Hello and greetings from California! I’m staying in Manhattan Beach while I am attending the CrossFit Games this weekend. It’s a nice area! I arrived in Los Angeles at 9:00 AM (PST) yesterday morning, which, of course, was a total time warp: waking up super early, traveling across the country, and then arriving with a full day ahead. It’s kind of weird, but I actually love traveling to the West coast because you get those extra…

How do you like that post title? Ha! I couldn’t come up with a common topic/theme for this post, so I went with all of them. Hey, at least you know exactly what this post is about, right?  😉 After lunch yesterday, I had a craving for Sweet Potato Wedges with peanut butter, so I whipped up a batch. I figured since I was turning on my oven to cook them, I might as well…

After spending 30+ hours in a van, sleeping in my own bed never felt so good. (Taking a shower and wearing clean clothes were also pretty awesome!) I slept like a baby last night! Monica spent the night at my house, so when we woke up this morning, we decided to start our day off on the right foot with Marylou’s iced coffee. Our legs were a little stiff and sore from the relay, so…

Last night, Mal, Murphy, and I enjoyed our first outdoor dinner of the year. Hooray! For some reason, eating outside makes me really happy. Maybe it’s because it reminds me of summer? Or drinking beer? Eating outside (ok, eating in general) also makes Murphy really happy. Did you say CHICKEN!?! On the menu for dinner: barbecue chicken with roasted Brussels sprouts, roasted zucchini, and Sweet Potato Wedges. During dinner, the pug, of course, kept a close watch…

Check out my newest running gadget! So cool! My friends at OpenSky sent me a Timex Marathon GPS watch to test out on my runs. Even though I absolutely love my Garmin Forerunner 305, I still think it’s pretty big and bulky on my wrist. So, when OpenSky suggested the smaller Timex watch, I was psyched to give it a try. This morning, I planned to run 3 miles right after breakfast, but it was…

Good morning! Happy Friday! Last night’s dinner included two of my favorite veggies ever (sweet potato wedges and roasted Brussels sprouts), so the theme of this morning’s post is Friday Favorites! See what I did there? It works, right? Along with my favorite veggies, I ate a ham and smoked cheddar cheese sandwich for dinner. For dessert: a piece of toast with melt-y peanut butter and butterscotch chips. Delicious. Friday Favorites It’s Friday, and I feel…

Happy Sunday! Here’s this week’s meal plan and shopping list! Sunday: Out to dinner at the Yard House Monday: Tuna Couscous Salad with Roasted Broccoli & Feta Tuesday: Homemade Pizza with Turkey Pepperoni, Peppers, Onions, and Mushrooms Wednesday: Big Salads with Grilled Chicken Thursday: Ham, Smoked Cheddar & Tomato Paninis with Roasted Brussels Sprouts Friday: No meal planned – out to dinner with friends Saturday: No meal planned – out to dinner with friends   Shopping…

Apparently, good things come in threes because the last 24 hours have been pretty awesome for me: I appeared on The Dr. Oz Show with the Cookie Monster. My friend Jen asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding.  I passed the NASM Certified Personal Trainer exam this morning!!! Obviously, I am smiling ear-to-ear right now. I’m so glad that all of that studying paid off! I’ll talk more about the NASM exam in a…

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