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  • Fresh Peach Greek Frozen Yogurt

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    I have been soaking up peach season and stocking up on fresh South Carolina peaches weekly. My favorite way to eat peaches is peel, slice and enjoy them plain (I'm not a peach fuzz lover...I need that off my peach before eating it!) But I also love to get creative with them...grilled peaches with ice [...]

  • What I’ve Been Eating This Week Wednesday

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    Hi, thanks for the support on the Marsala Challenge competition. Remember, you can vote again on Thursday and leave another comment for another chance to win. Again, thank you! Okay, back to the regular stuff. I'm cuddled up on the couch with a fire and a sweet golden retriever laying (on the floor) next to [...]

  • Exercise for Energy

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    I have been sleeping terribly this week. I haven't been making it to bed until almost midnight and I've been waking up really early (like 4 a.m. early) wide awake and not able to fall back asleep. I know this sounds a little crazy but I can usually put myself back to sleep by trying [...]

  • What I’m Reading + The Best Summer Lunch

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    Hi there. I'm back in Charlotte where it seems that things are exactly as I left them. I had to get away because I missed my parents and also because I needed a step back. I find that I have to get out of my day-to-day reality sometimes to gain clarity on the big picture. [...]

  • Sharing Day: Soup, Cauliflower, Yoga Pride, Pam’s Wise Words

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    Sharing a little of this, little of that today...everything from smoothies to soup to yoga (always yoga) to The Office. I had my first non-smoothie breakfast in 6 days today.  Breakfast after coaching 6 and 7 a.m. CrossFit was a Chobani Pineapple topped with bananas, blueberries, Bare Naked Fruit & Nut Granola and Earth Balance [...]

  • 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, [...]

  • Life Lately: Workouts, Meals and More

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    Some photos from the week to share with you. I started the week on my mat with a 6:30 a.m. yoga practice. It ended up being the best practice I've had in a really long time. I felt so good in my body for the first time in weeks. Pumpkin overnight oats in April. I [...]

  • Video Post: Early AM Workout Nutrition, Packing Gym Bags, CrossFit Recovery and More

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    Happy Friday! Happy Friday! Wait, let me say it again...happy Friday! Thank you so much for the amazing feedback on yesterday's post. I've said it so many times but I feel so grateful to have this space where we can all share and contribute. Your feedback and openness touches my heart. Seriously. It has been [...]

  • Loving Lately: Food Edition

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    From time to time I like to share things I'm loving with you. These posts can cover anything from beauty to food to fitness products and everything in between. Tonight we're going to talk food. 2% plain Greek yogurt. Y'all...seriously. Take the plunge to 2%. It's night and day difference in texture and taste. Whole [...]

  • (Slow) CrossFit Progress

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    One of the things I like about CrossFit are how many things there are to work on. Just when you get the hang of something, there are tons of other movements to focus on. It's also really interesting to see everyone's unique strengths and weaknesses. I tend to excel at bodyweight and endurance focused workouts [...]

  • Make-Up Cookies

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    I have failed you and I am sorry. I was so excited for the first yoga Monday post yesterday. I wanted to do a post-workout/run stretching video and that turned into a giant mess involving the video cutting off halfway through, a second video that I was going to merge with the first, over 200 [...]

  • Busy And Back At It

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    I am super slammed at work right now. Like 10-hour days and still can't get it all done super slammed. I actually thrive when I'm this busy at work but I have to be careful not to burnout or run myself into the ground. Despite the craziness, I am feeling pretty in control of the [...]

  • Cooking with Chobani

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    Last week I was invited to attend a holiday cooking event at the Chobani office in Charlotte. I love all things food and cooking and I love Chobani so I eagerly accepted. Chobani opened a sales office in uptown Charlotte about six months ago. Their offices are on the sixteenth floor of one of the [...]

  • Pumpkin In The Morning

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    Last night I wrote this whole post on 2012 and my feelings about all of the change and struggle that myself and everyone around me seem to be going through. I definitely questioned whether or not I really wanted to publish it because y'all know I have a hard time with the "putting myself out [...]

