Giveaway – Food Cures by Joy Bauer


I had an evening client so I ate dinner a bit early and came home to a big ol’ smoothie. If you’re new around these parts here is my Green Monster Recipe. If you want a dessert-y smoothie try the one on my recipe page. I say it every single time but taste in protein powder varies greatly, so you hafta find one that you love. That’s what really “makes” a good smoothie. … [Read more...]

Smoothie Eatin’ No Hands!


Like I mentioned earlier, I’m hungrier than a teenage boy this week (and coincidently have as many pimples) so I am all about VOLUME eating to fill my belly! I added the leftover fajita fixings to a big ol’ salad and paired it with a tortilla Dessert x3… Then, I headed to work. Since I’m still trying to build up clients I have kept my availability pretty open, but that means … [Read more...]

Sad to Be Better


Today was my last appointment with my Physical Therapist. Boo. I am happy that I am ready to run again, but sad to stop working with her. She definitely someone I would be friends with in real life :) But- my running is not the only reason I won’t be working with her anymore. She’s moving back home to Canada!!! It was very fun to talk with her about moving and Vegas and other … [Read more...]

Straw versus Spoon


I know it’s never a good idea to discuss politics with friends, but I’ve finally decided to bring up a very controversial subject on RER. And I welcome you to weigh in on what side you’re on…I promise I won’t judge. Are you a Straw person or a Spoon person???  Whenever I drink a smoothie I have this inner struggle with myself. Do I choose based on how I was raised or do … [Read more...]

Late Start


My high school used to have two days a week that were "Late Start". Classes began at 9am and most people loved it. But, I am a morning person so I hate a late start to my day. These are those blurry pics everyone takes in high school to make it look like you have clear skin. Don't mind the chola eyebrows... Today was another late start because Ben and I both turned off … [Read more...]

Keep Smiling!


I am trying very hard to keep smiling this morning...I even took this picture of me smiling to prove it :) I am trying very hard to keep smiling even after: - I have decided I am super depressed about being away from the fam - I discovered my delicious Costco veggie burgers were moldy last night and had to throw them away. The, I woke up to smelly trash this … [Read more...]

No run on Tuesday?

This is my second week of  "4 Runs a week" and today was really weird. I have always run on Tuesdays (well, at least for the last 5 years)! Last week I had just come back from my trip and was feeling sick so the Tuesday off from running was welcome. But, today it feels wrong. I want to give it a shot because everyone that does the FIRST program swears by it, but I am having … [Read more...]

Butter is Back

Pumpkin Butter that is! TJ's Pumpkin Butter is back out. It's a seasonal item and I completely love it! I put it on toast, plain yogurt and more! Get some, seriously - it's better than this blog, stop reading and go! Sunday is a Rest Day. Ben and I did some elliptical this morning. It's nice to have someone to workout with sometimes :) I've been wanted French Toast for a … [Read more...]


I was supposed to do 14 miles today, but ended up having a really bad run and walking most of the hills and cutting out at 12 miles. I was super defeated :( It really sucks to have a bad run, I feel like crap now. Boo. But, to keep it in perspective, it's not the end of the world I have another long run next weekend. The race must go on... Before I left I had almond butter … [Read more...]

Bowl O'Smoothie

Rest day = 45 minute walk this morning before it got hot :) I really wish I was craving PB Stuffed French Toast this morning since I don't have time to make "fancy" breakfasts during the week, but all I really wanted was a smoothie. So, I made a big smoothie in a bowl topped with granola and it really hit the spot! I also had a spoonful of almond butter out of the jar for … [Read more...]

Where am I?

I love exploring new areas on foot, but it does get kinda frustrating during a long run when I hit a dead-end in the path and have to turn around and find another route - over and over! I am happy to report that it is pretty cool for July (maybe it's always like this in July and I'm used to CA?) and it made for a pleasant run :) 12 miles, slow and steady. *Oh, and I saw a … [Read more...]

Fork it

Rachel Ray says you should separate english muffins with a fork. And since she is so likeable :) I choose to follow her advice. I made a smoothie and english muffin breakfast. I bought a huge batch of naners from Costco this weekend and didn't realize that even though they are still green (!) they are ripe since I just gave Ben one. But, I missed out :( Marathon Training: My … [Read more...]

Cold Breakfast

After a hot run this morning there was only 1 thing on my mind - Smoothie! I actually used to get Jamba Juice smoothies after all my long runs in the summer. They gave me something to live run for :) I did 5 miles that seemed pretty rough the whole time (???). I was huffing and puffing the entire time :( After that it was smoothie and PB/AB toast time! Now I'm munching on … [Read more...]

Matt meets the monster

I made Matt a Green Monster for breakfast this morning. He liked it, but didn't finish it, so I don't know if he was just being nice or the green color weirded him out.             After a 5 miler with hillsI wanted a smoothie and PB toast for breakfast too! I used a scoop of  Amazing Grass, blueberries, frozen naner and almond milk. Plus PB&PB on Ezekiel … [Read more...]

Driving Dinner

I made the biggest mistake of opening in a bag of chips on the way home from TJ's today. I have a l-o-n-g commute, so I basically have an hour (or more!) to mindlessly snack. I ate 3/4 of it by the time I got home. I knew I should stop eating it, but I tried to pace myself. I am an idiot. This is kinda out of character for me to eat chips. I am a sweets girl all the way. … [Read more...]


Well, it seems I'm not the only one having a stress breakdown. I had a very good, long conversation with one of my bestest friends and she is dealing with a lot of "life things" right now too. She has decided to turn to alcohol in these trying times, while I visit good ol' ice cream. Together we have decided to join forces and deal with our problems instead of drowning them in … [Read more...]