Stone Mill 50: A Different Kind of Race Recap

I've had a couple days to collect my thoughts since Stone Mill 50 this past Saturday. I ended up missing the second-to-last time cutoff by 8 minutes and so finished with a total of 35 miles instead of the 50 I had hoped for. Normally, I'd be irate with myself for missing my goal. I … Continue reading Stone Mill 50: A Different Kind of Race Recap

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Thai-Style Beef Noodle Soup

This past Sunday night was one of those nights when I for the life of me could not get any sleep. I had so much back pain and could not get comfortable no matter how hard I tried. I tried stretching, reading a magazine, watching TV, browsing social media, and nothing lulled me to sleep. … Continue reading Thai-Style Beef Noodle Soup

Setbacks, New Beginnings and Building Mental Resilience

1:30 am. Glass of red wine in hand. Crumbles of cheese and airplane snacks lingering on the coffee table. I have bags under my eyes, a persistent pulsing around my temples and stress-induced breakouts. The word "spent" doesn't even begin to describe my entire being. The last few weeks of my life were spent traveling … Continue reading Setbacks, New Beginnings and Building Mental Resilience

Pumpkin-Ricotta Pancakes with Homemade Honey Butter

When it comes to breakfast or brunch, I'd much rather have eggs and bacon than I would pancakes or french toast. But there was something about this morning's chill in the air that just screamed pancakes. And if I make pancakes once a year, you better believe they're going to be fluffy, a little sweet, … Continue reading Pumpkin-Ricotta Pancakes with Homemade Honey Butter