Cabot Fit Team

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Cabot Fit Team joins KeyBank Vermont City
Marathon & Relay in 2014

After a very successful Cabot Fit experience at the Beach to Beacon 10K in Maine in 2013, we decided to run in our home state of Vermont this year. The KeyBank Vermont City Marathon & Relay has been voted one of the best marathon events in the country and boasts a unique 5-person relay team - there was truly something for every runner. Our team of runners were made up of Cabot employees, farmers, and like-minded, fit-focused and food-loving bloggers from around the country.

Check out the team below and follow our Cabot Fit Pinterest Board!

Cabot Fit Team Runner Package Information

As part of the Cabot Fit Team, we expect you to join us for any/all group activities - after all, we're in this together!

As a runner on our team you will receive the following benefits*:

  • $300 Travel/Food Stipend** and lodging in Burlington, VT for 3 nights (Fri-Sun).
  • Group ground transportation from/to Burlington, VT International Airport (BTV), lodging, and any Cabot Fit Team related activities.
  • Race Entry and Team Shirt

Tentative schedule of Cabot Fit Team related activities is as follows:

  • Friday, May 23 - Arrival & Welcome Reception/Race Expo & Packet Pick up.
  • Saturday, May 24 - Race Expo & Packet Pick up/Cabot Farm Tour/Cabot Fit Team Dinner
  • Sunday, May 25 - KeyBank Vermont City Marathon and Relay Race
  • Monday, May 26 - Travel Home

*All benefits are solely for the runner unless otherwise noted.

**Cabot will pay for any team meals. The stipend is for meals beyond any group meals that may take place. Lodging is available for up to 2 people, however we cannot accommodate special requests or reservations for additional rooms. Travel stipend will be distributed as a reimbursement for travel expenses such as airfare or other mass transit, mileage (at the rate of $0.55/mile up to $300 total stipend), rental car, taxi, etc.

What is the Cabot Fit Team?  

The Cabot Fit Team is a group of individuals chosen by Cabot to join the dairy farm families in an effort to increase awareness about the importance of wellness through nutrition and exercise. The Cabot Fit Team participates in fitness events around the country.

Our first official team participated in the 2013 Beach to Beacon 10K in August, which was chosen as the first of many races as a way to honor Cabot's 103 Maine dairy farmers, of the 1,200 farm families who own Cabot. The team was made up of Cabot farmers and like-minded bloggers from around the country. You can read more about them below.

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Cabot Fit Recipes  

Meet the 2014 Cabot Fit Team

We're happy to introduce the fit-focused and food-loving bloggers who make up the 2014 Cabot Fit Team. Click the photos to learn more.

Carolyn Ketchum

Carolyn Ketchum

Carolyn Ketchum

aka alldayidreamaboutfood.com

Tell us what your expect or hope to get from your Cabot Fit Team experience.

I've never run with a team so I think I will enjoy the Cabot Fit Team experience, being each others' cheerleaders and getting to know the other participants. I always love exposure to new people and new things and I think it spurs me on to be better and try harder when I am with other people.

Water or energy drink?

Water, water, water! Sometimes a little pickle juice if it's hot, for the electrolytes.

Makeup or fresh face (while running)?

Are you kidding? Makeup while running? I'd have it all down my face in a matter of seconds. Fresh face all the way!

Katie Webster

Katie Webster

Katie Webster

aka healthyseasonalrecipes.com

Do you have a pre-race ritual or favorite/lucky racing gear?

My pre-race ritual the night before involves packing up gear and setting split goals if I am planning to run for a specific time goal. Then I like to get up early to have a good breakfast and coffee. Listening to music and warming up with light jogging and stretching helps keep the jitters away.

Makeup or fresh face (while running)?

Waterproof mascara and lip gloss if I'm feeling fancy.

White or orange (yellow) — cheddar that is?

White! I know that yellow cheddar is only colored with annatto, which is a natural vegetable color, but I didn't have it growing up, so I just think it looks wrong. I do like to use yellow cheddar for food styling certain recipes when I want a real Americana look.

Kristina Larue

Kristina Larue

Kristina Larue

aka loveandzest.com

Favorite song to run to?

I don't typically run with music, but if I do it has to have a good beat like Justin Timberlake (yes, I still bust out the N*SYNC) or Black Eyed Peas Pandora station.

Train alone or with a partner or group?

I train with my hubby, Eric ... it's our quality time.

Do you have a pre-race ritual or favorite/lucky racing gear?

Not quite a ritual, but I typically ALWAYS have a cup of coffee and a bagel with peanut butter before races.

Carissa Bealert

Carissa Bealert

Carissa Bealert, RD - Blogger - Fit2Flex

aka fit2flex.com

Tell us about your favorite run or race.

My favorite race is Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5k at Disney's Animal Kingdom. I've run it the last 2 years. I'm a huge fan of Disney and Christmas, so it's basically running heaven for me!

Do you have a pre-race ritual or favorite/lucky racing gear?

