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Love em

The Lara Bar Coconut Cream Pie bar might be the best thing in the world. I bought one this morning for breakfast and my world was turned upside down. The ingredients that make this little guy so delicious are: dates, unsweetened coconut, almonds, cashews and extra virgin coconut oil. I might now be a tiny bit obsessed…

Another thing I’m loving: The Tone it Up workout videos. They’re free and can be found on their website or on YouTube. My two favorites are the Bikini Strap workout and the Beach Bum workout. I try to do two sets of each video once a day.

I’m so happy it’s Friday. AND it’s a three day weekend!!! Lots of relaxing is going to happen 🙂 Oh! And some running too!


Filed under Food, Lara Bar, Love 'em, Tone it Up!

You deserve it.

From my new favorite girls –  Katrina Hodgson & Karena Dawn from the Tone it Up Plan

You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.”

Life is full of choices. You can choose..

~ who to hang out with
~ what to eat
~ when to exercise
~ where to live
~ and most importantly, how to feel..

Choose to be happy. You deserve it. ♥

Do what makes YOU happy. You only live once, right? So go out there AND LIVE!

This is what makes ME happy :

Bestest friends everrrr

1st Marathon!

Rock climbing with Ryan

New friends!

Best parents!

Girl Trips!

Races in Central Park

Baby puppy

Looks to me like 2011 was pretty darn good to me 🙂 


Filed under BF, Central Park, Family, Friends, Girls Weekend, Happy, Life, Love 'em, Motivation, Puppy, Races, Ramblings and Thoughts, Tone it Up!

Christmas time in Oregon

Christmas time in Oregon

Cookie baking

Candy eyeballs from Target made these little guys so cute!

The Ugly Christmas Sweater party was a hit!

These girls have been my best friends since high school! Love them!

Cooking attempt fail… But it still tasted good!

Christmas Eve 🙂

Opening presents with family (Go Ducks!!!)

Cute apron for my cooking… See above photo…

Christmas morning!

Christmas ball

My Dad makes me one every year! – not store-bought~

What’s in the middle??? A beautiful little box with money in it for my travels to the half marathon in March!!!

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas!!! No running took place for me, but lots of fun and eating great food did!!!

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Things that make me happy

I don’t really have anything new to report. I went to Total Body Conditioning Class on Wednesday – LOVED IT. Tonight I’m going to run and get frozen yogurt and tomorrow I’ll be running 10 miles… and baking cookies. Other than that. nothing. Sooo here are some things that are making me smile.

1. I’ll be in OREGON in less than a week!!! Thank the lord. Sometimes I really can’t stand New York. This morning I saw a car accident and then some old man driving almost hit me.

2.  I’m making these cookies tomorrow for a cookie swap I’m going to on Sunday. Link here.

3. It’s not freezing cold here in New York. Yesterday it was about 40 degrees. Which means there will be no flight delays because of snow! Yipee!!!

4. The web site Pinterest. I love it. Such great ideas. Recipes, quotes/motivation (see below), style. everything. 

5. It’s Friday! YES! 


Filed under 16 Handles, Cookies, Cooking, Frozen Yogurt, Long run, Love 'em, New York, Oregon, Ramblings and Thoughts, Recipe, Total Body Conditioning

Two Things I love.

Chocolate milk with glutamine! This drink helps with muscle recovery and tastes pretty darn good. It was perfect after my four miler yesterday. At each mile I increased my speed and got down to 8:34 and the last mile I put the treadmill on a 1.0% incline. It was a tough workout!

BIC Bands. Heard about them from this girl. And now I’m in LOVE with them. AND with every purchase money goes to charity. They’re super cute and don’t slip! They have every size, color, design you can think of. I even where them to work sometimes. LOVE THEM


Filed under BIC Bands, Chocolate milk, Love 'em