Half Marathon Training

Half Marathon Training: The Game Plan

It’s been a while since I have trained for a half marathon. I am excited to get started! First things first, however. I must build my base. If you are new to running, base building means gradually increasing mileage with slower paced steady runs before your half marathon training, helping to minimize the chance of injury…

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2009 Detroit Half Marathon.

Running for Feelings

I went through a four year period where I was obsessed with running. In those four years I completed 13 half marathons and one 26.2. It was a way of challenging myself and holding myself accountable. My training wasn’t always perfect and some races were better than others, but, in retrospect, what stands out in my mind…

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Lilly Pulitzer Fashion Show & Luncheon

On Monday I had the pleasure of attending the Lilly Pulitzer Fashion Show & Luncheon at the Sarasota Yacht Club. My dear friend, Liz, and new friend, Denise, co-chaired this benefit for the Junior League of Sarasota and Goodwill Manasota. SYC was sprinkled with women donned in Lilly’s cheerful colors creating a beautiful backdrop for interesting conversation, laughter, and gorgeous fashion! It was clear…

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Grilled Salmon Recipe

Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon

Happy Fall everyone! I love the rich flavor of salmon, especially in cooler weather. When grilled on a cedar plank, salmon’s buttery flavors are released ten-fold leaving this delicious fish perfectly moist and flaky. Serve with crispy polenta medallions and roasted brussell sprouts to complete this healthy  meal. PS If you haven’t tried Borsari seasoning salts, you are missing…

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Florida Sunset

Florida Sunset

I truly get excited when there is a late afternoon thunderstorm. It provides the perfect conditions for a gorgeous, painted-sky sunset. This was taken on Casey Key, just south of Sarasota.

Encrusted tuna

Sweet & Savory Encrusted Tuna

I have my husband to thank for this recipe. He first made it for me on Valentine’s Day 2011, just a few months after we started dating. Since then it has become our entertaining staple and I have yet to hear someone not absolutely gush over this fish. I love serving it with a light…

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