  • WOD-O-WEEN

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    Happy Halloween! It's "WOD-O-WEEN" here at Metro CrossFit. We encouraged everyone to dress up for today's WOD and our director of CrossFit programmed a super creative workout. Zombie run = normal run with a plate held out in front Pumpkin Smash = ball slams Candy Bag Carries = dumbbell famer walks Pica Boos = pull ups Gremlin Crawls = [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Saturday Stuff + Trader Joe’s Haul

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    Some people in this house are having very productive Saturdays...early yoga, errands, grocery shopping, house cleaning and major reorganization. And then there are others who prefer to spend Saturday lying down and watching others work. I'm slightly jealous. ;) (Side note, I just had to re-educate myself on lay v. lie. :oops:) Let's back up [...]

  • Workouts, Meals, Interior Decorating and More!

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    Hola! Happy Wednesday! How is it already Wednesday? My weeks just seem to fly by. That's a good and bad thing, I guess. My Wednesday posts have been rather random the past few weeks so we'll continue that trend today. I kind of ruined my opportunity for regular workouts this week when I did a [...]

  • Feed A Cold

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    Remember that old wives tale, "Feed a cold, starve a fever." Well, I am definitely feeding this cold. Here is a look at today's eats in a "What I ate Wednesday" format. Breakfast #1 was a Trader Joe's gluten-free waffle with peanut butter, honey and sliced banana. Breakfast #2 after subbing a hot yoga class [...]

  • We Are Complete

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    Last year at this very moment I was teaching my Sunday morning hot yoga class on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. I remember trying to prepare for the class the night before and ending up in tears because nothing that I could do or say would be enough to honor and remember those who lost [...]

  • Hands On

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    Over the past two days my yoga experiences have run the gamut from taking an intense 100-degree class with three rounds of sweaty flow to teaching a small class consisting of two friends during my weekly class at Metro to subbing a very mixed-level class at the Y. The three classes couldn't have been more [...]

  • A Loss Of Enthusiasm

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    Happy, happy Friday! I hope it's been a great week. Remember how I was all excited about my kipping pullups yesterday? I felt all on top of the CrossFit world that I'd finally figured them out. Well, my enthusiasm for CrossFit waned a bit after last night's workout. This WOD killed me for some reason. [...]

  • Pinterest Finds, Sock Buns, Should I Color My Hair? Random!

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    Happy Monday! I hope that your week is off to a great start. Mine certainly is after reading your incredible comments on yesterday's post about finding happiness in the little things and everyday moments. I have said this so many times but one of my favorite things about blogging is the opportunity to connect with [...]

  • All Good Things…

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    ...must come to an end. I'm blogging from my kitchen table instead of my parent's balcony. Vacation is officially over and it's time to get back to my normal routine. Although that routine has shifted slightly and I'm now forced to deal with it and not be distracted by travel. We'll see how this goes. [...]

  • Vacation = White Sand, Rainbows And Cake

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    Vacation day one was a success. I didn't work out, finished a book in 24 hours, napped on the beach, embraced my natural curls and went out for dinner with crazy hair and ate cake. I thought maybe I would go on a run yesterday morning but then my dad and I went to the [...]

  • Pizza And The Biebs

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    Thanks for the great feedback on yesterday's yoga post. And thanks again to Brittany for the inspiration. :) I really enjoy writing posts that aren't so "this is what I ate, this is the workout I did today" so it was a fun one for me! Now, back to "this is what I ate." Ha. [...]

  • Feeling Supported – Opening Week!

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    I'm so happy to finally check in! We survived opening day of Metro CrossFit & Training Center on Monday...and it was a HUGE success! We're offering free classes all week to anyone in the community that wants to check out our new facility as part of our preview week. Classes have been packed and the [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Eat, Drink And Be Merry

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    I did something last night that I haven't done in 10 years. (source - I was not that close to the stage.) I went to a Dave Matthews Band concert. I actually cannot believe that it's been so long since I've seen Dave because to say that I was obsessed in high school would be [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • What The Weekend Looked Like

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    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 [...]

  • Primary Series With The Sunrise

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    Guess who was up at 5:45 this morning to practice ashtanga for the first time since January? Primary series with the sunrise. I was very surprised to discover that my body fell back into the practice with little resistance. Yes, some of the poses didn't come as easily but overall it felt really good. For [...]

