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My Running Story: Part Two

In the year since I quit running, I’ve received a high number of emails and blog comments from readers wanting to know if I’ll ever go back to it in the future. While I’d initially been one of those people no one believes because they insist they really do love running, I wasn’t sure if […]

Why I Gave Up Running

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while… Although it’s completely unrelated to healthy desserts or recipes, I wanted to publish in case it can help someone out there who might feel like I did a few months ago. If you were to stumble upon my blog without knowing anything else about me, […]

Mmmm Oatmeal Cake

Currently… Eating: Baked Oatmeal Cake Today’s flavor was pumpkin-chocolate-chip. With Dagoba 100% chocolate pieces. Also: Cauliflower “Chicken” Nuggets But not together! No, definitely not together. Just two dishes I happen to be loving lately. Reading: ‘Cept my copy happens to have a girl on it. Boo. Does anyone else ever wonder why running magazines seem […]

My Health Scare

Today’s post is very personal, so if you don’t like that sort of thing, feel free to skip it. In my red velvet pancake post, last week, I brought up heart health and how it’s important to take care of one’s heart. What I didn’t mention was: I once took my own heart for granted. […]

Shop-oholic Chocoholic

Say that three times fast. I am a power shopper in every sense of the term. I’ll go in, look around for five minutes, and if nothing catches my eye, I’m gone. I just don’t like wasting time. Yesterday I put my power-shopping skills to work. Groceries? Check. Books? Check. Clothes? Double check. Best purchases […]

Banana Pancakes and Tiramisu Fudge

Yesterday, the sun decided to show its face in Texas. The night before, I’d resigned myself to another treadmill run. But as soon as I saw the sunshine, Mr. Dreadmill was stood up. Sorry, man. 😕 Seven miles, in 10-degree weather, through 5 inches of snow was surprisingly fun. No, really! The sun’s presence, combined […]

Want to hear my Nutty Ideas?

My head is full of nutty ideas. Nutty Idea #1: There are so many recipes for nut butters on this blog that I decided to wrangle them together, with my super-cool nut-butter lasso, and make a special recipe tab: CCK Nut Butter Recipes Nutty Idea #2: Despite temperatures dipping way beyond freezing, with gusting winds, […]

Post-Workout Foods

America can learn a lot from my dog. He loves to exercise, and his favorite foods are carrots and kale stems. (Of course, my dog also eats dried worms and barks when nobody’s there… so maybe he’s not quite as smart as he seems.) Do you exercise with your pet? Although Molly enjoys her daily […]

Chocolate-Covered Gift Ideas

Afraid of sounding spoiled or show-off-y, I wasn’t planning on writing a post about what presents I got for Christmas. But then Caroline had a good point: it’s fun to see what others receive, because—if you’re anything like me—you have a hard time thinking of gift ideas! My favorite part of gift-getting is seeing how […]

Running in the Rain

The smashing sequel to Singing in the Rain. Murphy’s Law: If you are out running, and a rainstorm hits, it will hit when you are far away from home. Sad to say, Murphy doesn’t like me much. I checked the weather forecast very carefully, and it clearly stated “scattered showers beginning at 10AM.” Beginning at […]

If the running shoe fits… buy it in every color!

Back in October, I mentioned that I had an appointment with a Pedorthist to get custom orthotics made. The appointment went really well; I learned a lot about feet from a man who really knew his stuff! And I’ve happily been wearing my orthotics in my everyday shoes (although I’m not sure what I’m going to do […]

Guilt and Exercise

Email time again Recently, a sweet reader asked: Hi Katie! I just found your blog and read through your whole FAQ Page! Thanks for the source of procrastination from my homework!  And it was so well-written and thorough too. I really enjoyed reading it. But I noticed you wrote that you don’t run ever day, […]

Why don’t Vegans eat Honey?

Humph, I don’t know.  At this moment, there is no love between me and the bees. Well, a few days ago, a new running buddy decided to join me. But this so-called “buddy” isn’t someone with whom I ever wish to run again. I was on my way home, happily running under the shade of the […]

My Morning Routine

When I wake up in the morning And the ‘larm lets out a warning I don’t think I’ll ever make it on time By the time I get my books and I give myself a look I’m at the corner just in time to see the bus slide by It’s alright cause I’m saved by […]

The Princess and the Knee

CCK’s version of The Princess and the Pea.  Did you ever read that childhood story?  Was I the only one who put a pea under my bed to see if I could feel it?  (Please reassure me that I wasn’t!) My favorite story, growing up, though, was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  Every single […]