A (Painful) Step In the Right Direction.

Chilled--and-thrilled--to the bone.

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 … [Read more...]

Hotcha! Another Reason to Banish the Scale!

Note lack of scale under feet.

If you stopped by to visit in the later part of last year, you'll recall that I declared November to be "Banish the Scale" month. I mean, some of the best food opportunities of the year were coming; couldn't we just enjoy our stuffing (the food and the action) for the holidays and get back to those … [Read more...]

Running Around Like a Sane Person

My grandparents' farm house in Saratoga Springs, around 1942. This would definitely have been challenging weather for half-marathon training.

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 … [Read more...]

Cookie Porn!

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 off a … [Read more...]

Burning (Off) the Cookies

"You're gonna need to join a gym if you want to train in this weather, my friend."

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 even … [Read more...]