Spinx Run Fest Half Marathon: Race Review

I’ve waited a while to write this… both because life is a bit chaotic at present, and because I can’t stop thinking “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” And I’m honestly having a very hard time thinking of anything nice to say. But I’m running another half tomorrow, so I should probably get this over with. Shake it off, as Taylor would say, so I can start fresh. Continue reading “Spinx Run Fest Half Marathon: Race Review”

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Finding Motivation to Run in Cruddy Weather (Hot or Cold)

This post is rather belated given that (in theory) my least favorite running season is finally coming to an end. I wish the weather forecast would get the memo, though. It’s Fall, for pity’s sake. It has been Fall for almost two weeks! But this weekend’s 11 mile run in 75°, 90% humidity was brutal. In practice, South Carolina is still clinging to summer. Continue reading “Finding Motivation to Run in Cruddy Weather (Hot or Cold)”

Blackstrap Molasses Gingerbread Loaf

Blackstrap Molasses Gingerbread

While everyone else goes nuts for pumpkin spice, for me the first day of fall means it’s seasonally appropriate to bust out the molasses. Because gingerbread is everything. But it’s unreasonably disconcerting to make ginger/molasses treats in summer. Maybe I’ll get over that someday… in the meantime, it’s now fall, and I can dig into fall flavors to my heart’s content!  Continue reading “Blackstrap Molasses Gingerbread”