Baked Sushi & Running Buddies

Have you guys ever heard of BAKED sushi?!


Basically, it’s regular sushi… but it’s baked, not raw! Genius, right?! This could be the solution for those of you that are scared of raw fish ;)


Last night I met my friend Ashley for dinner at one of my favorite Virginia sushi restaurants, Koi Koi. 

We shared an order of the “Baked Salmon” roll and the “Kamikaze” roll (on the left — it included eel, my favorite!). We also got an un-pictured veggie roll.



Ashley is going on vacation on Sunday so this is the last time I’ll see her before I move to NC in 2 weeks! Sadface. Obviously I’ll be back to visit, but still!


Ashley was my long run/training buddy for all of my races in the past year:


I’m going to miss her! :(


Running is such an awesome way to get to know someone better. We’ve been friends for years, but it wasn’t really until the past year that we became so close through all of our long run dates! :)


Have you made friends or become better friends with someone because of running?

Anyway!  In other news, I just had the most epic snack:


A third of the most delicious, ripe cantaloupe, filled with a spoonful of nonfat plain Greek yogurt and topped with half of a crumbled Super Charge Me! cookie. My life is complete.


Or, at least, it would be if my stupid BioChem final was over. Back to studying… my final is on Friday morning. Gah!


  1. 1

    i think it’s the combination of testing your body & the mental struggle to keep going that brings you closer to someone during a run. is it weird that running w/ my dog makes me feel closer to her? ;)

  2. 3

    I WISH I could find a running buddy! I don’t really have many friends in my town (haven’t lived here long), and none that run. Every day at the gym I debate “hitting on” girls on the other treadmills.

  3. 5

    I just discovered the glories of juicy cantaloupe + yogurt!! Sooooo good.

  4. 6

    mmm…that cantelope looks amazing!

  5. 7

    Baked sushi? How weird. Raw fish is pretty much the only fish I eat

  6. 8

    I’ve never heard of baked sushi but it is a fantastic idea. I’m one of those people who do not like raw fish so this would be great!

  7. 9

    I have made so many friends through running! Love it :)

  8. 10

    T-minus 2 days til you’re FREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

  9. 12

    *sigh* I need a running buddy!!!!

  10. 13

    You never had cooked sushi??? It’s incredible right? I mean, I love the raw stuff, but a good cooked roll is just amazing sometimes! ;)

  11. 14

    Hang in there! Finals are almost done! :)

  12. 15

    Eel is my new favorite sushi! I can’t believe I lived without it for so long!

  13. 16

    Awww love the post! Sad face though:( Anytime you wanna come back to DC, and need a good run, I’m all yours!

  14. 18

    My HLS roommate is my running guru – and I haven’t even met her yet! We email like every other day and she inspires me running/training. :)

  15. 19

    Bio Chem – yuck. Good lucckk!!

  16. 20

    Good luck on your final on Friday!

  17. 21

    This cantaloupe/yogurt idea looks yum!

  18. 22

    I love your new header! :-D

  19. 23

    My husband is my running buddy and I love getting up early on Sat mornings, having a little breakfast and then going out for a great run.

    I love cantaloupe and your snack looks delicious!

  20. 24

    I met almost *all* of my friends (including D) through running in DC! It definitely does wonders for a friendship when you have something like that in common, and you spend hours chatting away while the miles tick by. :)

    Um, I miss our run dates!! Sadface.

  21. 26

    Cooked sushi sounds like a fun thing to make for guests as part of an assortment of dishes! Luv to see the look on people’s faces!!!

  22. 27

    Hi!!!! I just realized that you also live in DC!!! What part??? I also ran the Cherry Blossom and Army 10-milers! We should meet up sometime for coffee or a run! :)

    Hope you have a great day!!


  23. 29

    Baked sushi sounds like a dream! It looks so good. I has sushi yesterday too, however, it was not baked, so now it seems a little lackluster. I am excited to see you next weekend! :)

  24. 30

    OMG that sushi looks SO yummy!!! And that cantaloupe snack is a great idea! Russ and I decided to follow the Jillian Michaels ‘Master Your Metabolism’ book and I’m running out of healthy tasty food ideas to incorporate to our diet. ;)

  25. 31

    The baked sushi looks sort of like a blow-torched sushi that I love. The restaurant I frequently visit serve seared eels and salmon. They taste incredibly good.

  26. 33

    That baked sushi looks amazoing!!!!


  1. […] Remember her? Ashley and I trained together in D.C. for my first half marathon (the insanely hot Zooma Annapolis half marathon) and nearly all the races I did in 2009/2010 were with her by my side (the Army Ten Miler, the St. Patrick’s Day 8k, the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler)! […]

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