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June 2012

  • Bald Head Wedding

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    Back to reality. Bald Head Island is a little utopia. It really feels like an escape from real life with not a car in sight and everyone getting around in golf carts. There are only a few restaurants and shops on the island and everything moves at a slower pace. I can imagine that it's [...]

  • Bald Head Island

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    Hello from Bald Head Island! Bald Head Island is a barrier island located right off the North Carolina coast near Wilmington. It's 5.8 square miles and they do not allow cars on the island - golf carts only. Sullie and I ferried over yesterday afternoon. It was Sullie's first boat ride and she was so [...]

  • Summer Cut

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    Good morning! It's 65 degrees in Charlotte so I want to get this post up and then head out for a run! Today is the start of my on and off vacation over the next two weeks. I have not taken a vacation (or days off for that matter!) since starting at Metro so I'm [...]

  • Cookies And Babies

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    Monday has been a much better day. Full of work, yoga privates, babies and cookies. That's good stuff. I was up early to put together a meal for Caitlin. She just had a baby boy and I offered to bring them dinner. Nothing like sauteing onions and baking cookies at 7 a.m.! Cooking for other [...]

  • Distraction

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    Today was really tough. I woke up at 7:30, let Sullie outside and then forced myself back to sleep. I woke up again at 9:10, just in time to realize that it was the moment I would normally be stepping into the studio to teach the Sunday morning yoga class that I've taught for over [...]

  • Saturday Stuff

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    My Saturday included everything from yoga to cleaning baseboards to pool time with friends. It was pretty nice, especially since I started the day by sleeping until 9 a.m. I actually had to drag myself out of bed and over to the gym of our very first Saturday class at the new location. We had [...]

  • Friday Q & A – Video Post

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    Hi! I have mixed emotions about the weekend being here. On one hand, this has been a rough week and I'm glad it's over. On the other, I'm having major anxiety about what I'm going to do when Sunday rolls around and I don't head to the studio to teach. Breathe...I will be okay. (Who [...]

  • When The Going Gets Tough, Buy Shoes

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    First things first, I really, really, really (x 100!) appreciate the kind/encouraging/supportive comments on my decision to take a break from teaching yoga. I need to focus on Metro and my personal practice for the time being but I know that it won't be long before I'm teaching again. It's just so much a part [...]

  • Changes With The Solstice

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    Today was the summer solstice, the longest day of the year and the mark of the changing season from spring to summer. Growing up in the south, late May always felt like the start of the summer because school was out and the temperatures were usually well into the 90s. It's a little strange to [...]

  • Pizza And The Biebs

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    Thanks for the great feedback on yesterday's yoga post. And thanks again to Brittany for the inspiration. :) I really enjoy writing posts that aren't so "this is what I ate, this is the workout I did today" so it was a fun one for me! Now, back to "this is what I ate." Ha. [...]

  • Answers From A Yoga Teacher

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    Last week fellow Charlotte blogger Brittany from A Healthy Slice of Life wrote a post titled, "Questions for my Yoga Teacher." When I read it I immediately knew I wanted to write a response post, "Answers from a Yoga Teacher." Brittany posed a bunch of random questions/thoughts that she had for her yoga teacher. I [...]

  • A Year Older, A Year Closer

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    My birthday was on Saturday. It was a bit of a weird birthday this year given everything that has happened/changed since my last birthday coupled with the fact that I'm entering the final year of my 20s. I definitely think that I know myself better at 29 than I did at 28. And I don't [...]

  • The Other Side

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    It is an absolutely perfect day. It's 70 degrees, the humidity is low and there's nothing but blue sky. I woke up at 7 a.m., ate a few bites of a cupcake, played on my computer in bed for a while and then went back to sleep with the windows open and sunlight streaming in. [...]

  • Vagabond

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    I think this photo sums up my week. That would be the passenger seat of my car. Yes, I'm living out of it - vagabond style. Makeup, clothes, camera, various jackets, cell phone chargers...it's all there. While this week has been stressful and busy, it's the exciting kind of stressful and busy. Everything has been [...]

  • Feeling Supported – Opening Week!

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    I'm so happy to finally check in! We survived opening day of Metro CrossFit & Training Center on Monday...and it was a HUGE success! We're offering free classes all week to anyone in the community that wants to check out our new facility as part of our preview week. Classes have been packed and the [...]

  • It’s Trail Time: Final What’s Beautiful Challenge Post {Giveaway}

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    It's time for another update on my progress towards achieving my summer racing goals! As a reminder, I announced last month that I am participating in the Under Armour What's Beautiful Challenge and running a 5K mud run on my birthday (June 16) and a 15K trail race on July 21. I think I've done all I [...]

  • Grand Opening Prep And A Granola Recipe

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    The big day is finally here! Monday is the grand opening of Metro CrossFit & Training Center! I spent most of the afternoon/evening working to wrap up last minute tasks - everything from stocking the locker rooms with toiletries to sending confirmation emails for the preview classes to assembling Ikea stuff. This week is going [...]

  • Simple Saturdays

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    I had been craving a bagel all week and it was once again the first thing on my mind when I woke up this morning. I decided that Saturday morning bagel and coffee sounded nice so off I went, in all my bed head glory, to pick up a bagel. I got a honey grain [...]

  • Tots And Tabata

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    Happy Friday! It's been a great day for me so far. The weather in Charlotte has been so beautiful the past few days. Warm but low humidity and cool nights. Wish I had time to enjoy it poolside but for now runs and eating outside will have to suffice. Breakfast was one of my favorite [...]

  • A Career Update

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    Remember how I left my career in advertising last September to "live the dream" and pursue my passion for fitness? I pulled it off. The mix of teaching yoga, training clients and my blog provided me the financial stability I needed to do the things I loved. Despite the fact that I was teaching upwards [...]

  • Girls Gone WOD + Lunch At Fern

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    Hey guys! I'm alive...just having to prioritize at the moment and work is currently ranking #1. On Monday night we had a Coach's WOD at our new location. It was our first time working out there and it was awesome! What was NOT awesome, on the other hand, was the workout that our Director of [...]

  • Zico Coconut Water Review and Giveaway

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    It’s no secret that I live a pretty sweaty existence. Between teaching and practicing hot yoga, running and CrossFit, most days require multiple showers and outfit changes. But it’s not just staying clean and dry that I have to pay attention to due to my high activity level, I also have to be mindful of [...]

  • A Happy Place

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    I'm home from Asheville where I spent the last three days eating, drinking, hiking, yogaing, wandering and eating some more. It was a beautiful weekend with temperatures in the 70s during the day and the 50s at night. Asheville is one of my favorite places to visit and when I'm there I always feel content [...]

  • Asheville Again

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    Good morning from Asheville! Yes, I love the North Carolina mountains and this city. I'm so lucky to have Asheville just two hours away from Charlotte. This is exactly where I need to be this weekend. Dinner, drinks and dessert last night. (Pretty much identical to my last visit. Seriously. My favorite spots in Asheville!) [...]

  • Quinoa For A Cause

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    And it's Friday! I have a nice weekend getaway planned. It's my last weekend of freedom before our new location opens and I'm on lockdown in the city of Charlotte so I wanted to take advantage of it. More details on that later. ;) I had a piece of toast with peanut butter and honey [...]