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June 2011

  • Party and Practice

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    After my delicious lunch the day only got better. After lunch I made a trip to Trader Joe's to shop for a work party this afternoon. My row at work (the third row) hosted a "block party" at 4:03 p.m. to celebrate the arrival of some new faces to our area (not new to the [...]

  • Make This Lunch

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    I have been starving for the past few days. Insatiable hunger that has me waking up hungry, that makes my stomach growl for lunch by 10:30, that leaves me feeling ready for an afternoon snack just an hour after lunch and that requires a substantial dinner. This crazy hunger is nothing new…I experience it for [...]

  • Rollerblades and cleats…in the yoga studio?

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    Last night I taught the final hot class at Y2 Yoga before the studio closed for three days for repairs. I won't go into the whole story but the floors and front wall of the studio have to be replaced. We gave the floors a proper goodbye with a "Cleat Party" after class. (photo credit [...]

  • A Happy Homecoming + Weekend Part Two

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    I will start this post with some really good news – my grandmother is home from the hospital! She was released yesterday afternoon and is so happy to be home. It’s really crazy how quickly the doctors get you moving after surgery. They had her up and sitting in a chair within two days and [...]

  • Super Fit Saturday

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    I'm settling down from the craziness of the weekend at 10 p.m. on Sunday night to finally tell you about it! We're going to have to do this in two parts because it would probably be the longest post ever if I tried to cover it all in one. Saturday was a special event that [...]

  • Weekend Build Up

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    I keep typing and deleting, typing and deleting...this is a nightly occurrence. Figuring out how to start posts is usually the hardest part about writing them. That and coming up with a title. I am majorly title-challenged. Anyway...how was your Friday? Mine was okay. Like I do every Friday (or really just about every morning), [...]

  • Friday News Updates

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    Happy Friday!!!! :lol: How has your first (official) week of summer been? Mine has been pretty good with the exception of wishing that I could get down to Georgia to see my grandmother. First things first, some PBR news. Check out my guest post on Scatterbrain Jane about training for your first half marathon. Sweet [...]

  • Summer Reading List

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    I have a little confession: sometimes I struggle with actually getting around to writing posts that I have promised you guys. It’s not that I don’t want to write them – it’s just that cannot seem to find the time! You were a huge help suggesting books before our trip to Jamaica (which by the [...]

  • A Birthday Boy

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    Guess who has a birthday on Wednesday!? Wish my sweet husband a happy birthday! He's 29...just one more year until the big 3-0! I like to tease him about it. And just for fun, check out my happy birthday post for him last year. It's a good one! :P Side note, I love that I [...]

  • Top Five

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    Rather than try to update you on every single thing that's happened the last couple of days, I think I'll take the approach of giving you the top five highlights. Sound like a plan? 5. Leftovers for dinner...from an Italian family recipe! The last thing I felt like doing when I got home tonight was [...]

  • Prayers

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    Hi friends. How was your weekend? Mine was really nice. Catch up on part one - a yoga teacher training reunion, a 9-mile long run, meeting up with a PBR reader and more. Part two of my weekend was equally as fantastic and involved an Italian dinner, going to see Bridesmaids, teaching yoga, getting an [...]

  • Reunited

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    Happy weekend! I hope everyone is having fun and getting ready to celebrate Father's Day! My weekend has been great so far. Friday night my yoga teacher training group had a reunion party. The evening was full of good food, wine and Skinny Girl margaritas and some rather interesting conversation. I contributed baked brie in [...]

  • A Very Happy Birthday

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    Wow, where do I even start? I don’t think I have ever felt so loved on a birthday before. Thank you SO MUCH for your comments, facebook messages and tweets. I read every.single.one of the comments and loved hearing about your best birthdays! There were some common themes… It’s fun to celebrate your birthday in [...]

  • It’s My Birthday!

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    Tomorrow (Thursday - when most of you will be reading this!) is my birthday! I will be 28 although I had someone at work today guess that I was 24. I just had a moment of weakness and thought that maybe I would post a baby picture but I'm going to save that for a [...]

