Why Wear Compression Socks?

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Happy Monday! I had a few early clients today so I ate breakfast and headed to the gym. Since my cankles are feeling sore I’m not running until tomorrow. I chugged my iced coffee and did a full upper body set. I kinda want to join my gym’s 12 Week Weight loss Club, but I don’t think I’m allowed. I’ll participate in spirit After work I stocked up on healthy food at the … [Read more...]

Zensah Compression Socks Review

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You’ve probably already heard of Girls on the Run around the blog world. It’s an organization the works with pre-teens to encourage self respect through running. I’ve wanted to get involved with them for over a year now, but there is no Orange County Chapter. I met with a few locals to start a chapter last year, but it fell through. Well, the organization is still very much on … [Read more...]

Big Sur 10.6 Mile Race Review

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Back in January driving up to Big Sur seemed like a good idea. But life’s recent events made me a little reluctant to go out of town again. I know, my problems are bullshit. Well, I’m glad we made the drive because Ben accomplished his first double digit run ever and I had a good time My Garmin didn’t turn on for 2 miles. Plus I spent the first 2+ jogging with Ben so I’m not … [Read more...]

Sights from Saturday–Monterey

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1. The Big Sur Marathon 10.6 Miler Expo 2. Sightseeing around Cannery Row 3.  The Monterey Bay Aquarium A good lesson about why it’s important to buy ethically caught seafood These ones can’t sting me. Puffins! Just not PB Puffins… 4. Lunch. Eh. 5. I wanted the ice cream sandwich made with two Toll House cookies, but was way too freezing to … [Read more...]

OC to Monterrey

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Yesterday I ran 11 miles as a half hearted LR effort. I’m running the Big Sur 10 miler Sunday, but it’s TBD if I’ll stick with Ben and run/walk or what. So, I wasn’t sure if I should push it or save it or all of the above. When I got back I had to quickly pack and run an errand. I made a green smoothie to go. Lots o’chia One of my stops was at Costco for a few road trip … [Read more...]

Fun Friday–Babies

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Happy Friday! How’s it going? First off I have to welcome two new babies into the world! My cousin Vanessa (I went to her baby shower a few weeks ago) had her baby Autumn earlier this week. And early this morning Ben’s sister had her baby Eloise! I am happy to report both baby girls are healthy and have better manners than this kid… I can only hope to one day have a baby … [Read more...]

Subway Catering

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My 8am client cancelled this morning, but I decided to brave the drizzle and get to the gym for my own workout. It was super empty so I had all the weights to myself and did that Fab Abs set I’m loving and some chest work. Before I went I had iced coffee and an egg beaters patty. When I got back I wanted everything something warm. I made a packet of cinnamon spice oats and … [Read more...]

Watermelon (Margarita) Wasted

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Katie, the two Sarahs and I have been trying to meet up for weeks. For some reason (maybe because SR is always too busy running 232 miles in 3 days?) we haven’t been able to make it happened until today. Katie suggested a local Mexican place because she knows I’m Mexican was hoping I would be able to translate the menu for the group. Si se puede. “El Ranchito” means little … [Read more...]

The Best Salad Ever Ever Ever

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After my morning client one of my co-workers offered to treat me to Starbucks. She had an hour to kill before her next client, I have an insatiable thirst for the stuff so I emphatically agreed. She wanted to share a pastry and went with the pumpkin loaf. (Fun fact: When I worked at Starbucks in college I used to eat the leftover pastries all the time. But I think I made … [Read more...]

Cereal before Eight

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Yesterday I walked to work for my afternoon shift (it’s 1.6 miles one way). But, I ended up calling Ben to pick me up because the sky looked angry. He showed up with a Chik-fil-A meal - complete with a vanilla shake. I stole a few sips just in case it was poison I don’t want to be left alone in this world… One of the other personal trainers at my gym also works at Godiva. … [Read more...]

Blogger in Trouble for Nutrition Advice

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Since my breakfast left me hungry I filled up on iced coffee and then had an early snack of apples and string cheese.  I had an early lunch because I had to work at noon. This is a new-to-me Trader Joe’s find – Mexicali Salad. Loved it! The sharp cheese and sun dried tomatoes really took it to another level. But, the lettuce was lacking the volume my belly likes so I dumped … [Read more...]

Van’s Power Grains Waffles

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Happy Tuesday! I have a jelly donut jam packed day so let’s do this… I started my day with a 5.5 mile run. I usually spring right out of bed, but today I felt hungry and blame that on my reluctant run. Weird foggy picture. You’re welcome. I spotted these Van’s Power Grains waffles at Whole Foods this weekend and was excited to give them a whirl. I used to eat waffles every … [Read more...]

Dishing on the Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 4

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All the earthquake excitement pushed out my Real Housewives of New Jersey dish! But first lemme do a quick recap of the day’s events eats. I had a SIAB and a piece of toast with PB&J at some point. Then after an exciting phone call I started on dinner. I made guacamole with some of my very plentiful avocado stash. Ben brought me this bowl from Mexico because I’m … [Read more...]

Yoga and an Earthquake

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I saw this license plate on the way to work this morning and took a picture. I am grateful for so much. I was done with my morning clients and my own biceps/back workout by 9:30am and decided to stick around for yoga at 10:30. I walked over the Trader Joe’s for a snack since I wanted to refuel my musk-uls. Greek yogurt for protein powder, blueberries for mouth poppin’ fun and … [Read more...]

Rust Day and Monday Mini-Goals

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Good Morning and Happy Monday! Since I ran yesterday I’m taking today as my Rust Day (Running Rest Day). This means I cannot run, but I can do some strength or yoga if I want. And after last week’s fail of a yoga session I still really need to get in there! I’m going to do a strength session after my morning client. Then, I’m going to try and make it to Yoga or spend some … [Read more...]