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November 2011

  • Loving Lately

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    Soup. Specifically Earth Fare's Carrot Ginger. Addicted. I am so cold natured and once it gets cold out all I want is hot. Hot soup. Hot oatmeal. Hot yoga. Hot showers. M83. Brandon left this French band's CD in my car and I am obsessed. Some of it is a little mainstream but most of [...]

  • Back To Normal

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    Ahh...it feels so good to be back to my normal routine. I so enjoyed teaching yoga, leading bootcamp, taking yoga and cooking dinner today. I know I only had three days off of teaching but it felt like an eternity. I was so happy to be back to my yogis this morning. Catching up after [...]

  • The End Of Atlanta

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    We are back in Charlotte and I am happily planted on the couch working on the blog and planning for my hot class and bootcamp tomorrow. I really enjoyed visiting with my family but being home feels really good. And now, time to catch you up on the remainder of our visit to Atlanta. We [...]

  • Lollihop Review and Black Friday Giveaway

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    Are you surviving Black Friday? Was anyone brave enough to fight the crowds for deals late last night (or early this morning)? I don't do well with those kinds of crowds so I opted to spend the morning on my mat. Are you surprised? ;) Brandon and I went to Decatur Yoga for a hot [...]

  • Thanksgiving and Cheesecake Torching

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    Well, Thanksgiving 2011 is in the books and the feast may have been one of the best ever! I started my day with pie baking, a run and some yoga before setting up shop in the kitchen for the next five hours. I love Thanksgiving. More so than Christmas. I love that the focus is more [...]

  • 7 and 20 on Thanksgiving Morning

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    Happy Thanksgiving! I kicked off my morning with a seven mile run. It was a beautiful morning and the miles felt effortless. I felt so much gratitude to be out in the sunshine and fresh air and able to run without pain. After my run I unrolled my yoga mat in my parents front yard [...]

  • Tuesday and T-Day Prep

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    Hello, hello! I hope that you guys are enjoying the short holiday week and getting geared up for Thanksgiving. I've been in full-force planning mode and have all my recipes planned. I'm contributing roasted root vegetables, brussels sprouts gratin, chocolate pecan pie and sweet potato cheesecake with marshmallow topping to the feast. Cannot wait to [...]

  • Since You Asked…

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    I have received quite a few comments with questions recently about yoga and BodyPump. I thought it would be most beneficial if I answered them in a post in case others have similar questions. BodyPump I used to have definition from it [BodyPump] but since I’ve upped my weights it doesn’t seem to be giving [...]

  • Transformation

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    How many times have I said this? It has been a year of transformation. For the most part the transformation has been exciting and has left me feeling inspired and incredibly blessed. But it's not all so easy. There comes a time when the shine wears off and reality sets in. And although I am [...]

  • On Saturday I…

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    On Saturday... I practiced yoga for 90 minutes. I watched my sister in law pick out her wedding dress. I drank a (strong) bloody mary in the middle of the day. I ate. A lot. I cried. A little. A lot. How was your Saturday?

  • BodyPump Advanced Instructor Training

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    Today I completed the BodyPump Advanced Instructor Module 1! I have been wanting to go through advanced instructor training for a long time now so I was thrilled to discover a course was being offered in Cary. I signed up a couple of months ago and today was the big day! I love BodyPump (read [...]

  • Cookies for Yogis

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    I cannot even begin to thank you enough for all of your kind comments on my Ashtanga 101 + Backbend Video post. I want to reply to all of them and answer your questions but I'm having problems with the comment replies and threading ever since I switched to the new design. Promise that I [...]

  • Ashtanga 101 + Backbend Video

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    I have been promising this ashtanga backbend video for a long time. Along with it, I feel like I should also provide an explanation of ashtanga and how it's different than attending a typical yoga class. Ashtanga is a style of yoga. What makes it so unique is that it is self-led and you practice [...]

  • Monday Love

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    I hope everyone had a nice Monday. I've said this before but it's one of my very favorite days of the week. I love that everyone has a "fresh start" attitude. I always say that the energy in my Monday evening yoga class is the best of the whole week. I also love starting my [...]

  • A Working Sunday

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    Today was a "working Sunday" but it was all fun work so I can't complain! I knew I was in for a long day so I wanted to get a substantial breakfast in. I made a big pot of banana oatmeal and then poured it into the end of a Justin's Maple Almond Butter jar. [...]

  • Yoga and Birthdays

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    I am pretty disciplined about my yoga practice. There are certain yoga classes that I love to attend and try not to miss. One of those is the Saturday morning Super Flow at Y2. Despite the early 7:30 starting time, I never have a problem motivating myself to get out of bed for it because [...]

  • Fridays Are For Frites

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    I am really enjoying my new schedule although it has been a bit of an adjustment. Instead of knowing that I'm going to be working between the hours of 8:30 and 5, I now find myself busy and free at random times and on random days. Thursdays are slow, Sundays are busy. I try to [...]

  • A Photo Shoot And A Fiesta

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    Happy Friday and happy Veteran's Day! I missed updating yesterday because my afternoon/evening was slammed with fun activities. I collapsed into bed without even turning my computer on when I finally made it home around 11 p.m. I met Brandon for a lunch date at Owen's Bagel & Deli. It is one of our favorite [...]

  • Status Update: My Running

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    Wow, look what happened this afternoon! I ran. Don't get too excited though...it was only two miles. It was a beautiful fall day and I couldn't resist the urge to get outside and run. The bonus was that my friend Sarah joined me so the run was more about chatting than pounding the pavement. We [...]

  • Leftovers For The Win

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    I would like to start with a huge thank you for all of your organization/living clutter free tips. I am having an issue where my comment replies aren't showing up right now but I appreciate every single suggestion and I'm definitely going to heed the advice to take it one piece at a time. I [...]

  • (De)Clutter

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    I am the first to admit that a big fault of mine is allowing myself to get all wrapped up in the day-to-day while pushing less interesting tasks to the side. I am terrible about staying on top of things that just don't interest me. I will put them off and procrastinate like a champion. [...]

  • The Weekend: Baking + Bootcamp Day 1

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    Thank you so much for the positive feedback on my new blog design. I hope you love it as much as I do. I can't stop looking at it! ;) So when I wasn't making googly eyes at my blog this weekend, I was doing all kinds of fun non-computer things like cooking, teaching and [...]

  • Peanut Butter Runner, Version 2.0

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    Happy weekend everyone! Welcome to the new look of Peanut Butter Runner! If you're reading in a Reader, click through and check it out! This redesign has been in the works for many months but it took me a long time to finally focus and get it done. I owe a huge thank you to [...]

  • Thursday

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    I'm going to keep this short and sweet because the blog is a little out of sorts right now as we get the new design implemented. A quick look at Thursday... I got into a difficult bind in ashtanga this morning - kurmasana. Nevermind that I am barely grasping fingertips and my feet aren't bound [...]

  • I Made The Switch!

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    It's been an awesome day! I kicked it off at Y2 with a yoga practice to knock out day 2 of the 62 day challenge and then taught a 90-minute hot vinyasa. Class was full of planks and chaturanga pushups today! ;) I finally broke my 10-day no run streak and took Sullie out for [...]

  • Recovery Mode

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    I'm in total couch recovery mode right now. Tuesdays do me in every time. Today I taught four yoga classes, two yoga privates and BodyPump...and managed to squeeze in my own 90 minute practice. The day started with a 5:45 a.m. wake up call for a 7 a.m. class at Charlotte Athletic Club. I made [...]