I’m back in action, and I’m sorry for my recent prolonged absence. Work, children’s and my travel schedule has overwhelmed me lately, and I’ve had some technical difficulties here on LOAF that have taken too much time to iron out. But I’m smooth now, and am back baking with you this week!
Behind the scenes lately, I’ve been taking up with a seriously motley crew. No, I’m not out stalking Nikki Sixx. I’ve starting running with a slightly different crowd – a few fantastic food blogger friends I’ve made who just happen to, well, run.
These ladies are bad to the bone, lacing up their shoes at ungodly hours of the morning, pushing aside excuses and doubt and hitting the streets, trails and the occasional treadmill to pursue the healthy, balanced, challenging and fit life of a runner. And since I kinda-sorta run a little, they invited me along for the ride; I couldn’t be happier to call myself a Red Faced Runner.
Right here, right now, I’m inviting you, too, to join us.
Here are the details:
The Red Faced 5K Challenge is a nine-week journey to becoming a runner. Since I am already a runner and coach certified by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), I’ve drawn up a plan to get you from stationary to 5K race-ready in nine weeks. My fellow RFRs and I are with you every step of the way: we’re all training to run a 5K (or in some cases longer) the weekend of September 8, 2012, and we want you to train with us and change your life. I’m serious. Complete details, including the plan and some tips from me on how to train for your first 5K can be found here – over at one of my favorite food blogs, the Cookin’ Canuck (our About Page).
Who are these crazy red women or whatever, anyway, you wonder. Sure, that’s natural. I’ve got ten partners in crime who also happen to be some of the best cooks and bakers in the Internet, and who will definitely inspire you to get out there with their tales of how they became runners: Dara, the Cookin’ Canuck, our challenge host, Amy of She Wears Many Hats, Kristen at Dine & Dish, Bridget who Bakes at 350, Lori, the Recipe Girl, Katrina of In Katrina’s Kitchen, Robyn of Add a Pinch, Carolyn of All Day I Dream About Food, Krista, the Budget Gourmet Mom and Shawn of I Wash…You Dry.
Join us. Find a 5K in your hometown – or anywhere – sign up, lace up, train up and become the best you ever. (Find races anywhere in the world at Active.com and Running in the USA.)
I haven’t yet finalized my race, but you’ll likely see me pop up in Chicago at a half-marathon as part of my training for the New York City Marathon, which I’m running this fall.
Now go! Do! Then tweet with us using hashtag #RFR5k on Twitter.
See you out on the roads – and in my kitchen later this week.