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Best Earbuds for Your Buck

I have a deep appreciation for music. At least that’s what my last fortune cookie read. My fortune may be correct because I do appreciate a good tune. Don’t be fooled though. You wouldn’t want to hear me sing. Talk I can do but sing, no thanks. Although it may appear that I’m deep into…

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Soaked whole wheat and farro lemon chia poppy seed waffles

These waffles are amazing! [If I can say so myself?] Don’t let the long name frighten you. The recipe is E-ZEE! This brunch superstar has the lightness of any of the best Belgian waffles out there but with far superior nutrition and, again, they’re way easy! No letting the yeast work and rise, no separating egg yolks…

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Trusting my worst enemy

My goal this year has been to trust. Trust that my journey as an elite runner is for a purpose. Trust my training and continue in a similar training progression as I have for years. Trust that my body will hold up and withstand all that effort and the effort it’s going to take to…

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Super Smoothie: Dark Chocolate-Raspberry with Beet Juice & Protein

You’ll never guess these three to be such the perfect trio. Dark Chocolate + Frozen Raspberries + Beets? [Insert Monkey Emoji with hands over eyes] Just trust me, little monkey, and go with it. The flavors marry well and this fairy-tale-in-the-blender turns into a lovely, deep red smoothie with lots of flavor AND protein! We aren’t even actually using dark chocolate…

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Pepita buttercups

Pepita! The word alone feels like a Friday kind of word. Pepita! You know, pumpkin seeds? The only thing I love more (for a seed or nut – I would rather take a trip up the Eiffel Tower or even a good sun-dried tomato, olive and caramelize onion pizza but…) than pepitas is pepita seed butter.…

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Running through my mind

Happy April! What happened to March? Well, let’s cut to the chase: are those sheep? Yes, they are. Beautiful. Sweet. A happy flock. So April is marathon month. Whatever month it is I’m just thankful March is behind us. March was a month of abysmal lows and pretty darn near heavenly highs. The lows were…

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Leg length and a lift

Years ago, after running my first ultra – the first of only two 50-mile ultras – I experienced a knot at the base of my spine. As I crossed the finish line ragged and dog-tired, I reached to put my hands on my hips. I could feel this “knot” about the size of my fist…

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Life lately in black and white

Life has actually been quite colorful lately. Maybe too much so? So it just feels right to just send out a quick update sans color. For starters, I’ve turned over a new leaf. Reading? Huh? How about that? I read very well while moving. Makes me think that my parents, teachers, and I would have…

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The saw and a side plank with a swing

The Saw. A Side plank. With a swing. Sounds like perfect playground equipment. We’ll call it playing. I showed a quick hyperlapse video on instagram and thought it might be nice to break down this exercise. This is a classic Pilates exercise that I love but with a twist. It works a lot of things. Pretty…