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Moving Week Eats

Moving Week Eats

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I grew up in Dublin, Georgia where St. Patrick's Day was a multi-week celebration every year. While I won't be drinking any green beer or attending any parades, I might throw on some green to teach this morning and I'll definitely make some corned beef and cabbage soon. It's one of [...]

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Mid-Week Check-In + Dealing with the Emotional Side of Running Injuries

Mid-Week Check-In + Dealing with the Emotional Side of Running Injuries

I apologize if any of you were unable to access my blog this morning. It was down until around noon. My tech guru did his monthly updates and security checks late last night and apparently one of the WordPress plugin updates made my blog crash. He had to troubleshoot by going in one-by-one and activating [...]

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6 Ways to Deal with Calf Strain as a Runner + I Tried Dry Needling

6 Ways to Deal with Calf Strain as a Runner + I Tried Dry Needling

The name of this post should really be, "I got dry needled and lived to tell about it." One of our teachers, Kari, is a physical therapist and has been doing quite a bit of dry needling at the clinic she manages lately. She has been encouraging me to try it for months now so [...]

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Weekend: Painting, Packing, Pups + Snow?

Weekend: Painting, Packing, Pups + Snow?

Hey, hey. It's a rainy, cold day in Charlotte which makes for lots of productivity on my end. (source) Our weather has been truly bizarre lately. On Thursday it was 75 degrees and I was running in shorts and a tank top. Sunday we woke up to snow. Today is rainy and chilly. I feel [...]

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Last Week’s Eats + This Week’s Meal Plan

Last Week’s Eats + This Week’s Meal Plan

Hey guys! Hope you're having a great weekend. Packing commenced yesterday but I feel relatively calm and organized about it all. Remind me I said that when I'm losing it later this week when Friday's moving date gets closer. My plan is to attempt to maintain a semi-normal posting schedule but don't get worried if [...]

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Sometimes Simple is Best

Sometimes Simple is Best

Good morning. I've got Kings of Leon radio playing on Pandora, a cup of coffee sitting on my desk and sunlight streaming in through the windows. I taught yoga at 6 a.m. and then came home and made breakfast for Tanner and myself. I've got the rest of the day ahead of me to focus [...]

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Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita: The Food

Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita: The Food

I'm looking forward to sharing more details on Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita with you guys. This was our second trip to this incredible resort and our sixth visit to Zoetry resorts. Zoetry is a luxury all-inclusive brand with a focus on wellness. We always choose Zoetry for our annual yoga retreat because we know [...]

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Playlist + Last Week’s Workouts + Weekend Recap

Playlist + Last Week’s Workouts + Weekend Recap

Happy Monday. I'm over here working away to keep this crew happy, sheltered and fed and I guess we can say that they're earning their keep by looking cute and keeping me good company. This post is going to be a little all over the place. I've got you weekly workout playlist, a recap of [...]

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An Unexpected Half Marathon: Corporate Cup Race Recap

An Unexpected Half Marathon: Corporate Cup Race Recap

I ran a half marathon on Saturday morning! For the past few weeks I have been emailing back and forth with one of the event organizers for the BB&T Corporate Cup Half Marathon & 5K about how I could help them with a final push for registration. Since this race supports our Center City YMCAs, [...]

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All About the Legs Yoga Flow {Photo Guide & Video} + Keeping Your Yoga Clothes Free of White Marks

All About the Legs Yoga Flow {Photo Guide & Video} + Keeping Your Yoga Clothes Free of White Marks

This post is sponsored by Mirum Shopper. It's been too long since I've shared a yoga flow with you guys and I know you're going to love this one. It's all about the legs and will challenge your strength and balance. It's sure to have you feeling sweaty and shaky by the end! Before we [...]

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Ohhhhh Mexico…20 Photos from our 2017 Yoga Retreat

Ohhhhh Mexico…20 Photos from our 2017 Yoga Retreat

We just arrived home from our yoga retreat in Mexico late last night. There was a ground stop in Charlotte on Wednesday evening due to some crazy storms so we were diverted to Jacksonville, Florida. The initial plan was for us to deplane and go through customs in JAX but thankfully they kept us on [...]

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How I Found Relief from Jaw Clenching with Injections

How I Found Relief from Jaw Clenching with Injections

I have been a terrible jaw clencher for as long as I can remember. I don't grind but I find myself holding constant tension in my jaw and clenching my teeth together. My jaw clenching has resulted in problems ranging from headaches to cracked dental fillings to overly developed, square jaw muscles. I clench so [...]

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Workouts + Workout Ideas + Weekly Playlist + Winners

Workouts + Workout Ideas + Weekly Playlist + Winners

That's a whole lot of "Ws" in the blog post title! GOOD MORNING from Mexico! We arrived on Saturday around noon for our 5th annual Y2 Yoga retreat and have been soaking up all the beauty of Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita ever since. I'm currently enjoying a fruit plate and some coffee while I [...]

