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Quick Life Update and Announcement

It’s been almost 3 months since my last post, and to say I think about writing an explanation post every day, would be an understatement. For a while, it was because I wasn’t creating anything new in the kitchen so I was discouraged when it came to posting recipes. Then, my business as a freelance graphic designer (Design Sprout), started to take up more and more of my time – so much so that even if I HAD creative kitchen ideas to share, it wouldn’t matter because I don’t have time to post them!

The blog came up for renewal at the end of June, and I almost didn’t renew it. To be completely honest, I only renewed it for 3 months. I’m not sure what the next steps are for Zucchini Runner blog, but if you have any favorite recipes on here I highly recommend you copy them or save them or print them out. I know we are doing that on our end!

This blog has served me well. It has been my outlet for cooking, nutrition and running; but I’m not sure it’s serving me anymore. When something becomes a stress and not a joy (particulary when it is an entirely optional endeavor) it is time to reevaluate its purpose and your commitment level. I’m a firm believer in focusing on the things that bring you happiness and joy. We only get ONE chance at this existence we call LIFE, so you better believe I’m going to make the most of it while I can.

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Soaking up the sun and smells during a run, from my home state of IL in June.

I’ve hesitated for so long to post this, because I didn’t want to be the gal who cried wolf, and then take it all back. But nothing has changed for me over the past 2.5 months, so I’m fairly confident that the blog will be dissolved in the near future. Who knows, maybe it will take a new direction and carry on. I just wanted to give my readers a heads up sooner, rather than later if I don’t renew it.

I SO appreciate everyone who has supported my blogging journey over the years. Thank you, thank you, thank you.



Hello? Is anyone still listening?

Hi everyone.

{Confession} My name is Corine and I’m a terrible blogger.

But I believe in second chances for others, so I should hold myself to that standard as well.

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This is me, right now, as I’m writing this post.

My office is a mess, and I’ve seen better hygiene days, but this is me.

For a time I kind of lost my blogging voice. I’m not sure why; but I did. (Or maybe I do know why, I just want to spare you all the details.)

I also lost my love for cooking and baking and experimenting in the kitchen.


Recently, I think I’ve found my voice again.

I’ve found my love for creating delicious, nutritious foods in the kitchen again too.

I haven’t decided if I will get into all the details yet, and catch you all up. I feel like (if anyone is even reading this), like I may have left some of you hanging with some of my posts – particularly the heart rate training post.

There were also some reviews I never got around to posting.

The moment blogging became a chore, and not something from my heart, I lost interest.

My blog has never been about making money or getting the most number of followers I can.

My blog is simply an outlet for me to share. Because I have opinions and ideas and if I don’t share them, I feel like exploding.

When blogs FIRST started, that’s all they were. A public diary of sorts. So I’m takin’ it back to 2000.

If you are interested in following along, super. If you don’t care, then that’s cool too. I won’t judge.

Some things you can expect from me moving forward:

  • 1 weekly post – with a GO-LIVE of Wednesday
  • more recipes which include sourdough starter, sourdough bread and sourdough pancakes/waffles
  • an easy AND quick raw energy ball recipe
  • how-to videos on some of the above
  • and maybe an explanation post on what I’ve been up to the past few, long, months

How have you all been? Is there anything you want to see from me moving forward? What are your thoughts?