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  • A Day In The Life Tuesday

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    I thought it would be fun to do a post about what Tuesday looked like for me versus another "day in the life" post I did on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. The 2011 post was written just a few weeks after I left my full-time job in advertising to pursue fitness but I had not [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Weekend in Photos

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    I have a lot to share but it will have to wait until tomorrow! For now here is a quick look into my weekend. We are very dog friendly at Metro Fitness Club. Sullie loved hanging out with our director of operation's cute pup Felix on Friday. Sullie is seriously awesome at the gym. I [...]

  • Living The Dream

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    I had a really awesome weekend with many highlights. - Teaching two packed yoga classes to the amazing yogis at Y2 Yoga. They flowed, they sweated, they learned a new mantra, worked on a new deep upper backbend (more on the mantra and backbend tomorrow for yoga Monday!) and listened to this motivational speech about [...]

  • Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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    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 [...]

  • Trouble

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    Last time I visited my grandmother she sent me home with this. Yes, a Costco-sized container of chocolate covered raisins - one of my biggest candy weaknesses. I tucked them away in the back of a cabinet and where they stayed unopened for months. Well, I spotted them last weekend and thought I'd just have [...]

  • Stability, Core And Strength Circuit For Runners

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    A couple of weeks ago I led a Stability, Core and Strength Clinic at Metro for the American Cancer Society's DetermiNation team. DetermiNation is a training program through the American Cancer Society in which participants are coached/trained to complete a half-marathon, full marathon or triathlon. Participants commit to raise money for the fight against cancer. [...]

  • The Other Side

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    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. [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • A Career Update

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    Remember how I left my career in advertising last September to "live the dream" and pursue my passion for fitness? I pulled it off. The mix of teaching yoga, training clients and my blog provided me the financial stability I needed to do the things I loved. Despite the fact that I was teaching upwards [...]

  • Girls Gone WOD + Lunch At Fern

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    Hey guys! I'm alive...just having to prioritize at the moment and work is currently ranking #1. On Monday night we had a Coach's WOD at our new location. It was our first time working out there and it was awesome! What was NOT awesome, on the other hand, was the workout that our Director of [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Strawberry Nutella Muffins

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    I did manage to finally peel myself off the couch and do something last night. I am a little sore from yesterday's Fight Gone Bad workout but it's not nearly as bad as I anticipated. First, I headed over to our new location for a quick meeting about our wall murals. We are having some [...]

  • Fight Gone Bad

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    Uh...I'm kind of gross right now. I am sitting on the couch unshowered after nearly dying at a CrossFit event this afternoon. I came home with intentions of showering and then started cleaning and baking and lost motivation. Now I'm too tired to do anything. Lots to fill you in on. Last night I went [...]

  • Hard Workouts, Good Food

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    Happy, happy, happy Friday! Although I can't believe it's already Friday! When I travel on the weekends and then jump back into a busy week, time seems to fly. I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend in Charlotte so that I can catch up and get organized. Two things that I pretty much feel like [...]

  • Tuesday Scenes

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    I was excited to receive your great feedback on my CrossFit Endurance seminar post. I am looking forward to covering some of the topics in depth that I mentioned. I'm busy, busy today so I'm just going to give you a quick look at Tuesday in photos. I woke up at 5:45 a.m. to practice [...]

  • PBR Celebrates Two Years

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    Hi! It's a pretty big Monday for Peanut Butter Runner. Today is my two-year anniversary of blogging on PBR. I started blogging over four years ago on my (now very neglected) food/recipe blog, Bakin' and Eggs. It's hard to believe that I've been involved in blog world for so long. It's a pretty cool thing [...]

  • An Awesome(ly hard) Partner Workout

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    Oh man...it's been a heavy workout day and I am so happy to be sitting down right now. Before I launch into all the details, here is a look at last night's dinner. Grilled okra, grilled king clip and brown rice. After dinner I was able to tame my sweet tooth and avoid dessert. I [...]

  • Still Green

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    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 [...]

  • Cleaning It Up + CrossFit Fun

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    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 [...]

  • Kicking Off Seven Days Of Green

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    Happy Monday and happy first day of the 7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge! I kicked off my Monday by teaching BodyPump and then coming home and making a green protein smoothie. I kept it basic for day one. Here's what we're working with... 1 cup almond milk 6 crushed ice cubes 2 cups spinach (loosely packed [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Sometimes You Just Really Want A Burger

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    Good morning! Missed y'all yesterday but there was just no time to post. It seems like the homemade granola bar post was well-received and several of you reported already making a batch. Let me know how they turned out if you did! My Tuesday started with the decision to ignore my alarm at 6 a.m. [...]

  • Shaking

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    I am happy to be sitting down right now. It's 8 a.m. and I've already done 150 dead lifts and 150 pushups. I was shaking after the workout. Ashley, Shannon and Elizabeth from Lululemon joined me bright and early at Metro to do the CrossFit workout of the day. It was 10 rounds of 15 [...]

  • 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 [...]