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  • Weekend + Workshop + Playlist + Workouts


    Hey, hey! The remainder of my weekend consisted of more yoga, sushi, lots of work and some puppy play time. I went out for sushi on Saturday night and it was blissful. Sushi Guru has THE BEST SUSHI in all of Charlotte. If you live here...go! After sushi I convinced myself that Zoey still fit [...]

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


    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 [...]

  • Reducing Food Waste + Recent Eats


    This is the time of year where I want to buy ALL of the food at the farmers market. I get so sad about the end of summer produce that I buy too much of it. This was the state of my fridge last week. A little much for one, huh!? I'm happy to report that [...]

  • Labor Day Weekend in Photos


    I hope everyone had a nice Labor Day Weekend. Mine was super low-key. I stayed here in Charlotte and managed a nice mix between productivity/work and relaxation/being social. The highlight of my weekend was being able to sleep in this morning until whenever I woke up without having to set an alarm to be somewhere. I [...]

  • Recent Eats & Renovations


    Good morning. First, this. The light of my life. Second, this. That would be my gutters, removed from the house, sitting in my front yard. What began as a small repair project has morphed into a whole new ball game. And what began with just replacing my kitchen counter tops has morphed into exterior work, [...]

  • Recent Eats: The Cake Edition


    Hello and TGIF! Thursday was a beast for me. I had training clients at 5:30 a.m., 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. followed by a gym management meeting, another training client, teaching hot yoga and book club this afternoon/evening. I arrived home at 10 p.m. and was DONE! One thing I do [...]

  • Weekend So Far + This Week’s Workouts


    Good morning! I hope you are all having a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. A little housekeeping to start out today's post. If you have submitted a contact form via the contact page and haven't heard a response...it's because I wasn't getting notifications! I set up the form about six weeks ago and the notifications have [...]

  • Weekend: Lulu Trip, Sushi, Yoga & Movies


    Happy Monday! I hope the week is off to a great start for everyone. I got to sleep until 7:30 this morning so I am feeling pretty amazing after almost 9 hours of sleep. The rest of the week won't be so kind with 5:30 and 6 a.m. clients to I took advantage while I [...]

  • It’s January in the Fitness Industry!


    This week was...insane. There is no other word for it. January in the fitness industry is everything that it's hyped up to be. I was booked solid with clients and classes and my inbox overfloweth with many other fitness and training related opportunities. I also have a list of things about a mile long that [...]

  • What I’ve Been Eating This Week Wednesday


    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 [...]

  • I Can’t Dance


    For my entire life (seriously) I have had this deep seated dream that one day I can be a dancer. I can see it in my head but my body just doesn't cooperate. I was resigned to the back row for jazz recitals when I was growing up and I was always the last one [...]

  • Week Wrap Up & Welcome November


    Happy Friday. It's November 1. I cannot believe there are only two months left in this year. I welcomed November by sleeping until 7:45 and skipping early yoga and making a smoothie. Here's a look at some of the other things I've been eating this week. Another oatmeal breakfast. Sandwich and salad lunch. The treat [...]

  • Weekend in photos featuring pizza, yoga and sushi. My faves.


    Here's a look at my weekend in photos... Friday night pizza. I needed this like no one's business. Saturday morning at the farmers market after a beautiful yoga practice with Grace Morales. Highlights including mountain apples, lacinto kale, rainbow chard and the most ginormous bunch of beets for a whopping $4. Paleo banana bread but [...]

  • Mexico Day Two: A Visit to Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita


    We only had two full days in Mexico so prioritization of activities was key. It was nice that we arrived early enough on Friday to get a half day at the beach in and left late enough on Monday to get in a couple of hours in the morning before packing up and heading out. [...]

  • First Weekend of Fall // Dinner at Rooster’s


    Hi! Happy weekend! It is an insanely gorgeous day in Charlotte. It was very cloudy on Saturday and rainy Saturday night but I'm grateful that front brought us this sunshine and cool weather. Today is the first day of fall and I can't imagine a more perfect day! I was working on this post after [...]

