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Weekend Happenings + Recent Eats

Weekend Happenings + Recent Eats

Hi Friday! I’m very happy on this Friday because my mom will be arriving in Charlotte on Sunday morning to stay with us for the week! My wheels are turning on the fun activities we can do while she’s here. The weekend won’t be a very restful one for me due to lots of teaching [...]

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September Workout Playlist: 50 Songs, 3 Hours of Music! + Details on My Fitness Watch

September Workout Playlist: 50 Songs, 3 Hours of Music! + Details on My Fitness Watch

At the beginning of 2017 I started putting together weekly “PBR” 60-minute Spotify playlists for y’all to use for your workouts and runs. This new feature was super well-received but as time has progressed I’ve decided to consolidate it into one BIG monthly playlist rather a shorter weekly one. I’m all about efficiency over here. [...]

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Less Laboring, More Living: Part Two

Less Laboring, More Living: Part Two

Last Labor Day I wrote a post titled, “Less Laboring and More Living” and it’s been on my mind all weekend…because I’ve done it. In last year’s post I shared that the norm for me was to get by on 5-6 hours of sleep a night, “because I could.” I had a lightbulb moment where [...]

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Date Night in Matthews: YUME Bistro Japanese and Artisen Gelato

Date Night in Matthews: YUME Bistro Japanese and Artisen Gelato

I hope all of my U.S. readers are enjoying the long Labor Day weekend. A week of gray and rainy weather gave way to the most beautiful weekend here in Charlotte. I’m all dressed and ready to go meet Virginia for a run after I finish this post. Typically I save my weekend activities for [...]

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The Perfectly Seared Salmon Secret + Recent Eats

The Perfectly Seared Salmon Secret + Recent Eats

Happy long weekend Friday. Whether you’re gearing up for a low-key weekend or one full of adventure, I hope it’s safe and enjoyable. I appreciate the thoughtful comments on my post about Charlotte. There’s just one quick thing I want to reiterate…the post was written from my personal point of view. Of course, what I [...]

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Living In Charlotte: The Good, Some Considerations and Additional Resources

Living In Charlotte: The Good, Some Considerations and Additional Resources

In the past couple of months I have received quite a few emails, messages and Instagram DMs about living in Charlotte, NC. I wrote a few posts about Charlotte two summers ago but this city is changing so rapidly that I think it’s time for an update! First, here are links to those three posts. [...]

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Harvey Help + Weekend Things

Harvey Help + Weekend Things

Hi on a Monday. I can’t stop thinking about everyone in the Houston area and what they are going through. My parents lived in Houston for a few years when I was in my early-mid 20s and it was always a city that I enjoyed visiting…and where I learned what real Mexican food should taste [...]

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Farmers Market, Food Shopping and This Week’s Dinner Menu

Farmers Market, Food Shopping and This Week’s Dinner Menu

I did a good bit of food shopping over the course of the weekend. Saturday I visited the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market to catch the last of the summer produce and this afternoon I made a quick stop into Harris Teeter to grab a few more things. Here’s a recap of what I bought at [...]

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Total Body Tabata Blast Workout: A 36-Minute Sweat Fest

Total Body Tabata Blast Workout: A 36-Minute Sweat Fest

You guys are going to LOVE this Total Body Tabata Blast Workout. I’ve taught it three times this week and all of my students had great things to say about after…and LOTS of feedback about how they were feeling the day or two after. ;) I love a good tabata workout. They’re such an amazing [...]

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Recent Eats: Switching Up Breakfast, Best Healthy Dinner Casserole

Recent Eats: Switching Up Breakfast, Best Healthy Dinner Casserole

Hi there! I hope you’ve made it to the middle of the week feeling good. I’m feeling SORE! I taught this crazy awesome tabta workout three times in two days in various classes and it’s left me feeling it in all the best ways. Don’t worry, I’ll be sharing it on my blog tomorrow so [...]

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From Coachella to Dog Yoga to Total Eclipse

From Coachella to Dog Yoga to Total Eclipse

What a weekend! I’m going to lump Monday into the recap because eclipse day almost felt like a holiday here since we were so close to the line of totality. My weekend was all over the place and included everything from a Coachella-themed party to teaching dog yoga (yes, you read that right) to a [...]

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Newton Fate 3 Review + Last Week’s Workouts + An Important Note on Rest

Newton Fate 3 Review + Last Week’s Workouts + An Important Note on Rest

So glad to have many of you on board for fall half marathon training! If you missed Friday’s post, it’s not too late to join us. The fun kicks off on September 4. Since I’ve been talking about running a lot the last couple of weeks, I thought it would be a good time to [...]

