Sometimes you find inspiration in weird places. 

When you realize your kid loves running in the mountains, you realize you are very happy.

Date: Sometime last year.

// Coffee S’mores Pie from Bon Appetit//

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If you know me at all, you know that I looove a rich, chocolatey anything slathered in homemade whipped cream. When I was in Texas visiting my parents I browsed through some cooking magazines and brought home all the ones with awesome pie recipes (because really those are the important recipes). 

The last time I made a pie this good was when I was spending a long weekend with my sister in Oakland. We were up until past 11pm eating pie the night before my flight home. It was bittersweet because I had to leave half a pie at her house (uh, which she ate all by herself because her husband was out of town!!! jealous). 

Don’t be intimidated by the fact that this is a Bon Appetit recipe. Yes, they get a little pretentious and sometimes their recipes get even Martha Stewart in a pickle, but this one is really easy. I nixed the meringue (because I don’t have a blowtorch…point made) and went straight for the homemade whipped cream topping. Just as good! And while the finished product isn’t meant to taste like an actual S’more, I think it is it’s resemblance to what a S’more looks like that gives it the name. Enjoy!

Full Recipe Here

Note: A little word of advice to all of my fellow caffeine sensitive friends…even if you use decaf you won’t be able to fall asleep after eating this. Or maybe it was that my one slice was the size of three. #stillworthit 

Since my kids drain me of every ounce of energy I have by the end of the day, I have started running in the morning. It’s nice that there is actually sunlight before 6am when I get up. While the trails are quiet, it is still a little warm. But I shouldn’t complain…I get to run with birds, squirrels and the other day I saw a deer with one horn (antler?) about 20 feet from me. I must not be very intimidating because he continued with his breakfast as I passed right by him.
Alarm set for Early O’clock and now I’m off to bed!

Since my kids drain me of every ounce of energy I have by the end of the day, I have started running in the morning. It’s nice that there is actually sunlight before 6am when I get up. While the trails are quiet, it is still a little warm. But I shouldn’t complain…I get to run with birds, squirrels and the other day I saw a deer with one horn (antler?) about 20 feet from me. I must not be very intimidating because he continued with his breakfast as I passed right by him.

Alarm set for Early O’clock and now I’m off to bed!

// Running Resumes//

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My dad riding his bike while I run at home in TX

It’s been a month since my 25K  and I am most ready to return to training! The past year of running has an unenjoyable one to say the least. If you’ve been following me, you’ve heard the bitching and anxieties. I mentioned in my race 25K race recap that a few days before the race I abandoned the idea of setting any type of goal for the race. Sometimes that is exactly what a runner needs. A surprisingly high finish was just one of the benefits to throwing out a game plan. But it wasn’t the most important. For the first time in over a year, I was able to enjoy running and do it without the stress of feeling like I had to “compete”. 

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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