// Watermelon Cups with Feta and Mint//

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Summer is almost over which means you still have time to get drizzy and make these pretentious-looking-but-so-easy-to-make watermelon cube appetizers. I made these for a dinner we had with our neighbors and I will admit, I ate more than 5 of them before I left the house…then I hogged them at the party. And might be lying when I say I did not eat spoonfuls of the filling…That’s how good they are.

  • Sixteen 1-inch cubes, seedless watermelon, chilled
  • 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 TBS finely chopped mint
  • 2 tsp finely chopped shallots
  • Pepper

Using a small melon baller or a 1/4 teaspoon, scoop out a small well in each watermelon cube, keeping the walls of the cube in tact. 

In a small bowl, mash together the feta, mint and shallot; season with pepper. Stuff the wells of the watermelon cubes with the feta mixture.

Eat and enjoy.

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Mo Farah:

Just keep running, running, running…
and sometimes it’s hard, but I wanna be a champion!

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Eat, sleep, run.

"If these are the guys I’m gonna be competing against, then I must work harder…"

Flipping through past posts on this blog I noticed a trend…people are visual. That means yall like photos. Even though I’m a crappy photo taker. So here’s what up in my garden. Things are turning red and smelling delicious. 

// Weekend Running and Where Should I Run Next?//

I am nearing the end of my training cycle for Run Rabbit Run 50 miler with only 2 long long runs left. On Saturday I went up to Mt Falcon (which I have raced on before) to attempt two 10 mile loops to give me over 4,000 feet of gain. I figured doing 2 loops and having to come back to the car for supplies would be good mental training since I would have the opportunity to bail out knowing I had to run uphill 3 miles after a rest. This training session, more than others, I have really focused on nutrition and hydration. I try to eat 200 calories an hour and, as I have found out, I think I tend to overhydrate. On my long run (it wasn’t that hot) I drank hella tons of water. But I still bonk and can’t quite figure it out. 

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// Catching Up//

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Driving to the San Juans

There’s been a lot of silence here, but I assure you I have just been going places, eating things, running (kinda) and being a parent. So let’s catch up.

We took a weekend trip to the San Juan’s for my husband’s San Juan Solstice race which is a gnarly 50 miler. The town is gorgeous and I would probably live there if it weren’t so small and the shops were open year round…and there were a mall and grocery store with more than pb&j, but nonetheless cool. It was a rough race day for Patrick but the finish area is ideal for families. A park, a jumpy castle, small shops (ahem an ice cream shop to keep your kids quiet), and plenty of families to mingle with. I was able to get out the next day for a short jog and it was nice breathing in the fresh mountain air even if there was very little of it. 

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Downtown Lake City

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My love for baking & eating has forced me to take up the sport of ultra running. Runner's Roost Mtn/Ultra Team