients: 1 and ½ lbs Chicken Thighs (or one whole chicken) 3 Carrots 3 Turnips 3 Parsnips 3 Sweet … Continue reading

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The Louisville Loop

Happy New Year Everyone! It has been a while since my last post.  I type this with soreness in my right hand from a fractured little finger that happened a few weeks ago.  I was finishing a 5-mile run to … Continue reading

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More Altitude, Less Attitude

When most people refer to Gatlinburg, TN they are talking about Sevier County which includes Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley and Sevierville.  There are so many activities to do year around.  This first thing for a relaxing getaway is picking … Continue reading

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New Season, who ‘dis?

Fall Break from school called for a quick trip to Florida to visit my parents. The timing was perfect due to a crisis situation regarding my work as a therapeutic foster parent. Sleep has been difficult, and working out has … Continue reading

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