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Favorite Stretches for Preventing Injuries!

IT IS IMPORTANT TO STRETCH. Enough said? For most, it probably isn’t. It took a painful injury to fully convince me that 30 minutes of stretching each day is crucial in long-distance running. Here are the 4 most important stretches that cured me from a hip and knee injury: 1. Quadricep Stretch- bend your knee […]

Spaghetti Squash + Marinara Sauce

  Spaghetti squash doused in marinara sauce. It’s a combination I have seen all over Pinterest. So, I decided to give it a try. I cooked mine in the microwave; cut in half, seeds scooped out, and face down in 1/4 inch of water for about 10 minutes. Then I combined it with my favorite Trader Joe’s […]

Things We Need to Say to Children

Growing up, I remember thinking my mom thought I was amazing and important. She told me it often and I believed her. I was convinced that I could be and do anything and everything. Her words reassured me such. I knew she loved me without a shadow of doubt and nothing could ever change that. […]

Cilantro Lime Quinoa and Chicken Dinner

  I love an easy to prepare dinner. This is a cilantro-lime quinoa dish with chicken that my kids love. I was given the recipe by my best girlfriend from college. This recipe feeds my entire family. I typically chop up Logan’s chicken and mix it all together so he eats all of it. 1/2 […]

What do you eat before you workout?

I tried Anti-Gravity Yoga at my gym this week and I have to say: It was a lot of fun! I felt a lot of stretching which was definitely needed. For the entire hour, you pretty much do stretching and strength training with fabric suspended by bars. My favorite part was hanging upside down and […]

Grilled Mahi-Mahi Cilantro Lime Marinade

I love grilled fish. LOVE. Grilled fish tacos are my favorite food ever. This marinade would work great for fish tacos. I buy my Mahi-Mahi from Trader Joe’s, in frozen small cuts. It is a lot cheaper and I don’t feel like I have to eat a ton of it. You also can grill the […]

New Game Plan

This past week, I had a great conversation with my friend who is an expert marathon runner. She gave me some awesome advice for half-marathon training and I ended up deciding to change my game plan. I am on a completely NEW training schedule. One that includes a LONG run (this week is a 10 miler!) once […]

Strawberry Chia Seed Energy Bars

My baby loves those whole grain fig bars by Nature’s Bakery that you can buy at Costco. I confess, I love them too. They are sooo yummy and easy for my baby to eat. I just hand her one and she takes care of business. We buy them instead of Nutrigrain bars because the ingredients are non-GMO and […]

Cumin-Lime Marinated Chicken

I love barbecuing chicken breasts on a warm summer evening. Ingredients: Chicken Breasts 2 tsp olive oil 1 rounded tsp ground cumin Fresh squeezed juice of 1/4 lime Dash of sea salt 1/8 tsp pepper Pour ingredients into a bag and let them marinate for the afternoon. I found a link on Pinterest from Kaelyn’s […]

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