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July 2011

  • The Journey Home

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    We are home from the beach. It was really sad to leave our friends but I am just so grateful that we were able to be together for a fun weekend. Every time I am with this group I feel so lucky to have such amazing people in my life. Brandon and I made the [...]

  • Beach Bums

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    We're having a great time at the beach with our friends! Lots of beach time. Bocce ball, boogie boarding (= awesome!), naps, chats. Blackened fish sandwich for lunch Friday. Beer-garitas = also awesome. Have you tried these? They are surprisingly tasty! One can of lemon-lime concentrate, one can tequila, two light beers and ice. Perfect [...]

  • Beach Surprise

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    Well, the secret can come out now! We are in Amelia Island, Florida! The reason for all of the secrecy was that we are here to celebrate my friend Cristen's 30th birthday...and it was a surprise to her that we were coming! Her husband planned for us to be here months ago and we all [...]

  • Destination Unknown

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    I hope everyone is having a good day! I have the day off and it's been amazing. Actually, I'm kicking off  a four-day weekend. Now that is amazing! :) Clearly, the best way to start a day off is with a 5 a.m. wake up call. Kidding...but it was a necessity. I had to teach [...]

  • Tuesday Night on the Town

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    Happy Wednesday! I missed posting last night because we were busy having a birthday extravaganza for my mother in law. We didn’t make it to bed until midnight. When my alarm went off at 5:15 this morning I definitely had one of those, “Where am I? What day is it? Where do I have to [...]

  • Kitchen Therapy

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    It's been quite a Monday. I left the house at 5:30 this morning to teach BodyPump, made a quick trip home at lunch to eat and pack clothes and then taught yoga and had another commitment after work. I didn't get home until 9 p.m. Call me crazy but the only thing that I wanted [...]

  • Hot Sunday

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    A quick update on part two of my weekend (part one here) before I crash...I have a goal to be in bed by 9:30 tonight! I "slept in" until 7:30 this morning, which these days sadly is sleeping in. I had an English muffin with peanut butter, honey and banana with black coffee while I [...]

  • Busy (Teaching) Bee

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    Happy weekend. Here's what my Saturday looked like. I opened the yoga studio at 7 this morning and closed it at 5 this evening. I subbed four classes for a grand total of FIVE hours of teaching. To say that I am exhausted would be an understatement. And not only did I teach four classes [...]

  • My 7 Links

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    Happy Friday! :mrgreen: There’s a “My 7 Links” challenge going around the blog world right now. The idea is that you link back to seven old posts that deserve to be remembered and then tag five other bloggers to take on the challenge. I got tagged by Jen at This Runner's Trials. One of the [...]

  • Lighten Up! 5 Things I’m Loving

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    This has been a pretty serious week here on Peanut Butter Runner. I thought it might be nice to lighten things up a bit today. So here I am with a Five Things I’m Loving post full of random awesomeness! (p.s. total credit goes to Ashley for the topic idea – she is the originator [...]

  • Restorative

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    The past few weeks have been a little off with regards to my workouts due to my hamstring injury. Rather than continuing to push through increasingly worsening pain, I've backed off of it to allow for recovery and healing. I haven't run in 17 days (who's counting?) and I've scaled back my yoga practice. Absent [...]

  • I’m Still Full

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    Good morning. First, thank you so much for your comments on yesterday's post. I know that Brittney's family and friends so appreciate your thoughts and prayers and I am overwhelmed by the responses and positive feedback on taking responsibility for your life. I've said this so many times and I'm going to keep saying it [...]

  • Take Responsibility

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    I have decided that my favorite thing to do is write a positive, motivational post at the beginning of the week. It feels good to start the week out with energy, positivity and a reminder of all the good and happy things that we have to be grateful for. I wasn't sure if I should [...]

  • Saturday

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    Happy weekend. I'm sorry I have been MIA...lots happening right now - it's been a weird couple of days. Quick check in...Saturday started with an early 90-minute yoga practice followed by a massage appointment for my hamstring. This was so not the relaxing kind of massage but rather very focused on recovery and rehabilitation. I [...]

