Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting


Now that Mike is vegan and not eating sugar, I have been baking a lot less than I used to. But when my parents come over, my dad runs 14 miles with me, and there are brown bananas on the counter, I bake. We had Open House at school […]

Chocolate Cream Pie


Welcome to Taper Town. Have some pie. Somehow there are now fewer than two weeks between me and Wildflower.  As of right now, I feel confident in my training and ready to embrace taper.  I’m sure that within a week, however, I will begin completely freaking out. On Saturday […]

Cherry Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

This week, it has started to feel like spring, and I’m so happy about it! Ellie’s been playing outside after we get home from work, and I am finally comfortable enough to turn the heat off in my classroom partway through the morning.  I’m not exactly counting the minutes […]

Pumpkin Roll Cake with Bourbon Caramel Sauce


A couple thoughts: 1. I used to get SO irritated with my mom because she had a “No Christmas Music until December 10th” rule. DECEMBER TENTH.  Now I totally get it.  Mike put on Christmas music the other night and I was SO not ready for it. 2. Of […]

Malt and Chocolate Blondies


I kicked off this weekend with another girls night at Aron’s (with Page and Alyssa).  I made these for dessert, and sampled a couple of them before heading over.  I am pretty sure they liked them as much as I did.  They have malted milk powder, chopped Whoppers, and […]

Caramel Pretzel Brownies


I survived the first day of school, and only messed up my schedule once! (Didn’t realize which period I had lunch and went to eat, not realizing my kids were lined up outside my room. OOPS)  Fortunately I was corrected quickly and only missed about 3 minutes of actual […]

Lemon Bars


I did my first triathlon when I was 14.  It was a very short race – .25 mile swim, 12 mile bike, and 2.5 mile run – and I had no idea what I was getting myself into.  I did the swim in a swimsuit and then threw on […]

Peanut Butter Chip Brownies


Lets talk goals.  A few months ago when running was going incredibly well, I made a goal to run the the San Francisco Half Marathon (2nd half) in 1:35. I did a bunch of goal pace (7:15/mile) runs and felt really strong.  Two weeks ago I did my longest […]

Rhubarb Cobbler


Remember how I had that string of amazing runs and felt super fast? Yeah, I knew that streak would end eventually and this weekend it sputtered and died. Friday I went for a particularly lackluster 4.5 miles with the stroller, and Saturday even the excitement of new shoes (Saucony […]

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day


I guess no news is good news when it comes to hip x-rays. Technically, the no news was that the x-ray looked normal, which means the bone and the hardware are fine. I spent a very painful half hour with my foam roller this evening and everything’s feeling a […]

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