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  • Recent Eats: The best Mediterranean food + I need a cashew butter intervention

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    Don't forget to enter the LG SideKick giveaway. It ends Thursday at 11:59 p.m. EST!  Happy Wednesday. This short week has been really nice. I am in the process of cutting back on the personal training hours I do and creating more space for uninterrupted blocks of writing, working and down time. So far it [...]

  • End of the Year Catch Up

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    It's the last day of 2015 and I have a lot to catch you up on before we move to a new year! I'm thinking we're going to have to start riding around in boats instead of cars over here. The rain has been crazy! My thoughts are with all of those who are experiencing [...]

  • Weekend: So Much Yoga + The Girls + The Food

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    I had a great weekend! It was a nice balance of work, fun and relaxation. And there was this... I almost feel guilty posting this because I know so many of you are digging out of snow but it was insanely gorgeous in Charlotte this weekend. 65 and sunny on Saturday and 70 and sunny [...]

  • The Mayobird: The Best New Lunch and Hangout Spot in Charlotte!

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    I had a lunch meeting today at The Mayobird here in Charlotte and it's now my new favorite lunch and meeting spot. Whether you live in Charlotte or not, you will love the concept of this restaurant! It's based on chicken salad! They offer 17 different varieties of chicken salad and you choose whether you [...]

  • The MOST Delicious Week of Eats!

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    I think this might be the best week of eats that I've had to share with you in a really long time. Some great meals here in Charlotte coupled with being in my dad's kitchen has been a pretty awesome combo. Let's dive right in. Warning, you will be hungry after reading this post! Breakfast [...]

  • Updates + Summer Loving Eats

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    Happy Monday! I started my week off with 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. clients before coming home to this cutie. Sullie has a case of the Mondays and is being a little lazy but I am ready go GO! That my be in part thanks to the fact that I'm working on my second grande dark [...]

  • More Rest & More Food Please

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    Hello and happy Thursday! It's been a while since I've shared any Sullie shots on the blog and she's been extra cute as always so here are two pictures I posted to Facebook and Instagram today. I have been obsessed with Instagram lately. I am also pretty obsessed with Sullie's frog legs. The girl has [...]

  • A Festive Weekend

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    Happy Sunday! I hope the weekend has been great for you. I think the theme of my weekend is taking pictures in front of Christmas trees. Such a festive time of year. :P I'll divide this post into "what I did" and "what I ate." Weekend Activities (a.k.a. how many pictures can i take in [...]

  • Thursday Fun Day with Food and The Civil Wars

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    Today has been a good day. Started with an early morning ashtanga practice followed by a peanut butter and jelly smoothie and a yoga private with my amazing client who touched his toes with straight legs this week for the first time since his teenage years. Happy heart. Peanut butter and jelly smoothie = peanut [...]

  • Customshop Celebration

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    Happy weekend! I am breathing a big sigh of relief about being done with the week and trying to relax in between teaching a gazillion yoga classes. (No really, I'm teaching six classes in three days. And I love it.) I'm here to share with you a very fun celebration dinner that we had on [...]

  • Manual Labor

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    Tomorrow I may not be able to move. "Project Yard Overhaul" started today and included six hours of raking, bagging, ivy ripping, shrubbery cutting and more. Our back yard is really wooded and is kind of out of control. It's been a mess since we bought our house a year ago and we're determined to [...]

  • I’m actually becoming a yoga teacher!

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    It's been a long, exhausting and amazing weekend. I just wrapped up weekend seven of eight of yoga teacher training and can't believe that we only meet one more time. The past three months have been so focused on teacher training (thank you for hanging in there with me for it!) and the end seemed [...]

  • Rainy Day Fun

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    Today has been a great day! It's been really rainy and gloomy here (like, we were under a flood watch rainy) but I'm still full of smiles and energy. :D No AM workout today. Oatmeal at my desk. Oats, blueberries, banana, dried cranberry, cinnamon, pinch salt, almond milk, water, chia seeds. Topped with almond butter [...]

  • Lately

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    Thank you for your kind words, encouragement and support on my Decisions post. I am very lucky to have such insightful and thoughtful readers. That said, I am not considering having a baby (at least right now, sorry Mom!) or leaving my job. I apologize if I freaked some people out. A full explanation is [...]

  • George’s Brasserie and a Snow Day

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    It's been such a fun weekend - dinner with friends, a nice long run, a great ashtanga practice, dinner with my in law's at one of our favorite Charlotte restaurants and a day trip to the mountains with lots of snow! Catch up on part one of the weekend with this post and here we [...]