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How’s Your Brain Health + What I Learned from the Staying Sharp Brain Health Assessment

How’s Your Brain Health + What I Learned from the Staying Sharp Brain Health Assessment

This post is sponsored by Staying Sharp. Keep reading for a giveaway for a free brain health assessment. It seems that the older I get, the more I understand that being healthy is about so much more than just physical health. While I love to workout, nurturing my body on a deeper level has become [...]

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Let’s Chat About Running: Newton Ambassador + Half Marathon? (And a giveaway!)

Let’s Chat About Running: Newton Ambassador + Half Marathon? (And a giveaway!)

Hey, hey! I hope you guys had a great Thursday. My day was long but really good. I kicked it off with teaching at 6 a.m. and then spent the day working on various projects for the studio and my blog. I also met my friend Virginia for a run and did some fun errands. [...]

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2017 Spring Reading List: 30 Picks for Fiction, Series and Non-Fiction

2017 Spring Reading List: 30 Picks for Fiction, Series and Non-Fiction

In just a few days I'll be lounging poolside with a cocktail in hand and my nose in a book. We're heading to Zoetry Parisio de la Bonita for our fifth annual Y2 Yoga retreat and I cannot wait! In preparation for the retreat I usually buy a few new bathing suits and order some [...]

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How I Got a Brand new Lululemon Jacket for 50% Off + $250 thredUP Giveaway

How I Got a Brand new Lululemon Jacket for 50% Off + $250 thredUP Giveaway

This post is sponsored by thredUP. Use code PBR40 for 40% off your first thredUP order and read to the bottom for an amazing giveaway! I love it when I work with new-to-me brands and end up loving their product/service so much that I become a regular customer. This is exactly what happened after I [...]

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Lately & Weekend: The Best Run + The Best Low-Key Saturday Night

Lately & Weekend: The Best Run + The Best Low-Key Saturday Night

I hope you guys had a good Monday. My eyes bolted awake at 5 a.m. and I could never get back to sleep. I decided to start my day on a mindful note and I did a guided morning meditation from my Insight Timer app. The meditation included seven affirmations for the day, the last [...]

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A new weekly workout playlist for you + 15 of my favorite Spotify playlists + last week’s workouts

A new weekly workout playlist for you + 15 of my favorite Spotify playlists + last week’s workouts

I spend a significant amount of time every week putting together playlists for my yoga classes. I'm a little crazy but I don't like to use the same playlists over and over. I find that keeping my music fresh keeps the class fresh for my regular students. Also, different classes have different vibes so I [...]

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ICYMI + Last Week’s Eats

ICYMI + Last Week’s Eats

Confession. I was seeing ICYMI all over the internet and social media and I had no clue what it meant for months. I finally Googled it and learned that it stands for, "in case you missed it." Now I know. My blog guru Isaac did a WordPress and plugin update last week and unfortunately the [...]

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February Faves + Smart Shoes + be Runa Giveaway

February Faves + Smart Shoes + be Runa Giveaway

Happy Friday! I fell off the Friday favorites bandwagon a few months ago when I started to share my recent eats on Fridays instead. I have a random mix of things to share today so I thought I'd make it a "February Favorites" kind of thing. I also have a giveaway for you! Let's get [...]

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5 Ways To Find More Happiness at Work

5 Ways To Find More Happiness at Work

A few weeks ago I shared a time evaluation exercise that we do with our yoga teacher trainees. If you missed that post, definitely go back and read it because the exercise can really help you understand how you spend your time and how you feel about how you spend your time. The whole point [...]

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A Sunny, Social Weekend + The Funniest Dog Video

A Sunny, Social Weekend + The Funniest Dog Video

I had such a fun weekend! As I mentioned in yesterday's post, the weather was amazing so that always puts me in a great mood. It wasn't a teacher training weekend so we enjoyed having a break from that. Also, I ended up having a lot of plans with friends and co-workers so that was [...]

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Workout Recap + What We’re Eating This Week

Workout Recap + What We’re Eating This Week

Hi and happy weekend! It's been just crazy gorgeous in Charlotte so I've been soaking up as much time outside as possible. It is 77 degrees and sunny right now. The trees and flowers are so confused and some of them are starting to bloom already. My Sunday morning was everything I needed it to [...]

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Recent Eats: Transitioning Off The Whole30

Recent Eats: Transitioning Off The Whole30

This is what Friday night looked like over here. PJs, puppies, Postmates and vino. Good stuff. I actually started this post on Friday night but then two of my girlfriends dropped by (one with her 12 week old 5 pound puppy...check out my SnapChat (jendecurtins) to see that. It was too cute.). Here's what rolling [...]

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