End of the Road: Beyond the Pavement

Spartan WinterDeath Race When the slushy snow beneath Amelia Boone’s boots gave way as she hurried down the mountain towards the next checkpoint, she had no time to react.  Her footing gave way sharply sending her tumbling 50 feet down the rocky, tree-lined embankment. She landed, hard, striking her head on the ground.  Unsure if…

About my boys…or something like that…

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays.  Not because four days later I celebrate a birthday (shameless plug) but because I love that it’s a holiday with no cards, it’s casual, fun, and I generally get to be out on a boat or in the water.  It’s a day I look forward…

Dinner for a Death Race Vegetarian

Wait?  I know, I know.  That blog post title may have been a little shocking… Death Race?  Vegetarians?  That’s a lot for one little title.  We’ll tackle the Death Race and THEN the vegetarian part.  Don’t worry, it ends with a delicious recipe!  The Peak/Spartan Death Race is not for the faint hearted… even for…

The Desena Family of Pittsfield, VT (and Tomato Soup!)

On a recent trip to Pittsfield, I was fortunate enough to meet the Desena family.  Joe, a larger than life personality, I had met a couple times previously, but I was looking forward to meeting his wife Courtney and their children Charlie, Jack, and Catherine.  I loved that Courtney played soccer for Penn State and…

Barn Beast Breakfast Burrito

While doing the 100 mile Snow Shoe race in Pittsfield, VT the infamous Barn Beast aka Jason Jaksetic requested breakfast burritos around mile 74. An admitted burrito lover, it was obvious that I had to come up with a recipe in honor of his amazing accomplishment of completing the 100 miles and a burrito recipe…

Pittsfield Recipe Bonanza!

Pittsfield Recipe Bonanza!As many of you know, I recently spent a few days in Pittsfield, VT assisting with the 100 mile, marathon, half marathon, and 10K snow shoe races and Winter Death Race put on by Peak Races. The experience was amazing and it inspired so many recipes, I have to devote a series of…