A (Painful) Step In the Right Direction.

April 26, 2010

Yesterday, I completed my first half-marathon. Thirteen-point-one miles at 46.7 years of age, in 46 degree weather with rain that ranged from appropriately spring-like to downright Biblical. I couldn’t run the whole race, and I hadn’t intended to. The last race I’d run was a 5k over twenty years ago; I must have gained some […]

Running Around Like a Sane Person

January 8, 2010

The sleepy, restful holidays are most definitely ovah. Yesterday I got great news that LX New York, NBC’s live-at-five style show, wants me to do a segment on Mom’s Version of Great-Great Grandmother Matilde’s Baked Pork Chops! This is verrrry exciting stuff. I suggested that recipe because it’s hearty for winter and very simple to […]

Cookie Porn!

January 6, 2010

As I mentioned the other day, I’m in training to run/walk/shuffle or otherwise move through the More Magazine Half-Marathon this April 25. And as I also mentioned, this was a great way to burn off some cookies. A better way for me to bring less weight along for my morning runs would be to ease […]

Burning (Off) the Cookies

January 4, 2010

Hello fellow cookie lovers, and happy new year! As any of you who have read Cherries in Winter or visit this blog know, butter cookies have been my business card for months now. I’ve made the cookies for people who’ve read the book, who have reviewed it, for people who might read or review or […]