On Becoming a Runner: The first twenty minutes are the hardest

After my medically-induced running hiatus this winter into spring, I am starting to run again, and it is SO painful. My body is woefully out of shape. It reminds me of starting running, and I wanted to share some pearls of wisdom: (1) You DO have a runner’s body Some body types are naturally faster…

On setbacks and finding snapping turtles in duck ponds

I write this while coughing, asthmatically. Setbacks. All. These. Setbacks. When you get them clustered together it feels like a great voice in the sky saying, Just give up, Maryann! And, Sit on the couch and eat chocolate, Deborah, until the pain goes away! And, well, these options are rather alluring until you realize the long-term effects. Last night,…

Motivation Monday: Meet Pete

One of the things I love most about running is meeting and being inspired by other runners. Meet Pete Hynd, who has made an incredible journey over the past few years. Pete overcame addiction to become an accomplished runner and an all around inspiring guy, finishing the NYC Marathon this past November and raising an impressive $4,633.00 for…

Whole grain bim-bap aka Hold me I must eat this forever

I want to share a yummy, yummy, healthy, and QUICK and EASY lunch recipe inspired by my favorite dish ever: Bim-bap. I make it from whatever leftover veggies I have and I nearly always have cooked brown rice in my fridge, even if I have failed at nearly every other endeavor of the week. My aim…

The run beet: Eat happy, run happy

Welcome to The Run Beet! To start, here is a little Q & A: Q: Why The Run Beet? A: Because beets are freaking delicious. And they are super high in potassium, fiber, and protein. And magnesium. And they are funny shaped and look pretty amazing with little running legs. AND BEET GREENS SAUTÉED ARE DELICIOUS…