One Week Closer

It’s time to start counting it down. Well I’ve already been counting it down, but Chicago Marathon is only 42 days away. I’m hitting my peak right now with my longest run in training which was 22 miles (yes….22 miles). Crazy?!?! Sort of…but I love the training and working towards race day when you see…

Some New Finds

Can you believe it’s the last weekend in August?!?! Where did the summer go?!?! Anyway…I had another crazy week, but wanted to share some new finds with you that I discovered. So my friend Mac and I have created a To-Do list of all the places we want to check out together in Charm City. When…

Yummy Protein Bites

As you know I am a huge fan of food prep. I recently spent some time looking through recipes, mainly on Pinterest and blogs, to come up with a good list of quick, easy dishes that I can prep over the next couple of weeks. If you stick with your normal routine it will be…

Free to Breathe

I don’t even know where to begin. What an incredible day with so many wonderful, inspiring people at today’s Free to Breathe Yoga Challenge. To see this community come together and raise money for such a great cause was simply amazing. Free to Breathe’s mission is to ensure surviving lung cancer is the expectation, not the exception….

My New Go-To Breakfast

I’ll keep this one short, but wanted to share my recent go-to breakfast on the weekends. I typically don’t have time to get this fancy during the week, but love making this on the weekends or any chance I get. Avocado and Beet Toast Serves 1 Ingredients: 1 avocado 2 -3 small beets (I like…

Transformation Tuesday

I’ve never done a Transformation Tuesday, but figured that this would be the perfect time to spotlight my sister Marie and her transformation. As many of you know my sister moved to Charm City a little over a year ago. It was July 30 to be exact. I only know this because Facebook reminded me of the…

Another Week of Training…Check

Another week of training and another week of super hot, humid miles. This week actually went by super fast and I’m okay with that. I’m not ready for summer to be over, but I AM ready for less humidity. My week started with some recovery which meant yoga and teaching barre at the gym. I…

Fuel Up Friday

Quick post to get you ready for a weekend of fitness (and lots of humidity). As the weather continues to heat up and you head out to sweat with all of your friends I want to make sure you not only have the proper fuel, but that you are staying hydrated. Here are a few tips…

Your Daily Dose of Self Love

I recently stumbled across this great article on the Tiny Buddha blog by Jennifter Pastiloff. Jennifer Pastiloff, founder of Manifestation Yoga, writes this amazing article talking about 3 key things… Love Yourself Despite all the things that you think may be terribly wrong with you, love yourself.“Love yourself—accept yourself—forgive yourself—and be good to yourself, because without you the rest…

My First IronGirl Recap

Where do I even start. My heart is so full after today’s IronGirl Columbia. As much as I would love to call myself an IronGirl, without the swim this was just another bike and run race, but I’m okay with that because it was just an overall great day. Alarms were set (don’t ask me…