Sunday Recap and Monday Mini Goals


Happy Monday! Let’s do a quick recap of yesterday… I did 9 miles and wore my fuel belt instead of taking my hand held. Coach Steve thinks it throws off balance. I used to use this fuel belt for all my long runs until I got the hand held. I didn’t like it because it’s so heavy, but I only filled up 2 bottles and it was great! Post-run: I refueled with a banana pancake and a … [Read more...]

Monday Mini-Goals and The Jersey Housewives


Since I stayed over at my mom’s I hung out with her while Ben slept in. Then, we walked the dogs and started the day with eggs, turkey sausage and toast. So good. I helped clean up a little from the party and finally headed home around noon. First we stopped at a local place for some Menudo = the hangover cure. Second stop was Costco for supplies and samples When we got … [Read more...]

Strawberry Trifle Recipe


It's Strawberry season - so check out the Strawberry Trifle Recipe below! My mother’s day feast featured the standard Mexican fare… tamales, beans and eggs. Oh, there was also unpictured guacamole. A Mexican feast for my Mexican mother…and grandmother and god mother! I was lucky enough to see everyone at the same place After a get together at my Grams’ I headed to my … [Read more...]

Rust Day and Monday Mini-Goals


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...]

Healthy No Bake Pumpkin Pie


Thanksgiving came early this year! Well, at least the pie did… A few days ago Chobani sent me some of their big containers of plain greek yogurt to try. I’ve been eating eggs for breakfast so I knew I had to incorporate the creamy goodness into a few recipes. Last night I created the easiest Protein packed Pumpkin Pie you’ve ever seen. It’s easy because it only requires 5 … [Read more...]

Monday Mini-Goals and Mini Meals Giveaway


Happy Monday! I had a cancellation late last night for this morning’s 1st appointment so I don’t have to be at work until later. But, I made sure NOT to stall and went for my 5 mile run as per my schedule It was okay. I always take the runs after a long run easy so check in with my body Then, I made breakfast. I wanted sweet (as always!), I wanted salty, I wanted an egg. … [Read more...]

Monday Mini Goals–August 29


Hello and Happy Monday! Despite my tiring day of Zumba training I stayed up late to watch the MTV Music Video Awards. Listening to Adele sing hurts my heart – but in a good way, you know? I woke up this morning feeling okay – my neck is a little better, but my IT band is super stiff. So, I’m going to skip the run today and take a leisurely walk with a magazine. Then, I’ll make … [Read more...]

Shorts, No Buns


Happy Monday! I started my day with a 4 mile run – no Garmin since I just wanted this to be a recovery run. Good thing because I felt slow and confirming it on my watch makes me feel bad I also wore shorts again today. Oddly, I have 62 pairs of running shorts but wore this pair again so you guys would think I never wash them. After my Running Hair Must Haves post  … [Read more...]

Monday Mini-Goals 7/11/2001


Hello and Happy Monday! I like the first day of the week, gives me a fresh start   If you’re just catching up, here was my weekend in a nutshell blogshell: 15 miler OC blogger meet up at Yogurtland Michael’s Birthday I attempted to wake up early this morning for a run, but only had time for 3 miles. Then, I had to grab breakfast to-go … [Read more...]

Charlie Sheen of Iced Coffee


Someone call Dr. Drew… because I’m addicted to iced coffee. Actually, I don’t know that I want to be cured. I am going to take Charlie Sheen’s attitude and say I’m winning… But, I’m not winning at making the actual drink - I was in such a frenzy to make iced coffee this morning that I may have broken our coffee maker Maybe my body is a little confused to be back on West … [Read more...]

Motivation and Mini-Goals Monday


Hello and Happy Monday! This week is jam packed full of exciting stuff – including a trip to Boston Since it’s been colder than usual here in SoCal I’ve been more reluctant to get out of bed. So, last night I threw my running clothes on the floor near the heater (not too close as I didn’t want to have to jump out of bed and out of my house because of a fire!). And this … [Read more...]

Menu Planning Monday


Hello and Happy Monday! I started my little day with a 5.5 mile slow run. I don’t know why, but I had major “lead legs” today. Post run I headed straight for the kitchen to make breakfast. I stuffed half a cantaloupe with Pomegranate Chobani. It’s been so warm here I’ve been craving cold comfort foods like fruit and yogurt constantly! I got this menu planner pad over … [Read more...]

2011 Mini Goal Monday


Hello! Even though I made big resolutions for 2010, I also broke down my goals into monthly and weekly parts. This made it a lot easier to hold myself accountable and track my progress. Well, I’m at it again   Here are my Monday Mini Goals for 1/10/11: 1. Stretch after every work out (even if it’s just for 3 minutes). 2. Keep track of water intake. I drink a TON of … [Read more...]

Oatmeal, Yoga and Cookies


My cat knocked over a half full paint can in the wash closet and I have a massive mess to clean up, so this is going to be short and sweet I woke up thinking about food so I wanted a stick-to-your-ribs breakfast. Oatmeal was the natural choice. In the mix: banana, oatmeal, chia seeds, salt, cinnamon, almond milk. Toppings: cereal and almond butter I think I prefer oatmeal … [Read more...]

Monday Monthly Goals


Instead of Monday Mini-Goals I’m doing my November Goals: 1. Intuitive Eating – only eat when hungry, pay closer attention to fullness and night time eating 2. Get 8 hours of sleep (this helps with #1 soooo much) 3. Jillian’s 30 Day Shred Challenge 4. Get organized: Bills, Blog, Personal – all of it will be organized by Nov. 3oth! 5. No gum. This might be the one that … [Read more...]

Eat What You Love


Good Morning and Happy Monday! I have a lot of things to do, so I’ll make this quick. I started my week with a 4 mile run that ended with some stomach issues. This has never happened before, so it was alarming. Let’s just say I raced home and kicked Ben out of the bathroom. Not sexy. I really wanted pumpkin cream cheese for breakfast, but I tried to talk myself out of it for … [Read more...]