How To Lose 10 Pounds

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I have been getting a lot of comments asking how I lost weight. I haven’t answered because: A.) I haven’t weighed myself in a while so I can’t really confirm if it’s one pound or ten pounds. and B.) What I’ve been doing is kind of embarrassing and gimmicky. Since writing a diet blog is kinda my job I’ve done a ton of research on diet tips that actually work. Whenever I … [Read more...]

Happy Easter from your Monican

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Happy Easter! This morning I tried to turn on my old lapper and got a message that basically said, “It’s Easter. I’ve decided to go to Heaven. Go spend time with your family.”  RIP lapper. So, I took a walk. Then, I prayed. John 3:16. Finally it was time to party...   I finished up my bunny cake this morning. Let me tell you a secret… I used a gluten free … [Read more...]

Pistachio Pudding Pie Recipe

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Every time I make a recipe with Jell-o Pudding I think, “I am the mother f-ing Sandra Lee of Semi-Healthy cooking!” (image source) Then I think, “How does that lady stay so skinny? I want to eat this whole thing…” And then I do. Oops. Pistachio Pudding Pie Recipe Ingredients: Pie Crust, premade because this is semi-homemade style Jell-o Pistachio Pudding … [Read more...]

Banana Chia Pudding Recipe

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Remember when I went to the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim a few weeks ago? Well, there were hundreds of awesome natural food and beauty products – and I fell in love with a few of them. Okay, truth be told I was already crushin’ on Zevia pretty hard – this is me trying the ginger ale. I love ginger but I think the love is now mutual because they sent me ALL OF THEIR … [Read more...]

Throw Back Thursday–Easter Edition

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Hello! How’s your day going? Mine was busy. My March goal was to catch up on email and life in general, and it may not happen. If you emailed me a question about your life or a race that is this weekend I’m sorry if I haven’t gotten back to you yet, but here’s Monican’s General Life / Love / Running Advice: On Running: “Get in the porta potty line as soon as you get to a … [Read more...]

Quest Protein Bar Giveaway

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Hello! How are you doing? I’m doing pretty good, but snacking is still a challenge this week. My sweet tooth is out of control! Not surprising, but still frustrating. Luckily, a rep from Quest Bar protein bars sent me two boxes of delicious treats to snack on! I have a variety box and a whole box of chocolate chip Quest Bars. Um, the Chocolate Chip protein bar is THE BEST … [Read more...]

Training Plan to Run 3 Miles, I mean 30 Miles

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If you’ve been reading RER for more than a day it’s pretty obvious I have made a lot of bad decisions… like that time I ate a whole bunny cake on a dare… the time I stayed up till 4am to watch the Royal Wedding the day before I started a new job… this debacle… or that whole “side bun” phase. What was I thinking? (But how cute is my little brother here?!) But, I think the … [Read more...]

Just the Tip–Naked Smoothie

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Hello! This morning I spent some time with Jillian and knocked out a few miles on the sidewalk. Now it’s time for a little healthy eating a la a smoothie for breakfast! Just the Tip: If you’re pressed for time prep all your smoothie ingredients except ice into the blender the night before. In the morning, add ice, blend, drink. I am working with a few of my friends who … [Read more...]

Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Recipe for Breakfast

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I thought up a healthy oatmeal cookie recipe on my run this morning and decided it was healthy enough to eat for breakfast (versus as a dessert). Added bonus: It’s super easy and doesn’t make 26 cookies so you’re left with a dirty kitchen and a belly full o’ 24 cookies (you know cause I’m sure you save 2 to share). Breakfast Oatmeal Cookie Recipe Ingredients: 1 … [Read more...]

Beautiful Change Challenge–Mind and Spirit

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Hello and Happy Tuesday! I started my day with a tempo run. I don’t dig speed work, but know I have to get back to training now that I’m recovered from the LA marathon. So, a tempo run is a nice compromise. Then, I made a breakfast oatmeal cookie. Super healthy and delicious! Recipe coming soon.Run Eat Repeat via Instagram The third part of Aveeno’s Beautiful Change … [Read more...]

Running in Las Vegas aka the Run of Shame

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Confession: My cardio of choice in Las Vegas is NOT running... However, I received some questions about where / how / why to run in Las Vegas so here it goes… Running in Las Vegas First off if you are going to run in Las Vegas, I say sign up for the Rock N’ Roll Las Vegas Half or Full Marathon. They shut down the strip so you run right up Las Vegas Blvd at night with all … [Read more...]

Motivation Monday– Run!

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Hello! I finally made it back home around 10pm last night. That was the longest drive home of my life. But, this morning I woke up feeling great and knocked out an easy 6 miles with my thoughts. It’s always fun to process an epic weekend over a run, don’t you think? Breakfast! Egg and avocado quesadilla…  I have 5 avocados from my mom’s tree that are perfectly ripe so they’re … [Read more...]

Leaving Las Vegas

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Hello from the road! I am coming back from the most epic weekend in Las Vegas. The traffic is tragic, but that just means I have more time to transition back to the real world I guess. I was there with some girlfriends to celebrate a few different things, so the focus was on drinks and dancing, not fab Las Vegas restaurants and running paths. But I did run on Saturday … [Read more...]

Leaving Las Vegas

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Hello from the road! I am on my way home from Las Vegas, blogging from my phone. I had a blast and will post an update soon! I just wanted to stop in and say hi... Talk to you in a bit :) … [Read more...]

Fitness Fashion Friday–Pony Tail Hole?

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Happy Friday!!! I’m extra excited it Friday because yesterday I told someone “Have a good weekend!” thinking the week was already over! Ha! He was a little confused and I felt dumb, but whatev. This morning I did a 7 mile run. I wanted to do more since I’m going out of town this weekend and won’t be running, but I had to cut it short for an important call. I can’t share … [Read more...]