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August 2011

  • Build Your Own


    I was so excited to receive so much positive feedback on my Stress Less post. Unfortunately, I know that stress is something that most of us can relate to so I think it's important to focus on dealing with it in healthy ways. So no photos from my day yesterday because I was on a [...]

  • Stress Less


    I am far from perfect. There are many things that I need to work on in life. I will spare you from the laundry list for now (we’re all a work in progress, right?) but one I want to touch on today is stressing less. Or more specifically – stressing smarter. This kind of covers [...]

  • Weekend Love, Part II


    Weekend part two was equally as awesome as weekend part one. This was the first weekend in a very long time that hasn't been devoted to studying, traveling or teaching a ridiculous number of classes and it was just perfect. Since we went out on Friday night we stayed in and cooked on Saturday. We [...]

  • Weekend Love


    WEEKEND! :D Mine has been fabulous so far  - pedicure, dinner with friends, over two glorious hours of hot yoga and getting my life organized. Last night we met our friends Lelia and Matt for dinner at Sir Edmond Halley's. Sir Ed's is a and old Charlotte establishment that is tucked away behind a shopping [...]

  • I Caved for Mmm…


    Those of you who follow multiple healthy living blogs have probably noticed that trends circulate through the blog world. If it weren’t for these trends I may have never discovered my love for green smoothies, quinoa, chia seeds and overnight oats. It’s funny…I usually ignore the trends for as long as possible, refusing to jump [...]

  • Are You Overtraining? Two Easy Tests


    It’s no secret that I’m not currently in intense training mode for anything (although I definitely have the itch now that I’m running pain-free again) but I know there are many of you training for fall races. I am a huge advocate of following training plans when preparing for races – anything from 10Ks to [...]

  • Since I’ve Been Gone


    Sung to the tune of Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" - haha... Here is a glimpse of what has been happening in my life since I have been kind of MIA the past few days. #1 Birthday Celebrations We went to my friend Sarah's house on Sunday night to celebrate her birthday. Sarah was [...]

  • PBR – Certified Personal Trainer


    First things first, I apologize for waiting so long to get this post up but this is literally the first moment I've had to stop and even think about my blog since Saturday. So...the big news is that I am a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine! Let's back up. Getting [...]

  • Customshop Celebration


    Happy weekend! I am breathing a big sigh of relief about being done with the week and trying to relax in between teaching a gazillion yoga classes. (No really, I'm teaching six classes in three days. And I love it.) I'm here to share with you a very fun celebration dinner that we had on [...]

  • Yoga Jam

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    Today's guest post comes from Jessica King, a local yoga instructor. I am honored to be writing a guest post for Peanut Butter Runner!  I am Jessica King.  I currently live in Concord, NC with my husband and two beautiful little boys, Parker, 5, and John, 10 months.  We have two dogs, 3 fish, and [...]

  • Fueled by Ice Cream


    Here for a quick check in. This sums up my week... :Daze: Let me reinforce that...I haven't practiced yoga in a week...and with the lack of yoga has come a sizable increase in coffee and ice cream consumption. A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do. Thanks for the great comments on Stef's guest [...]

  • A Hawaiian Special – Musubi


    Hi everyone, my name is Stef and I write a blog called Living HI about healthy living in Hawaii. My interests include running, hiking, kayaking, and cooking with whole ingredients. Jen is having a crazy busy week, so she gave me the opportunity to do a guest post over here on Peanut Butter Runner, thanks [...]

  • About this week…


    Alright, as much as I hate to do this...I'm going to have to back off of the blog a little bit this week. Don't despair, I have a few guest posts lined up for you (and they are awesome!) but I need some time off to focus on other things. I will try to pop [...]

  • Sunday on Monday


    Happy Monday! I hope everyone’s week is off to a great start! Final weekend update for you before we roll into the new week. I spent most of my Sunday at Y2 Yoga teaching the morning and afternoon 90-minute hot classes. Both were fabulous. I’m not sure what it is but some days the energy [...]

  • Saturday and Panthers Pre-Season


    I love Sunday evenings. I don't spend them dreading Monday and all the things that the week has to hold but instead enjoy the opportunity to relax and decompress a bit from the weekend. But enough about Sunday - since I'm running a day behind, I owe you the Saturday recap. I taught the complimentary [...]

  • NoDa Night


    Hey, hey! Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I owe you a Friday recap...it was a really good one so let's get right to it. First, I got to start my day with yoga, which was amazing. I have been so busy lately that I've been limited to practicing 2-3 times per week. I'm [...]

  • A Much Better Day


    Today was a much better day. Eight hours of sleep was just what I needed to get my day started right. Sometimes it's nice to give myself a break from the 5 a.m. wake up calls and sleep in a bit.I finally rolled out of bed and got ready for work at 7:45 this morning. [...]

  • Worn Down Wednesday


    It's been a long day and I'm happy to finally have some down time. I just finished dinner...which I ate after 9 p.m. for the third night in a row. We eat pretty late in general but these super late dinners are not sitting well in my stomach when I get in bed and then [...]

  • Thanks, This and That


    To say that I am overwhelmed by the comments on my "Born to Run" post would be an understatement. Seriously. I read each and every one of the comments and will be responding to many of them! I appreciate your advice, suggestions and honesty. One immediate takeaway is that I will be looking into minimalist [...]

  • Born To Run?


    This is a difficult post for me to write but it is something that has been on my mind recently. I am not so sure that my body was made for running, especially distance running. This is not something that is easy to admit, much less accept, but all signs clearly point in this direction. [...]

  • Burgers and Fries


    I'm not sure how it's already 10:45 on Sunday evening. This weekend really flew by. Catching up on the weekend? Friday I had a really bad day and on Saturday I tortured Brandon with yoga! ;) We went out for dinner Friday and Saturday night so we were in the mood to hang out at [...]

  • The Time I Tortured My Husband with Yoga


    We had a great Saturday but it was so busy that I never got a chance to sit down and blog about it. When we finally arrived home at 11:30 last night, I pretty much collapsed into bed and fell asleep immediately. I practiced and taught yoga at Y2 on Saturday morning. I had an [...]

  • When It Rains…


    ...it pours. It's been one of those days. It started out good enough - I subbed the 6:30 a.m. Friday hot vinyasa class at Y2 (which I always take) because my teacher was out of town. And although I honestly missed practicing, I loved teaching the yogis that I usually practice beside. I had a [...]

  • The Patience to Heal


    I’m not very good at slowing down. In case you haven’t noticed, I have a tendency to pack my days full of as many activities and commitments possible. I like to stick to a schedule and have a routine. And to be completely honest, I get a little anxious if something gets in the way [...]

  • Crazy Ashtanga and Homemade Noodles


    The second day of August has been eve better than the first! Although I'm not loving this very moment because Brandon is watching True Blood and this show really creeps me out. Focusing my attention on blogging... I was up at 5 this morning to get an early ashtanga practice in at the studio. I [...]

  • Happy August and BodyPump 78 Review


    I think it’s nice that August 1 happened to fall on a Monday. Once the initial shock of my alarm going off at 5 a.m. after three mornings of sleeping until almost 9 wore off, I found myself full of smiles and energy (only partly credited to multiple cups of coffee) thanks to the arrival [...]