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  • Recent Eats + Sweats

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    Happy weekend! Popping in with recent eats and workouts. I’ll see you guys on the other side of the weekend. Recent Eats Lots of smoothies for breakfast. This one with a piece of zucchini chocolate chip bread. With granola. And again. I didn’t have any spinach this week so my smoothies were super bright and [...]

  • Last Week’s Eats & Workouts: Feeling a Shift

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    Happy Sunday! It feels like a long weekend since July 4 is on a Tuesday but I know some people (self-included) are working tomorrow so it’s kind of not. Charlotte seems pretty quiet right now. Fourth of July week is always one of the slowest times of the year because so many people travel and [...]

  • Farmers Market Inspired Menu Plan + Recent Workouts + Weekly Workout Playlist

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    Happy Sunday! I’m glad to be back in meal planning mode after a few weeks of being out of the routine. I haven’t really cooked a meal since we’ve been back since we had teacher training this weekend so I can’t wait to get in the kitchen tonight. I went to the farmers market on [...]

  • Sweat Report + Workout Jams + Dinner Menu

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    Good morning! I didn’t mean to not post for four days but then I got distracted by grandmothers and goldens. I came down to Florida to spend a long weekend with my family for Mother’s Day. It’s been a great visit and I’ll be heading back to Charlotte later this evening. In the meantime, I’ll [...]

  • I’ll Never Climb Mount Everest + Last Week’s Workouts + This Week’s Dinner Menu

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    Happy Sunday! I hope it’s as beautiful for you as it is here in Charlotte. It’s 63 and sunny and I’m going to get myself outside after I finish this post. One of my favorite Sunday activities is reading Joy the Baker’s “Let It Be Sunday” post where she compiles a weekly reading list of [...]

  • This Week’s Dinner Menu + Last Week’s Workouts + Your Weekly Workout Playlist

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    It’s a rainy Sunday over here. I just baked four loaves of sourdough bread (two to gift, two to cut and save). We enjoyed a quiet morning at home but I’m about to head to the studio for the rest of the day. It’s the final weekend of our winter/spring 200-hour teacher training program so [...]

  • Workouts + Workout Playlist + Wedding Weekend Part 1

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    We got home from Florida around 4 p.m. on Sunday from a super fun long wedding weekend in the St. Petersburg, Florida area. We were a few hours delayed in getting home and these two couldn’t wait to see us (but let’s be honest…we were probably even more excited than them). After a quick stop [...]

  • Monday Mantra + Last Week’s Workouts + Weekly Workout Playlist

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    What a weekend. I’ll post a full weekend recap later today (hopefully) but long story short…the movers were at our house until midnight on Friday and our entire weekend was consumed by unpacking. As I was drifting off to sleep at 11 p.m. last night I thought to myself, “I think I left my car [...]

  • Playlist + Last Week’s Workouts + Weekend Recap

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    Happy Monday. I’m over here working away to keep this crew happy, sheltered and fed and I guess we can say that they’re earning their keep by looking cute and keeping me good company. This post is going to be a little all over the place. I’ve got you weekly workout playlist, a recap of [...]

  • Workouts + Workout Ideas + Weekly Playlist + Winners

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    That’s a whole lot of “Ws” in the blog post title! GOOD MORNING from Mexico! We arrived on Saturday around noon for our 5th annual Y2 Yoga retreat and have been soaking up all the beauty of Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita ever since. I’m currently enjoying a fruit plate and some coffee while I [...]

  • Workout Recap + What We’re Eating This Week

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    Hi and happy weekend! It’s been just crazy gorgeous in Charlotte so I’ve been soaking up as much time outside as possible. It is 77 degrees and sunny right now. The trees and flowers are so confused and some of them are starting to bloom already. My Sunday morning was everything I needed it to [...]

  • Weekly Meal Plan + Last Week’s Workouts (31 miles in 7 days!)

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    Happy Sunday. After two days of Hurricane Matthew’s rain and wind, I woke up to the most beautiful blue skies and crisp temperatures. As soon as I finish this post, I’m going to take my girls for a long walk to soak up the sunshine. I just put together our meal plan for the week. [...]

  • Weekly Meal Plan + Last Week’s Workouts + When to Skip a Run

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    Happy Sunday! I’m currently skipping my long run (the first one of half marathon training!) and writing this post instead. I planned to meet a friend for the run this morning but I had to cancel on her because I woke up with some soreness from yesterday’s 5K race at the spot where my achilles [...]

  • A Change of Run Scenery + This Week’s Meal Plan + Last Week’s Workouts

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    I have to tell you again how happy I am to be back on the meal planning bandwagon. I’ve been visiting the farmers market on Saturdays and buying whatever looks good and then menu planning around the things that I’ve purchased. I’m having so much fun spending an hour or so on Sunday mornings browsing Pinterest, magazines [...]

  • Why I’m Not CrossFitting Now + Workouts + Meal Plan

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    Hope you guys are having a wonderful weekend! This morning I received a question from a reader who noticed that I’m not CrossFitting anymore and she asked if there was a reason why. (After I RX’d Fran for the first time) Let’s chat about that for a second. I started CrossFitting back in 2012 when [...]

