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  • Upping My Breakfast Game


    Happy Sunday! I was in the process of editing all of my recent food photos (including vacation) when I realized that breakfast needed a post of its own. It's been really good lately! As most of you know, I'm a pretty repetitive breakfast eater and I don't lean towards savory very often when it comes to the first [...]

  • And Upside Down & Inverted Saturday + Recent Eats


    It's been a wonderful but exhausting day. I taught two hot yoga classes this morning and then headed back to the studio to teach an arm balance and inversions workshop this afternoon. I love, love, love all things inverted and upside down and teaching these workshops is rewarding and a lot of fun. This was [...]

  • Recent Eats: Give Me The Christmas Chocolate


    Happy Monday! It was semi-back to normal for me this morning with a 6:30 a.m. training client at the gym. I usually have four in a row on Monday mornings so only having one client was kind of weird! This week will be a little slow for me as a lot of my clients wrap [...]

  • Life Lately: Recent Eats, Zoey and More!


    Merry Christmas Eve! You didn't hear from me yesterday because it was an epic push to finish Christmas shopping after spending the morning/early afternoon training/teaching/in meetings/etc. By the time I made it home at 9 p.m., all I wanted to do was eat some sushi and pass out. I did come across something super exciting while [...]

  • What I’ve Been Cooking For Dinner + What I’ve Been Reading


    Happy Friday! I have been super good about cooking and eating at home this week despite a busy work schedule. I only ate one meal out...dinner on Monday night. The key to this is being prepared! I did a major Whole Foods trip last Sunday to stock the kitchen full of fruits, veggies, breakfast and lunch [...]

  • Reducing Food Waste + Recent Eats


    This is the time of year where I want to buy ALL of the food at the farmers market. I get so sad about the end of summer produce that I buy too much of it. This was the state of my fridge last week. A little much for one, huh!? I'm happy to report that [...]

  • CLT Eats: Fahrenheit & littleSpoon


    It's only Wednesday but I've already hit up two new Charlotte restaurants this week. Before I share my experiences with these restaurants let me give you my take on the Charlotte restaurant scene as a whole...I do not love it. We have a ton of restaurants in Charlotte and while I feel grateful for the [...]

  • Puppy Fever + Recent Eats + Lately


    So...I have a little tinge of puppy fever. I met up with a friend from yoga yesterday to chat and she brought her adorable golden retriever puppy, Bear, to hang out with us. We sat on the ground and cuddled like this for at least five minutes. He was so sweet and had those razor [...]

  • A Day of Meals with MorningStar Farms {Giveaway}


    I have been buying veggie burgers since I was in college. MorningStar Farms was one of the first brands that I ever tried. 10 years ago they were one of the only brands of veggie burgers! When I first started eating veggie burgers I ate them like a straight up burger. Over the years I [...]

  • Day In The Life Tuesday: Different Every Day


    Hey, hey! Hope everyone had an awesome Tuesday. For whatever reason this always seems like the best day to do a "day in the life" post because my Tuesdays have always been my busiest and most diverse days since day one of this fitness full time gig. So, here's your day in the life Tuesday! [...]

  • Weekend in photos featuring pizza, yoga and sushi. My faves.


    Here's a look at my weekend in photos... Friday night pizza. I needed this like no one's business. Saturday morning at the farmers market after a beautiful yoga practice with Grace Morales. Highlights including mountain apples, lacinto kale, rainbow chard and the most ginormous bunch of beets for a whopping $4. Paleo banana bread but [...]

  • Life Lately: Inversions, Glazed Pecans, Apple Cake and Fall Festive


    Hi and happy Tuesday! I haven't updated on day-to-day so here's a look at the usual...workouts, food and Sullie! :) The Workouts Nothing too remarkable. A couple of yoga practices, a run and a rest day. The Food Omelet with brie, sundried tomatoes and spinach topped with chopped fresh herbs. Turkey bacon and fruit on [...]

  • I RX’d my first double under WOD…and it took FOREVER!


    Exciting news on the CrossFit front. Today I RX'd my first WOD with double unders ever! It took me forever and I was the last one to finish by 5 minutes but I did it! I was really looking forward to doing this WOD. I love chippers and this looked like a great workout to [...]

  • Violet Love {Giveaway}


    Happy Monday! I'm over here battling delayed onset soreness from Saturday's workout that is so bad that my yoga practice this morning consisted of me taking the few chaturangas I did decide to do on my knees, no handstands, no backbends, no arm balances...nadda. I did feel better after I did some stretching in the [...]

