Things I Love Thursday

Happy Thursday! The past couple of weeks have been spring-loaded! I’m happy to say life is progressing happily, healthily, and heartily onward and upward. I know that’s vague, but it’s also true. We’ve been living well around here: I’ve been working, pulling together submissions for my novel, cooking, writing, and training. I’m in the final countdown to my […]

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A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #15: Soften Calluses with Vinegar

Springtime is here! Which means summertime is right around the corner…and that means sandals, flip-flops, and bare feet. If your tootsies have been gathering dust ~ and calluses ~ over the winter, you can prepare to bare them easily with a simple vinegar soak. Of course, if you’re a runner or dancer and want to […]

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The Versatile Blogger Award & Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

On the surface, this was a fairly normal weekend: ran 12-miles in the rain, which was actually fine, even good; got some new bike handlebars with my REI dividend; watched The Help while it rained, rained, rained; went on a bike ride with said new bars once the sun came out; ate a bunch of coconut […]

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Race Recap: San Francisco Half Marathon

I’m happy to say my first half marathon was a success! Such a success, in fact, that I didn’t get any pictures! Well, I got two of the gorgeous sunrise. You know a race day bodes well when the sky looks like this at 7 a.m.: I took those two pictures, then left the camera […]

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Why Sun Salutations are Such a Great Running Warm-up

Sunrise by Kazuyanagae [CC-BY-SA-3.0 ] via Wikimedia Commons It’s common knowledge these days that dynamic warm-ups are much better for you than static stretching before running, which can cause more harm than good. Dynamic warm-ups boost your heart rate, actively engage your muscles and open your joints, and get your blood and endorphins flowing! Many runners, […]

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2011: Top Five Bests

Looking back at the year, the months seem like a swirl of running, biking, swimming, yoga, Pilates, writing, reading, and cooking. Good thing those are some of my most favorite activities! The year was also filled with some heavy, high emotions and deep, soul-searching (and soul-baring) moments in my meditation practice, my race training, my […]

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Things I Love Thursday

Following the tradition of great bloggers and photographers around the globe, I’m instituting one of my favorite bloggy themes: Things I Love Thursday, also sometimes known as Thursday Things. Ten things (or thereabouts) from around the Internets that I love for any reason. It’s random and educational! 🙂 Enjoy and happy almost-Friday. 1. Yoga with Santa […]

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