Showing posts from January, 2013

Foodie Pen Pal Reveal: January

It's that time of the month, Foodie Pen Pal reveal day! I was extra excited for January because there was no exchange in December, so I had gone 2 months without a package of goodies.

In case you've been living under a rock, Foodie Pen Pals is awesome idea thought up by Lindsay at the Lean Green Bean. Every month she sends out a list of matches. You send a package of goodies to one person and get a package of goodies to another. This month I sent to Becca at Working Title.

My goodies came from Cassandra at My l'esprit de l'escalier. Cassandra totally nailed my preferences.

I am most excited about this cherry pecan butter. Fruit butters and nut butters are my favorite things, and here they are combined into one product. Awesome possum.

 This is the item that intrigues me the most. I love chocolate and I love edamame. But I never thought of combining them. I haven't opened them yet, but I will let you know the verdict.
 And since it's ski season, this trail mix is pe…

January Resolution Check In

Holy Mackinoly, I can't believe it is already the end of the month! I figure this a good time to check in with my new year's resolutions.

1. Take a least 1 day off from working out a month- On Track! (well kinda)

18th Annual BOSTON PREP 16 MILER Race Recap

Isn't it amazing how one little thing can completely turn something awful into something great?

As I said earlier this week, I was not even a little excited for the 18th Annual BOSTON PREP 16 MILER. It has been bitterly cold and windy, I have been feeling super low energy, I've been eating very poorly, and this race looked hard.

But, I was already signed up and I hate to waste good money (plus I had already arranged to stay over night with an old friend who I hadn't seen in ages who loves right by the race) so I headed to New Hampshire Saturday night.

I have been running for more than 10 years, but I still get intimidated at races. Everyone else just looks like such a serious runner. I figured since this was billed as Boston prep race most of these people were Boston qualifiers. AKA they were all going to leave me totally in the dust and I'd be running alone.

There was no line for bib pick-up, so I grabbed my packet right away and headed straight for the bathroom line sin…