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  • Adventures in Dogland (and a few safety reminders)


    Well, it's been an interesting 48 hours in dogland. First, we had an overnight visitor. Second, Zoey is in a cone. Let's talk about our visitor first. Tanner went out for a run on Sunday night just as it was getting dark and called me about 15 minutes into the run. When I answered the [...]

  • Zoey Turns Two!


    Well, I'm happy to report that Zoey and I made the 4:45 a.m. run happen this morning. Zoey was SO confused about why I was waking her up at 4:30. I got down on the floor next to her bed and whispered, "Happy Birthday Zoey! Do you want to go for a run?" She was [...]

  • Weekend: Inversions Workshop, Staying In & The End of Summer Camp


    Last Monday morning I danced my way out of bed and onto my yoga mat at 6 a.m. Fast forward a week and it was a completely different story. I woke up at 3:30 a.m. with terrible cramps and was up until 5:45 a.m. when they finally subsided enough to sleep again. I even took at [...]

  • Weekend: Golden Retriever Summer Camp + Sushi & Donuts


    I kicked off the new month with a bang. I popped out of bed at 5:40 a.m. today and announced to Tanner, "it's YOGA time!" and I took his 6 a.m. class. For years and years, 6 a.m. classes were my go-to's but over the last couple of years I have gotten out of the [...]

  • The Worst Day to Run + A Visitor + Beach Eats


    Hey there! I got back to Charlotte at 5:45 last night...just in time to teach my 6 p.m. hot class. It was so good to see my yogis but I always appreciate a few days off from teaching every couple of months. When you teach 10+ classes a week sometimes it can seem like you're doing and [...]

  • Friday I’m In Love: Goldens, Figs and Instagram


    This is an extra happy Friday for me because I'm leaving on a mini-vacation tomorrow for my annual pilgrimage to Sunset Beach with my BFF Dorie's family. (2014, 2015) I can't wait! I'm going to share a few Friday faves before I get to packing, baking, grocery shopping and nail painting. Two girls I know from the [...]

  • A Big Moment for Zoey + Recent Eats


    We hit a major milestone over here this week. On Monday I left to go to lunch and an appointment and decided to leave Zoey out in the house instead of crating her. I closed the bedroom, office and bathroom doors and gave the two girls the run of the main part of the house. A [...]

  • Friday I’m In Love, Volume 11


    My girls both gave me minor heart attacks this week. Sullie jumped off the couch on Sunday night (She's allowed to come up and visit at the end of the night. She's like clockwork. It's so cute.) and must have landed funny because she started limping. Of course this led to a few tears on [...]

  • A Look Inside My Fridge + A Costco Run


    Good morning! The sun is shining but it is cold in Charlotte! The girls love the cold weather. They are voluntarily choosing to stay out in the back yard. They say the colder, the better! Thanks for all of your comments, questions and kind words about my Whole30 recap. As I mentioned, the food shopping [...]

  • Florida in Photos


    I just arrived back in Charlotte after a nice long weekend visit with my family in Florida. While it was a bit too chilly for much beach and outdoor time, it was a really nice and relaxing visit. Here are the highlights in photos! Beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Never get tired of this sugar white [...]

  • The Week of Eats: All Three Meals + Sweet Treats


    My day started with a 5:30 a.m. alarm to teach a 6 a.m. hot yoga class. While there's always the initial groan and lack of desire to get out of bed, my students always make it worth it. When I walked into the room this morning the room was buzzing with energy. It was a [...]

  • Life & Loving Lately


    I hope you guys are having a wonderful week so far. I so appreciate the kind and encouraging words about the release of my yoga book. It's a little surreal to hold it in my hands 18 months after its inception. I need to write a post about the book writing process from start to [...]

  • Weekend: Food, Pups, Entertainment…and Painting


    Weekend in photos... Friday night in. Easy and healthy dinner of lemon pepper pan seared chicken breasts, black quinoa and sauteed brussels sprouts with lemon, dijon, sliced almonds and cheese. Post-long run beverages. I dreamed about a gingery green juice and french pressed the whole time we were running. Long run recovery meal. Tuna avocado [...]

  • My Yoga Dogs + What I Bought at Whole Foods


    The girls and I had a little photo shoot today. They were feeling super playful and sharing toys in the living room this afternoon. I was cracking up over their open hips. Check them both out in frog pose here! :) I definitely have little yoga dogs on my hands! Can you believe how big [...]

  • Beach Day


    We had a great time at the beach this weekend with our friends. After my long run Saturday, I spent the rest of the day relaxing on the beach and cooking a feast. I was so excited that we were all able to bring our dogs with us this weekend. Sullie had so much fun [...]