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It’s almost baby time! I’m 37.5 weeks so just two and a half weeks until my due date.  Although, since I’m full term, this little man is welcome to make his entrance anytime he wants now.  We can’t wait! I’m delivering at a different hospital this time so we went for a tour of the birthing center this week.  Seeing the teeny tiny babies...

On Thanksgiving morning, hubby, Zain and I made the long quarter of a mile trek to the meeting spot of our neighborhood informal Turkey Trot 5K.  Since I assumed we’d just be walking, I figured, why not sip some hot coffee along the way? When we arrived at the starting area, I was really impressed by the turnout.  Last year, there were about 50...

For Easter, I made one of my favorite desserts that I get in Paris – les tartes aux fruit (fruit tarts, in case you can’t figure that out).  My tarts are pretty flippin’ awesome, I must say.  The crust is sweet and crunchy.  The crème pâtissière is like heaven.  And the fruit makes you feel a teensy bit less guilty about eating them. You...

On Saturday, I was scheduled to run 20 miles.  I knew if I tried to run 20 miles by myself, I would have a tough run.  I would lose my focus and my motivation.  I’ve been doing the majority of my long runs alone for the past year.  Sometimes, I don’t mind.  I enjoy the “me time” and the chance to rock out to my music since I don’t...

(Note: this post is not meant to be taken seriously.) I apologize for not getting this posted at the beginning of the Holiday season so you could take advantage of this Holiday weight loss plan.  Make sure you bookmark it so you can use it for the 2012 Holidays! First of all, you need one of these: A busy toddler Don’t have one? Ask a friend...

Sweet treats for a good cause When hubby and I ran the Baltimore Marathon in October, we ran for Team Fight for The Ulman Cancer Fund.  It was a great experience and we were thrilled to raise money for their organization.  I am currently training for the Rock ‘n Roll USA Marathon with Team in Training for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. ...

Turkey Cake Pops I made for hubby’s office Thanksgiving party Thanksgiving is a day full of family, friends and food.  Lots and lots of food.  A great way to start the day off is with a Turkey Trot.  I ran my first Turkey Trot in Washington, DC several years ago with hubby (who was my fiancé at the time).  We had a blast, supported...

A mostly wordless post for you.  Check out my chocolate cake-filled Halloween cake pops that I took to hubby’s office Halloween party.   Happy Halloween! ...

I am officially in taper mode before the Baltimore Marathon so this week, I am bringing you something unrelated to running for my favorite things Friday post.  I have a sweet treat for you that is – dare I say – a little bit healthy.  Well, probably not healthy, but it has zucchini in it so that has to make it a little bit healthy, right? About...

My training for the Baltimore Marathon is in full swing and this weekend, I had to run a scary amount of miles.  Something about the hearing myself say I needed to run 18 miles really freaked me out.  I have run that far before; I’ve run farther – BUT that was 5 years ago! Supplies for the road – Two 10oz bottles of water, one frozen;...