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  • Thanksgiving 2012


    I was really undecided about what to do for Thanksgiving this year. Part of me wanted to pretend like it wasn't happening. I almost stayed in Charlotte and planned to take friends up on offers to celebrate with them but I made a last minute decision to drive to Georgia to be with my family. [...]

  • Cake Baking And Easter Eating


    Hello Monday! I am back in Charlotte and back to the normal routine after an amazing weekend with my family. I love visiting my grandmother's house. It was basically my second home growing up and it feels so good to have our family together there, especially on holidays. Whenever I visit I feel like I [...]

  • Happy August and BodyPump 78 Review


    I think it’s nice that August 1 happened to fall on a Monday. Once the initial shock of my alarm going off at 5 a.m. after three mornings of sleeping until almost 9 wore off, I found myself full of smiles and energy (only partly credited to multiple cups of coffee) thanks to the arrival [...]

  • Positivity and the Pool


    I hope your Monday is off to a great start! Recently, I’ve been all about committing to starting my week with a positive attitude. Instead of looking for things to dread about Monday and the work week, I focus on all the fun and exciting things I get to do. These things can be as [...]

  • Teamwork


    It is a beautiful night in Charlotte. We ate dinner outside and now I'm set up with my computer blogging with a glass of wine, candles and music. So nice! Similar to this set up but no fire tonight! We really enjoy time on our patio. :) I started today with ashtanga. Ever since I [...]

  • New Yoga Experiences


    I am so happy to hear that you guys found the Foam Rolling 101 tutorials helpful. I was excited to receive comments from many of you that you are already getting to work on the foam roller. Awesome! It was also funny to see how many of you commented on my accent. I was born [...]

  • Braving the Storm


    I'm late getting to my blog tonight because I've been working on a fun project for lululemon. Look out for an update with all the details Wednesday! I got yesterday's blog post done early so that Brandon and I could finally spend some time together after I spent all weekend in yoga teacher training. We [...]

  • I Love Yoga Teacher Training


    Hey guys! I hope you've enjoyed Friday and that your weekend is off to a good start. Mine certainly is - I had great day at work and yoga teacher training tonight was fun and relaxing. Big news - I finally ran today! Sullie and I knocked out and easy (freezing cold) three miles before [...]

  • Twas the Night Before Christmas


    And all through the house, many creatures were stirring...because there are presents left to wrap. I would really rather be reading in bed. We have been going nonstop the for the last few days - so much to do to prep for holiday travel. We finally got on the road around 10 a.m. today and [...]

  • A Lucky Girl


    Hi friends...this week has flown by - I can't believe tomorrow is Friday. I'm so ready for a short week next week! I dragged (when I say dragged, I mean that I hit the snooze button several times and seriously considered not going) myself to ashtanga this morning. I rolled into the yoga studio wearing [...]

  • Fall Grilling


    I'm taking a break from listening to really terrible music to update the blog. I'm downloading music for the new classes I'll be teaching this weekend and it's slim picking. The "workout music" selection on iTunes is made up of a lot of horrendous techno-ish covers. Wow. I can't use my BodyPump music because it's [...]

  • Tackling 20!


    *Become a fan of Peanut Butter Runner on Facebook! I just set up a fan page and would love to connect with all of my readers on Facebook! I RAN 20 MILES TODAY!!! I was planning on 18 but was feeling really strong at mile 14 and decided to go for 20. I called Brandon [...]

  • 101th Post, Ashtanga Awkwardness, Grilled Okra Obsession


    Obviously, I couldn't decide what to name this post. I usually really struggle with titles but tonight the creative juices were a flowin' so you get a laundry list. Another thing I must note is that I've discovered the joys of blogging in bed. Last night Brandon was watching True Blood (which I know I've [...]

  • Dragon Fruit


    Sunday was a day full of adventure. (Catch up on what happened Saturday night - including my car break in - here.) The adventure started when my mom announced that she picked up a funny looking fruit at the Dekalb Farmer's Market. Enter dragon fruit. We Googled it and found that it's native to Mexico [...]

  • Southern Girl


    Thank you all so much for the sweet comments on the blog and Twitter about my new job. You guys are the best! Day 2 went really well - happy, happy! Yesterday's post stopped right before dinner. Citrus grilled chicken, grilled zucchini and whole wheat couscous with goat cheese, balsamic, homegrown tomatoes and herbs from [...]