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3 Days a Week Half Marathon Training Plans + Fall Group Training Info

3 Days a Week Half Marathon Training Plans + Fall Group Training Info

Happy Friday! A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about the upcoming fall running and racing season. I’m looking forward to it and it sounds like many of you are too! I wanted to follow up today with training plans and information on group training. As part of my ambassadorship with the Charlotte [...]

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So Many Recent Eats + Not My Idea of Paradise

So Many Recent Eats + Not My Idea of Paradise

I’m currently feet up watching Bachelor in Paradise. I’m not much of a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan but I’m finding this highly entertaining. I’m hanging out at BFF Dorie’s house with her youngest daughter as she takes her oldest to college for the first time. Cue all the emotions all around. In the meantime, this is keeping [...]

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YTT Graduation Party + Build Your Own Buddha Bowl

YTT Graduation Party + Build Your Own Buddha Bowl

Last weekend was the final weekend of our summer 200-hour yoga teacher training. We formatted this summer’s training differently than our winter training. Instead of eight weekends, their training was condensed to five. Their schedule was 6-9 p.m. on Thursdays and 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Our winter training has the same schedule but [...]

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There Is No Difference

There Is No Difference

Sometimes I find it so hard to understand the downright hate and extreme lack of connection that exists between some humans in this world. I forget that my work environment and community is sadly, somewhat of an anomaly. One of the things that I love so much about the practice of yoga is how it [...]

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Last Week + A Yoga Challenge + Currently Reading…and More

Last Week + A Yoga Challenge + Currently Reading…and More

I appreciate all of your comments, FB messages and emails on my breast health post. Whether you were offering support or sharing your own experience, I found each of them to be helpful. I wanted to share a really awesome update from blog reader Alison. I met her and her husband at the starting line [...]

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TMI TGIF? Let’s talk about breast health.

TMI TGIF? Let’s talk about breast health.

Happy Thursday. We made it guys. Friday and the weekend are upon us. I just took a hot shower, poured myself a glass of wine, lit some candles and turned on some chill/relaxing music (this Spotify station if you’re needing inspiration). It’s my nightly unwind and relax routine. It was needed after today, for sure. [...]

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Europe Trip Recap: Place Flagey + A Day Trip to Bruges

Europe Trip Recap: Place Flagey + A Day Trip to Bruges

We traveled to Brussels, Bruges and Amsterdam back in June and I’m jumping back into my trip recaps today with a Saturday spent checking out the Place Flagey Market in Brussels and a day trip to Bruges. (Here is a recap of our first day in Brussels and our second.) Lina and Armando’s place is [...]

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Weekend: Bye to Bear, Stagioni Date Night, Sunday Stuff

Weekend: Bye to Bear, Stagioni Date Night, Sunday Stuff

It was a great weekend over here. While we were dealing with some business stuff behind the scenes, we made time for plenty of fun, family, friends and food. Since we didn’t have teacher training this weekend, it felt extra long and nice. FRIDAY We said goodbye to Bear Bundon on Friday night. I know [...]

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Sullie Update + Last Week’s Eats

Sullie Update + Last Week’s Eats

Let’s start with some good news. In case you missed my Instagram story on Thursday afternoon, the lump that I found on Sullie’s belly is just a fat deposit. Our vet took a sample of it and looked at it under the microscope and said she didn’t see anything that looked like mast cells so [...]

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Let’s Talk About Fall Running + A 90-Minute Running (and workout) Playlist

Let’s Talk About Fall Running + A 90-Minute Running (and workout) Playlist

Thanks for sending along your good vibes after my post yesterday and I’m so glad that the gratitude meditation was well-received. Sullie is going in to see the vet today at 3:30 p.m. to have the lump checked and for her annual check up. I’ll let you know ASAP what the report is. As for [...]

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Say Thank You Until You Mean It

Say Thank You Until You Mean It

My Wednesday is off to a bit of a nerve-wracking start. First, we found a big red lump on Sullie’s belly last night when we were patting her. It seemingly appeared out of nowhere and after last year’s surgery, it has me on high alert. We have a great vet and they asked me to [...]

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Weekend: Lots of Yoga + Namastay Kitchen + First Stair Master Experience

Weekend: Lots of Yoga + Namastay Kitchen + First Stair Master Experience

Thanks for your slipper recommendations in yesterday’s post! I’ll be sure to let you know which ones I decide on. I feel like I have some really solid options now. :) I can’t say that our weekend was especially restful or relaxing but it was fun and rewarding. Lots of this. On Friday afternoon I [...]

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Sunday Stuff + Recent Eats

Sunday Stuff + Recent Eats

I hope your Sunday is off to a wonderful start. We awoke to the slightest drop in temperature and humidity which means it was 69 degrees outside and the humidity was less than 50%. After almost a month of waking up to crazy humidity that felt like walking out into a wet blanket, It basically [...]

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