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May 2012

  • All Hail The Grilled Cheese

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    It's a grilled cheese for dinner kind of night over here. I was craving simple comfort food after a crazy day. I have had a serious love for grilled cheese sandwiches since high school. My favorite combo used to be just bread, muenster (so stringy!) and butter but I've broadened my grilled cheese horizons a [...]

  • Score Your Own And Build Your Own

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    Happy Wednesday! (Is it just me or does the term "Hump Day" kind of creep you out?) This short week is flying by. I need it to slow down a bit! I sound like a broken record but my days have been devoted to getting ready for the opening of our new location - things [...]

  • Pool And Prosecco

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    I'm back to the grind after a fun and relaxed Memorial Day. I was up and in the office working on the new website at 7 a.m. this morning but being able to take yesterday off and relax was totally worth it. Since I slept through my chance to go to a morning yoga class [...]

  • MDW

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    Happy Memorial Day! I had grand plans of getting up at 7 this morning, blogging, going to yoga, working a bit and then pool partying for the rest of the day. Annnnddd then I slept until 9 a.m. which resulted in missing yoga. Now I'm getting a late start on the blog/work stuff and still [...]

  • My First Murph Experience

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    Today I completed a well-known CrossFit hero WOD for the first time. "Murph" is one of the workouts that has quite a big reputation and you hear it referenced all the time...mostly in regards to how brutal it is. It's typical for CrossFit boxes to do Murph on Memorial Day weekend. The workout is in [...]

  • Friday Video Post – Your Questions Answered

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    Hi! Yay for Friday! Yay for a long weekend! I have a ton going on right now and wasn't feeling very inspired about today's post. I decided to ask on Facebook what you guys wanted me to blog about and I received a lot of great suggestions and questions. I decided to answer them in [...]

  • Eat, Drink And Be Merry

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    I did something last night that I haven't done in 10 years. (source - I was not that close to the stage.) I went to a Dave Matthews Band concert. I actually cannot believe that it's been so long since I've seen Dave because to say that I was obsessed in high school would be [...]

  • Preparing For The Mud: Run, Climb, Jump

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    I'm a little less than one month out from my first mud run and I'm doing my best to get prepared for it. I don't know if you really can prepare for a three-mile run full of unknown obstacles and lots of mud, but I'm doing my best. First, I've started talking up the run [...]

  • Tuesday > Monday

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    I'm happy to report that my Tuesday outlook has been much sunnier than my Monday mood. The day started off on a good note when I decided to sleep until 7 a.m. rather than get up in the five o'clock hour to practice yoga. I love yoga, immensely, but right now my practice has taken [...]

  • I Wear My Heart On My Sleeve

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    Hello and happy Monday. I was grumpy for the majority of the day. I finally snapped out of it when I decided to stop working at 4:30 and take my grumpiness out on a hard workout. Lifting heavy things and sweating it out always seems to help. I was kind of annoyed with myself for [...]

  • Sunday Perfection

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    It's been a perfect Sunday. All play, no work. Pink (no green added) smoothie for breakfast before teaching yoga (that does not count as work...it's play!). Strawberries, banana, pineapple, mango, coconut almond milk and banana protein powder. Brunch at Original Pancake House after teaching. Started out by hydrating - freshly squeezed OJ, coffee and water. [...]

  • Insanity With Shaun T

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    I spent my Saturday morning trying out a new workout - Insanity! Earlier this week I received an email from the local marketing manager for Powerade Zero. She invited me to attend and blog about an event they were hosting today at a local Y. Powerade Zero has partnered with Insanity and Hip Hop Abs [...]

  • Early Mornings

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    I have crossed the line into full-out "go mode." Most people would say that I'm in go mode all of the time due to my seeming inability to slow down and propensity to take on as much as possible. I know that I've entered a special state of craziness when I start doing things like [...]

  • Pumpkin In May

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    Breakfast has been orange the past couple of mornings. Sierra Tweeted about having pumpkin oat bran for breakfast yesterday morning and it inspired me to reach into the depths of my pantry and pull out a can of pumpkin. Pumpkin banana oatmeal with pumpkin butter and maple peanut butter for breakfast yesterday. Pumpkin, banana and [...]

