Rosh Hashanah and Women’s Health Run10Feed10 info

Rumor has it today is already Wednesday. And, get this, Rosh Hashanah begins tonight at sundown.


The holidays are super early this year and while I am never one to turn down challah, apples and honey, I do have a bit of trouble switching from summer mode to fall mode so quickly.

The fall produce is a bit behind the Jewish calendar as well – I couldn’t even locate a butternut squash and got lucky to grab enough apples for my irresistible apple crisp.

I braved the supermarket crowds yesterday to pick up my holiday ingredients. If you have never experienced the High Holiday grocery shopping crowd, I envy you. If I never step into Shop Rite again, it will be too soon.

I am so busy with my baking menu that I am trying to overlook the fact that blueberries were nowhere to be found in any of the grocery stores I went to over the last few days. I am going to ignore this issue, ration to myself the few I have left in the refrigerator and hope to locate a pint or two in the next few days.

Before I plant myself in the kitchen for the day, I intend to head out for easy run. My legs are actually pretty sore from the race on Monday and don’t want to push myself too soon.

These are the days when one wishes they had a personal masseuse stashed away in their closet.

I did realize though that I do need to push myself a bit more often. We know I have no issue getting myself out there to actually run, it is the quality of the running that needs improvement.

I should not be sore from this race. So…why am I sore you wonder? Well, I am guilty of working up to my ability.

Sure, I can run and run and run and pile on the miles, but, if I only did a bit more speed work rather than focus on logging mileage, I would not only get my body more adjusted to the faster speed and give myself a better workout, but I would also increase my calorie burn (which I am not really looking to do but figured I would inform you of all benefits).

I came across an interesting article over at the Women’s Health website. According to the article, Run Less Lose More, a majority of women fall victim to thinking if they continuously log miles, they will lose weight, when in fact, shorter bursts of speed work is the real calorie burner and muscle worker.

Speaking of Women’s Health, their wildly popular race and fundraising event, RUN10 FEED10, is coming back to New York City on Sunday, September 22, 2013!


Last year, RUN10 FEED10 raised 1 million meals nationwide and the bar is set even higher for 2013.

The concept is simple: run a 10K and provide 10 meals for those struggling with hunger in New York. 

New for this year, RUN10 FEED10 will launch timed races in Chicago and San Francisco, and also feature the robust wellness festivals post-race.

The day will include:

  •  An unforgettable experience running a 10K for those in need
  • Good Morning America broadcasting live from the event
  • Singer/Actress Nava Rivera performing live
  • Meets and Greets with Food Network Chef Ellie Krieger and Olympic Soccer Star Alex Morgan
  • Limited edition FEED bag and bracelet for all runners
  • Pre and post-race activities including guided stretches and yoga with a special guest trainer
  • Tons of freebies, experiences and giveaways from FEED, Dove, Degree, Lipton Tea, Simple, Kellogg Nourish, OPI, Vaseline Birkenstock, Panasonic Beauty, Sketchers, Cigna, Ford Fiesta and more.

 People living in Boston, Los Angeles, Miami and Seattle can participate in one of Women’s Health’s “Fun Runs” and if you do not live in one of the host cities, you can still participate by signing up to run your own 10K. The money from the registration and fundraising efforts will go to their nearest NYC metropolitan area food bank.

Click here to register and use discount code R10F10USA to save $5 off the registration fee!

And, click here for more information on fundraising for this worthy cause.

I am not so sure that I will be able to attend this race as I am only registered to run a race the day before BUT I am considering it.

I can’t resist a good cause or a great wellness festival filled with fun events and goodies!



What are you cooking/baking for Rosh Hashanah?

Have you had trouble locating blueberries all of a sudden?

Will you be registering for this race in New York or a different city?

Are you guilty of not doing enough speed work during your runs?


Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

6 thoughts on “Rosh Hashanah and Women’s Health Run10Feed10 info”

  1. I found an enormous bag of blueberries on sale the other day so I’m glad I won’t have to worry about not finding them anytime soon! I love berry season but I guess it’s time we move on to pumpkin season! I’m not going to lie I’m really excited for fall fruits and vegetables.
    So about the calories and running… I was victim to this as well. I would do hours of cardio and not push myself. I’ve finally learned about quality over quantity. But I’m sore after every single race. I think it’s because we go completely 100% all out on races.
    P.S. I ran 17 miles Saturday and didn’t over eat and I was 2lbs heavier yesterday. haha! Good ol’ marathon training. I trust my body knows what it’s doing though.

    1. Yes- our bodies do know what they are doing. I know that mine certainly does and will absolutely let me know when it doesn’t agree with me – be it bad food, good food, too much running or not enough recovery time…and I am totally excited for butternut squash season!

  2. I’m registered for the Run 10 Feed 10 race at the end of October in San Francisco! I’m really looking forward to it, and, I’ve raised just a bit over $200 so far, so that feels good to know that my run will help feed 20 people! Hope you can do yours, it sounds like an even bigger event!

  3. Yay for all your baking girl! And I’m sure you were incredibly sore from pushing your pace like crazy, you definitely killed it! I’m not a fan of running to lose weight, in fact, I’ve gained weight when training for marathons, but I do enjoy a solid, nice long run just as much as a quick fast paced 5K. I am a lover of them all! :)Happy New Year! 🙂 I am not Jewish but my bestie is and her family always shared their amazing challah with me! YUM-EEE!

  4. Supermarkets do run out of blueberries too often. You raise a good point in this post. I think we all get caught up in slacking on something in our workouts. Working out regularly is good, but if we don’t make it more challenging, the results stop coming. When it comes to running/cardio, I used to push myself for a while and then slack off. Having a naturally fast metabolism didn’t help. I figured I was skinny anyway. The sad realization always comes when we try to compete at a higher level than our personal workouts.

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