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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 […]

Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad with Hot Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad with Hot Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Occasionally it dawns on me that I haven’t eaten anything green in way too long, and I feel an urge to overcompensate.  I think this is a familiar feeling for most people.  My husband’s reaction is to open up the container of raw spinach and […]

Race Review: Lexington’s Run the Bluegrass Half Marathon 2017

Race Review: Lexington’s Run the Bluegrass Half Marathon 2017

Once again after a destination race weekend, I’m feeling inspired and excited to be a runner, and I’m itching to share my experience from Lexington, Kentucky’s Run the Bluegrass Half Marathon!  After finishing our last half marathon (the Charleston Half Marathon) in January, we were […]

Butternut Squash and Feta Frittata

Butternut Squash and Feta Frittata

My husband is of the opinion that the egg is one of the noblest and most perfect foods known to man.  “It has all the ingredients to make a complete chicken!” he says with astonishment and admiration every time someone questions him.  As such, we […]

My 2017 Training Goals

My 2017 Training Goals

My competitive running history goes as follows: Full-on emotional immersion in 7th and 8th grade track and field.  (Emotional involvement largely predicated on fear of failure and discomfort during a time in my life when a) it was extremely important to be well-liked and b) I […]

Whole Wheat Date-Sweetened Belgian Waffles

Whole Wheat Date-Sweetened Belgian Waffles

Well, I don’t yet have a gourmet kitchen, but I fantasize about having one.  And even though I can’t quite afford the Wolf range and the marble counte-tops that I drool over on Pinterest, I am doing what I can right now – stockpiling all […]