Sick Days And Waffle Ice Cream Sundaes

panera coffee

  The only thing worse than having a food allergy rash reaction thing for days which prevents you from sleeping is when your son wakes up super early on the Monday morning of a camp day throwing up. Thankfully he wasn’t sick since he felt fine afterwards but it was enough to keep him home from camp […]

Running Things + First Pure Barre Class

pure barre

  The worst thing possible happened to me last night. That would be a majority of my chocolate dipped waffle bowl broken. On the ground. I stared at giant chunk of my waffle bowl on the ground in disbelief for longer than the five second rule although I seriously considered picking it up and eating it anyway. It’s not […]

Thought Per Picture

acai bowl

  Don’t let this scenic summer photo from Saturday’s long run on the boardwalk fool you. The bright sunshine was relentless throughout the run and trying to find a shady spot was impossible to the point where if I ever run this route again in the summer, I am considering one of those umbrella hats and won’t care […]

Running Too Many Days and Graham Cracker Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

graham cracker ice cream sandwich

  I am going to try to force myself NOT to run this morning. I can’t make any promises because I often do what I feel like doing rather than what I should, or really shouldn’t in this case, be doing. I have woken up each day this week wanting nothing more than to run each morning (six days in a row […]

Thinking Out Loud – Listening to Intuition

  My workout began a good two and half hours later than normal yesterday. If you are a runner, or even just an insanely routine person, you understand my thoughts on this without me needing to explain any further. I chose to run a few miles on the treadmill broken up with strength training sets […]

A Spin Class Memory

Cold Stone Creamery Sundae

  I wasn’t going to post today but felt the need to pop in and tell you that 12 years ago this morning I took a spin class. Yes,  I realize this may sound of very little importance but let me explain. I still recall the spin class I took 12 years ago this morning […]

Long Run, Rest Day, Chinese Food, Sushi and a Cold Stone Sundae

Weekends are best recapped in food, don’t you think? Let’s start with my little boy’s Chinese food craving that hit as soon as he got out of school on Friday. He walked out of school with an extreme, out of nowhere Chinese food craving and since I never deny the boy an Asian meal, Chinese […]

Birthday Recaps Are Best Told In Food

I am so glad we have my son’s birthday weekend recap full of amazing food to talk about today. It is helping to distract my mind from what my running path is looking like at the moment. We aren’t going to talk about this today. Nope. We aren’t going to discuss the possibility of me choosing to run on the treadmill […]

Cake Selecting and Runtention

I am happy to report that the little boy is feeling better and well enough to go back to school today. Having him home for two days was unfortunate because he was sick but also unfortunate because I lost some ground on birthday present shopping and cake exploring by myself. I never got around to baking […]

The Cheesecake Factory Might As Well Be My Kitchen.

Believe me – I am well aware that I preach “everything in moderation.” But, since I am in charge of my preaching, I am also in charge of the exceptions. I had my favorite salad for dinner Saturday night. I love it so much that when my friend asked me to return to The Cheesecake […]

A Quick Hello After My Long Run

Hello and happy weekend! I am back from my long run and ready to relax before enjoying the rest of the weekend. Running these days has been treating me rather well. I noticed my weekly mileage has stayed consistently above 30 miles for a while now and I have been enjoying the crisp morning air that […]

Robert McAvoy 5 Mile Race Recap (2013)

When I turned 35 a few months ago, I entered a new age bracket. And, I have concluded that checking the 35-39 box isn’t half bad. I decided at the last minute to run the Robert McAvoy 5-mile race in Long Beach yesterday morning and actually finished second for my age group. The weather was icky, sticky and misty. The boardwalk […]