Today is a big day…

It’s exactly one week until Dan and I head off to Burnsville, NC to attempt to conquer the Quest For The Crest. I won’t lie, we’re both kind of freaking out and wondering, “what were we thinking!?”

Training has been stellar this week, legs are fried and I have just 2 more workouts before it’s time to rest these stems!

sled workout

Workouts have pretty much consisted of the following:

Lunge Jumps
Incline Trainer (this treadmill is amazing)

And yea… that’s about it.

Well, except for a few kettlebell exercises at least.

Basically, I feel that I have just about trained my legs for climbing as much as I can in the time that I had. But ask me again Monday after my final 2 killer workouts!

So instead of recapping my training… just know it’s gone well… I thought it would be cool if I shared what I am doing differently in my life now that the race is quickly approaching.

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The Mile High Partner Boot Camp Workout

May 21, 2015
mile high boot camp workout

I have a fun workout for you today. Something quite different but crazy fun and challenging (in a good way). Yesterday I mentioned that I led the boot camp sponsored by Gnarly for Blend. It was a hit and I thought many of you who workout with a friend or if you lead a boot […]

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The Gnarliest Colorado Blend Retreat {Recap}

May 20, 2015

Prepare for lots of pictures today friends! This past weekend I went to my #1 bucket list state… Colorado. For years, I have craved visiting this hippie state. I was just sure that I would fit right in, be blown away at the natural beauty and feel my hippiness wanting to break free. I was […]

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Is Coconut Really As Great As We’re Told?

May 19, 2015
coconut oil podcast

When clients ask if I use coconut products in my diet, the first question I get is always: “Are you worried about your cholesterol?” The second question is then… “That’s a lot of fat, aren’t you worried you will get fat?” Before kicking off into the meat of the post let’s cover how much coconut […]

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The Naked Truth: What It Feels Like To Be Called “Real” All The Time

May 18, 2015
being real the pitfalls

Hey y’all! I hope you had a wonderful weekend, I know I sure did! I’ll share a recap of Blend later this week, it definitely deserves one! Did you happen to see this picture I posted yesterday on Instagram from Boulder? Amazing. Truly a beautiful place. As for today… I’m opening up and letting you […]

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Week 10: A Different Quest For The Crest Training Log

May 15, 2015
quest for crest training

When Sunday rolls around, we’ll be 2 weeks out from race day! I can’t believe it. Raise your hand if you’re tired of me talking about this race? Don’t worry, as excited as I am for the race, I’m also ready for it to be over. Training has consumed me (as seen on this blog). […]

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Balls 2 The Wall Booty Buster Treadmill Workout

May 14, 2015
balls to the wall booty burn

Oh man has my booty been on fire lately. After learning more about the upcoming 50K, training has changed significantly. Gone are the hours upon hours of running, instead focus is on burning my legs out in an effort to prepare them for hours and hours of steep incline running hiking. With less than 3 weeks […]

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Eat This Instead: Bacon Avocado Tomato Breakfast Cakes {Gluten-Free}

May 13, 2015
Bacon Avocado Tomato Breakfast Cake

One of my favorite summer sandwiches is a BAT… Bacon Avocado Tomato. Of course using local, picked from the vine tomatoes. Nothing beats a fresh garden tomato! And then there’s avocado…  let’s face it, avocado makes EVERYTHING better. Last week, Dan challenged me to make a breakfast cookie. I was game, until I started playing […]

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I’m Not Shaving For 2 Full Weeks: Bearfoot Theory Preps Me For Our Biggest Adventure Yet

May 12, 2015
john muir announcement

Yup, come September I’ll be a stereotypical hippie. For two week’s I’ll have to forgo: Shaving, make-up, hair products (even shampoo), toiletries… pretty much everything. I’ll smell, I’ll be dirty and I know I’ll be having the time of my life. And I’ll have my husband right there beside me.   We will wake up each […]

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Naked Truth: Is Fitspiration Doing More Harm Than Good?

May 11, 2015
fitspo good and bad

They are meant to motivate us. To lift us up and give us the energy we need to lace up our shoes and get our workout in. You know, “you’re lapping everyone that is sitting on their couch!”. I see pictures everywhere with inspiring quotes and mantras… …heck I even make them myself for social […]

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BIG CHANGES In Quest For The Crest 50K Training Log: Week 9

May 8, 2015
quest for the crest

We’ve made it to Friday. This was both the slowest and fastest week ever. It’s been an emotion roller coaster and I can’t say I’m sad to see this week end. It also doesn’t hurt that we have an exciting weekend ahead of us… Dan and I get to watch our niece, Lainey, all weekend! […]

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