  • A Cold 10 Miles

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    I think it was a pretty even split between the white v. colored Christmas lights debate. We've compromised here and have colored on the tree in the house and are doing white outside. I've been busy, busy the last couple days. Friday morning started with an early hot vinyasa yoga class before work. I had [...]

  • Yoga, The Cowfish and a Long Run

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    It's Sunday evening but I'm not having the typical, "How can the weekend be over so soon?" feelings. I'm looking forward to the short work week and a four-day weekend including Thanksgiving! I hope that you all have Friday off of work too! Lots of happenings since I posted yesterday. I spent Saturday afternoon at [...]

  • Mile High Peanut Butter Pie

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    Happy weekend! Last night  Brandon and I decided to finally use a Groupon we've been holding onto for a while and try Savor. I was looking forward to finally experiencing Savor after reading good reviews and constantly hearing the Twitter-verse talking about how good their food is. I knew it was going to be good [...]

  • PBR is Back!

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    Not the beer, the blog! Some of you probably noticed that my blog was down Monday. I was in the process of moving it over to self-hosting. I apologize that I didn't give you all more warning but I wasn't sure when the switch was going to happen. I have been wanting to transition to [...]

  • Weekend Highlights

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    FRIDAY Post-work run with Sarah. We covered an easy four miles and my legs felt the best they have in weeks. Taper is working! Dinner at George's with Brandon. Carafe of wine. Cheap endless happy hour appetizers...we created a tapas spread for dinner (heavy on the seafood). Tuna bites. Calamari. French country pizza. White wine [...]

  • Saturday Perfection

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    Today was a perfect Saturday - it involved teaching a group ex class, a great yoga practice, books, coffee, a good friend, cooking, baking, wine and awesome weather. What more could I possibly ask  for? I am a lucky girl. My day started with a 6:30 a.m. wake up call. My class at the Y [...]

  • Slowly Recovering (with the help of good food!)

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    I'm slowly recovering from yesterday's 20-miler. The first step was ice bath, hot shower and food. The second step involved me sitting on the couch from 2:30-7:30 p.m. without moving. I blogged, watched Grey's Anatomy and ate peanut butter chocolate chip bars. It was glorious.  Around 6:30 my legs said, "beer me." I had a [...]

  • A Fun Morning at Metro Fitness + Zoe's Kitchen

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    *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! Happy Saturday! I started mine with a 6:30 a.m. wake up call. I had plans to check out an 8 a.m. class at the Y and then [...]

  • Third Time's a Charm

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    First, I really appreciate all of the comments/support about my decision to run the Marine Corps Marathon. Tomorrow is the first day of October so the countdown is officially on! Race day is October 31. Eek! :shock: After Tuesday's 10-miler I forced myself to take Wednesday as a rest day. I was very tempted to [...]

  • Rooster's Highland Brewery Dinner

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    Last week I saw on Twitter that Rooster's was hosting a Highland Brewery Beer Dinner. Brandon and I are big fans of both Rooster's and Highland Brewery so I immediately called and made reservations. Brandon was thrilled when I sent a link to the menu and told him we were going.  I'm pretty sure I [...]

  • Everything Has Changed, Absolutely Nothing's Changed

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    The words of the brilliant Eddie Vedder sum up my situation perfectly. "Everything has changed, absolutely nothing's changed." This song popped up on my playlist today while I was walking with Sullie and this line really resonated with me. Yes, I was walking Sullie and I have no long run to update you guys on [...]

  • Tempo Run + Hot Yoga = Sweaty

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    Good morning! I usually post my updates in the evenings but last night I worked on Bakin' and Eggs and then crashed. Before turning in I made the decision to skip ashtanga this morning so I thought I'd get up early and work on this blog instead! My lower back is still feeling a little [...]

  • Blogger Yoga and Dinner (and the importance of meal planning!)

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    Last night's dinner was proof that if you meal plan and have ingredients on hand you are much more likely to eat at home and make smart food choices (check out my "How to Menu Plan" post). I didn't get home from yoga until 8:45 and some friend's stopped by for a beer on their [...]

  • A quiet weekend and our first IKEA trip

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    Catching up on the weekend? Check out part one (including my long run) here. After Saturday's long run, errands and updating the blog, I had a really hard time peeling myself off the couch. The one thing that I was motivated to move for was lunch (and the possibility of a bloody mary!). Brandon and [...]

  • Workout Buddies

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    Happy weekend! I'm enjoying our last weekend at home before we embark on four weekends straight of traveling in August. Eek! Luckily, they're all fun travel plans (including two beach trips - score!). Sometimes workouts are more fun with friends and I've been lucky to have some pretty awesome workout buddies this week. First, I [...]