When I race I try to wear something fun to help me stand out. I'm a fan of glitter SweatyBands for my hair and a sparkly Team Sparkle skirt. Sparkle helps you run faster, right?

Tell us what you expect or hope to get from your Cabot Fit Team experience.

In addition to running, I'm excited to meet and see some of the Cabot farms and farmers. I think it's important to remember where our food comes from and respect that process.

Joanne Bruno

Joanne Bruno

Joanne Bruno – Eats Well With Others

aka joanne-eatswellwithothers.com

Favorite post-exercise snack/meal?

I usually grab a handful of almonds, a scoop of Greek yogurt, or a big glass of chocolate milk after exercising.

Most useful fitness tip you've received or given?

Don't be afraid to take rest days and listen to your body! It's better to take one day off to recover than to have to sit out because of an injury for weeks.

Favorite song to run to?

I Run For Life by Melissa Etheridge

Kelly Janowski

Kelly Janowski

Kelly Janowski

aka kellytheculinarian.com

Tell us about your favorite run or race.

My favorite race has to be the Fox Valley Marathon, which was my first try at the 26.2 distance. It was amazing to see my months of training come to fruition and be embraced by my friends and family at the finish line.

Tell us what you expect or hope to get from your Cabot Fit Team experience.

I am honored to be a member of Cabot Fit Team and represent a life of balance on a larger scale. I can't wait to take in the beauty of Vermont in the company of my fellow bloggers while taking on my fourth marathon.

Water or energy drink?

Water!

Marlow Ravelli

Marlow Ravelli

Marlow Ravelli

aka glutenhatesme.com

Favorite post-exercise snack/meal?

Gluten Free Toast topped with Cabot Seriously Sharp, Avocado, and an Over Easy Egg.

Most useful fitness tip you've received or given?

Never forget to stretch! Stretching is so easily overlooked but it's so important to prevent injury.

Favorite song to run to?

Florence and the Machine: The Dog Days are Over. This is the perfect song for picking up the pace. I dare you not to run your heart out when the chorus drops!

Deanna Segrave-Daly

Deanna Segrave-Daly

Deanna Segrave-Daly

aka www.teaspoonofspice.com

Do you have a pre-race ritual or favorite/lucky racing gear?

I always run with a washcloth in my hand — it started as a way to keep my face sweat free and now it's a bit of a crutch — it feels weird not to have one when running.

Tell us what you expect or hope to get from your Cabot Fit Team experience.

I'm looking forward to connecting with the other team members — amazing healthy food/fitness bloggers who are doing wonderful things with their blogs as well as getting to know the farmers and staff behind Cabot, because I love their products and the culture of the coop.

Favorite post-exercise snack/meal?

I'm from Philly, so a soft pretzel is the BEST post-race (carbs & salt!)

Mary Creel

Mary Creel

Mary Creel

Do you have a pre-race ritual or favorite/lucky racing gear?

I dedicate every race to someone who is experiencing physical or emotional distress. When I have sinking spells, I think about them and realize my pain will be over when I cross the finish line. I bring back a memento to each person.

Water or energy drink?

Water first—before, during, and after the race! Energy drinks are great pick-me-ups during a race and essential for recovery.

Favorite song to run to?

I get an extra surge of energy hearing the Eye of the Tiger. It was a hit in 1982 when I did my first marathon. Plus, the lyrics from Flashdance, "Take your passion, make it happen," give me goose bumps every time I hum it.

Amber Poole

Amber Poole

Amber Poole

aka fitfoodieruns.com

Tell us about your favorite run or race.

The Baltimore Women's Classic is my favorite 5k! The energy is amazingly high as everyone cheers each other on and passes out high-fives. They even pamper the runners at the finish line with bottled water, a cold towel, a rose and a medal!

Most useful fitness tip you've received or given?

Cross-train! Cross-train! Cross-train! I used to be extremely flexible in yoga but after I found my love for running, my muscles would tense up and I couldn’t even touch my toes! Cross-training is very important to keep the body in balance!

Favorite song to run to?

Don't laugh ... but Eye of the Tiger, by Survivor.


Meet our 2013 Cabot Fit Team   

Click the photos to learn more about the runners!

Carrie Burrill

Carrie Burrill

Carrie Burrill

aka bakeaholicmama.com

Tell us about your favorite run or race.

My favorite run is a run through my neighborhood. I live on a lake so the early morning runs are peaceful. As for races, I have not participated in many, however my favorite would be my first 5K. I ran it with my husband who is an experienced runner and he was great ... I was chugging along at sloth pace and he stuck with me the whole way!

Tell us what your expect or hope to get from your Cabot Fit Team experience.

I am excited to have a group of ladies to train (virtually) with. Where this is my first 10K I will need support and advice and I know I can look to the other team members for that!

Favorite song to run to?

Don't laugh ... Lose Yourself by Eminem. It's the only time you will see me listening to rap.

