Coconut Rice with Pineapple and Cranberries Recipe and a GIVEAWAY


I have a great summer time side for you! Ever since Memorial Day when my mom asked me for side dish ideas for our BBQ I have kept my eye out for inspiration. My Black Bean Confetti Salad was born from that and now I have have another one – Coconut Rice with Pineapple and Cranberries I am a sweet tooth girl all the way and this dish is a great sweet option to pair with … [Read more...]

What to Eat Before a Long Run – What I ate before this weekend’s race


Happy Wednesday! This morning I started my day with 10 miles. I’m trying to pack in a good run before I travel tomorrow, but I am not fully recovered from this weekend’s trail race. I wish I could have taken an ice bath, but we couldn’t jump into Lake Arrowhead because of rules and blah blah blah. I received a great reader question last week and thought I’d answer here – … [Read more...]

XTERRA Trail Run Series–Snow Valley 21km video


Hello! How’s your lil week going? I made an album of pictures from the XTERRA trail 21km in Snow Valley. They are on the RER Facebook page if you’d like to check ‘em out. And I forgot I made a video when I was there too! Hello Monican, get it together. I remembered when Steve shared his video earlier. I didn’t get a lot of footage during the race because I was busy trying … [Read more...]

Just the Tip – Running Lingo


(source) Runners are an ‘interesting’ group. We choose to wake up at 5am on a Saturday to run for hours, we deal with chafing and blisters and pound our bodies into submission. It’s awesome. But, it’s also kinda weird to people who aren’t in this high-school-style-puppy-love-I-want-to-have-your-babies infatuation with running. (from an old Adidas ad series) So your family … [Read more...]

PB&J Protein Bites Recipe


Need a quick protein packed snack right now? Yeah, me too. These PB&J Protein Bites are delicious and you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now. PB&J Protein Bites Recipe {Vegetarian, Gluten-free} Ingredients: 2 Tb. vanilla protein powder 2 Tb. Peanut Butter 2 Tb. Jam (I used orange marmalade because I’m obsessed with … [Read more...]

Race Recap Round Up July


Hello! I was looking around twitter and Facebook this morning and it looks like a lot of people were racing and tri-ing this weekend! Congratulations to all! I’m inviting you to share your race recaps in the comments below. Motivation Monday I pretty much always take the day after a race off from running so I’ll probably take a walk and do some stretching in a bit. All … [Read more...]

Xterra Snow Valley Trail 21K Race Recap


Wow. I ran the Xterra Snow Valley Trail 21km today and got my ass handed to me. And now I’m here to tell you all about it, so at least you know I survived. Spotted this on Saturday, shoulda took it as a sign. Ha! Works on so many levels. First, Road trip! We drove up to Snow Valley yesterday and arrived around 1pm. Hit up the packet pickup which was a breeze. This is … [Read more...]

Friday Fun with Carrots N’ Cake


Hello! How was your lil day? Mine was great because Tina a la Carrots N Cake came all the way from Boston to visit me in SoCal! What a doll! Tina’s actually in town for some kind of game contest, Cross-Fight something or other, I’m not sure. The point is we don’t like to go more than 30 days without hanging out and time was getting close so we made it happen. Next time … [Read more...]

Friday Favorites and Running for Something Better


Happy Friday! First I have to give a BIG Happy Birthday hug to Chandra!!! She’s my favorite. I met Chandizz thanks to blogging over three years ago and she’s one of my best friends today! We met for the first time at the Healthy Living Summit and were the only ones ‘pre-gaming’ in the room. It was a match made in Heaven… Back to your regularly scheduled … [Read more...]

Ask a Monican–Runner doomed to walk

Video thumbnail for youtube video How do I deal with friends giving me a hard time about running instead of going out with them

Hello! It’s been too long since I’ve done an Ask a Monican, but they’re back! Here are the questions from today: 1. How do I deal with friends giving me a hard time about running instead of going out with them? 2. How do I deal with cat calls and horn honks on a run? 3. The doctor says I can’t run anymore! Help!!! Email me your questions to runeatrepeat at or … [Read more...]

No Running, Just Eating


Happy Thursday! Today is one of my day’s off from running so I started my day with a nice lil walk. I usually run a max of 5 days a week for rest and injury prevention. Since I’m not talking running let’s talk eating! There are a ton of “what should I eat when training for a half marathon” kinda searches and since I have a half marathon this weekend I thought I’d share a … [Read more...]

Chile Relleno Casserole Recipe


I love a good cheesy Mexican dish, but they can be high on the calorie scale. Here’s a healthy version of a classic my Grams made growing up – Chile Rellenos. Instead of stuffing them with cheese and frying them, I made a casserole with some hidden veggies and creaminess from greek yogurt. Last night I made a stir-fry with brown rice. Does anyone else make 18 cups every time … [Read more...]

Eating and Museum-ing in Orange County


Last week I was invited to have dinner at Pinot Provence in Costa Mesa. It’s an awarding winning French restaurant near South Coast Plaza owned by the Patina Group. I was super excited about this because there are not a lot of French restaurants near me so I never eat French food (besides French fries). And it was nice to get dressed up for dinner! I felt all … [Read more...]

Free Shipping on RER Gear


Like Running? Like Eating? Well, if you like both you should get some RunEatRepeat Gear! Free Shipping on all Spreadshirt Orders (no minimum) with code XMASINJULY on July 23rd and 24th (today and tomorrow only)! FYI – The RER tank is super soft and comfy but it does show sweat if you’re doing a longer run in it. I like that it is a longer cut though, so I still wear it … [Read more...]

Choco-cado Mousse Recipe


You know what happens when your mom has two huge avocado trees? Every once in a while you come home with about 30 pounds of avocados that must be eaten! So, I gave some to my neighbors. I ate 18 pounds of guacamole. I froze some. I made Avocado Crème Sauce. I am to avocados what Bubba is to shrimp… (Yep, second Forest Gump reference in a week, hey it works) I’ve seen … [Read more...]

Just the Tip: Safety Reminder


Yesterday I had to take care of something near my mom’s so I spent the day working from there. Then, I hung out, ate her food and talked to the dogs. It was a nice change for a Monday This morning I made myself go out for a few repeats. I have not been feeling the speed work (okay I never do) but it was on the schedule and I didn’t have a good enough excuse not to do it.  … [Read more...]