  • Weekend Download

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    My weekend ended with a 9 p.m. bedtime on Sunday. I don't really know how to describe it but I'm just kind of tired and feel like I can't get caught up. I got enough sleep over the weekend but my body has been feeling worn out and sore. I think a lot of it [...]

  • Predictable. Patterned.

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    As I was editing photos for today's blog post the first thing that came to mind was, "I am such a creature of habit. I am sooooo boring." My Sunday was pretty much a carbon copy of many Sundays prior. "Sleep in" until 8. Eat breakfast. Teach yoga. Come home, eat, blog, clean. Take yoga. [...]

  • Noteworthy

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    My peanut butter consumption is at an all-time high. In the last 24 hours I've eaten... Peanut butter toast on Great Harvest Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin with honey, bananas and cinnamon. Plain Greek yogurt with apple butter, Trader Joe's Trek Mix Granola Cereal and peanut butter. Apple cinnamon oatmeal with pumpkin in the Trader Joe's [...]

  • Sunny Sunday

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    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 [...]

  • End Of The Week Rundown

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    I can't believe it's Friday. This week has been an absolute whirlwind of busyness and awesomeness! :D I have been going non-stop from 6 a.m. until after 8 p.m. every day and when I woke up this morning my body was definitely feeling it. I am feeling pretty run down and kind of sore and [...]

  • All In A Day’s Work

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    5:20 a.m. - alarm. 6 a.m. - arrive at Metro to participate in the CrossFit class to observe an instructor. Workout for the day done by 6:45 a.m. Crushed it. 7 a.m. - breakfast. Plain Greek yogurt, apple butter, granola, bananas, blueberries, strawberries, dried cranberries and almond butter. 8:10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - teach [...]

  • What Have I Done?

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    In a moment of weakness I let this happen. I was working on answering emails and blog stuff this morning and let Sullie get in the bed with me. This is monumental. In her five and a half years of life she has gotten up on the bed maybe one or two other times and [...]

  • All Over

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    Where am I? What day is it? The last 48 hours have been insane. Since you last heard from me I have taught six yoga classes (at three different locations!), taught BodyPump, trained two clients and had a couple of appointments and meetings. Craziness but I completely love it. I didn't get a chance to [...]

  • Overnight Oats Make A Comeback

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    How does it happen that the days I think I'm going to get so much done and have some free time always end up being the craziest? Today started out with an easy morning but once noon rolled around it was nonstop until I got home at 7:30. I slept in until 8 and then [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 23.75 To End 2011

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    So... I've been running. And I just totaled up my mileage for the week and it was 23.75. Trust me, I'm just as shocked as most of you probably are to hear this news. Sunday: 5 outside on Christmas :) Monday : 4 treadmill Thursday: 5.5 outside Friday: 3 outside Saturday: 6.25 outside on New [...]

  • A Tuesday Trip

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    I am happy to hear that I wasn't the only one in "recovery mode" on Monday. My recovery carried into Tuesday but also involved the reality of a little bit of work too (um...and the reality of some cake...keep reading!). I taught a 7 a.m. class uptown at Charlotte Athletic Club and then had a [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Status Update: My Running

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    Wow, look what happened this afternoon! I ran. Don't get too excited though...it was only two miles. It was a beautiful fall day and I couldn't resist the urge to get outside and run. The bonus was that my friend Sarah joined me so the run was more about chatting than pounding the pavement. We [...]

  • Peanut Butter Runner, Version 2.0

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    Happy weekend everyone! Welcome to the new look of Peanut Butter Runner! If you're reading in a Reader, click through and check it out! This redesign has been in the works for many months but it took me a long time to finally focus and get it done. I owe a huge thank you to [...]

  • It Takes Work, Not Shoes

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    I have to start this post by sharing some very interesting news that I read today. The FTC announced this morning that Reebok has to pay a $25 million dollar settlement over their toning shoes. "The FTC wants national advertisers to understand that they must exercise some responsibility and ensure that their claims for fitness [...]

  • When It’s Good, It’s Great

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    I taught my normal Monday hot class this evening but it was one of those classes where everything seemed right. I felt instantly engaged and connected. The moment I walked in the studio door after a long afternoon at work, I knew it was going to be good. This is in stark contrast to last [...]