March Is A Busy One!
March is awesome!! I always love Birthday months. Beside the fact that it goes by so fast! I can’t believe it’s been 13 days since I blogged. Yikes! However it has been really sunny and nice so my only excuse is that I’ve been outside. So, I turned 27. I must say it’s pretty awesome. On my birthday it was a little nerve wracking to be heading into my late 20’s. I...
My #YU30 Finisher Video!
The #YU30 challenge is over but plant powered eating has only just begun! This challenge has made me feel better, train better and enjoy prepping my meals! If you could please take a second and vote for my video here, it would be greatly appreciated! I would absolutely love to win this challenge and continue to share my excitement for plant powered eating! Have a great Thursday!!
The End & Beginning of #YU30!
I can’t believe it’s almost been 30 Days of #YU30! It’s amazing how quickly time goes by. This challenge was such a wonderful start for both me and my husband! Plant powered eating provides such an amazing benefit to our bodies. I feel better, I sleep better and my cooking skills have improved immensely! To end the challenge I wanted to make my favorite dish from...
This is a good one! My greatest friend Felicia and I at our first ever National Swimming competition in 2001. We were so star struck by our favorite swimmers. We even stood behind Tom Wilkins block and cheered for him. He thanked us and it meant the world! Ah yes, to be young! Happy Friday!
Camelbak Photo Shoot.
This last Monday and Tuesday I was lucky enough to be apart of a photo shoot for Camelbak! A woman who works out at the same gym as I do works at Camelbak and needed models, so I volunteered myself to be apart of it! Doing something you love for a photo shoot is pretty darn awesome. The shoot took place around Chrissy Field and back up by the GG bridge (see photo above!) as well as up in...
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I'm Going To Cerritos Beach Baja!
Yes, you read that right! Going to Baja! Surfing, margaritas, ATV tours, golfing, hiking, and more margaritas. My husband and I have been waiting to do this for a long time. We decided this was our year to finally go somewhere together and luckily ZOZI had a great deal for us to take advantage of. You can check it out here! We were looking at Cabo but this is going to be so much better! A...
#YU30 Update: Week 3 Completed!
(Photo: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Bell Pepper & Mushroom Macaroni) Week 3 has already come and gone! I can’t believe this challenge is going by so fast. Luckily I’m already excited to keep the plant powered eating going. Week 3 has proven to be my best week yet! In the last week I’ve tried new recipes, got my bake on and even bought my first ever food processor! (Thanks...
Can you believe it’s the last weekend of February?! All the more excuse to get out and enjoy it! There are so many outside activities that you could be involved in this weekend. Here in Sonoma County the weather is gorgeous! Perfect for a hike, trail run, bike ride, and even golf! There is a blues festival going, might have to get my dance on. I think a trip to costco this weekend...
This photo is from my first half marathon! It was in Sacramento, Ca for the Shamrockin’ Half March 2010. I honestly thought I would never run again after this race. My feet never hurt so badly during a run as they did during this half. Kind of a bummer for a beginner runner! But here I am, still running and lovin’ it!
New Gym and Loving It!
Starting a new fitness routine is always very exciting! We have only had two workouts and I am beyond excited and inspired with Luma Fitness. It’s a group circuit style of training. The workout has a great dynamic warm-up, agility work and then the main set lasting about 20-25 minutes. I feel like I’m training in college again! Feels great to get my butt whooped. This kind of...
Gluten & Dairy Free Blueberry and Lemon Muffins.
Today I decided I wanted to do some gluten-free baking! I made gluten and dairy free blueberry and lemon muffins. Recipe courtesy of YumUniverse. These muffins are so delicious! They make the house smell amazing too. For the longest time I thought gluten free baking would be really hard and I’d be using too many ingredients that I just didn’t understand. I love that #YU30 has...
Starting the Weekend With #YU30 Pancakes!
I can already tell that today is going to be an awesome day! We are looking at 72 degree, sunny, active weekend. I kicked it off by making #YU30 Oat & Almond Crunch Gluten Free Pancakes. They smell good and taste delicious! These pancakes are quite easy to make. I did have to make a few alterations as I didn’t have oat flour or almonds. Ugh! So I made what I could with gluten...
#YU30 Update. Almost Halfway!
February has really been amazing! First the start of #YU30, a plant-based healthy eating lifestyle challenge. Next, my parents came into town for a visit. Then SF Giants fan fest! This last weekend was just the best of it all. My parents came down for a vacation from Oregon to get away from the store (they own a running shop) and enjoy some California sunshine. On Friday after my super tough...
Rip Trainer Workout At TRX.
On Friday I was invited by Pete Holman the inventor/creator of the Rip Trainer by TRX to come in for a workout. It is now Monday and my quads are still sore! The Rip Trainer is a piece of equipment that works every bit of your body with 3-D movements. The workout included cardio, strength and balance. Three important things everybody needs to live an active lifestyle. Our workout started with...
This photo was taken at the US Open in Long Island, NY in 2001 just shortly after 9/11. I was 15 here and a swim meet I will never forget! Here I am with my teammates Christina, Liya and Danielle. I’m in a full-body Speedo fast skin.
