My running buddy got hit by a car this week.  She’s ok, now, but things didn’t look so good to begin with.  She broke her leg in three different places; tomorrow morning she’s going to have surgery to put it all back together.  I’ve been assured by my vet-in-residence that she will be able to […]


There’s something freeing about hitting the road without an ipod or a watch or a plan.  This morning I set out on a nearby trail and just kept on going…. When I got home, I ran my route through google maps and found that I’d gone 6 miles! I’ve found that bananas are a good […]


For the first time ever, I have not fallen off the bandwagon after a big race. After I ran my first half marathon, I quit exercising for weeks.  Starting up again was a slow, painful process.  The same thing happened after I ran my second.  It’s a horrible feeling – you work so hard, feel […]

Tangy Dressing

Mix, then taste and adjust as desired: 1/3 cup olive oil 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar 2 Tbsp crumbled feta cheese 3 tsp spicy brown mustard This simple dressing goes well with lots of things – Last night I drizzled it over already-split baked potatoes for a flavorful alternative to butter, bacon, cheese and sour […]

Clean Eating Lemon Muffins

I made lemon muffins this morning after my run, using a recipe from The Gracious Pantry.  (This is one of my favorite clean eating websites – go take a look!)  The muffins were delicious – moist and flavorful and light.  I was going to take a picture for the blog, but my family finished them before […]

Summer Mornings

During the school year, when the days are short, I tend to run in the late afternoons when things are a little warmer and I have a little sunlight.   When I ran last week, though, the early summer heat made my runs just a tad miserable, and poor Ella was panting so hard that […]

Four Week Kitchen Challenge

I’m moving in four weeks.  I have a kitchen full of odds and ends… one frozen tilapia filet, a box of whole wheat lasagna noodles, a can of chickpeas, two and a half brown bananas, eight ounces of coffee yogurt, a half-used bottle of buffalo sauce, a bag of kidney beans.  I have no desire […]