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  • Weekend: Love Warrior + 18 Miles + Baking Projects

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    We had such a great weekend. I apologize that I'm just getting to the recap late on a Monday evening but today was spent teaching yoga, taking yoga, grocery shopping, meal prepping and working on Y2 stuff/studio management team meeting. I'm just sitting down to type this before I got teach my last class for [...]

  • Weekend: 15 Miles(!!!) + Andy Grammer

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    Last weekend was just what I needed. The weather was incredible, I had a great long run and there was just the right mix of downtime with the puppies and social stuff with friends. We met some friends to see The Girl on the Train on Friday night. I read the book and really liked [...]

  • Rocktoberfest Half Marathon Race Recap: My Best Half Yet

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    I ran the Rocktoberfest Half Marathon in Charlotte yesterday and it was the best half marathon experience I have ever had. My great race had nothing to do with PRs or the course but rather about how I felt during and after the race...which was very strong and extremely grateful. As I shared in my [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: Loving the Long Run

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    This training cycle I have found that my long runs are my favorite of the week. Since reworking my schedule so that I don't teach early on Saturday or Sunday, I feel like I have all the time in the world to sleep in, have some coffee, get my run in and relax. I usually [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: Double Digit Long Run!

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    Holy cow...I haven't had a "post long run feeling" like this in a long time! This week of workouts started out pretty calm and ended up kind of intense. I planned on doing my long run on Saturday but it rained ALL.DAY.LONG. Unless I wanted to run in 60 degrees with steady rain, I needed [...]

  • Last Week’s Workouts: A Little Over Half Marathon Training

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    Hi everyone! Sorry things were quiet around here yesterday but I was instructed to keep my hands off the blog while my website guru worked his magic. I kept myself busy with things like teaching yoga, a girl's brunch and my long run. Let's talk about running. My half marathon is less than two weeks away [...]

  • Half Marathon Training: New Shoes & Socks

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    I've completed five weeks of my half marathon training plan and there are six weeks (42 days!) left until race day! Up to this point I have not missed a single scheduled training run. I think that may be a training plan record for me! This morning my alarm went off at the early hour [...]

  • 3 Things I Love About My HM Training Plan + Last Week’s Workouts

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    I have completed three weeks of my half marathon training plan and although it's early days, I have to say this is probably my favorite plan that I've ever followed. For those of you who asked, I'm using Smart Coach through Runner's World. You input a recent race time along with your upcoming race distance [...]

  • Weekend: Baking, Long Run, Movies & More + Weekly Workouts

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    I went into this weekend with no plans other than teaching my normal Saturday and Sunday yoga classes and a long run with a friend. I was totally okay with that since I've been out so much lately but then I ended up having fun plans come together at the last minute on both Friday and Saturday [...]

  • Summer Saturday

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    Saturday was such a good day. The weather in Charlotte is incredible this weekend and I've been soaking it up as much as possible. So much so that instead of yoga or CrossFitting Saturday morning, I did this... Ran! I set out to run 3 or 4 but I felt so good that I ended [...]

  • A Really Good Saturday

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    Happy weekend friends! I hope it's been a nice Saturday for you. Mine has been really good. I slept in this morning and skipped yoga. Nine hours of sleep will make you feel like a champion every time! After spending the morning lounging around and drinking coffee, we met our friends Ashley and Lee for [...]

  • Reunited

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    Happy weekend! I hope everyone is having fun and getting ready to celebrate Father's Day! My weekend has been great so far. Friday night my yoga teacher training group had a reunion party. The evening was full of good food, wine and Skinny Girl margaritas and some rather interesting conversation. I contributed baked brie in [...]

  • Back to Charlotte + 8 Miler

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    Look who's happy that I'm home. I drove back to Charlotte this evening. I got in around 7 and Sullie hasn't left my side since. I was only gone for two nights! It was really hard to leave my grandmother after such a great visit. She said she felt like a movie star after reading [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Last Long Run, Next Stop Marathon!

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    This morning I ran my LAST double-digit long run of Marine Corps Marathon training. Next week I will run eight and then the next weekend is the race! The 16 weeks of training have been a journey but I can honestly say that it has been an enjoyable one (despite the two-week hamstring hiatus). New [...]

  • Stomaching the Run

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    I can't tell you how many times I've heard people say that running makes them sick to their stomach. I've received questions on how to avoid this. I think most runners have been there and here are a few tips to help you finish your runs feeling like this... And not like this... First and [...]

  • Mind Over Matter

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    Nine and a half hours of sleep last night! Success. I know that they say you can't make up sleep by sleeping in but it sure does make me feel a million times better. I woke up around 8:30 a.m. but enjoyed the comfort of bed and catnapped until about 9:30. I was famished when [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Tackling 20!

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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! I RAN 20 MILES TODAY!!! I was planning on 18 but was feeling really strong at mile 14 and decided to go for 20. I called Brandon [...]

  • The Race is On

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    I apologize for leaving you hanging last night with the running news. Honestly, I didn’t even know whether it would be good or bad news until today. I’m sure some of you have been wondering about my plans for Marine Corps Marathon given my recent hamstring injury. I have been trying not to stress about [...]

  • Long Run Regret

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    Yesterday I posted about my 18-mile turned 13-mile long run. I knew that I would regret it when I threw in the towel at mile 13 and sure enough the regret is hitting heavy today. I’ve been dwelling on my failed long run all day. It didn’t help to look at my training schedule and [...]

  • Go Greek, Go Long

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    I generally prefer to do my long runs on Saturday mornings. I find that if I wait until Sunday, I dread it all weekend. I was so back and forth with my long run this weekend and decided to do it on Sunday because we were out late and on our feet all night Friday [...]

  • A Beautiful 16 Miles

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    Happy, happy Sunday everyone! I am in way too good of a mood and have way too much energy considering that I just ran 16 miles. It is a BEAUTIFUL day and I can seriously say that enjoyed every single second of my long run this morning. :D I felt great when I woke up [...]

  • Myrtle Beach Long Run – 14 Miles

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    We arrived in Myrtle Beach last night. Our friends Lee and Ashley invited us to spend the weekend at their beach place along with another couple. We grabbed a late dinner and then I went to bed. I wasn't much fun since I had a long run planned this morning but the boys certainly didn't [...]

  • Atlanta Long Run

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    We arrived at my parent's house in Atlanta around 9:30 last night and this was waiting on us. My parents picked up a pizza and salad for us from Grant Central Pizza. Perfect late night dinner after four hours in the car. And then this happened and Brandon tried to document it but my camera [...]

  • Party Time

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    First, sorry for the weekend hiatus from blogging but I was in need of a disconnect. This weekend was all about birthday celebrations. My mother in law has a milestone birthday coming up on Wednesday (I will not share the number because I am a sweet daughter in law ;) ) and my sister in [...]

  • BodyPump 74 Launch and First MCM Long Run

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    Happy Saturday - it's been an active one for me! This morning we launched BodyPump 74 at the Y (by the way, did you see that the YMCA is officially changing its name to the Y?). We had a four instructor launch team and over 30 members participate. I realize that not everyone knows what [...]