Looking forward to the Finish “Swine” and FOFF Easy Fish Tacos

by Joanne on March 20, 2013

After I run the Boston Marathon, I’m looking forward to running a marathon that has been in my eye since 2010 when I decided I would run marathons.  At that time, it wasn’t MARATHONS, it was MarathonSingular. One. Who knew?!!  Anyway, I’m signed up to run the Flying Pig in Ohio on May 5th while Ted will be with me for half of it, or at least to the 9 mile point where the two races split.

I get these great emails from the Flying Pig.  Take note of “Hogwash Station”, “Pig Newton” and “Finish Swine”.

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Flying Pig Marathon Course Tip

We always try to keep you refreshed and entertained throughout the marathon course, and a couple of our most popular zones along the way is the Hogwash Station along Mile 23. Sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Water Works and Cintas, the Hogwash Station will give you a chance to grab a wet towel, wash off the grime from the last few miles and freshen up for the finish!

Right after that is the Pig Newton station at Mile 24, sponsored by Sam’s Club and Walmart. Grab yourself a Newton cake cookie or an orange slice for an extra burst of energy for the last couple of miles. There’ll also be GU stations along the last half of the course if you’ve trained to use it. Enjoy the last part of the course and look great at the “Finish Swine!”

I’ve started really looking forward to their emails for a little chuckle.  I haven’t read one negative word regarding this marathon, although it apparently has a nasty long hill from mile 5 to 8 but after that it’s a downhill to rolling course with fantastic spectator support.   Fingers crossed it is just as fun for me as the other folk who have enjoyed this marathon.  But first, I’ll tackle Boston and it’s illustrious hills.


This week’s recipe by Carla Vavala of Fusion of Food and Friends should have been chicken tacos but, making it for both of us meant changing the protein, so I used fish. An easy substitute.

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Serves 4

  • *If you use chicken, use 2 COOKED chicken breasts or left over rotisserie chicken, about 4 cups.  **If you use fish, use 1 1/2 lbs. of white fish such as cod.
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 6 flour tortilla
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped OR slice cherry tomatoes to yield 2/3 cup.
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 small scallions
  • 2 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream

In a large pan over medium heat, warm the salsa.  Add the shredded chicken (or cooked fish) to warm through.  *If you use fish, simply bake the fish (lightly salt and pepper and add 1 tsp olive oil) at 425 F for 20 minutes or until it flakes.

Warm tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds.  Remove and place on plates.

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Add the chicken/fish

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Add some lettuce

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Some cilantro and scallions

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Add cheese

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A dollop of sour cream

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Roll it up

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and… Enjoy!

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What secondary ingredient is a MUST if you make tacos? *Your absolute favorite where the taco wouldn’t be the same without it?  Mine is the the CHEESE!

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  • At 2013.03.20 08:01, Heather said:

    I’ve heard nothing but good things about the Flying Pig marathon. And for how hilly it is I think that says something about the race!!

    • At 2013.03.20 12:59, misszippy said:

      I think you should have made pork tacos in honor of Flying Pig. ; )

      I hear such great things about that race…I hope it’s a fantastic day for you!

      • At 2013.03.21 07:37, Tina@GottaRunNow said:

        Towels on the route at Flying Pig? Nice! I could eat chicken tacos every day! Cilantro makes them so good!

        • At 2013.03.21 09:08, Ali @ Peaches and Football said:

          I’ve seen a lot of bloggers mention loving the Flying Pig. It sounds like a WONDERFUL choice. You’ll love it I think.

          I’m with you on the cheese. Gotta have it!

          • At 2013.03.21 22:44, Hannah said:

            I don’t know about cheese, but it just wouldn’t be a taco without diced avocado for me. Love that cooling, creamy richness it adds! It’s the perfect compliment to more spicy fillings, no matter the veggies or protein.

            • At 2013.03.22 22:33, CCU said:

              Mmmm delicious filling for a great looking meal 😀
              Have a wonderful looking race!


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