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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Eat This Instead: Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Cookies

May 7, 2015
peanut butter filled pretzel cookies

These babies are gluten-free and dairy-free! And delicious, of course. Last week’s Sweet Potato Raisin Cinnamon Cookies were such a hit that I decided to keep the cookie party rolling. In fact, I might just make healthy and unique cookies my thing. Whatcha think? These cookies were inspired by my in-laws. I stayed with them […]

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The Best Kettlebell Training: RKC Recap

May 6, 2015
rkc certification

The past few days have been a whirlwind of emotions. Excitement. Pride. Pain. Sadness. Love. Exhaustion. Thank you for all the prayers and emails regarding my grandmother. I am blessed with so many friends. Xo. But I don’t want to dwell on her passing, I want to catch you up on the training that kicked my […]

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Just Popping In With A Little Good & Bad News

May 4, 2015
kettlebell rkc training

Hey friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Mine was filled with excitement and sadness. The excitement!? I passed my RKC Training!! It was absolutely amazing. I am incredibly proud and excited to bring you and my local gym everything I learned! RKC (Russian Kettlebell Certification)…  Basically, it’s the best kettlebell training around. I am super […]

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Quest For The Crest 50K: Week 8 Training Log

May 1, 2015
Quest for the crest

Happy Friday! This week was so much better than last week! No drama, lots of things getting marked off the to-do list, and a week of nervous excitement. Getting these as a surprise in the mail didn’t hurt either… With just 120 calories, these Detour Mini bars are my new go to for an after dinner […]

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The 5 Day Kettlebell Challenge You Need To Do!

April 30, 2015
5 day kettlebell challenge

I was going to entitle this: “The 5 Day Kettlebell Challenge Every Woman Should Do”, but then I realized that this is a challenge for everyone. Grab your guy and make him partake in the festivities. With the next few days being consumed by the kettlebell, I think it’s appropriate that I give you a […]

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The 7 F-Words Making Training Workouts Different Than “Just A Workout”

April 29, 2015
training for something or just working out

2 Days… Just 2 days until my first training hurdle. For the past 2 months, I’ve been focused not just on running this 50K race, but preparing for my RKC test. What’s that you ask? I’m going to Philly, as mentioned yesterday, to get my Russian Kettlebell Certification. To succeed, I have to pass a […]

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Eat This Instead: Sweet Potato Raisin Cookies

April 28, 2015
sweet potato raisin cookies

I love cookies. I love everything about them… Making them. Smelling them as they cook. Eating them fresh out of the oven. Eating them cold with a glass of milk. I guess you could call me the Bubba of cookies. And because I love them so much, I love making new varieties that still satisfies […]

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You Are Not Average, You Are Beautiful

April 27, 2015

I don’t know if my mom has ever failed to tell me I was beautiful when she’s around. I can’t count how many times she’s walked by, stopped, smiled and then said: “How did I have such a beautiful daughter?” My response? Always… “Because I have a beautiful mother.” But I also always snicker as […]

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