2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into match-sticks about the width of your pinky finger
8 oz bacon (do not use thick cut)
Preheat oven to 425F. Prepare a cookie sheet with Silpat or parchment paper.
Slice each piece of bacon in half, lengthwise and then in half, widthwise, so there will be 4 strips cut from 1 piece of bacon. Wrap a strip of bacon around a matchstick sweet potato. Place on baking sheet. Repeat until all the bacon is gone. If you have left over sweet potatoes, feel free to put them on the cookie sheet as well, as they will bake nicely in all the rendered bacon fat.
Bake for 25 minutes until the sweet potatoes feel soft. Turn the oven to broil and let the tops get crispy, 2 minutes or so but careful to watch as they will burn easily.
This is so beautiful.
No matter how long or fast you can run, no matter tall short, young, old, fat or stocky you are, if you run—you are a runner. A runner is made in the heart—not from your physical appearance or fitness level.
As a stocky and short cross country runner who’s had more than her fair share of defeats, I appreciate this to no end. Thank you, thank you so much.
I am a runner because I run…