Whether directly or indirectly, cancer has touched all of us. Family. Friends. Mentors. Children. We are fortunate to live in a country where these men, women, and children are supported by their family, friends, communities, doctors, and organizations. Enter Part 2 – Run for a Cure Africa #31for31 Some people have passion, and some people … More Reasons for Running Part 2: Run for a Cure Africa #31for31
Yom Kippur. The day of atonement. Where Jews everywhere fast, ask for forgiveness, forgive others, and wait for the euphoric moment when the warm bagel, covered in cream cheese and lox hits your lips at sundown. I don’t want to brag, but our family does it right. My parents ship in fish, bagels and accoutrement … More Breaking Fast in St. Louis, with New York
I started training for my marathon for selfish reasons–to see if I could do it, to push myself, for alone time, list goes on and on. The more and more I ran, the more and more time I had alone with my thoughts, the more I wanted, and needed something else to push me. I … More Reasons for Running Part 1: Ovarian Cancer
Today I was supposed to run 12 miles. Today my husband wanted to go hiking. Today I wanted to be with my husband, and not alone running for 2 hours. (No need to suggest we run together – we’ve tired.) Since I’m at the taper phase, I decided to listen to my heart, and get … More Run, Cross, Hike, ELK!
There are many reasons I don’t LOVE living in the Midwest. Probably the most personal, is the distance to the ocean. I have a hard time fully enjoying fish and sushi when the nearest body of water is Lake of the Ozarks home to ‘Party Cove.’ Having said that, there are several restaurants that fly … More Midwest Seafood Diet
After a few weeks off the smoothie bandwagon, I decided it was time to dust off my friend the Ninja. This smoothie recipe is the perfect morning boost with frozen fruit, and lots of flavor. I started with Simply Orange with Pineapple for a nice light tropically (is that a word?) base. TIP: Always put … More Morning Sunshine Tropical Smoothie
Rosh Hashanah is my favorite Jewish holiday. The food. The family. It’s all so perfect. What better way to ring in the New Year than with delicious food. For the first night of Rosh Hashanah my mom, Leslie, went all out. Insane deliciousness. Traditional Jewish holiday cuisine. Let me break this down for you. Brisket with … More Rosh Hashanah Feast
Not a whole lot to talk about today….nothing major…..just finished a 20 mile run! My first 20 miles! DID YOU HEAR ME SAY 20 MILES?! It felt great. It was hard. Very hilly. A big mental challenge. Here is how I prepared mentally and physically. I decided: No photos. No stopping except for water or … More 20 Miles of AWESOME!
Another work trip, another run in a different city. After a 5 a.m. flight Thursday and long day setting up for my client’s suite at Blogalicous, I needed a good night’s rest. Friday morning rolled around and though my ambitious 4:30 a.m. alarm did sound, I couldn’t peal myself out of the perfectly snug sheets … More 6.5 Inner Harbor
This weekend I had the privilege of assiting a client at the Be Blogalicious conference in Baltimore. Having lived a short while in Baltimore, having a father born and raised there, having two parents who attended college there, and lastly having seen Wedding Crashers, I knew Maryland did two things: crab cakes and football. I … More Crab-tastic Baltimore Grub