  • The Things You Don’t See

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    Recently I have received quite a few questions through email and comments on posts about my daily eats. The questions mainly focus on what I eat throughout the day, when I snack and if I show everything I eat on the blog. I most definitely think this is worth addressing for everyone. First and foremost, [...]

  • One of Those Days

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    It's been one of those days...but I kind of just have to laugh about it. It culminated with my iPod dying 10 minutes before my yoga class started this evening and Brandon throwing his back out at his bowling league.  Yes,  you read that right. My husband is in a bowling league and he threw [...]

  • Staying Busy

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    I really appreciate your support and encouraging comments regarding my running hiatus due to my nagging hamstring injury. Sometimes I feel really guilty that I can't give you all as much of the "runner" part of PBR that I'd like to. Trust me, I want to be out there running and racing so badly...but I [...]

  • Kat’s First Sprint Triathlon

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    I have a special guest post for you today that I’m really excited about. My friend Kat completed her FIRST sprint triathlon last weekend – the MedWest Triathlon in Asheville, North Carolina! I asked her before the race if she would be interested in sharing her recap on Peanut Butter Runner. I know that some [...]

  • Positivity and the Pool

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    I hope your Monday is off to a great start! Recently, I’ve been all about committing to starting my week with a positive attitude. Instead of looking for things to dread about Monday and the work week, I focus on all the fun and exciting things I get to do. These things can be as [...]

  • Clumsy in the Kitchen

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    It's hard to say how many times I've burned myself while cooking. Let's see...there was the time that I took a cookie sheet out of the oven and then reached up to get something out of a cabinet leaving a burn across my belly. Then there was the time that I was heating jam in [...]

  • Tater Turns 26

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    Everyone wish Katie from Sweet Tater Blog a very happy birthday! Today is her 26th! Last night Katie hosted a girls-only get together complete with wine, champagne, cats and cupcakes. Strawberry-rhubarb pie, vegan chocolate coconut cake, vegan/gluten-free blueberry lemonade cupcakes and vegan/gluten-free strawberry cupcakes. I sampled everything but a blueberry cupcake because I just couldn't [...]

  • FAQ Friday

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    Happy Friday! One of the most rewarding things about blogging for me is interacting with readers. I can’t tell you how much I love receiving your emails, tweets and facebook posts about all of the incredible things you guys are out there doing. I am continually inspired by your dedication to making your life healthier [...]

  • My Daily Drinks

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    How’s this short week treating you? I can’t believe it’s already Thursday! Can every week be a four-day work week please? ;) I missed posting yesterday. My schedule was just a little out of control. I taught a 6:40 a.m. yoga with weights class at Flex + Fit (my very first one and it went [...]

  • Dinner Deliciousness + Food Philosophy Update

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    I like to think that most of the dinners that Brandon and I prepare are pretty up there on the delicious scale but the past two nights have been extra special. I love cooking at home and get really excited to try new recipes and ingredients - especially when the results are outstanding! Do not [...]

  • Pizza, Peacock, Pool – A Happy Fourth!

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    Back to the real world and catching up? (Why can't every weekend be a four-day weekend? Waaaahhh....) We Went to Georgia! Part One and Part Two. Sullie turned FIVE! Beware, cute golden retriever photos! Our long weekend was fabulous! We arrived home from Georgia late Saturday evening and decided to go out for pizza and [...]

  • Fifth

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    I know this weekend is all about the fourth but today we've been celebrating a very special fifth! It's Sullie's FIFTH birthday! I bet you're thinking, "another birthday!?" Brandon, Sullie and I have birthdays within three weeks of each other! If you're a regular reader PBR, you know that Sullie is basically our dog child. [...]

  • Melon Head

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    I took yesterday off of blogging since we were busy visiting with family and then traveling and as a result I feel behind. Lots to catch you up on! First of all, I hope everyone is having a fun July 4th weekend! We've enjoyed being able to spend part of the weekend with family and [...]

  • Midnight Train to Georgia

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    Happy Friday! Well, we didn't actually take a train but look where we arrived shortly after midnight last night... In Georgia at my grandmother's house! Can you believe that she had open heart surgery just 10 DAYS ago? Doesn't she look great!? Her recovery is going really well now that she's home. She's able to [...]