  • Pinkberry + Saturday Stuff + Sushi


    Some weekend photos for you. It was a perfect mix of fun and un-fun. Fun included everything you see below, un-fun included paying $85 to replace my shattered iPhone screen, having a HVAC technician out to my house for the FOURTH time this summer because my air quit on me again and dealing with a [...]

  • Surprised!


    I have been totally spoiled over the last week. My friends have truly made my 30th birthday so special...I am still a little in shock over all of it! I thought that last Sunday's pool party was wonderful and I never expected or dreamed that anything else was planned. My Friday turned out to be [...]

  • A Fashion Post (Gasp) + Sushi + Lazy Sunday


    Part two of my weekend included a shopping trip, sushi and normal Sunday stuff. On Saturday afternoon I made a trip to Nordstrom Rack in search of white jeans (my favorite pair had an unfortunate encounter with red wine at a party that left them beyond saving :cry:). While I didn't find any white jeans [...]

  • A Week Requiring Pizza, Sushi and Peanut Butter


    It's been a good week. Super productive and not crazy busy at work and I've had plenty of times for friends, relaxation and yoga. I haven't felt this caught up on life in a really long time. It's nice. Photos of late. Single-serve pre-made pizza from Whole Foods. Exceeded my expectations. I have been enjoying my [...]

  • What I Love To Do


    I have had a really nice weekend. Spring finally decided to arrive in Charlotte and it's been all blue skies and sunshine. I was able to take some space from work and spend the weekend doing things I wanted to be doing. One of my favorite things about this weekend was having long blocks of [...]

  • WIAW + My Favorite Kind of WOD


    My morning started out beautifully. I slept until 8 a.m. Wednesdays are usually the only day of the work week that I don't have to be at the gym super early so I take advantage. I'll do a little WIAW today since I'm focusing on clean eating this week. Things took a slight downturn when I [...]

  • A Good Start


    Thank you for your comments, e-mails, Tweets and messages. Each and every one was humbling and touching beyond words. I do feel lucky and grateful to be a part of such a powerful network of women (and some men!). Each day presents a new challenge and lesson to be learned. A friend of mine forwarded [...]

  • Girls Weekend


    One guess where I am. Asheville. I just can't stay away! I have been planning a girls weekend getaway for months and it's finally here! You all know how much I love Asheville and I'm thrilled to be here on such a beautiful weekend with wonderful friends. I knew today would be crazy trying with [...]

  • The Little Things


    Sometimes life can feel a little overwhelming. It seems that when things are good, they're so good. You're happy, work is good, everyone around you is happy, blessings and opportunity abound. At the other end of the spectrum, there are those times when you literally ask yourself if one more thing could possibly go wrong. [...]

  • Impulse Buys


    I have been pretty worthless today. I slept really late, ate a lot of sweets and blew off working out. It was perfect...and needed! I had a really low-key weekend, highlights being subbing some yoga classes, cleaning and moving furniture and restocking on the food front. I showed you my farmers market finds yesterday. Today [...]

  • All Good Things…


    ...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. [...]

  • A Year Older, A Year Closer


    My birthday was on Saturday. It was a bit of a weird birthday this year given everything that has happened/changed since my last birthday coupled with the fact that I'm entering the final year of my 20s. I definitely think that I know myself better at 29 than I did at 28. And I don't [...]

  • MDW


    Happy Memorial Day! I had grand plans of getting up at 7 this morning, blogging, going to yoga, working a bit and then pool partying for the rest of the day. Annnnddd then I slept until 9 a.m. which resulted in missing yoga. Now I'm getting a late start on the blog/work stuff and still [...]

  • Sushi and Smoothies


    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 [...]

  • Predictable. Patterned.


    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. [...]

