Category Archives: Running

Running Update: October 2014

Chicago 2014, plus 013

Way back in September of 2012, I ran the Skagit Flats Marathon to try to qualify for the 2013 Boston Marathon. If you have been following the blog, you know that I qualified and ran in the 2013 Boston Marathon. Well, my finish time when I ran Skagit Flats also qualified me for the Chicago Marathon. Continue reading


Adventure Fuel

May 2014 013One of my adventure buddies whom I have mentioned a few times, Carrie, loaned me a cookbook while I was training to run the Grand Canyon Rim2Rim2Rim (see details and a photo below). Carrie’s cookbook is called The Feed Zone, and it has lots of great recipes for endurance athletes. Continue reading

NYC Marathon Recap

NYC 2013 - (central park- focus) lowresDue to technical issues and wanting to get some Thanksgiving recipes up, this took longer than anticipated.

Some of you already know my results. In case you do not, I did finish the marathon. Per usual for long-distance runners, I had my aches and pains going into it, and I wondered if my body would cooperate. Lucky for me it did. It was a well-run event with over 50,000 participant and 3 million spectators! Continue reading

New York Bound

NYCBecause I have been a sloth about blogging, some of you may not know that I have completed a few events in the past year, and this weekend I am in New York to make another attempt at the New York Marathon. Nonrunners may have forgotten that it was cancelled last year due to Hurricane Sandy, but I have thought about it many times and have known since Christmas that I was going to return for the 2013 race. (The photo above is Central Park in 2012.) Continue reading

B Strong

Stand w Boston
By now, most of you who know me already know that I am home and unharmed from the Boston Marathon bombings. It has taken me a while to process everything and to reach a state where I am able to write about it.

It’s hard to believe the outpouring of concern that I, as well as everyone who was in Boston, received from friends, family, clients, and complete strangers. Continue reading

Spring 2013 Running Update

6 miles in_crop

Note: This blog post doesn’t include a recipe.

Tina & Andrea CdAAs longtime readers of my blog may remember, I posted last February that I had run a half marathon in the Seattle area to qualify for the 2012 New York Marathon. Then, in May 2012, I ran the Couer d’Alene marathon in Idaho (see photo at right), finishing in 3:45.48, just shy of my Boston Marathon qualifying time of 3:45.

I was determined to qualify for Boston, so I set out on my mission by choosing a potentially fast course—at least if the weather cooperated.

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June Racing Update

Hopefully anyone who is reading my blog knows that one of my other passions—outside of cooking and food—is running, and that you won’t mind reading an update on my goals for 2012.

As you may remember, in late January I ran a half-marathon that qualified me for the New York City Marathon, which takes place November 4. Once I’d accomplished that, however, I started thinking about other races I’d like to do in my lifetime—and anyone who knows anything about the sport knows that the Boston Marathon is a big one for runners. Continue reading

Racing Update

Happy February ….

I’m happy to report that I accomplished my goal in the Tukwila to Alki Half Marathon (I’m in the final stretch in the first photo in this post) and qualified for New York with a time of 1:43.54. (I just got my acceptance email this morning!) Continue reading

Goals for 2012

I explained earlier that I don’t really make “New Year’s resolutions” but just try to live life as best I can. But that doesn’t mean I don’t set goals for myself.

Here are some of the things I want to do in 2012–and how I hope to achieve them:

1. Qualify for (and run) the New York marathon. To do this, I need to either run a fast marathon (3:38) or a not-so-fast (1:44) half-marathon. By the end of January.

Due to my heavy workload in December, I opted for the half-marathon, and I’m going to run the Tukwila to Alki Half Marathon this Saturday. (Let me know if you’d like to join me ….) Continue reading