I don’t normally post on Fridays, but I just had to share this recipe with you. Like, right now.

Guacamole

My whole guacamole loving world has been rocked. When I make guacamole, I usually go for a spicy version, which until recently, I considered my “classic recipe”, but all has changed.

Apparently, chives belong in guacamole. It’s important, and you need to do this.

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Marathon training requires a lot of eating. Especially on long run day.

Protein Packed Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

So, a few hours before any 16 to 32 kilometer run, a protein-packed breakfast is key. And the lighter the breakfast, the better…the bigger meals are for later 😉

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Long weekends in Montreal are the best. This past weekend my sister and I spent our time exploring the markets, shopping for maxi dresses, going to the movies and sipping cappuccinos.

Blueberry Pie

Oh, and making ice cream! I finally made my own, which is something I’ve been wanting to do forever.

It turned out perfect. Creamy and silky-smooth….it’s gone now. We work quick.

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Cornbread has got to be one of my favorite baked goods. Right from the oven, the stuff tastes simply perfect.

Honey Cornbread Pancakes with Raspberry Sauce

Actually, anything tastes pretty much perfect right from the oven, but you get my point.

I like to eat cornbread a few different ways. I like it sweet with some butter and honey and I like it savory (also with butter). But I also like it in pancake form, which is how we’re eating it today.

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PB&J for life! Who wants to put that slogan on a t-shirt? I will buy a dozen!

PB&J Smoothie

I have been making this smoothie for a week straight. It’s colourful, tasty, creamy and delicious. Also, it’s close enough to my PB&J milkshake without actually being a milkshake. Both recipes make me happy, but this one is for breakfast.

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A weekend at home, with no obligations is the best. This past weekend P- and I just stayed around Montreal. I baked bread, P- went to the market to pick up nice cheese, olives and wine, we went out to a new wine bar, we watched documentaries, we slept in and we just hung around the house. These simple weekends make going back to work so much easier (and more pleasant)!

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Over the next couple of weeks it looks like things will continue to be slow. My sister is staying with us for a month in May, so we’re getting her room set up and hope to spend lots of time in the city so we can show her some of our favorite spots in Montreal.

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I ran my first marathon in Davos, Switzerland five years ago. I was living in Switzerland at the time and really wanted to try running a race in the Swiss Alps since I knew the scenery would be incredible.

I finished that race in 3 hours and 59 minutes and figured that if I could run a marathon in the Alps in under four hours, I might be able to run a city marathon a little faster.

Boston Marathon 2015

So I trained and ran another couple of marathons. In 2014 I qualified for the Boston Marathon in Ottawa, Canada (a very flat course) and just raced in the 2015 Boston Marathon this past Monday!

Running Boston is something I have been wanting to do since that Alp marathon in 2010, but I had envisioned running it later in life. It was a bucket list type-deal, so it was such a pleasant surprise to see that I got into this years race.

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