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My name is Pollie.
I am an Ecuadorian woman living in Washington State, with my husband, our two kids and Kobe-Wan Kenobi, our four-legged, active pup.
I am a runner. Running is one of my most favorite activities to do. I dream of running, it is a major part of my life. I started running when I became pregnant with my now 18 year old daughter and have run on and off ever since. When I run, I lose myself in my own thoughts. I used to listen to music but felt that it was taking away from owning and really feeling the experience. It is therapeutic, relaxing, and peaceful. I am not fast though. I am an average runner. I run for the joy it gives me, and not necessarily for a finishing rank. Though, I would love to run an 8:10 minute pace for my half marathons, or any race, really!
When my oldest was little, she was diagnosed with a million food intolerances. Since then I had to adjust to a different way of cooking meals and I started baking gluten free, vegan (dairy and egg free), sugar free pastries, like scones, sweet breads, etc. It was then when my love for baking started.
Now that both my kids are okay to eat pretty much anything, I have expanded my baking and started using regular ingredients, such as all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, salted and unsalted butter, eggs, cane sugar, etc.
My dream is to one day open a little bed and breakfast on the mountains, with a field large enough to grown blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, so I could bake fresh galettes, muffins, scones, and sweet breads. My guests would eat freshly baked pastries and enjoy the beauty of nature right from the dining room windows. Then after breakfast is over, I would go for a long run along the green and rugged mountains.
When I am not running or baking, I enjoy exploring the Pacific Northwest. We have so many absolutely stunning mountains and I just can’t wait to check them all off of my list. I especially love the trails along Mountain Loop Highway and those on the North Cascades and the Olympic Peninsula.
I work full time for a local public hospital, helping raise funds to support its critical services.
I hope you enjoy my cooking and running mishaps. Please feel free to drop a line and share your experience with me.
Thank you for joining me on my journey.