Cabot Fit Team

Cabot Fit Team

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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 2013 Beach to Beacon 10K Cabot Fit Team is made up of Cabot farmers and various like-minded bloggers from around the country.

About the 16th Annual TD Beach to Beacon  

The Beach to Beacon in Maine was chosen as the first of many races for the Cabot Fit Team as a way to honor Cabot's 103 Maine dairy farmers, of the 1,200 farmer owners of Cabot, whose daily work provides milk for the World's Best Cheddar.

Beach to Beacon is a 10K/6.2-mile run founded by Olympic Gold Medalist and Cape Elizabeth, Maine native Joan Benoit Samuelson, who won the first-ever women's Marathon at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Starting at Crescent Beach and ending at Portland Head Light, the nation's first commissioned lighthouse, Beach to Beacon attracts more than 6,000 runners, and more than 10,000 spectators, to the Maine coast each summer, making it the largest road race in the Pine Tree State. The race draws runners from across the U.S. and elite athletes from around the world.

Cabot Fit Team Recipes  

Meet the 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.