Since Monday, friends have been asking me if I am ready for this weekend.

My response? “I have no idea! But I’m as ready as I can be.”

There is a good chance that while you’re reading this Dan and I are in the car with my mom driving to our cabin in Burnsville, NC for the race that has consumed us for the past 12 weeks: The Quest For The Crest.


Sean, the race director, has been phenomenal at posting trail conditions, pictures, and tips for the race, but quite frankly all it’s really doing is freaking me out.


I don’t know about you, but I get extremely anxious before races.

With this being the hardest race I’ve ever done, and not knowing at all what to expect, I’ve been one crazy lady this past week.

Anxiety is natural for me, but goodness, I’m ready for race day. Once the whistle is blown and I’m on my way, the anxiety is pushed aside and I’m just on “go mode”.
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What Kind Of Results Can I Expect From A Trainer Or Boot Camp?

May 28, 2015
what kind of results with a boot camp

Let’s talk expectations today. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked by potential clients, “I want to drop “x” amount of weight, can I do that?” There are a lot of pressures placed on trainers to deliver results. Maybe you’ve signed up for a session with a trainer or registered for a […]

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How To Design A Kettlebell Workout & 5 New Kettlebell Exercises Every Kettlebell Enthusiast Should Know

May 27, 2015
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Kettlebells, they’re kind of my thing and I kind of like sharing my kettlebell love with you. Not too long ago, I wrote a blog post, 30 Best Kettlebell Exercises… I was super stoked to share with you my favorite 30 kettlebell exercises that everyone should know. Yes, EVERYONE. But then it hit me, what […]

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Eat This Instead: Caramel Energy Turtle Bites {Vegan} {Gluten-Free}

May 26, 2015
Vegan Gluten-Free Turtle Bites

A few years ago while I was playing around in the kitchen, I created my gluten-free, vegan turtle bites: This was the first recipe where Dan actually contributed ideas and suggestions so that by after a few tweaks, these babies were perfect. I even sold them here on the blog! Turtle Bites were our go […]

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6 Days Away: Getting Mentally Strong Is More Important Than Physically

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Anyone that has ever raced or participated in a sporting event of any kind can tell you, it’s around 10% ability and 90% mental. We’ve all seen the best athletes fall apart during a game. Anyone watch golf? Okay, probably not many of you and it’s okay to calll me crazy, but I LOVE watching […]

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The Quest For The Crest: What I Do Differently The Week Before A Race

May 22, 2015
quest for the crest

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 […]

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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
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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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