RunEatRepeat March Calendar–Working in strength training to our running plan

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As a runner I know I should incorporate some strength training and stretching into my weekly workout routine. It’s not my favorite thing, but it’s like a vitamin – good for you! I am a big proponent of doing what you like to do for exercise. The only way you’ll stick with something long term is if you actually enjoy it. While strength training or stretching may not be as fun … [Read more...]

How to Train For a Marathon Vlog Interview with SarahFit

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Happy Friday! Today is actually a rainy day in Southern California! I can’t remember the last time it rained. We’re in a serious drought and really really need it. But, we SoCal-ians can’t handle the rain and my power keeps going on and off and the traffic on the freeway has been a nightmare. I was lucky enough to get in 4 miles while the rain stopped and then did some … [Read more...]

Super Sabra Delivery

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HAPPY THURSDAY!!! I am having an extremely happy Thursdizzy because Sabra sent me a lifetime week supply of their magical hummus. It really is the best in the business. When I toured the Sabra plant I tried to get the secret as to why they have the creamiest hummus, but they refused to give me any info. I guess I’ll have to drown my sorrows in endless dips. Hello Orange … [Read more...]

Clover Compression Socks Coupon Code

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Happy Thursday from your morning Monican! What you don’t wake up and immediately take pictures of yourself? I make jokes that blogging is the most narcissistic thing, but I guess it’s only a joke if it’s not true. On the other hand, everyone is on social media now so it’s just the thing to do right? Wow. I’m so deep today. Today is a rest day from running so I did some … [Read more...]

National Skinny Margarita Day FAIL FAIL FAIL

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I am really upset about something and I had to share it with you to get it off my chest... Saturday was National Skinny Margarita Day and I didn’t celebrate. I mean, a few people mentioned it to me and I got some press releases about it. But I somehow neglected to put it on my schedule. Major fail Monican. It’s been bugging me ever since but I decided I will not live with … [Read more...]

What You Don’t Know Wednesday

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Hello and Happy Wednesday! I’m running a little late to RERland today because I was busy running and eating and conference calling all morning. So, let’s get to it… This weekend I bought new sheets because my mom gave me money to since I buy so much food at Costco she gets a rebate at the end of the year. What you don’t know is I somehow managed to ruin them last night … [Read more...]

Heavy Hands and Samosa Inspired Wrap

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Holla. How’s it going? I’m all right. Ran this morning. Didn’t fall for once, so I have that going for me. Running pose shadow ftw. Pre-Run: I ate some all the Honey Rice Puffins. Oh.My.Gah. These taste like Rice Krispy Treat Cereal. I can’t. Yes, for those of you who aren’t food historians – there was really Rice Krispy Treat cereal! I didn’t just crumble up Rice … [Read more...]

Hot Topic Tuesday– Addicted to Running?

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Happy Tuesday! How’s it going? Yesterday I got my nails done and traumatized the nail lady with the cut on my knee and road rash on my leg. Somehow it looks worse than before because it opens again every time I sit down/get up. (Decided to spare you a picture because some of you might be in a public place reading this and don’t want to barf.) Her reaction was kinds dramatic, … [Read more...]

Easy Meatless Monday Recipe–Potato Masala CrockPot Simma

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Happy (Meatless) Monday! Since California is in a drought right now I have been trying to keep ‘Monday meatless’ because I’ve always heard it was better for the environment. I’m worried about the water situation here! But I wanted to be sure, so I did a little research. (source: Choose Veg) The hard part is – everyone has an agenda so you should always consider the … [Read more...]

Motivation to Run and Easy Sunday Sangria Recipe

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Hello! Are you ready for an awesome week? I am here to get you motivated for a healthy, fit week! (Either by bribing you with alcohol or actual workout inspiration.) First, I had to hit up Trader Joe’s for dessert to take to my mom’s yesterday. As I was walking up and down the aisles I had a sudden craving for Sangria and grabbed a couple of things to make it happen. It … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Raisin Protein Pancakes and Chocolate Milk Dreams…

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Happy Sunday! How’s your weekend going? I spent some QT with my little brother, Matt yesterday. It’s great to have him around to take pictures of my hair and other random things that I do. I am thinking of hiring him as my intern and firing Vegas.   I was hoping he would just quit, but he keeps showing up everyday despite the fact that I insist on cat dancing with him on … [Read more...]

How To Run With A Bloody Knee

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An important part of running is learning how to run in uncomfortable situations, for example - chafing or in inclement weather. Today I’m here to show you how to run with a bloody knee. The things I do for RER, such a martyr right?! I tried to knock out my long run today since I’m going to be hanging out with Matt tomorrow. I did a little cat dancing to warm up and was off to … [Read more...]

Friday Favorites–Best Friend Emails

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Happy Friday! This is my favorite day of the week because my Friday Faves post is fun for me to remember all the best food and randomness I ate/did this week. Friday Favorites: Ulta Sale! I restocked all my favorites recently. Makes me happy. Being grateful for the little things, like nice weather or no traffic. Toast. Kinda goes with the little things theme – I … [Read more...]

The Best Hip Stretch Video of My Life

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Happy Thursday! Cat pile on Monica!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel like this week has flown ran by! Do you? Apparently, I spent a lot of time on the couch yesterday! Guilty. First it was to ice. Then, Vegas crawled on my lap while I was messing around on the lapper/watching TV. I’m not usually his person, but my roommate was out late and I was second runner up. Have you … [Read more...]

Top 0 Reasons to Take a Tortuous Ice Bath

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Ask a Monican Vlog today! Reader wants to know when should you ice bath and why?! And when you should just use a good ‘ol bag o’ peas. I was actually icing after my run today whilst answering email all multi-tasking like. Via Instagram -   I'm finally getting into long run territory and wanted to ask for a bit more detail on after run icing.  I've seen images on your blog … [Read more...]