• Team in Training

    How I Raised Money for TNT

    January 11, 2011

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    Rise and shine! ๐Ÿ˜Ž Inspired by yesterday’s Carrot Cake Muffins, I started my morning with a delicious bowl of Carrot Cake Quinoa with a big scoop of peanut butter in the middle. In the mix: 1/4 cup cooked quinoa 1/4 cup rolled oats 2/3 cup coconut milk 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp ginger Pinch of […]


    Jealousy Versus Inspiration

    January 10, 2011


    Running a marathon is a lifelong goal of mine. In 2002, I added it to my Life’s To Do List, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. But, my list wasn’t the catalyst that pushed me to finally sign up to run a marathon. It was actually the photo below. If you read other […]


    Snow Run

    January 8, 2011

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    Brrrrrr! Our final TNT training run was cold and snowy. But, hey, at least it was memorable, right? Plus, it just makes me even more excited for the warm weather in Phoenix! ๐Ÿ˜Ž When I woke up this morning, I wanted to crawl right back into bed. I was not a happy camper when I […]


    Marathon Winter

    January 7, 2011

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    This is the toughest part of winter for me: right after the holidays, but months away from spring. It’s a long stretch between nowย and April (or even May). The winters in Boston usually seem like they will never end. This might sound crazy, but marathon training has really changed my perspective on winter. Even my […]


    Ten Pleasant Miles

    December 31, 2010

    Happy New Years Eve!! I hope you have some fun plans this evening to ring in 2011! Classic photo of us. Tonight, Mal and I are going out to dinner together and then celebrating the new year at a friend’s house party, where I will not play flip cup with champagne. Worst idea ever. Breakfast […]


    It’s Getting So Close

    December 30, 2010

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    The marathon is getting so close!! I can’t believe that it’s a little over two weeks away. I feels like we were just signing up for it! It’s getting real, people! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ A special box with all of our Team In Training gear arrived in the mail today. Inside was our uniforms, t-shirts, emergency bracelets, […]


    Final Fundraising Push

    December 28, 2010

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    Exciting news on the fundraising front! OpenSky will donate $1 to Team In Training for everyone who follows Carrots โ€˜N’ Cake from now until our marathon day on January 16th! OpenSky now features flash sales, which means my favorite items will be offered at 30-50% off!! You can only find out about these deals if […]