  • Go For It

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    I am so happy to hear that you guys found the strength training post useful. I am also excited that you still want videos - I am all about form so I can't wait to get some made so I can coach you through the exercises. One of my biggest goals for Peanut Butter Runner [...]

  • Get Strong

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    Okay, you know that I sing the praises of strength training all the time. I honestly believe that it changes the shape of your body and your muscles like nothing else can. I love teaching BodyPump and strength training classes! I've been promising you guys a glimpse into how I strength train for a while [...]

  • An Engagement!

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    I spent my evening celebrating an engagement! My sister-in-law Rachael and her boyfriend Stephen got engaged on Friday night! :D I am so excited about a year full of showers, parties and wedding planning (it's so much more fun when it's not your own!). Yay, congrats to Rachael and Stephen! My other sister-in-law hosted and [...]

  • Back to Charlotte + 8 Miler

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    Look who's happy that I'm home. I drove back to Charlotte this evening. I got in around 7 and Sullie hasn't left my side since. I was only gone for two nights! It was really hard to leave my grandmother after such a great visit. She said she felt like a movie star after reading [...]

  • Friday with Mema

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    I have to say that I enjoyed your comments on my last post but my grandmother loved them. I know I've mentioned this before but she reads my blog every day! When I got home from my run this morning she had just read the "Surprise Visit" post and said that it made her a [...]

  • A Surprise Visit

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    Hello from Georgia! Surprise! I decided Wednesday afternoon that I was going to come visit my grandmother for a few days. I packed the car up at lunch today and hit the road after work. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate with my travel plans and I battled quite a few severe thunderstorms (hail, cloud [...]

  • Somebody’s Watching Me

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    I loved hearing how you beat the blahs. I also loved how many responses I got about pets improving  your mood. I type this as Sullie has her head in my lap and is looking at me with "pat me" eyes. (Or maybe she's just begging for the peanut butter toast that I'm eating! ;)) [...]

  • Beating the Blahs

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    I truly appreciate your encouragement and kind words on today's post. I really needed to get that out there. I promise to keep you updated on how things are going - good and bad. You know what helps when you're feeling blah? The cute face of my sunbathing sweet golden retriever! ;) Seriously, it's 90 [...]

  • Let’s Get Real

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    Fresh on the heels of my post preaching the importance of staring the week with a positive attitude, I’m finding myself in a bit of a funk today. My stomach is in knots and I’m feeling a little off. Normally, I would just recognize it and quietly wait for it to pass but this morning [...]

  • Monday positivity…and dress details!

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    Did you survive Monday? I find that Monday sets the tone for my week so I always try to go into it with a positive attitude and think about all the good things I have to look forward to during the week. My Monday started out wonderfully – I slept until 7:30 a.m.! I am [...]

  • Wedding Fun

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    Thanks for the congrats on my new teaching gig! I will most definitely let y'all know how the new class formats go - yoga with weights will be a learning experience for me too! We had a really fun weekend. Saturday was full of my favorite things - yoga, the farmer's market, a Starbucks Soy [...]

  • New Teaching Opportunities

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    Happy weekend! It's a beautiful day here in Charlotte. I kicked it off with an early morning yoga practice, Starbucks and a trip to the farmer's market to stock up on veggies. I love summer Saturdays! We were out late last night so I didn't get a chance to update so here is the scoop [...]

  • A Trader Joe’s Problem

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    I have a problem. I can't leave Trader Joe's without spending $40. I walk in the door with intentions of only purchasing two or three things and end up filling up my whole basket. And I don't know how this happens but a full basket magically translates to $40. Take tonight for example, my list [...]

  • Warm Weather Running: The Survival Strategies

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    It's June 1! (The best month of the year...mine and Brandon's birthday month! :)). June also signals the arrival of summer. We have a whole summer of hot runs ahead of us. My last post was about gear for warm weather running and today’s post is about survival strategies to deal with the heat. The [...]

  • Warm Weather Running: The Gear

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    It seems not so long ago that the running community was training for Spring races through the dead of winter and dealing with cold, dark runs and streets covered in snow. Well, those days are behind us now. I went for a quick run after work today before I had to teach BodyPump and temperatures [...]