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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 […]

Why I Love Long Run Sunday

Why I Love Long Run Sunday

Despite the way I sometimes ruminate anxiously over an impending long run long before it’s begun, I secretly wish every day could be long-run Sunday.  Each day of the running week brings something special to the table, but long-run Sunday is possibly my favorite. To begin with, […]

Restaurant Style Salsa

Restaurant Style Salsa

Summer’s coming fast, and if that doesn’t conjure visions of fresh salsa and Negro Modelo, then you need to do some soul-searching.  Where’s your head at?  Get in the game. I want to find myself this weekend (and every weekend for the next six months) […]

5 Ways to Beat the Excuse, “I Don’t Have Time to Exercise!”

5 Ways to Beat the Excuse, “I Don’t Have Time to Exercise!”

This isn’t a lecture.  I’m one of those people.  I’ve used that excuse on myself and to complain to friends, family and coworkers.  I’ve used it to justify my slow race times and the muscle tone (or lack thereof) in my arms.  And I never […]

Tropical Fruit Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts and Coconut

Tropical Fruit Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts and Coconut

I literally woke up this morning in the middle of a dream about tropical fruit salad.  It started with plantains (which did not make the cut in my real-life salad because they have no business there), but then it snowballed into mangoes and pineapples and […]

To Run with Friends, Or Not to Run with Friends? That is the Question.

To Run with Friends, Or Not to Run with Friends? That is the Question.

Running has given me the opportunity to meet and connect with people in meaningful and unexpected ways over the years.  To share a love of running and an ability to cover miles during your conversation, those are things that bring people together.  And I’m grateful […]