Charity Chaser Challenge: Running for the Volunteers

As I stood at the starting line behind the plethora of people chasing their dreams, pushing through boundaries and capturing a little bit of magic at the Baltimore Marathon in 2008, I noticed that no matter how much I edged backward, one gentleman would always take a step back.  I finally approached him and told him he had to go first.  ... More

Hill Repeats in Dallas

This week’s recap: In terms of running, I was kind of lacking. I shortened my weekly distance by 8.5 miles. However, in terms of doing things in the running community, my cup runneth over. I directed the 5th annual Heels and Hills Half Marathon 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile. Almost 2000 women ran in cold, wet, and windy conditions to celebrate ... More

Bridget’s Weekly Running Recipe- Week 11

Scallop Ceviche You will need 1 lb scallops, thinly sliced ¾ cup lime juice zest from 1 lime 2 tsp sugar 1 clove garlic, small, pulverized 2 serrano chilies, thinly sliced ¼ cup red onion, small dice 2 T cilantro, chopped 2 cups red cabbage, thinly sliced olive oil salt & pepper corn tortillas In a small bowl combine the scallops, ... More

Time to Step Back

Last week recap: My Training Schedule called for 34 miles. I messed up in planning and executing my shorter runs and somehow ended up doing a total of 15.35 miles instead of the 18 intended. Oops. But the midweek 6 miler felt easier than last week's when it was my longest midweek run ever. I’m getting used to that middle length run ... More

Bridget’s Weekly Running Recipe- Week 10

Berry Banana Stuffed French Toast You will need: 1 loaf whole wheat bread, uncut 1 ½ cups fat free ricotta 2 Tbsp honey ½ cup bananas diced ½ cup blueberries 2 Tbsp cashew butter pinch cinnamon 1 cup non fat milk 2 whole eggs 2 egg whites olive oil maple syrup salt powdered sugar In a bowl combine the eggs, egg whites and a pinch of ... More

The Runner We Hope You CAN’T Beat

The Runner We Hope You CAN'T Beat... More

The Longest Long Run…EVER!

This week’s recap: The training schedule called for 30 miles. I abided by the two rest days, did a slightly longer than planned long run, and came out to 31.1 miles. Sunday morning I had 15 miles on the schedule but was mentally shooting for 16 miles. I started panicking a little the night before because I realized I had never done ... More

Bridget Batson’s Weekly Running Recipe- Week 9

Chef's Kitchen Cupboard Dinner. I won’t bore you with all of the details of a chef’s day but what led up to this week’s recipe… It’s inventory time, the pastry chef is out of town and I was starving from a late night work out. More

The Mental Battle

Sunday’s 16 miles were done in one of the worst running weather days I can remember for only being April. It was a scorcher. Those were hard miles to get done and scared me a little…maybe a lot. After conversations on Twitter Sunday as I worked through getting in the miles, it’s become so obvious to me how mentally defeated I am about the marathon distance. While I think some newer runners don’t respect the distance enough, I have moved beyond respecting it to flat out fearing the distance of a full marathon. More

Bridget Batson’s Weekly Running Recipe- Week 8

Mac and Cheese- The Healthy Way! You will need 1 T olive oil 8 oz. quinoa pasta shells, cooked1 shallot, thinly sliced 1 cup goat milk, low fat pinch celery seeds pinch dry mustard pinch paprika 1 heaping teaspoon cornstarch 4 oz soft goat cheese 3 T  apples, peeled, diced 2 T chives olive oil salt & pepper 1 cup goat milk, evaporat... More