Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

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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

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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 [...]

Peanut Butter Chip Brownies

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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 [...]

Chocolate Malt Cake

My parents just got back from 5 weeks in Bhutan (my dad was doing doctor stuff and my mom was teaching 5th grade English), it was their 33rd wedding anniversary, AND Ellie turned 9 months old. Cake was definitely in order. My parents both love chocolate and malt, so [...]

Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins

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A couple good things happened recently. Most importantly, I ran 4 miles with some of my favorite people last night and had NO hip pain! I think the obsessive foam rolling, one-legged squats, and stretching every chance I get really have been helping. We followed it up with grilled [...]

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day

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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 [...]

Pecan Praline-Topped Brownies

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I’m not going to say these make you run faster, but I made them last night and then had pretty much the best tempo run ever today. I guess it could have been the weather (50 and raining…just like home!). Or it could have been my new shoes. Sorry, [...]

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Snack Cake with Coconut Topping

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Weekends are so much better now that I’m back at work.  I appreciate them about a million times more than I did when every day was pretty much the same.  Obviously it was great having Mike home all day on the weekends, but now there’s even more of a [...]

Grasshopper Brownie Bites

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This is a new twist on a recipe I posted before. We normally make these as squares, but this year I wanted to try something new, so I baked the brownies in a mini cupcake pan, piped the mint frosting, and drizzled the chocolate over the top. My family [...]

Peppermint Chocolate Crinkles

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Having my parents around has been really nice. I’m off again for Winter Break for two weeks starting this afternoon, and then reality hits in January. For right now, I’m just enjoying knowing Ellie is having a great time all day with her grandparents, getting to run with my [...]

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