Quinoa Citrus Salad with Orange Dressing Recipe


I don’t usually post recipes over the weekend since I know you’re probably maxin’ and relaxin’ away from the computer. But, I wanted to share this delicious, healthy recipe in case you need a dish to make for your Labor Day BBQ! I thought this up while shopping the other day trying to find inspiration for a potluck dish. I was aiming for something summer-y and think this is a … [Read more...]

Disneyland Half Marathon Tweet Up Meet Up


Hello and Happy Friday! This morning I woke up super early for a RunDisney meet up. The Disneyland Half Marathon is this weekend (I’m not running it) and I scored an invite to the Disneyland Half Marathon pre-race fun run. I was very excited to attend because my peep Meghann from Meals and Miles came all the way from Florida to run! I also finally met Carissa from Fit to … [Read more...]

(Avoiding) Getting Sick after a Marathon


I ran for over three and a half hours this weekend. (Yes I realize that’s not something normal people do but it’s kinda something I’m into.) Then, I got on a plane full of recycled air and germs and peanuts.   Not exactly an ideal situation for my immune system!   I knew that running a marathon weakens your immune system and body in general, but I was … [Read more...]

Where to Stay and Eat in Santa Rosa


Hello! I got back into the running game today and did a 10 miler in 1:30. Also – I ran with my favorite running buddy, SkinnyRunner who doesn’t mind my ridic poses. I didn’t tell you, but I went to acupuncture on Monday after the race for my ankle tightness.  I told my doc about the race and how I was kinda sad about it. He put a few needles along my heart meridian to … [Read more...]

Ask a Monican vlog

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Ask a Monican about… 1. Do you think Intuitive Eating really works? Or should I count calories again? 2. Can I run a half marathon in 2 months? Send me your Ask a Monican questions to RunEatRepeat at gmail dot com – I will keep it anonymous unless you ask me to share your name. Or leave ‘em in the comments! … [Read more...]

Eggs in Corn Tortilla Cups Recipe


As a kid I wasn’t a fan of spicy foods, but in the last few years I have become obsessed with salsa and spices and random attempts to burn my tongue off in the name of flava. I follow a strict Sriracha diet for breakfast, but when I’m making eggs for lunch or dinner – Cholula is the name of the game. These eggs cups can be made straight up without salsa or drowned in the … [Read more...]

Just the Tip Tuesday–Your Second Favorite


Hi! I spent some time with my favorite lil person today and we got ice cream and went back to school shopping. It was fun Since I have a tiny black heart I am all about playing favorites so I can keep track of who/what I like at any given time. So, today’s Just the Tip is about my second favorite something, but I have another food tip first… You can pass on Muller … [Read more...]

Five Things to Do After your Half Marathon or Marathon


Hello! I woke up expecting some major “DOMS” today, but nope! There is a big difference between “racing” and just aiming to finish a race for me. I raced Santa Rosa and am feeling great considering the effort! (DOMS = delayed onset muscle soreness after a hard workout.) Per the usual “post-marathon plan” I’m taking today as a rest day with a little walk and some stretching at … [Read more...]

Motivation Monday–Jogging with James


Happy Monday! Thank you so much for all the cheers on my Santa Rosa Marathon recap. More thoughts on that coming soon. I am feeling really good considering I ran 26 miles hard (for me) yesterday!! My quads would like a rub and my ankle is still tight, but nothing major at all.  I took a little walk with my favorite SR this morning and will probably do some stretching later, … [Read more...]

Santa Rosa Marathon Results and Race Recap


I ran the Santa Rosa Marathon in 3:37:23! Well. I don’t know where to go with this one because I’m really happy and really confused at the same time. I considered myself a 4 hour marathoner until today. So, every PR that I’ve gotten this year has been a genuine surprise to me more than anyone else. (Today’s race is not a PR, I ran faster at the OC Marathon in May which was … [Read more...]

Friday Favorites and a Discount for CrossTrain ID


CrossTrain ID Giveaway winners: Carol Tom T. TartanJogger tartanjogger.wordpress.com: Jenny Claire Laura Baker I’ll email the winners for further info. If you didn’t win, you can get 15% OFF a CrossTrain ID with code: RER15OFF Friday Favorites! Fitness Fashion Friday is back with some Moving Comfort Gear. I am digging it! Full review and giveaway coming … [Read more...]

Packing for a Destination Marathon or Half Marathon


Hello! I have several out-of-town half and full marathons coming up in the next few months. Traveling is awesome, but can be stressful too – especially when a race is involved! Even if you are not trekking across the country for a race, odds are you’re taking a long drive or staying overnight in a hotel to make it easy. Since I’ve already run 13 races in 2013, I have this … [Read more...]

Confession Thursday My Mission in Life…


Time for another round of Confession Thursday. Can someone please forward this to God? Thanks. Confession… 1. I cannot run without a visor so I got a little too excited about my new Run Happy Visor from Brooks. Between that and all the iced coffee I was drinking this morning I’m pretty sure my neighbors think I have way too much energy for a normal person. 2. I went to … [Read more...]

Skinny Peach Crisp for One


I am obsessed with the south. Unfortunately, my southern accent isn’t coming along too great no matter how many times I watch Gone With the Wind. (It should be noted I wrote “Gone with the Wine”.) I dream of being a southern belle instead of SoCal accordion. A long time ago someone told me, “You’re a peach!” as a compliment and I thought it was very southern and cute. … [Read more...]

New York Marathon Training Mid-Week Accountability Run


Happy Wednesday! I started my day with my mid-week run. Most of us get our long runs in okay because they’re on the weekend, but those mid-week runs can be pushed aside a little easier. I get it, we’re busy. But my ING NYC Marathon Training friends are going to try and keep ya honest. Each Monday on the Runner’s Nation Facebook Page we’re taking turns sharing our mid-week … [Read more...]