Ridley Sisters

Ridley Sisters

Rebecca Ridley Harris

Cabot's Ridley Farm Runners

Tell us about your favorite run or race.

Tough Mudder'12 ~ challenging course with great team camaraderie.

Tell us what your expect or hope to get from your Cabot Fit Team experience.

I look forward to training and getting back into running. Also, meeting new runners and participating in the race will be great!

Train alone or with a partner or group?

Definitely a partner (preferably my sister).


Leah Ridley

Cabot's Ridley Farm Runners

Do you have a pre-race ritual or favorite/lucky racing gear?

Lots of stretching and pre-race exercises and my "special/funky" shoe tying ritual from x-country!

Tell us what you expect or hope to get from your Cabot Fit Team experience.

This is my first Beach to Beacon and I'm excited to run the course, I've heard so many good things about this race. I'm looking forward to running with new people and sharing this with them!

Makeup or fresh face (while running)?

Fresh face, however sunscreen will be applied!

Carolyn Ketchum

Carolyn Ketchum

Carolyn Ketchum

aka alldayidreamaboutfood.com

Tell us what your expect or hope to get from your Cabot Fit Team experience.

I've never run with a team so I think I will enjoy the Cabot Fit Team experience, being each others' cheerleaders and getting to know the other participants. I always love exposure to new people and new things and I think it spurs me on to be better and try harder when I am with other people.

Water or energy drink?

Water, water, water! Sometimes a little pickle juice if it's hot, for the electrolytes.

Makeup or fresh face (while running)?

Are you kidding? Makeup while running? I'd have it all down my face in a matter of seconds. Fresh face all the way!

Kristina Larue

Kristina Larue

Kristina Larue

aka loveandzest.com

Favorite song to run to?

I don't typically run with music, but if I do it has to have a good beat like Justin Timberlake (yes, I still bust out the N*SYNC) or Black Eyed Peas Pandora station.

Train alone or with a partner or group?

I train with my hubby, Eric ... it's our quality time.

Do you have a pre-race ritual or favorite/lucky racing gear?

Not quite a ritual, but I typically ALWAYS have a cup of coffee and a bagel with peanut butter before races.

Gina Matsoukas

Gina Matsoukas

Gina Matsoukas

aka runningtothekitchen.com

Tell us what your expect or hope to get from your Cabot Fit Team experience.

A fun weekend meeting like-minded fitness & food fanatics. A 10k [personal record] would be nice too.

Makeup or fresh face (while running)?

Fresh face. I never understood the makeup thing when working out. You sweat and the makeup gets all over you. And if you're not sweating, you're not pushing yourself hard enough!

White or orange (yellow) — cheddar that is?

White. I've actually done blind taste tests of the white vs. yellow and while I can't tell the difference, I'm still partial to white.

Anne Mauney

Anne Mauney

Anne Mauney

aka fannetasticfood.com

Tell us about your favorite run or race.

My favorite race as of late is probably the Nike Women's Half Marathon, which I just did a couple weeks ago. They had guys in tuxedos at the finish line handing out Tiffany's finisher necklaces! Pretty sweet. And I [achieved a personal record] too!

Do you have a pre-race ritual or favorite/lucky racing gear?

Toast with almond butter and banana is the ticket for me before a race!

Water or energy drink?

Water all the way during/before runs. Post-run, it's all about the chocolate milk.

Monica Olivas

Monica Olivas

Monica Olivas

aka RunEatRepeat.com

Makeup or fresh face (while running)?

Sweat face, I wish it was fresh though.

Do you have a pre-race ritual or favorite/lucky racing gear?

Maybe, I can't tell you or it wouldn't be lucky anymore ...

Favorite song to run to?

Nossa by Michel Telo

Robin Runner

Robin Runner

Robin Runner

aka kneadtocook.com

Tell us about your favorite run or race.

The Broad Street ten miler that I ran on May 5th. After losing 27 lbs, I ran a personal record taking 13 minutes off my prior time from one year ago. I finished at 1:26 for ten miles.

Do you have a pre-race ritual or favorite/lucky racing gear?

Can I say my husband! Ha ha. I always run with him and feel his energy. Other than that, just a good night sleep and my protein bar.

Tell us what you expect or hope to get from your Cabot Fit Team experience.

To make new friends and fantastic memories!

Katie Webster

Katie Webster

Katie Webster

aka healthyseasonalrecipes.com

Do you have a pre-race ritual or favorite/lucky racing gear?

My pre-race ritual the night before involves packing up gear and setting split goals if I am planning to run for a specific time goal. Then I like to get up early to have a good breakfast and coffee. Listening to music and warming up with light jogging and stretching helps keep the jitters away.

Makeup or fresh face (while running)?

Waterproof mascara and lip gloss if I'm feeling fancy.

White or orange (yellow) — cheddar that is?

White! I know that yellow cheddar is only colored with annatto, which is a natural vegetable color, but I didn't have it growing up, so I just think it looks wrong. I do like to use yellow cheddar for food styling certain recipes when I want a real Americana look.