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July 2012

  • The Soundtrack Of My Life

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    After yesterday's post about workout music I thought to myself, "they might think I have terrible taste in music." Pop, dance and club remixes certainly have their place when I'm working out, running or teaching but they are not the soundtrack of my life. Far from it...the soundtrack of my life is actually more "cook [...]

  • Workout Motivation – A Playlist And New Music Sources

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    I don't know about you but the Olympics sure are motivating me to work extra hard in the gym. Yesterday's workout involved lots of fun with kettlebells, sled pushes and dragging a plate across the turf by walking on my hands. It was amazing and I am so sore today! I find a killer playlist [...]

  • The Weekend + Crockpot Salsa Chicken Recipe

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    I don't have too much to report from the weekend. It's been very low-key. I had pizza and wings at Mellow Mushroom for dinner on Friday night. One of our personal trainers is leaving for physical therapy school so we had a happy hour for him. I can't even remember the last time I had [...]

  • A Loss Of Enthusiasm

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    Happy, happy Friday! I hope it's been a great week. Remember how I was all excited about my kipping pullups yesterday? I felt all on top of the CrossFit world that I'd finally figured them out. Well, my enthusiasm for CrossFit waned a bit after last night's workout. This WOD killed me for some reason. [...]

  • Finally Kipping

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    Thanks for all of the input on my hair color and recipe blog dilemma. The consensus was to go for the ombre trend (eek!!!) and to combine PBR and Bakin' and Eggs. So, I have some work to do! I'm not sure how long it will take for me to figure out how to get [...]

  • Blueberry Crumb Bars + A Dilemma

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    Some of you might know this but I didn't get my start with blogging on Peanut Butter Runner. I actually had my food/recipe blog, Bakin' & Eggs, for two years before launching Peanut Butter Runner. I posted recipes there 3-5 times a week. I started PBR because I was constantly asked how I could bake [...]

  • Pinterest Finds, Sock Buns, Should I Color My Hair? Random!

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    Happy Monday! I hope that your week is off to a great start. Mine certainly is after reading your incredible comments on yesterday's post about finding happiness in the little things and everyday moments. I have said this so many times but one of my favorite things about blogging is the opportunity to connect with [...]

  • The Little Things

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    Sometimes life can feel a little overwhelming. It seems that when things are good, they're so good. You're happy, work is good, everyone around you is happy, blessings and opportunity abound. At the other end of the spectrum, there are those times when you literally ask yourself if one more thing could possibly go wrong. [...]

  • Underwater

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    Happy Saturday! I woke up naturally at 6:45 and couldn't go back to sleep so I'm drinking coffee, baking and enjoying a quiet morning around the house. I just put peanut butter banana bread in the oven. I have high hopes! I actually do have to go into work in a little bit because I'm [...]

  • Blender Envy And Protein Powder

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    I ended up taking another rest day on Wednesday. I was working the front desk at the new gym last night and watching everyone do the CrossFit workout (running, box jumps and wall balls) and I just couldn't motivate myself to jump in to the last class of the evening. I feared that if I [...]

  • Pups + Pizza = Happiness

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    One of the perks of my job (there are too many to list!) is that I can bring Sullie into the gym with me when I'm spending time knocking out desk work. Science Daily actually just published an article about a study that shows dogs in the workplace can reduce stress and make the job more satisfying for [...]

  • Fueling For Recovery

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    The simple acts of standing, sitting and walking are quite challenging and rather painful today. I made my way back to CrossFit last night after taking the weekend off and the workout was sneaky hard. 10 - 1 for Time (Decreasing reps for each set, starting with 10 and ending with 1) Barbell Front Squats [...]

  • Five New Beauty Loves

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    From time to time I like to mix things up and stray from the standard format. I rarely blog about beauty-related topics but sometimes I have things to share. Personally, I love receiving recommendations for beauty-related products via word of mouth so here are five of my new beauty loves. I haven't done one of [...]

  • Impulse Buys

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    I have been pretty worthless today. I slept really late, ate a lot of sweets and blew off working out. It was perfect...and needed! I had a really low-key weekend, highlights being subbing some yoga classes, cleaning and moving furniture and restocking on the food front. I showed you my farmers market finds yesterday. Today [...]

  • Welcome Weekend

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    The weekend is off to a great start. Good food, killer workouts, friends, yoga and the farmers market. It's so nice to be in town and back to the normal weekend routine. I really enjoyed my Friday. I spent the morning shadowing/observing personal training sessions before coming home for lunch. Lunch featured the leftover Grit [...]

  • Stability, Core And Strength Circuit For Runners

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    A couple of weeks ago I led a Stability, Core and Strength Clinic at Metro for the American Cancer Society's DetermiNation team. DetermiNation is a training program through the American Cancer Society in which participants are coached/trained to complete a half-marathon, full marathon or triathlon. Participants commit to raise money for the fight against cancer. [...]

  • Golden Bowl

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    I went to college at the University of Georgia in Athens. It's pretty much the best college town ever. The downtown is walking distance from campus and full of bars, shops and great restaurants. I was first introduced to true vegetarian cuisine in Athens at The Grit. I enjoyed many delicious dinners and hungover brunches [...]

  • All Good Things…

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    ...must come to an end. I'm blogging from my kitchen table instead of my parent's balcony. Vacation is officially over and it's time to get back to my normal routine. Although that routine has shifted slightly and I'm now forced to deal with it and not be distracted by travel. We'll see how this goes. [...]

  • Donuts And Mini Golf

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    I have settled into a nice vacation routine - and can I comment that I love that I can now call visiting my parents "vacation." Wake up around 7 and make coffee, edit previous day's photos for blog, make breakfast, write blog post, workout, beach, lunch, beach, shower and catch up on work emails, dinner, [...]

  • Beach Memories

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    Good morning! I hope you are enjoying a relaxing start to your Sunday. I just inhaled an apple fritter and some scrambled eggs and I'm on my fourth cup of coffee so I'm feeling extra peppy today! :D I woke up at 6:30 this morning and there was no way I was going back to [...]

  • Vacation Workouts, Eats And Treats

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    Remember how I ended my last post saying that I was a rainy morning so I was going to visit CrossFit Fort Walton? Well, I drove over there for the 9:30 class and no one showed to teach it! There were like four of us waiting in the rain in the parking lot. Boo. There [...]

  • Vacation = White Sand, Rainbows And Cake

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    Vacation day one was a success. I didn't work out, finished a book in 24 hours, napped on the beach, embraced my natural curls and went out for dinner with crazy hair and ate cake. I thought maybe I would go on a run yesterday morning but then my dad and I went to the [...]

  • Hero WODs And Fireworks

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    My Fourth of July was so much fun and when it was all said and done I ended up at the beach so I'm a happy girl! The day started with one of my favorite pre-workout breakfasts before heading over to our new location for the July 4th CrossFit class. It's a tradition to do [...]

  • Anticipation + Beach Reads 2012

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    I am so excited I can hardly stand it! This time tomorrow I'll be arriving here... My parents just moved to Okaloosa Island which is located on the Florida panhandle just outside of Destin. We actually grew up going to Destin for two weeks every summer (back when it was a small beach town!) and [...]

  • Halfway There

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    I arrived home from the beach on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. By 7 p.m. I was on a rooftop preparing to practice yoga to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. My yoga practices have been few and far between lately and this one felt good...and right. I wasn't even planning on attending the event [...]