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Gluten free goldfish

Maybe it’s silly to be as excited as I’ve been, but when your favorite food is taken away from you one June day in 2011, without any mercy or chance for goodbye, you miss it. You crave it. You dream about it. My food was Goldfish crackers. It was such a simple pleasure. When I was sick, they were the only thing that made me feel better (I thought). When I went camping, they were the first snack I grabbed.  When I was watching my calories, they were the only thing you could have 42 of as a ‘portion’ size. Goldfish were everything to me in the snack world. Imagine my joy when I saw these… And then turned them around to find this! Now, I first found out about these from Max & Sophie’s Campaign for Gluten Free Goldfish on Facebook. I had just landed in Reykjavik, Iceland when I saw the update. I knew I couldn’t get them there (you can hardly get an apple) so what did I do? From a hotel …

Marathon: Week 4

To say this week wasn’t a struggle would be an absolute lie. It was hot. It was humid. I missed a midweek run. I had one of the most painful 3 mile slogs of my entire life. I questioned more than once… ‘Why the hell I’m doing this?!‘ I can’t say I feel 100% optimistic again, but there’s always something empowering about finishing the long weekend run, reminding you that this is not impossible. It’s hard because it’s supposed to be. If this shit was easy everyone would do it. Sunday’s 8 mile LR was surprisingly successful given the fact that I decided to throw in a whole bunch of new factors at once, breaking one of the most fundamental rules of running. I wore shoes I’m still breaking in and carried hydration for the first time (save for an incident with a water belt last year that really didn’t go so well) all while continuing to adjust to running without tunes. The shoes are improving, but I have a wonderful blister that has formed …

Glutenberg Blonde

Beer. Ohhhh how I miss you. This past weekend I was at my old ‘local’ liquor store and decided to peruse the gluten free beer section. Just shy of two years ago when I went gluten free, there were limited choices that ranged from awful to decent, but nothing that was too reminiscent of BEER. It was more of a cross between a bitter IPA and sake. Some of it really wasn’t bad, but none of it was drink-in-the-sun-out-of-a-solo-cup beer. I’ve tried them all. Some are great, some are… well, after you try them you may reconsider whether getting boozed up is worth it. Glutenberg is my most recent discovery, and easily one of the best I’ve found. I grabbed a 4 pack of the blonde and was super excited about finding something in a can. It’s funny, when all you drank was crappy beer in college, finally being able to afford something in a bottle was a big deal. Since the good ol’ Bud Light standby has been taken from me, all I’ve wanted …