  • This Week’s Meal Plan + Last Week’s Workouts

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    Hey there. Hope it’s been a good weekend. I’ll have the weekend recap for you tomorrow but I got it together enough today to put together a meal plan for the week and do all the shopping. I’m excited about 0ur week of meals so I wanted to share the plan with you along with [...]

  • On-Demand, Boutique-Style Fitness with Aaptiv

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    Recently, I was invited to check out Aaptiv. It’s an audio-based fitness app that gives you the crazy motivating experience of a boutique fitness class right in your earbuds. Their classes take the voice of a trainer and perfectly synchronize it with an amazing playlist, so whether you’re working out at the gym, at home, [...]

  • Weekend At The Beach + An Easy Week of Workouts

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    Hi there. I hope it was a great weekend. I have been soaking up time with my family (and sleep…lots of sleep). I got to take a short mandated weekend break from the blog because my tech guru (who is an angel sent from heaven) has spent the last few days moving my site to a [...]

  • The Weekend and Weekly Workouts

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    My heart was warmed by your thoughtful and supportive comments on what empowering women means to you. Thank you for that. If you missed the post, please check it out and remember that the giveaway is open until Monday at midnight. I’m going to combine my weekend and workout posts tonight because I’m not sure [...]

  • The 10 Most Popular Posts of 2015 (All-Time)

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    Yesterday I shared the the 10 most popular posts of 2015 that were actually written in 2015. Today I’m sharing the top 10 posts of 2015 for all-time. These 10 posts got the more views than any other posts on Peanut Butter Runner and 9 of the 10 were not even written this year! For [...]

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

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    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 [...]

  • Ambassador Announcement + Weekly Workouts + A Farewell

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    Does anyone else feel a little out of sorts right now? I feel like it’s been one big weekend for the last 5 days. We kept calling the days we were gone for Thanksgiving “the weekend” and then got back and it actually was the weekend. One of the biggest perks about this 5 day [...]

  • First Half Marathon Training Long Run + Weekly Workouts

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    Hi! I hope y’all had a great weekend. I spent my weekend at the beach in Isle of Palms for our Core Desire Yoga retreat. It was such an amazing weekend. Full recap to come tomorrow. Thanks much for your support in my announcement that I’m going to tackle 13.1 yet again. After taking a [...]

  • Barry’s Bootcamp Review + Weekly Workouts

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    While I was in New York City I had the opportunity to finally check out a Barry’s Bootcamp class after hearing about it for years. This trendy workout blends cardio and strength for a killer hour-long workout. I was eager to see what all of the hype was about. You’ll find Barry’s Bootcamp in big [...]

  • Dealing with Exercise Guilt + Weekly Workouts

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    A few weeks ago I received a question from a reader about exercise guilt. “Do you ever feel exercise guilt when you are unable to exercise for a few days? I ran my first 1/2 marathon 2 weeks ago and I have not been as active as I was prior to my race. Any advice, [...]

  • Running, Weights & Cupcakes

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    Hope it’s been a great weekend for everyone! It’s been a very sweaty weekend over here. I taught two hot yoga classes on Saturday, took a hot yoga class and met a friend for a run with temps in the 80s (I had those lovely salt crystals on my face after the run). And today [...]

  • Mother’s Day + Yoga, CrossFit, Running, Hiking Workouts

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    Happy Mother’s Day! I am SO missing my mom today. I haven’t seen her since Christmas…way too long! Luckily I have a long visit planned next month. Counting down the days! I had fun reaching out to all of my mommy friends today and wishing them a happy Mother’s Day…many are celebrating their first Mother’s [...]

  • Energetic Exchange & Teaching Yoga + Playlist & Workouts

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    I don’t even know where to begin. This week was exhilarating and exhausting. I taught more yoga classes in a single week than I ever have since I started teaching. In an average week I teach around 10 classes. I would say my sweet spot is 7-8. This week I taught 14. For some of [...]

  • An Outdoor Park Workout + Weekly Workouts

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    Oh my gosh…today has been perfection. First, I slept until 9:30 a.m. for a whopping total of 10 hours of sleep last night. Life changed. Second, I had an entire day with nowhere I had to be and nothing I had to do and it felt awesome. I didn’t put on makeup and stayed in [...]

  • The Best Weekend + A Great Week of Workouts

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    This has been a really great weekend. I’ve been trying to spend as much time outside as possible because the weather has been incredible. It’s 70 and sunny right now! I’m currently sitting outside and working. Zoey is playing in the rosemary bush and Sullie is sun bathing. I had a pretty awesome Saturday. I taught [...]

  • 50 Shades of Glutes

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    Hey, hey! My Tuesday got away from me…one minute I was making tea in the kitchen at 5 a.m. and then I blinked and it was 8 p.m. and I was standing in the same spot prepping dinner. Today was jam packed with client training sessions, teaching yoga, a 2-hour extravaganza at the dentist (ugh…two [...]

