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April 2012

  • Babies and Bellies

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    It seems like every day I hear about a new pregnancy or baby being born. I guess that's just the stage of life that I'm in right now. I attended a baby shower for Caitlin yesterday and there were five pregnant ladies in attendance. Impressive! Also, I got word late last night that one of [...]

  • Sensory (and Muscle!) Overload

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    It's been a pretty interesting weekend over here, although I think random would be a more appropriate term for it. Friday night started off normal enough. I did a really tough CrossFit class in which we had to do 60 toes to bar over the course of the workout (along with rowing, push ups, ring rows and burpees). [...]

  • Hard Workouts, Good Food

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    Happy, happy, happy Friday! Although I can't believe it's already Friday! When I travel on the weekends and then jump back into a busy week, time seems to fly. I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend in Charlotte so that I can catch up and get organized. Two things that I pretty much feel like [...]

  • Rainy Day Home Workout

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    The weather is a little crazy here in Charlotte today. I awoke to sunshine, a cool breeze and blue skies and immediately set off on a beautiful three mile run with Sullie. By the time I'd showered and gotten ready for work, it looked like this outside. Gray skies and lots of rain. Judging from [...]

  • Tuesday Scenes

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    I was excited to receive your great feedback on my CrossFit Endurance seminar post. I am looking forward to covering some of the topics in depth that I mentioned. I'm busy, busy today so I'm just going to give you a quick look at Tuesday in photos. I woke up at 5:45 a.m. to practice [...]

  • CrossFit Endurance Training Weekend: My Experience

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    Last weekend I completed a two-day CrossFit Endurance seminar in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. I wanted to write a recap to provide an overview of the seminar to anyone who might be interested in attending one as well as to share my experience with readers because it was an interesting two days! This will [...]

  • CrossFit Endurance: Day Two Eats + Travel

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    I just arrived back in Charlotte from my weekend in Hilton Head for the CrossFit Endurance seminar. I learned so much this weekend and have quite a list of topic ideas for the blog that I think you'll really enjoy...and they're running/endurance training related...imagine that! I'll post a recap of my weekend of training tomorrow [...]

  • CrossFit Endurance: Day One Eats and Downtime

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    Hi everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. This update is going to have to be quick because I am on a one hour limit with Internet access and have a very early morning. Today was the first day of CrossFit Endurance training and wow...do I ever have SO much to share with you! [...]

  • I’m At The Beach

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    I'm at the beach! It feels so good to see the water. I haven't been to a beach since late last summer and I think that may be a record for me...far too long! I'm in Hilton Head, South Carolina but not for a relaxing weekend of lounging beachside with drink in hand. Quite the [...]

  • Such A Girl

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    What a day. I feel like I've been going full-speed ahead but haven't even made a dent in my to do list. I had a productive morning...taught a yoga private, meetings, emails and trained clients but then my afternoon was a disaster. Let me explain... We were supposed to max out on shoulder press, back [...]

  • Pizza Makes Gray Days Better

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    It was a rainy and chilly day in Charlotte and my mood was pretty blah to match it. It is crazy how much my mood is impacted by the weather. Even if I'm not having the best day, warm sunshine and blue skies can make me feel at ease. After many days of abundant sunshine, [...]

  • The Forgotten Vegetable

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    I so appreciate everyone who took the time to wish me congratulations on my second anniversary of blogging on Peanut Butter Runner. When I ask questions like, "tell me one thing that's changed in your life over the last year," it's not just to illicit responses. I genuinely enjoy reading about the things that you [...]

  • PBR Celebrates Two Years

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    Hi! It's a pretty big Monday for Peanut Butter Runner. Today is my two-year anniversary of blogging on PBR. I started blogging over four years ago on my (now very neglected) food/recipe blog, Bakin' and Eggs. It's hard to believe that I've been involved in blog world for so long. It's a pretty cool thing [...]

