Mary and I have decided to change up our blog.
Years ago Mary and I each had our own wordpress blogs- Food Fit & Fun and Mindful Living. Then we came together and started writing Sisters Running the Kitchen together. We have had so much fun blogging together over the years. Going through all the old posts, race recaps, pictures, recipes etc. brings back such good memories.
However, as is the case for many, life has gotten extremely busy for us. We both work full time and now are spending any free time we have on our new small business- The Wood Spoon (which we told you about in our last blog post). Blogging was no longer “fun” for us and it became a bit stressful, almost a chore.
So we decided to “wipe it clean” and connect our blog with our new (coming soon) business’s website. I am too attached to this blog to simply delete it. I really do love blogging. Since our new business is between my sisters and I and its food-related, we thought that we could connect our business website to this blog in some way. Our plan is to blog once a month… post something short…like a recipe, or a race recap, The Wood Spoon related topic, etc.
We just wanted to thank everyone who read our blog over the years and has connected with us. See you soon!
~ Christina & Mary
While Mary, Todd & friends were in Cape Cod, Reena spent some time in Hoboken with Riley and I.
They are absolutely in love with one another…it is so cute to see them interact. and when they have to leave each other, they both get sooooo upset. Mary told me that when I brought Reena back to her and Todd, the next morning Reena woke up and ran down the hall to the guest bedroom to see if Riley and I were sleeping in there. When she realized that we were not there, she started to cry. how sad, and cute at the same time.
My sisters and I have been working on a project together for awhile now. We started a small company called The Wood Spoon. We make rice pudding and are selling at local farmers markets. The idea came from our Mom-Mom Mary; she used to make rice pudding for the family all of the time. It would go within seconds of her placing it down on the table. My sisters, mother and I made her recipe hundreds of times. The smell and taste of rice pudding brings with it such wonderful memories of my Mom-Mom. My sisters and I always casually talked about selling the rice pudding as a way to honor and remember her by… but have now made it a reality. It took a lot of hard work to make it happen. This weekend was our first market and it was a success! We sold out very quickly and the feedback was all very positive. It will be exciting to see how we evolve.
We also spent time in Margate this weekend. After the market, my family made an awesome dinner and sat outside and relaxed. I love nights like these. My dad made this pizza below…absolutely amazing.
Mary and I ran the Tim Kerr Avalon 7 mile Island Run this weekend as well. Mary is coming back from an injury and I am building up my fitness again. I was begging her all week to sign up with me and finally she gave in and signed up with me. Afterwards, she kept saying how happy she was that she did it. I think it gave her the confidence that she needed! It’s been awhile since she has ran! The race itself went well. I dealt with some cramping but it wasn’t bad. All in all, I felt solid and strong and finished with negative splits. Which was no easy task considering it was in the 80′s, sunny and 95% humidity. It felt like you were running in an oven. Absolutely awful. To give you an idea, on MDW I ran a 10K at 7:18 pace…and yesterday I ran a 7:49. Big difference. My time was 54:31. I was proud of Mary and I for having a solid race. We had so much fun and will definitely try to come back for next year’s island run. Come to find out (after we got home), Mary got 3rd place in her age group! yay!!! Wish we would have stayed around.
back in Hoboken….