  • Holiday Recovery


    Monday was spent in what we'll call "recovery mode" from Christmas. It started with laying in bed until 9:15 followed by a long and sweaty workout at the gym. I ran 4 miles on the treadmill. The first mile was a warm up. For miles two and three, I alternated between inclines and speed every [...]

  • Friday Night Distractions


    What's the best way to recover from a tough week? Wine. McManis Petite Sirah is one of my all-time favorites. Sushi at Yama. Started with a seaweed salad. YES. I have had a serious sushi craving for weeks. (image) Edward. (image) Or wait, maybe now my loyalties have changed. Jacob. ;) Breaking Dawn was just [...]

  • Fall and Football


    And so starts another week. I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Mine felt pretty perfect and left me feeling rested, recharged and happy. A couple housekeeping items: Many of you have followed up about my heart rate monitor and yoga experiment. Well, I've decided that it deserves to be a bigger "study." I don't [...]

  • A Hawaiian Special – Musubi


    Hi everyone, my name is Stef and I write a blog called Living HI about healthy living in Hawaii. My interests include running, hiking, kayaking, and cooking with whole ingredients. Jen is having a crazy busy week, so she gave me the opportunity to do a guest post over here on Peanut Butter Runner, thanks [...]

  • A Very Happy Birthday


    Wow, where do I even start? I don’t think I have ever felt so loved on a birthday before. Thank you SO MUCH for your comments, facebook messages and tweets. I read every.single.one of the comments and loved hearing about your best birthdays! There were some common themes… It’s fun to celebrate your birthday in [...]

  • BYOB Sushi


    Good morning! I hope everyone's long weekend is off to a good start (and I hope you all get to enjoy a long weekend!). We kicked off our weekend with sushi and wine so I can't complain. Cyros is our favorite sushi restaurant in Charlotte. We heard that they haven't been serving alcohol recently but [...]

  • A New Cardio Challenge


    When Brandon and I arrived home on Sunday evening I was itching to move my body after a couple of days of rest and a five hour car ride. Brandon encouraged me not to run even though my back was feeling better because of the pounding. I actually listened (that is rare) and we compromised [...]

  • The Difference A Day Makes


    I wrapped up my second weekend of yoga teacher training this evening and it was even more incredible than the first. I think that I'll say this after every training weekend but I am so happy that I decided to go through with it. I can't even imagine having not done it now. I think [...]

  • Lately


    Thank you for your kind words, encouragement and support on my Decisions post. I am very lucky to have such insightful and thoughtful readers. That said, I am not considering having a baby (at least right now, sorry Mom!) or leaving my job. I apologize if I freaked some people out. A full explanation is [...]

  • Yoga, The Cowfish and a Long Run


    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 [...]

  • Caving to the Craving


    I tried so hard to resist it. Ignored the media, ignored all of my friends comments on Facebook and Twitter, even ignored my own husband's rave review. Today, there was no stopping this craving. Oh yes. That would be the new Chick-Fil-A Spicy Chicken Sandwich. Let's look at it and all its deliciousness a little [...]

  • Sushi and Cupcakes


    Happy Friday! We are staying in town again this weekend (yay!). The weekend feels so much longer when we do! Yesterday for lunch I had no appetite. Let me repeat that - I had no appetite. Weird. Unlike me. You know I'm a three meals a day kind of girl and I am always ready [...]

  • Unsafe Blogging


    We have a bit of an unsafe situation on our patio... This is what you get when you have me blogging, Brandon on his computer, our Christmas light umbrella and iPod dock all plugged into the same extension cord. Let's hope things stay safe over here. So far, so good! One of my favorite things [...]

  • Back in Action


    And I’m back! I promise that last weekend was the end of the intermittent blogging and I’m now returning to regular posting. As you all know (because I told you in every single post last week), the past two weeks have been insane with house closing, moving, traveling, unpacking and preparing for weekend guests. We [...]