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March 2014

One hell of a team

Yesterday I found myself in a mental tailspin. My family and I had just returned home from a weekend of camping with friends at one of our favorite spots. A weekend like that usually leaves me excited, thankful and…

Zucchini Noodles with Bacon and Eggs

Gosh darn it! My julienne peeler and I are late to the zucchini noodle party! Oh well, better late than never. I’m just happy to have found an excuse not to cut a spaghetti squash in half (just kidding,…

Studio Feature: Full Psycle

To keep my workout routine fresh, I visit local workout studios whenever I have the chance. In fact, if time and money were not an issue (like if I was a Kardashian), loitering at workout studios and fancy gyms…

Get Toned with Nike Training Club

I found Nike Training Club about 6 months ago. I’m being totally serious, albeit slightly dramatic, when I say NTC is the best thing to happen to my fitness in the past year. You can read more gushing here and…

Runners, are we annoying?

I came across an article in this month’s issue of Runner’s World by Mark Remy titled, “Annoying? Who Us?” Mark addresses a few criticisms that the Wall Street Journal recently cited in an article titled, “OK, You’re a Runner. Get…

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

Two words: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS I love longer days – extra time for afternoon adventures, picnic dinners, and friends. In my world, daylight savings is the mascot of Fun. It motivates me to make the most of every minute of…

House of Cards, Toddler Edition

This afternoon, Reece (my oldest daughter and I) were killing time while Vera napped. It was the perfect opportunity to fit in a bonus workout with my mini. So, I busted out a new “game” that I learned from…

What Motivates You?

The word fitness has many connotations, but for me it means: strong, capable, well-rounded, confident, and healthy. It is a source of joy, perspective, fun, community, grounding, stability, challenge, and accomplishment. Being fit makes me a better person. I am a better wife, mom,…

The dream of a runner is alive in Portland

We are three days into the month of March, and I’m already closing the contest for “Run of the Month”. The competition was fierce and the two contenders, March 1st Run and March 2nd Run, equally deserve the title.…