Who Am I?

I am an avid runner and have been running since I was 15 years old. I began running low to medium distances while on my high school track team, running the 800 meter and 1600 meter races (I was a sub 5 miler and a 2 minute 800 runner). In addition to the track team, I also joined the cross country team. After high school I still wanted to run and decided to start doing road races. I have probably ran a couple hundred 5k races (16.29 PR)along with many 10k's as well. In 2009 I decided to step up my game and try to tackle my first marathon. I will be honest; the only reason I did this was because my father ran a few and I wanted to show him that I could do what he did. I trained poorly for my first one and regret it. If you are going to run a race, train like you want to win. I still continue to run marathons and other distances as well, and every race is a chance for me to better myself.
I started this blog to hopefully communicate with other runners and to shed any knowledge I may have about the sport that can help other runners. I believe running is the best sport and can be a great stress reliever. I encourage all runners to spread the word of our sport and show people why running is so good and why the community of runners has such great people. You can follow me on twitter @byrne1324 or find me on facebook- Shaun Byrne

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Eating Healthy

     Let me start out by saying that I am not the healthiest eater.  I am trying to get better though. I have cut back to almost no fast food, and I am trying to eat a lot cleaner.  Tonight for dinner my wife and I made coconut shrimp and asparagus, and it was pretty damn good if I must say. We got the recipe from my wife's good friend's blog, Newlywed Kitchen and improvised so I thought I would share with all of you.  Now this is not the most healthy thing I could of made but it wasn't to bad and I love seafood so it made sense.


what you will need
about 25-30 shrimp medium to large
3 egg whites if you want to be really healthy or we just used 2 eggs
about 3 cups of coconut- more or less depending how much you want to cover the shrimp
baking soda
can of beer - you may want a few if you are like me.. one for the recipe and the rest to drink while you make
                     the meal.

preheat the oven to 450 degrees
first in a medium bowl mix the egg whites or eggs, a couple dashes of salt, a teaspoon of baking soda, 1/4 cup of flour and a 1/2 cup of beer.  This will be used as the batter, so you don't want it to be very watery, you may need to add more flour to get it to where you want it be.
next take your shrimp and dip in a bowl that just has flour in it.( we used about 3/4 cup of flour in this bowl )
after you take it out of the flour dip the shrimp in your batter.
then into a bowl filled with coconut, make sure the shrimp is covered evenly with the coconut and then set on  a cooking sheet that has been sprayed with a non sticking spray.
throw in oven and bake for about 10 minutes, flipping shrimp over at 5 minutes.
once the coconut has a nice golden brown color remove from oven and serve.

We had ours with asparagus and it was the perfect meal.... not super healthy, but not bad for you at all.


Sorry I do not have a picture for you, I am not one of those people that takes pictures of their food and posts it online..  I do need to start doing that though just so I can share with everyone on my blog.

Got any good seafood recipes for me? I want to hear them


  1. I myself like grilled pink snapper or boiled bearded clams...

  2. OMG, I LOVE coconut shrimp! It's SO good! My hubby is allergic to coconut, can you imagine?

    Um, you're a blogger now, you HAVE to take pictures of your food, and post it online. It's like, proper blogging technique, LOL!

  3. Man do I feel bad your husband, he doesn't know what he is missing. And I know I need to start taking pics of basically everything just incase I want to share on my blog