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  • A Look Behind the Curtain on Running a Small Business with my Partner + Friday Randoms


    Happy Friday friends. I didn’t mean to pull a disappearing act this week but after I published my 200-hour yoga teacher training post on Tuesday night, I just hit a wall. I wasn’t crazy busy this week or sick or anything…just lacking inspiration/creative flow. Sometimes I find it useful to “power through” these times but [...]

  • Finding Food Freedom…And The Journey of Getting There


    This post has been bouncing around in my head for a few months but I haven’t had a clear direction for how to present it…so I’m just going to go for it. I want to talk about food. And relaxing the rules around it. And about becoming less attached to comparing what you’re doing to [...]

  • 2016: State of Blogging + Top 10 Posts of the Year


    It’s hard to believe that I have been blogging for over eight years now. I started my first food blog, Bakin’ and Eggs, back in 2008 and Peanut Butter Runner in 2010. It’s so crazy to see how much the blog world has changed during this time. For those of you who are unfamiliar with [...]

  • Sunday Coffee Chat: Reader’s Questions Answered


    Good morning! I’ve been waking up naturally around 7:15 a.m. on the weekends and it feels so nice to get a little extra sleep but still be up early enough to enjoy some quiet morning hours. So far this morning I have started laundry, done dishes, vacuumed, picked up and made breakfast and now I’m [...]

  • 2016 Reader Survey + Giveaway


    Hi and happy Monday! I hope that your week is off to a great start. Today I’m here to ask for your feedback with my first ever reader survey. In our yoga community, giving and receiving feedback is an important part of our culture as feedback is an extremely useful vehicle for growth. At the end of every [...]

  • The 10 Most Popular Posts of 2015 (Written in 2015)


    Time for the annual round up of the year’s most popular posts! It’s always fun to run a report in Google Analytics for the entire year to see what posts made the list. It’s typically pretty heavy on recipes and workouts since those types of posts tend to stand the test of time. I was [...]

  • You Do You: The Relationship Edition


    I wrote this post almost two months ago and I’ve revised it at least 15 times. It’s been difficult to find the right words to adequately share everything…where I’ve been, where I am now and how I’m feeling about all of it…and also difficult to decide whether or not to open up about it. Three and a half [...]

  • 2014 Year in Review: Life, Work and Blogging


    The last day of 2014 is here and I feel equal parts ready and nostalgic to close the door on this year. If I had to choose one word to summarize this year for me it would be growth. I truly feel that I grew in unprecedented ways both personally and professionally. I feel stronger, more [...]

  • The Day Everything Changed


    Sunday was a big day over here. 1) The time changed. In case you didn’t know (I only bring it up once a week ;))…I’m a summer girl and the arrival of short days and cold weather makes me want to hibernate in a hole until April. I really should work on that plan to [...]

  • My Perfect Friday Night + Day In The Life


    Hey and happy weekend! I’ve reached a new level of lame (and awesome at the same time). My Friday night has included working out, the grocery store, a walk with the pup, cooking homemade pizza, painting my nails and watching a combo of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader show and a Sex and the City marathon. It’s [...]

  • Pizza, Ice Cream and Another Happy Birthday


    Hello, hello! I hope that Monday was kind to you. Mine was SO good but unusually busy. – Subbed 6:30 a.m. hot vinyasa class at Y2 – Breakfast, shower, answer emails and meal plan from 8-9:30 a.m. – Whole Foods to shop for my client 10-11 a.m. – Meal prep for my client 11:15-3:30 p.m. [...]

  • A Little Sunshine for your Sunday


    Hi everyone! I hope it’s been a wonderful weekend. I have been ultra-productive with house-related tasks and have cleaned, organized and baked my way through this weekend. It’s been wonderful and I feel so settled which is always nice. My friend Teri from A Foodie Stays Fit recently tagged me in one of those blogging [...]

  • Friday Blog Swap with Nutrition Nut on the Run


    Hey y’all! TGIF! TGIF! TGIF!!! I have a little something different for you today. Hillary from Nutrition Nut on the Run emailed me a couple of weeks ago about doing a blog swap so that our readers could get to know another blogger. Hillary and I threw a list of questions at each other and [...]

  • The Evolution of Two Blogs & One Girl


    I got my start as a blogger five years ago when I launched my food and recipe blog, Bakin’ and Eggs, and shared my dad’s chili recipe. I started Bakin’ and Eggs because I was constantly getting asked by friends and co-workers, “What should I make for dinner?,” “Do you have a recipe for…?”How do [...]