My Visit To TRX Headquarters!
On Tuesday my parents and I headed over to TRX headquarters in San Francisco, CA. My parents sell TRX products in their running store located in Hood River, OR. They were invited down to come check out the office and to take photos. So of course I had to tag along! TRX has won several awards as one of the best places to work and my-oh-my is it an awesome office! They have a workout room for...
When life hands you lemons...
Drink lemon water. Ok, I cheated on my #YU30 challenge. Ugh…. My parents are in town and we have been eating out way more than I had planned during my #YU30 challenge. This isn’t to blame them for anything, I love my parents and couldn’t be more excited that they are in town! We have just been out and about doing stuff and all restaurants are not particularly organic,...
Successful Super Bowl #YU30 Weekend!
Well, it wasn’t entirely successful but only because the 49ers didn’t win. There is always next year though! In a #YU30 food sense, it was entirely successful. Super Bowl was the one day I most worried about for this entire challenge. I love football and all that comes with it. We were all successful because we laid out healthy snacks like homemade guacamole with organic gluten...
Yum Universe #YU30 Kicks Off!
I couldn’t be more excited for it to be February! The #YU30 challenge started today. A month of veggies, fruits and healthy eating. Something that was needed in our household to really get the new year and our lives a boost to keep eating healthy and trying new things. #YU30 was started by YumUniverse.com, a site dedicated to plant powered eating. She has wonderful recipes and I look...
Gluten, Dairy and Meat Free Quesadilla!
Last night I made this super delicious gluten, dairy and meat free quesadilla. It’s typically my go-to meal when I need to make something quick and easy. Last night was the first time we made it dairy free and it was super tasty! So how do you make it? Well, it’s a quesadilla so its pretty easy. What you will need: Quesadilla 2 Gluten free tortillas (brown rice is great) Daiya...
Healthy Costco Finds!
Foodie Friday: Turmeric
Turmeric seems to be the superfood of 2013. I keep hearing about it on several different health food blogs that I follow. After seeing the image above I think it’s actually worth checking out! So much nutritional value why not? It clearly has some great healing properties. Ways you can add it to your food would be in a smoothie, soups, mixed in juice, curries and vegetables. You can find...
Getting It Done.
Currently I am studying to get my ACE Personal Training certification. It’s been a long time coming and something I have been wanting to do for a few years now. Life happens and would previously get in the way of studies and making an income. Now I have the time but sometimes struggle and the motivation to study on my own isn’t always there. I am going to finish it. I am going to...
Join Me In The #YU30 Challenge!
Yesterday I signed up to do the #YU30 challenge via YumUniverse. It is a plant powered challenge from February 1st to March 2nd. 30 Days of whole food yumminess! I’m particularly excited about it because in our household we have been cutting out the dairy, processed sugar, gluten, and meat. We have been able to go about 2 weeks or more without every one of those products but usually give...
Cruising Briskly Update! #YU30 Challenge
Tuesday Morning Fuel
Smoothies have become our everyday morning fuel. This morning was rather energizing and delicious! So I had to share what we put in it so that maybe it can spark your smoothie making recipes. 2 cups Almond Milk Tsp. of Chia Seeds Tsp. Macca Powder Tsp. Flax Seed 1 scoop of Green Energy 2 Celery Stalks 1 Banana 1 1/2 Cups of Frozen Berry Mix 1/2 Cup of Spinach 1/4 Cup of Orange juice to...
MLK Weekend Re-Cap
Good Morning! Happy Tuesday! I always love 3-day weekends because it means I have an extra day with my husband. We had some good friends over for a Big Lebowski Bowling Tournament. Which was a blast! We all lost track of time and became rather competitive. Which ended up with us being at the bowling alley for 5.5hrs!! Yup, I definitely got some good nike fuel points in. With every get...
Foodie Friday: Raw Pumpkin Seeds.
Hello! And welcome to Foodie Fridays! Today’s guest is the Raw Pumpkin Seed. This delicious seed can be enjoyed year round in foods like salads, cereals, smoothies and many more dishes for you creative chef types. The Raw Pumpkin seed is rich, not with money, but in protein, zinc, magnesium, iron and fiber. To make the pumpkin seed more attractive it also contains most of the B vitamins...
My Thoughts On Lance Armstrong.
First off, this post is in no way supportive of performance enhancing drugs. I never have been and never will be. But, why is it that we have to focus on the negative? His allegations of performance enhancement drugs happened 10 years ago. How is it that all of a sudden this has to pop up? Is it jealousy? Money? I’m pretty sure he wasn’t the only cyclist using performance enhancing...
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly...– Aristotle
Dream Run: Moab, Utah
This post is the start of many dream runs. I want to start researching beautiful places to go for a run so that we can all be inspired to travel outside our own areas to other gorgeous locations. First stop…Moab, Utah! Ever since my husband and I stopped at the Grand Canyon on our move across America I have wanted to explore more of what Utah and the Southwest has to offer. Gorgeous...