Sawtooth Relay

Women on Fire at the Sawtooth Relay

I used to imagine myself running in one of those crazy distance relay races somewhere up in the mountains, and on Saturday, June 8 my dream became a reality when I ran Legs 3 and 9 in the 22nd Annual Sawtooth Relay in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. The Sawtooth Relay is a 62-mile run…

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20 Marbles

Over the past 2 years, I’ve had some personal goals: lose 20 lbs, train for a relay race, improve my skiing/snowboarding, and launch a new blog. In the process of pursuing these goals, I have taken the Empire Building Kit Program, participated in the Body Project course, and I have gone for it on my own. I…

Redfish Lake Memorial Day Run

Redfish 10K: A Test For the Sawtooth Relay

It was 6:30 on Saturday morning when Susan and I left Boise. Ahead of us was a three-hour, 140-mile drive on a winding mountain highway in order to reach our destination, Redfish Lake. The goal for our day trip was twofold: to complete the 10K at the Redfish Lake Memorial Day Run, and to also…

These shoes were made for running.

Group Run: Training for Sawtooth Relay

For the past 13 weeks, Susan and I have been training to run the Sawtooth Relay on June 8. There are six women on our team — Divas En Fuego, which means Women on Fire. Five of us got together yesterday for a Saturday morning group run in the foothills above Boise. Temps were in…

Sawtooth Relay

Why Not Girls of the Week

On October 24, 2012, Susan and Jennifer were featured on the Why Not Girl blog as the Why Not Girls of the Week. Check it out: Why Not Girls of the Week “Saying Why Not! to adventures in life is an amazing thing, but finding someone who can share in those experiences is priceless.  Our Why…

Wastermelon Aqua fresca

Let’s make watermelon aqua fresca!

Aqua fresca means summer in my house! (it also means fruit water in Spanish) Let’s get started: Gather your ingredients–watermelon, 4-5 limes, sugar, water. PS: For the adults, add a splash of vodka for a refreshing summer cocktail. Or use Watermelon Aqua Fresca as a base for margaritas. Note: This recipe is from Sunset Magazine.…

Garden-fresh beets

The Humble Beet Gets Spiced

When I tell friends and family that I am growing beets in my veggie plot, some of them seem genuinely startled. “You like beets?” they’ll ask skeptically as they wrinkle their noses. In my opinion, the humble beet is one of the most underappreciated vegetables in the garden. I view it as a jewel-colored diamond in…