Monthly Archives: August 2015

My Last Long Run of Pocatello Training! (Recipe: Chocolate Chip Sweetened Condensed Milk Cookies)

Last Sunday I had my last long run of marathon training! 15 miles! A was awesome and biked about 13 of the miles with me. ­čÖé I’m such a lucky girl! I was completely fine with my pace for the … Continue reading

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That New Car Smell! (Recipe: Chicken Parmesan Sliders)

That’s right, folks! After 11 years with my red 2004 Ford Explorer, I bought a new car! I had been putting this off as long as possible. My Explorer was the last free car I will ever own. My parents … Continue reading

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Top Places to Visit in the World

So, you all know by now how much I love to travel. Therefore, it shouldn’t be a surprise to you that I am subscribed to the magazine┬áTravel + Leisure. In one of their most recent issues, they ranked the top … Continue reading

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Stop Hunger Now Volunteering + Yosemite (Recipe: Bite-Size Cinnamon Roll Cookies)

Last week, I volunteered at a┬áStop Hunger Now event held on RTI’s campus. It was a pretty awesome event. Stop Hunger Now is an organization that helps break the cycle of poverty for meal recipients through education, skills development and … Continue reading

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Why Most Runners Don’t Lose Weight (Recipe: Grilled Margherita Sandwiches)

Want to know a fun fact? More than 19 million Americans run 100 days or more per year (according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association)! Isn’t that something?? The chances are good┬áthat at least few thousand of those millions run … Continue reading

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Kettlebell Anyone? (Recipe: Peach Pie Crumble Bars)

I have done a few kettlebell workouts in the past. In fact, it would probably be good to get one in there in the next week or so. It has been awhile. Some research out of San Jose State University … Continue reading

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20 Things You Know When You’re Dating a Runner (Recipe: Balsamic Vinaigrette Chicken Over Greens)

Oh my goodness. I thought this was hilarious. And totally true! 20 Things to Know When You’re Dating a Runner: 1. Their birthday/anniversary/Christmas wish lists consist of new running shoes or the latest running gear.┬áUnfortunately, this doesn’t mean you’ll save … Continue reading

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Running in Humidity + A Flyball Tournie! (Recipe: Cinnamon and White Chocolate Chip Cookies)

This weekend was humid. And warm. Very warm and humid. And this weekend there was a local flyball tournament in Cary. And this weekend I was supposed to run a 20-miler on Sunday. In the humidity. While playing flyball. Yeah, … Continue reading

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The T-Spine (Recipe: Balsamic Portobello Burgers)

The Thoracic Spine. AKA the T-Spine. This body part is often overlooked but it┬áis fundamental for supporting and stabilizing the body. What is the T-Spine?┬áThe T-spine is the upper and mid-back region, including everything between the shoulder blades. It consists … Continue reading

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Strike 2 for Ken. (Recipe: Easy Summer Shrimp Boil)

So, Ken is the personal trainer. Strike 1 was him telling me I looked like hell during our 5th training session (I didn’t count when he couldn’t remember my name during the 4th training session as a strike.) Today was … Continue reading

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