  • Finding Balance And Getting Organized


    Happy Tuesday everyone! I’m currently slammed with work and experiencing major caffeine withdrawal thanks to giving up coffee for the week so I thought it best to let someone else write today’s post! ;) I’m thrilled to have Miriam from Bellaspire contributing to Peanut Butter Runner. Miriam and I connected through a mutual acquaintance almost [...]

  • Peanut Butter Runner, Version 2.0


    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 [...]

  • The State of the Blog


    Dear amazing readers, have I told you lately how much I appreciate you? Seriously. No matter how crazy or how busy my days get, one of my favorite daily rituals is updating my blog. Take today, for example. It’s after 11 p.m., I taught three classes and two privates and didn’t get home until 10:30 [...]

  • My 7 Links


    Happy Friday! :mrgreen: There’s a “My 7 Links” challenge going around the blog world right now. The idea is that you link back to seven old posts that deserve to be remembered and then tag five other bloggers to take on the challenge. I got tagged by Jen at This Runner’s Trials. One of the [...]

  • Lighten Up! 5 Things I’m Loving


    This has been a pretty serious week here on Peanut Butter Runner. I thought it might be nice to lighten things up a bit today. So here I am with a Five Things I’m Loving post full of random awesomeness! (p.s. total credit goes to Ashley for the topic idea – she is the originator [...]

  • Dinner at Vivace and a Winner


    The title rhymes…I’m so clever. ;) So it’s Sunday morning, almost noon and I’m in my pajamas again. I’ve been up and at ’em since 7 but enjoying rocking the comfy clothes. Let’s talk about my 7 a.m. wake up time, shall we? I didn’t get in bed until after midnight last night, it’s been [...]

  • PBR is Back!


    Not the beer, the blog! Some of you probably noticed that my blog was down Monday. I was in the process of moving it over to self-hosting. I apologize that I didn’t give you all more warning but I wasn’t sure when the switch was going to happen. I have been wanting to transition to [...]

  • Operation Storm Survival, Beach, Run and BEAUTIFUL!


    Happy weekend from beautiful Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, South Carolina. I braved extremely hazardous road conditions to get here…and I was by myself. Brandon left earlier in the week for the beach but I had to work so couldn’t leave until after work Friday. My solo road trip started off with a [...]

  • Blogger Yoga and Dinner (and the importance of meal planning!)


    Last night’s dinner was proof that if you meal plan and have ingredients on hand you are much more likely to eat at home and make smart food choices (check out my “How to Menu Plan” post). I didn’t get home from yoga until 8:45 and some friend’s stopped by for a beer on their [...]

  • A Little Guilt and a Gameplan


    Where do I even begin thanking y’all for the overwhelming support? Your comments were encouraging, honest and insightful. I also must admit that I feel a little guilty. I truthfully wasn’t trying to solicit praise for my blog by sharing my dilemma/feelings/anxiety with you but I truthfully must admit that the comments were nice to [...]

  • At A Crossroads


    Today was an off day. I felt strangely anxious all day for really no apparent reason. The day started off nicely with an easy three mile run but as it progressed I just got that weird feeling in my stomach and felt general anxiety. This isn’t really like me and I’m not sure what was [...]

  • My Exercise Journey…and Ashtanga Take Two


    I used to always stick with what I knew when it came to workouts – and what I knew was running. I was always very reluctant to try group exercise classes, walking was boring, the elliptical was boring, yoga was boring…I just wanted to go, go, go and feel the rush I got from running. [...]

  • Today Was A Good Day


    Life is good right now for so many reasons but here are some things that made today truly exceptional. 1) I finally put together and posted my Marine Corps Marathon training plan last night. A HUGE weight off my shoulders. 2) The day started with oats in an almond butter jar and black coffee. Yum. [...]

  • Running, Eating and Celebrating


    Get ready – this is going to be a long post. Yesterday was a busy day full of fun and excitement. I woke up around 8 a.m. and got to work in the kitchen baking oatmeal raisin cookies to take to my run + lunch date with a fun group of girls. I ate a [...]

  • Blog Drama


    Before I launch into eats and workouts I have to let you know about some stuff going on behind the scenes with the blog. I am in the process of moving both of my blogs over to self-hosting and it is the most frustrating thing I have done in a long time! I’m having major [...]

  • Catching Up and Fun News


    I have some fun happenings and yummy food to share with you from the past couple days since yesterday’s post was a nostalgic review of the last year. Thanks for reading and for your nice comments! I honestly can’t wait to see what the next year holds for us. Life truly is a journey! So [...]

  • Peanut Butter Runner Makes its Debut!


    WELCOME TO PEANUT BUTTER RUNNER!!! I’m in a bit of disbelief that I’m actually writing the first post for my new healthy living blog. The main thing I want readers to know is that I’m serious about this blog. It was not created with a “me too” mentality but because I truly want to inspire [...]