Dessert… gluten free of course!

Hey guys here is a blog post about a fancy dessert I ate. This dessert was fantastic and even better it was… you guessed it… gluten free!

The dessert was a pecan sponge at the bottom with a marsh mellow whipped topping and sweet tea jelly on the side!

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The dessert was presented with violets and a sugar piece on the side! I hope to go back to the Fairview Inn to eat again. I highly recommend it!

Here is the link to reserving a table, and basic information about the Inn: https://www.washingtondukeinn.com/durham-fine-dining/fairview-dining-room/.

You can also check out my instagram pic of this event: @runningwithceliac

xoxo

O

 

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May Favorites!!

image1Hi guys, sorry that I was not able to post for April’s favorites. I have been so busy with school and exams, but that should clear up as we are heading closer and closer to SUMMER!!! But on with the blog….

  1. Skinny Pop: http://www.skinnypop.com/

I have been eating Skinny Pop non-stop for the past 2 months. You can buy them in so many different flavors (original is my favorite), and the popcorn comes in individual packs or one big bag. I think the packs are especially good for on the go runs or for school.Quick note: This product is not pictured in the Favorites photo.

     2.  Next is the… Annie’s Gluten free mac & cheese: http://www.annies.com/products/special-diets

I have eaten LOT’S of these recently, as they are very tasty and I cannot tell the difference between normal mac N cheese and gluten free mac N cheese. I love the creamy-ness and cheesy-ness of the meal.

     3.  Go Go Squeez’ … my favorites! http://www.gogosqueez.com/products/

Go Go’s are my favorite on the go fruit snacks. These are so easy to take anywhere, especially school!

     4.  Trader Joe’s Tuna Burgers are great! http://www.traderjoes.com/fearless-flyer/article/2932

The burgers are juicy and succulent, perfect between burger buns with other sauces such as tartar sauce (a personal favorite of mine).

     5.  Finally, Utz Salt N Vinegar chips! These are great if you love salty- with a punch potato chips.

These potato chips are very good and I snack on them 24/7!

xoxo

O

Ramblin’ Rose Race

Before I start this post, I wanted to apologize for not posting in a while as I have had an AP exam last week and I have exams this week 😦

On with the blog post…

image1.JPGLast  Sunday the 15th I ran the first annual Ramblin’ Rose 5K in Raleigh – a race for women empowerment. It was a cold morning with a chilly wind. After putting on layers of clothes and standing indoors out of the weather I was called to come outside by the announcer as it was 15 minutes prior to the race. I took off of my jacket and pants and I warmed up with a quick run around the car park. Soon there was just 5 minutes to the race… and then it was time to go. I started off behind a few competitors with the route lead cyclist just in front of them. After about a mile I was settled into my pace as we entered the wooded loop, I decided to pass my competitors and began leading the race, behind the cyclist. I continued to lead with the guy on the bike chatting to me and telling me how much further we had to go – when I saw my Mum I knew that I was near the finish and that I would take first place. The race was great, I ran a time of 23.02, beating my Angels Among Us time by 38 seconds! I felt good throughout the race and the energy for the cause and positivity from the crowd was so high! A moment that stuck out to me during the race was the turn around point where all the runners ran around a large loop. I could see the other runners who were about to enter the loop. As I was the first to turn around on the loop all the other runners behind me were cheering me on and shouting out ‘you go girl’! I had a great time and cannot wait until next years run where I hope to beat my own record 🙂

xoxo

O

Angel’s Among Us 2016

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A few  Saturday’s ago I ran my 13th Angels Among us race. Angels Among Us is the charity that raises money for the Brain Tumor Centre at Duke University that I run every year in memory of a family friend.

The race was great! I ran 23.40, which I was pretty happy with as I haven’t been running much as its the cross country off season. Thank you to all the people who supported and donated – I raised over $1,000 and it means the world to me and the Anna’s Angels team.

The race started off on a chilly morning. I witnessed a lot of people running around for warm ups and the usual long lines for the porta-potties. As the morning music on the intercoms started to play I knew that it was my time to warmup. After the warm up I said hello and gave a quick hug to Sarah Johnson, the founder of Anna’s Angels team and the mum of Anna who I run in memory of. After some motivational words from dad, I went up to the 7.00/8.00 mile time area before the start line. After a heart felt and inspirational speech from a few survivors we were off and onto the first mile. I was a bit cold and thirsty already but I had a great, fast first mile. The second mile was harder but I was getting warmer but my breathing was getting harder. By mile 3 I was on a roll and ready to finish. I sprinted the last hill and crossed the line feeling exhausted. Dad and Sarah checked up on me and I made my way towards the awards ceremony. I won the 13-16 age group!

Thank you again for all of those who have supported me the 13 years that i’ve been pushed/walked/run the race!!

xoxo

O