Spartan Super Pennsylvania: The Time I Did Okay

July 16, 2015
Spartan Super PA

I feel as it’s been forever and a day since I’ve chatted with you! It’s amazing, sometimes I want a break from blogging, yet when I get it, all I want to do is blog. This place is a part of my daily life and I missed it! Okay, a quick catch up… Our week […]

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10th Isn’t Bad… Spartan Spoiler

July 13, 2015
spartan super pa

Today is our final day in Philly with our family. This trip as flown by! I’ve loved the low humidity and cooler temperatures up here, but tomorrow it’s time to head back to Charleston. As many of you know, while here, we ran our 2nd Spartan Super! I can’t wait to share the race recap […]

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Friday Fun: A to Z Survey

July 10, 2015
A to Z survey

Our time in Philly is passing quickly and I am trying to savor each moment we have. Today we’ll be driving up to the Poconos for the Spartan Race tomorrow! Yesterday, we had our final training run around Valley Forge. I first ran the ~7 mile loop a few years ago, and loved it. To […]

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The Ultimate Spartan Workout For Women

July 9, 2015
Spartan workout

Hello there! How’s the week kickin? Dan and I are currently in Philly, hanging out with my in-laws. We arrived yesterday afternoon and have been go go go ever since. We’ve had this trip planned for quite some time to get in some QT with his parents. We definitely don’t see them enough. Since we […]

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Is Running On A Treadmill The Same As Running On The Road?

July 8, 2015
treadmill running vs road running

Last week I was driving towards the gym so I could get a quick run in. Then it hit me, why the heck am I running on the treadmill on such a sunny, gorgeous day? Well, to defend myself, it was 100-degrees outside and the humidity through the roof. But that’s not an excuse, is […]

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3 Ways To Make Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Even Better & Apricot Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

July 7, 2015
Apricot Chocolate Chip Cookies #Glutenfree

This past weekend we had our new neighbors over for a drink and dessert. As soon as they sat down, I warned them, as I always do… “Just to warn you, I love to bake. But my baking is a little untraditional… basically I work to make all sweets a little healthier.” Luckily, they loved […]

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13 Insights Learned From Our First Backpacking Trip

July 6, 2015
first time camping

I wasn’t supposed to have a post for today. I wasn’t supposed to have time to sit down at the computer to share our experience until tomorrow, since the plan was to arrive home last night. Yet, here I am… on Saturday, the 4th of July, putting together my thoughts from our first backpacking trip. Oh […]

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Friendly Friday: Mellow Mushroom Burger Taste Test

July 3, 2015
mellow mushroom burgers

Happy Friday friends! Dan and I are still hanging out in the middle of Mt Mitchell National Forest, testing out our backpacking skills. I plan on doing an entire post on all of the gear we purchased and why for those of you interested! But not today. Let’s talk Mellow Mushroom. I’m pretty sure we’ve […]

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The Rivalry 10 Minute Kettlebell Workout

July 2, 2015
10 minute kettlebell workout

A rivalry exists people. It’s real… the fight between body weight workouts and kettlebell workouts. What? You don’t think it is? You think they can live harmoniously together? Okay, you’re probably right. Yes… you’re absolutely right. They can, and there is always a place for both body weight workouts and weighted workouts. Sometimes even in […]

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Why You Should Workout During The Dog Days Of Summer

July 1, 2015
benefits of working out in heat

Have you ever wondered where the term, “dog days of summer” came from? Let me tell you… ”Dog Days is the name for the most sultry period of summer, from about July 3 to Aug. 11. Named in early times by observers in countries bordering the Mediterranean, the period was reckoned as extending from 20days […]

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How To Make Amazing Vegan Cheese: Herby Goat & Sweet Cream Cheese Recipes

June 30, 2015
how to make vegan cheese

One of my favorite parts of the Live Your Fitness Retreat was the ability to share a few of my favorite easy and healthy eats. Whether it’s gluten-free, vegan, paleo or “regular” cooking, my goal has always been to show that cooking healthy doesn’t mean spending hours in the kitchen OR sacrificing flavor. In fact, […]

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