  • A Bright Weekend


    I haven't had a weekend like this in a lonnnnggg time...off work at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, dinner out, Saturday yoga and farmers market followed by pool time. So nice! I went out for wine last night and loved this Slingshot Cab. The wine bar we went to was also a wine shop so we [...]

  • Weather Talk, Egg Talk, A Healthy Cookie Recipe and More…


    Hola! (Seriously, hola...I so wish I was back in the Caribbean right now. It's so cold and windy in Charlotte. I shouldn't complain though as some of you are digging out from snow...again.) But really, when is spring going to actually arrive this year? It's going to be a cold Easter and the 10 day [...]

  • Breakfast for Two


    This is such a misleading post title. I kind of feel bad about even posting it because there is no juicy gossip to be had here... Just eggs for me. And eggs for Sullie. I was feeling really over oatmeal, Greek yogurt, nut butters, etc. yesterday morning and it was the only morning of the [...]

  • The Final Countdown


    I am so happy to be in a vertical position blogging in bed right now. I was a busy bee today trying to make all the final preparations for my trip tomorrow. I've always found it challenging to get things in a good place at work before I leave for vacations. I want for things [...]

  • Oh Rowing…


    I have been feeling a little blah and unchallenged with my workouts lately so this morning I decided to finally make my way back to CrossFit. I can't remember the last time I did a WOD. I have had the intention to go to class but just haven't been able to fit it into my [...]

  • Good Food


    While I'm sad to hear that so many other people are dealing with running/sports-related injuries, I am excited that so many of you are interested in focusing on mobility in December. I'll try to share with you each day what I'm doing from a mobility standpoint and a couple of times a week I will [...]

  • A Productive Lazy Day


    I didn't really do much today but I am so exhausted. I almost fell asleep reading on the couch before dinner and I feel kind of lethargic in general. I was joking with my parents that when I slow down, I shut down. It probably doesn't help that my diet has primarily consisted of sugar and [...]

  • Can’t Do It All


    I went into the weekend knowing that it was full of work and social commitments along with a list of things I wanted to get done around the house. Around 3 p.m. on Saturday I came to the realization that there was no way that I could do everything that I committed to doing and rather [...]

  • Holiday Overload…Already


    The past couple of days have been all about the upcoming holidays. I can't believe it's all happening so soon! We've been working on our holiday charity efforts and planning the staff party at work, I had a holiday photo shoot for the yoga studio and one of my dear friends is hosting an event [...]

  • Desperation and Tacos


    This has been the week of desperation meals after a tragic event on Sunday night. I somehow managed not to shut the fridge all the way and it stayed slightly open for about 10 hours. The next morning all of the food was warm and I had to do a total toss of most of [...]

  • Like Christmas Morning


    It was like Christmas morning for me when I woke up! It's new roof day!!! You know you've really become a full-fledged, responsible, home-owning adult when things like a new roof excite you this much. The roof on the house is over 20-years old and has tons of damage. I was even starting to get [...]

  • A Look Into My Grocery Bags


    Happy Monday! I have received many requests for a look at my grocery staples/a typical grocery trip. I hit up our new Whole Foods on Sunday morning for a pretty big restock so I thought it would be the perfect time to photograph what I purchased and share it with you. I actually really enjoy [...]

  • Listen Up


    Food has been a little boring. Peanut butter, honey and banana on a gluten-free Trader Joe's frozen waffle. I am loving using these as an alternative to toast in the morning. Thanks to whoever recommended the TJs brand. I like it better than Van's. Leftover Mexican Quinoa. I can't get enough. This stuff is so [...]

  • Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


    My Sunday activities consisted of sleeping in, making brunch, baking cookies, blogging, hot yoga, house cleaning and a meeting at lululemon. While I did keep myself busy, none of these were "have to do's" and everything was done at a relaxed pace. It is still weird for me to wake up on Sunday morning and [...]

  • How To: Perfect Eggs


    Good morning and happy weekend! My Saturday is off to a great start...early morning yoga, breakfast and the farmers market. It was a light day for me at the farmers market. As much as I love summer produce, there is only so much eggplant, squash and zucchini that one can eat. I was excited to [...]

  • Humbled By Helen


    I tackled Helen for the first time yesterday. It doesn't look so bad, right? I breezed right through the run and the kettlebell swings but the pull ups were a different story. I decided going into the WOD that I was going to do the pull ups unassisted, no matter what. It was the first [...]

  • Underwater


    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 [...]

  • Pups + Pizza = Happiness


    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


    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 [...]

  • Donuts And Mini Golf


    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, [...]

