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  • The Best Basic Granola Recipe

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    A basic granola recipe with a short ingredients list. This granola is the perfect balance sweet and salty; chewy and crispy. Oats, brown sugar, honey and coconut oil are studded with plump raisins for a delicious breakfast or snack.  Every time I go visit my parents my dad always has a container of homemade granola sitting [...]

  • Happy Friday from Florida + Recent Eats

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    Good morning and happy Friday! From Florida! I made a secret trip down on Wednesday night to surprise my mom for her birthday. And my dad and I successfully pulled it off! She had absolutely no clue that I was coming and was so surprised when I walked in the door with my dad. I've [...]

  • Honey Almond & Coconut Granola

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    For the last year I have been so hooked on granola! I love it for snacking and for topping my smoothies. The granola gives my smoothies serious staying power and keeps me full considerably longer than when I leave it off. After trying just about every granola brand and variety offered at Whole Foods (and [...]

  • Peanut Butter Chia Seed Granola

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    I have a recipe to share with you today that might be the best recipe I've shared in a long time! Let me introduce you to homemade Peanut Butter Chia Seed Granola! I wish I could say I'm exaggerating but I've made this granola FOUR times in the past eight days. It's that good. (And [...]

  • A “Wild Weekend” (Not Really) + Starbucks Coconut Milk Latte

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    Hi! The week is off to a great start over here. It's 66 and sunny. As soon as I hit publish on this post I'm going to head out for a run and walk the pups. The pups were reunited this weekend after spending a week apart and they've been inseparable ever since. I am [...]

  • Loving Lately + Luxe Box Winner

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    Happy Friday! Making good on my intention for 2015 to slow down and connect more, my Friday is full of friends! I am all about planning QT with my friends and scheduling meetings make new connections right now. This morning I met a friend for a (KILLER!) workout followed by a coffee date. I met another [...]

  • Recent Eats: Fueling for Performance & Recovery + Give Me Sandwiches & Cookies

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    I am having a tough time recovering from this half marathon! I think it was the combination of the effort I put into it with the extra cold conditions that took a toll on my body because I went into the race super rested. I was really sore for two days and now I just [...]

  • Millchap Sweet Potato Co. Granola + Crackers {Review & Giveaway!}

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    Most of you know that I'm all about supporting women who are business owners...especially when they're part of my local community. Recently I was introduced to Michelle Miller and Jennifer Chapman through a yoga student. They own Millchap Sweet Potato Co. here in Charlotte and produce a line of amazing sweet potato based granola and [...]

  • The Week In Fitness And Food

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    Annnddd let's return to regularly scheduled programming. Well, I don't know that any posts have been "regular" around here lately but today we'll get back to food and fitness which I guess is the "heart" of the blog. Although lately I feel it's kind of been a steady rotation of yoga, what I'm eating, workout, [...]

  • 6.3 Percent

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    Happy, happy, happy Friday. I am so very excited to see the arrival of the weekend although I still have a really tough CrossFit workout to complete and client to train before I can officially call it the weekend. I bundled up and braved the pouring down cold rain last night to teach BodyPump 84 [...]

  • Yay!

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    Happy Friday! I'm so excited! I'm at the airport on the way to go visit my mom in Florida this weekend. My dad is in Georgia so we're going to have some girl time! I bought her a yoga mat and she'll soon learn that we're going to have a yoga private lesson every day [...]

  • Grand Opening Prep And A Granola Recipe

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    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 [...]

  • Pizza Makes Gray Days Better

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    It was a rainy and chilly day in Charlotte and my mood was pretty blah to match it. It is crazy how much my mood is impacted by the weather. Even if I'm not having the best day, warm sunshine and blue skies can make me feel at ease. After many days of abundant sunshine, [...]

  • The Forgotten Vegetable

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    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 [...]

  • I Love The Farmers Market

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    So far my weekend has played out exactly how I wanted it to. A good mix of fun while still getting things done. Last night after I closed the gym I met two girlfriends for a glass of wine. I arrived home at 9:45 famished. It was tempting to stop and grab something on the [...]

  • The Cure For A Doggy Bad Day

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    Hi there! Yesterday I took the day off from blogging because I pretty much had no desire to take pictures of my food or write about my day. It was busy but nothing special. I also took the day off from exercise because I was long overdo a rest day. I had intentions of running [...]

  • Sushi and Smoothies

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    Good morning! I hope that your Saturday is off to a wonderful start. I woke up early but rather than rush off to run or take a yoga class, I decided to take it easy on the couch with some coffee and breakfast. It's rainy and gross out and it feels nice to start my [...]

  • The First Friday

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    Good morning and happy first Friday of 2012. I don't know about you but I am relieved that it's Friday and that the week is wrapping up. Sometimes I feel like there is so much pressure at the start of a new year to make these big statements about what kind of year it is [...]

  • Tuesday and T-Day Prep

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    Hello, hello! I hope that you guys are enjoying the short holiday week and getting geared up for Thanksgiving. I've been in full-force planning mode and have all my recipes planned. I'm contributing roasted root vegetables, brussels sprouts gratin, chocolate pecan pie and sweet potato cheesecake with marshmallow topping to the feast. Cannot wait to [...]

  • It’s Been A Year

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    Hello and happy Friday. This short week has kind of thrown me for a loop but I feel like I’ve definitely crammed five days’ worth of activities into four. Though my week has been busy, busy I cannot complain because it’s been full of really good things…that I’m looking forward to sharing with you soon. [...]