  • An Awesome(ly hard) Partner Workout

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    Oh man...it's been a heavy workout day and I am so happy to be sitting down right now. Before I launch into all the details, here is a look at last night's dinner. Grilled okra, grilled king clip and brown rice. After dinner I was able to tame my sweet tooth and avoid dessert. I [...]

  • I Love The Farmers Market

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    So far my weekend has played out exactly how I wanted it to. A good mix of fun while still getting things done. Last night after I closed the gym I met two girlfriends for a glass of wine. I arrived home at 9:45 famished. It was tempting to stop and grab something on the [...]

  • Still Green

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    Happy Friday! It's been such a great week at work. Busy but in a very good way with lots of  exciting things in the works. I'm spending my Friday evening working the front desk at Metro for the first time and I'm actually having so much fun with it. While I do get to teach [...]

  • New, Different, Challening

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    I appreciate the encouraging words about my kipping pullups from yesterday's video. It's clear to see that I have a lot of work to do before my kipping even slightly resembles what it's supposed to look like but as I mentioned in my post, I am really okay with that. To be honest, I kind [...]

  • Cleaning It Up + CrossFit Fun

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    I'm back! It's been a bit of a busy week around here so I have been focusing on work. I've been teaching a lot of yoga and we have so much going on at Metro. We're preparing for the opening of our second location and there is so much happening. It's so exciting and I [...]

  • Finding Balance And Getting Organized

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    Happy Tuesday everyone! I'm currently slammed with work and experiencing major caffeine withdrawal thanks to giving up coffee for the week so I thought it best to let someone else write today's post! ;) I'm thrilled to have Miriam from Bellaspire contributing to Peanut Butter Runner. Miriam and I connected through a mutual acquaintance almost [...]

  • Cake Baking And Easter Eating

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    Hello Monday! I am back in Charlotte and back to the normal routine after an amazing weekend with my family. I love visiting my grandmother's house. It was basically my second home growing up and it feels so good to have our family together there, especially on holidays. Whenever I visit I feel like I [...]

  • Easter Weekend In Georgia

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    I hope everyone is having a wonderful Easter weekend...however you may or may not be celebrating it! I am thrilled that it's a beautiful spring weekend and I'm spending it in Georgia with my family. I am so grateful that I was able to get away for the weekend for some family time. It's been [...]

  • 7 Days Of Green Smoothies…The Aftermath

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    Katherine and I would like to thank everyone who participated in the 7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge! It was such a fun week of sharing pictures, recipes and healthy eating. Check out this cool collage that Katherine put together with images from her week of green smoothies. And here is a collage that I put together [...]

  • The Cure For A Doggy Bad Day

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    Hi there! Yesterday I took the day off from blogging because I pretty much had no desire to take pictures of my food or write about my day. It was busy but nothing special. I also took the day off from exercise because I was long overdo a rest day. I had intentions of running [...]

  • Free Cone Day!

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    Guess what today was? Free cone day at Ben & Jerry's! Wahoo! Guess who went through the line twice? Round one was a scoop of Strawberry Cheesecake and round two was the most amazing peanut butter ice cream called "What A Cluster" - Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Caramel Cluster Pieces, Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Swirls. [...]

  • Monday At A Relaxed Pace

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    You know how sometimes you have random food cravings? Recently, I have been craving ranch dressing. So weird, right? I picked up a bottle of natural (MSG/HFCS free!) ranch at the grocery last night and then made a big salad. It was everything I wanted it to be and more...arugula mix, green leaf lettuce, feta, [...]

  • What The Weekend Looked Like

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    It was a low-key weekend in Charlotte and just what I needed in preparation for a busy April. Here are the highlights in photos. Saturday lunch. Trader Joe's Masala burger on an English muffin with avocado, spinach, cheddar, sprouts and ketchup. Finishing up the 7-day green smoothie challenge. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-dRbzPrhvE&feature=youtu.be Sullie gets a bath. And is [...]