  • Summer Cut


    Good morning! It's 65 degrees in Charlotte so I want to get this post up and then head out for a run! Today is the start of my on and off vacation over the next two weeks. I have not taken a vacation (or days off for that matter!) since starting at Metro so I'm [...]

  • Cookies And Babies


    Monday has been a much better day. Full of work, yoga privates, babies and cookies. That's good stuff. I was up early to put together a meal for Caitlin. She just had a baby boy and I offered to bring them dinner. Nothing like sauteing onions and baking cookies at 7 a.m.! Cooking for other [...]

  • When The Going Gets Tough, Buy Shoes


    First things first, I really, really, really (x 100!) appreciate the kind/encouraging/supportive comments on my decision to take a break from teaching yoga. I need to focus on Metro and my personal practice for the time being but I know that it won't be long before I'm teaching again. It's just so much a part [...]

  • The Other Side


    It is an absolutely perfect day. It's 70 degrees, the humidity is low and there's nothing but blue sky. I woke up at 7 a.m., ate a few bites of a cupcake, played on my computer in bed for a while and then went back to sleep with the windows open and sunlight streaming in. [...]

  • Vagabond


    I think this photo sums up my week. That would be the passenger seat of my car. Yes, I'm living out of it - vagabond style. Makeup, clothes, camera, various jackets, cell phone chargers...it's all there. While this week has been stressful and busy, it's the exciting kind of stressful and busy. Everything has been [...]

  • Grand Opening Prep And A Granola Recipe


    The big day is finally here! Monday is the grand opening of Metro CrossFit & Training Center! I spent most of the afternoon/evening working to wrap up last minute tasks - everything from stocking the locker rooms with toiletries to sending confirmation emails for the preview classes to assembling Ikea stuff. This week is going [...]

  • Tuesday > Monday


    I'm happy to report that my Tuesday outlook has been much sunnier than my Monday mood. The day started off on a good note when I decided to sleep until 7 a.m. rather than get up in the five o'clock hour to practice yoga. I love yoga, immensely, but right now my practice has taken [...]

  • The Forgotten Vegetable


    I so appreciate everyone who took the time to wish me congratulations on my second anniversary of blogging on Peanut Butter Runner. When I ask questions like, "tell me one thing that's changed in your life over the last year," it's not just to illicit responses. I genuinely enjoy reading about the things that you [...]

  • Still Green


    Happy Friday! It's been such a great week at work. Busy but in a very good way with lots of  exciting things in the works. I'm spending my Friday evening working the front desk at Metro for the first time and I'm actually having so much fun with it. While I do get to teach [...]

  • New, Different, Challening


    I appreciate the encouraging words about my kipping pullups from yesterday's video. It's clear to see that I have a lot of work to do before my kipping even slightly resembles what it's supposed to look like but as I mentioned in my post, I am really okay with that. To be honest, I kind [...]

  • Cleaning It Up + CrossFit Fun


    I'm back! It's been a bit of a busy week around here so I have been focusing on work. I've been teaching a lot of yoga and we have so much going on at Metro. We're preparing for the opening of our second location and there is so much happening. It's so exciting and I [...]

  • What The Weekend Looked Like


    It was a low-key weekend in Charlotte and just what I needed in preparation for a busy April. Here are the highlights in photos. Saturday lunch. Trader Joe's Masala burger on an English muffin with avocado, spinach, cheddar, sprouts and ketchup. Finishing up the 7-day green smoothie challenge. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-dRbzPrhvE&feature=youtu.be Sullie gets a bath. And is [...]

  • Squats, Lunges and Cupcakes


    Remember the workout I posted yesterday? It ended up taking me about 30 minutes total to complete with the running and CrossFit WOD and clearly it was effective because my glutes (we'll be PC here) are sore today. When girls ask me "how do I get rid of this" while pointing to their upper thighs, [...]

  • Sunny Sunday


    Happy Oscar evening! I am camped out on the couch watching the red carpet coverage. I'm pretty underwhelmed so far but then again I have only half been paying attention as I've been playing on the computer and cooking dinner. I haven't seen many of the movies that are nominated this year so I'm not [...]

  • Ode To The Open Faced


    I think I need an intervention. Look what I had for lunch yesterday. An open-faced sandwich with a veggie burger. And look what I had for lunch today...an open faced sandwich but this time with an egg. I think I had this for lunch or dinner every single day this week. I feel like some [...]

  • All About The Eggs + Weekend Update


    I hope that it is a beautiful Sunday wherever you are. It is really chilly here but the sun is shining and the cold air is invigorating. It also motivated quite a few yogis to show up for my 9:15 hot class so I'll take that! ;) I needed a little break from blogging this [...]