  • This Week’s Playlist + Workouts (Lots of Squats!)

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    Hi and happy Sunday! Once I finally got everything up and working right (thanks for being patient!)…it seemed that you all really liked the Spotify playlist so I’m going to post them weekly (as long as I make a new one). Here’s the latest: And here’s the link to follow it on Spotify. Quick note, [...]

  • The Journey Home + Weekly Workouts

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    Hi! I am currently camped out in the Punta Cana airport with two hours left to go before my flight departs. They like to get you here reaaallllyyy early which can be good when the airport is a zoo but today it was smooth sailing. This is the first time I’ve ever had a really smooth airport [...]

  • What I’m Reading + Weekly Workouts

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    Good morning! Happy Monday! I am currently stalking the Punta Cana weather forecast (which can be pretty crazy-making because it changes every day). What I do know is that it will be in the 80s…and rain or no rain that is better than the 39 and cloudy I’m looking at outside of my window right [...]

  • A Weekend Workshop + Weekly Workouts

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    This Sunday is a breath of fresh air for me! Other than teaching my normal Sunday morning yoga class, I have had the whole day 100% to myself to do whatever I feel like doing. I slept ’til 8:15, taught, came home and menu planned for the week (first time doing that in foreverrrrrr and [...]

  • 2014 Year in Review: Life, Work and Blogging

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    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 [...]

  • Yoga Videos + Weekly Workouts

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    Is anyone else totally mixed up on the days after having Christmas fall in the middle of the week along with travel? I can’t believe the weekend is almost over and it’s time for the weekly workout recap. The last few days have felt like one long stretch of weekend although I am not complaining about that. I [...]

  • Holiday Shopping, My Sweet Girls, Head’s Up & Workout Plateaus

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    Well, I finally started my Christmas shopping on Saturday and the first thing I ran into when I went out to shop was a giraffe. There was a giraffe and a baby kangaroo at one of the outdoor shopping/dining/living developments here in town. While the giraffe was beautiful, I was a little baffled by how [...]

  • I Feel Like the Tin Man + Weekend + Last Week’s Workouts

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    I was like the tin man getting out of bed this morning. I almost crumbled to the ground when I tried to stand up because my calf muscles were so sore. While my long runs left me with tired legs, they never left me this sore. Amping up the intensity/pace for a race + hills takes running [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • My New Pink ASICS + Weekly Workouts

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    Good morning! You may want to put your sunglasses on because I’m about to share some bright shoes with you! :cool: Several weeks ago I posted about my new Brooks Ravenna running shoes. Well, I’m happy to report that I’m still running in them and they’re working out great. I also received another pair of [...]

  • A Kinder Wake Up Call + Last Week’s Workouts

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    I hope your Monday is off to an excellent start! As usual, I kicked off my week with a very early alarm to train clients. I had three in a row this morning starting at 5:30 a.m. Great start to the week! Speaking of alarms, I’ve had a revelation… Last week I changed the “sound” on my [...]

  • Weekly Workouts + Half Marathon Training…Four Weeks In + Double Digits!

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    Watch out! Half marathon training is getting serious. I entered into double digits on my long run this week! It was the first time I’d crossed into double digit territory in well over three years. And it felt great! I met my amazing running partners bright and early on Saturday morning. I have been all [...]

  • Workouts: HM Training Week 2 + Back to BodyPump

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    It was such a great week of workouts! First, I wrapped up week 2 of half marathon training feeling super strong. I am following a training plan that is challenging me, especially when it comes to speed and tempo runs. I go into them wondering how I can possibly pull it off and then it [...]

  • Last Week’s Workouts: First Barre Class + First Long Run of HM Training!

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    Good morning and happy Monday! Okay, first. Sorry that there are some blog related glitchy things going on. There have been issues with the comments not showing up (although I am seeing your comments on the backend and will respond to them so keep leaving them!) and also still with the mobile ads blocking text. [...]

  • Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga + This Week’s Workouts

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    This summer I’ve had two occasions to try stand up paddle board yoga. The first was on my beach trip last month. We had a board at the house and took turns going out and goofing around on it. I got a good feel for the board but fell in the water MANY, MANY times. [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Backbend Workshop + Workouts

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    Hi everyone! I hope you’re enjoying the weekend. I have had a great one and will get a weekend post up a little later. For now I have the week of workouts to share including details on a backbending workshop I took over the weekend. Just because she’s so cute… :) Monday 3.5 mile run + Strength [...]

  • The Best Week of Workouts: New PRs, New Distances

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    Last week’s workouts were in one word…AWESOME! I have really been focusing on CrossFit and running lately and it’s paying off with results. I hit a new deadlift PR in CrossFit this week and ran the longest and fastest that I have in years. It feels SO GOOD! On my run this morning I was [...]

  • This Week’s Workouts: Quality Over Quantity

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    Workouts have taken a back seat since work has ramped up so I’ve relied on two of the fastest and easiest ways to get workouts in, CrossFit and running. I love that I can get both done in under 30 minutes and feel like I got a good workout in. I tell people this all [...]