Running, Food, & Meditation - (not necessarily in that order)

Let's Run! Let's Eat!!

Let's Run! Let's Eat!!

Of course, we'll do it mindfully.

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Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies

It’s about that time of year again when I throw caution to the wind and forget all my resolutions to eat and be healthy and refocus my attention on cookies instead.  It’s the time when I indulge in nostalgia and buy extra sugar, flour, and […]

Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Cookies

The holiday season has officially begun, and even though we likely all overate this week5, today is nevertheless a day when I feel like celebrating by breaking a few rules.  I try pretty  hard all year, but no matter what I tell myself, I know […]

Ina Garten’s “16 Bean” Pasta e Fagioli

Ina Garten’s “16 Bean” Pasta e Fagioli

When pasta and soup come together, I’m really very much in heaven.  And Ohio, I know I say a lot of stuff about your winters, but you know I’m just messing with you, right?  I didn’t mean it.  Without Ohio winters, I wouldn’t get so […]

Pomegranate Pineapple Sparkling Water

Pomegranate Pineapple Sparkling Water

The minute the weather gets nice in Ohio, I start to feel like summer is here, and just as quickly I start to worry that it’s passing me by.  I just love summer so much, that I sometimes forget to appreciate it because I’m busy […]

Let’s Talk about Track Etiquette

Let’s Talk about Track Etiquette

This morning’s workout was a little tempo run at the local high school track.  It was one of those perfect mornings – already hot enough that my muscles were warmed up before I started, but just this side of too hot. (And too-hot is definitely […]

Garlic Hummus with Roasted Jalapeños

Garlic Hummus with Roasted Jalapeños

I’ve been a little bit obsessed with anything spicy lately, maybe because summer’s here.  It feels appropriate.  Roasted jalapeño garlic hummus is pretty much the perfect solution.  I’ve been consuming it at a truly irresponsible rate ever since I came up with it, and now every […]

Everyone Gets a Trophy

Everyone Gets a Trophy

Today, in the “Everyone Gets a Trophy” society that is often condescendingly critiqued, I get nervous about falling victim to the entitlement mentality.  “Doesn’t this teach kids that they don’t have to try that hard?” we say.  “This is why young people these days don’t […]

Races: Traverse City Bayshore Half Marathon

Races: Traverse City Bayshore Half Marathon

  It’s Monday afternoon, Memorial Day, and although I’ve just now begun to move on to those tedious and slightly depressing “end of the weekend” chores… (you know – laundry, groceries, making a decision about whether to vacuum or try to keep “not seeing” the […]

What’s Your Sub-2:00?

What’s Your Sub-2:00?

In the middle of my night Friday night, or early in the morning on Saturday as the case would be for the runners in Italy, some terribly talented runners took off on a quest to break the world record for the marathon AND the 2 […]

Derby Day Bourbon Chocolate Walnut Bars

Derby Day Bourbon Chocolate Walnut Bars

Derby Day’s a-coming!  Ok, let’s review why I would care about that.  I don’t have a horse.  I don’t ride horses.  I don’t attend horse races.  I don’t live in Kentucky.  There are associated foods that I like.  Oh yes, that’s the one.  It’s because […]


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Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies

It’s about that time of year again when I throw caution to the wind and forget all my resolutions to eat and be healthy and refocus my attention on cookies instead.  It’s the time when I indulge in nostalgia and buy extra sugar, flour, and […]

Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Cookies

The holiday season has officially begun, and even though we likely all overate this week5, today is nevertheless a day when I feel like celebrating by breaking a few rules.  I try pretty  hard all year, but no matter what I tell myself, I know […]

Ina Garten’s “16 Bean” Pasta e Fagioli

Ina Garten’s “16 Bean” Pasta e Fagioli

When pasta and soup come together, I’m really very much in heaven.  And Ohio, I know I say a lot of stuff about your winters, but you know I’m just messing with you, right?  I didn’t mean it.  Without Ohio winters, I wouldn’t get so […]

Pomegranate Pineapple Sparkling Water

Pomegranate Pineapple Sparkling Water

The minute the weather gets nice in Ohio, I start to feel like summer is here, and just as quickly I start to worry that it’s passing me by.  I just love summer so much, that I sometimes forget to appreciate it because I’m busy […]

Let’s Talk about Track Etiquette

Let’s Talk about Track Etiquette

This morning’s workout was a little tempo run at the local high school track.  It was one of those perfect mornings – already hot enough that my muscles were warmed up before I started, but just this side of too hot. (And too-hot is definitely […]