  • Cake And Veggies

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    Hey, hey! I hope everyone had a great day. Things are moving full speed ahead over here and every day I get more and more excited about all the amazing things that are happening at Metro. I know I mention this in pretty much every post but I really love my job and I feel [...]

  • Loving Lately

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    I'm short on time but full of inspiration. You're going to have to be patient with me over the next few weeks because so much of my attention is focused on work and opening our new location right now. Exciting but consuming. So here is a quick look at some things that I am loving [...]

  • Strawberry Nutella Muffins

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    I did manage to finally peel myself off the couch and do something last night. I am a little sore from yesterday's Fight Gone Bad workout but it's not nearly as bad as I anticipated. First, I headed over to our new location for a quick meeting about our wall murals. We are having some [...]

  • Fight Gone Bad

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    Uh...I'm kind of gross right now. I am sitting on the couch unshowered after nearly dying at a CrossFit event this afternoon. I came home with intentions of showering and then started cleaning and baking and lost motivation. Now I'm too tired to do anything. Lots to fill you in on. Last night I went [...]

  • Summer Running Plans

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    Happy Friday! I have to admit that my morning was a little lazier than planned. I decided to forgo early yoga in favor of taking the 7 a.m. CrossFit class at the gym...and then proceeded to sleep through that. I made it to the gym around 8:30 to teach yoga but failed on the morning [...]

  • Challenges Are Beautiful {Under Armour Competition And Giveaway}

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    For a long time, “runner” was one of the main ways I identified myself but over the past couple of years my focus has drifted away from running and towards yoga and strength training. While I really enjoy the new mix I have with my workouts, I miss the process of training and the excitement of [...]

  • Perspective

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    I wasn't the only one having a rough morning yesterday. Sullie seemed to be in quite a funk too. I came home at lunch and gave her lots of love. We cheered each other up. Puppy cuddles (especially of the golden retriever variety) are the best. I was craving eggs so I made a scramble [...]

  • Working Through It

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    I had a horrible ashtanga practice this morning. I could blame it on my back being tight or on being pressed for time but the real issue was what was going on in my head. That said, I'm not really sure what was going on with me but I was in tears before I even [...]

  • I Baked A Cake With Green Frosting

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    Go figure that the one day that I can sleep until 8 a.m. I wake up at 6:30. Despite not going to sleep until almost 12:30 on Saturday night, I was wide awake early on Sunday morning. The next thing I knew I was making a pot of coffee and pre-heating the oven to bake [...]

  • Petpalooza 5K

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    I hope everyone is having a fun Cinco De Mayo/Derby Day. How awesome that they both fell on the same Saturday! I would love to attend the Kentucky Derby one year and rock a gigantic hat and cute dress! :) My Saturday has been great although not very festive. I'm currently sitting on the couch [...]

  • The Solution For Smelly Workout Clothes

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    Happy Friday! Dealing with smelly workout clothes is a topic that I've been meaning to cover for quite some time. When I first started practicing yoga it seemed like I could never get my clothes and YogiToes really clean. Even when they seemed fresh, the minute I started sweating in class the smell would come [...]

  • Humbled And Redeemed

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    Fact: I suck at wall balls. And I don't just mean that they're hard and I don't like doing them...I mean that I physically cannot perform them correctly. Rather than an effortless catch/squat/toss, I'm more slam into my chest with straight legs and hurl. It took some serious convincing to get me to do last [...]

  • Avocado Overload

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    Yesterday was a great day. Around 9 a.m. UPS delivered a big heavy box to my doorstep. I opened it to discover more avocados than I know what to do with. Heaven! Chiquita is moving their global headquarters to Charlotte and I am lucky enough to have blog reader in the Chiquita Avocados division. Last [...]

  • Danny And Annie // Frog Pose 101

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    Have you ever found yourself in your car...crying...alone? I'm definitely a car crier. There's something about the solitude of driving and the feeling of not being in any one place that makes the tears come a little easier. Songs seem to magically have deeper meaning, the events of the day seem bigger than they really are and [...]