Sunday Morning Special + Bestowed Box Winner

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Whew! Can you believe it's already Sunday again? I had a full, fun week that included a visit to the farmers market and taking home the world's largest zucchini, a couple medical appointments (hopefully I'll be good to go in another couple weeks!) and a few fun outings to explore some uncharted (to me) Des Moines territory. Today I'm planning to whip up some muffins with all of that summer squash and take a stroll around my neighborhood ...continue reading

Sunday Morning Special + Bestowed Box Giveaway

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Happy Sunday! I've spent a lovely, relaxing weekend celebrating my parents' 32nd anniversary (!) after a fun week that included an outdoor concert, a work outing to the Iowa State Fair and plenty of walks to enjoy the picture perfect weather. Hopefully those walks will turn into runs soon after my podiatrist appointment on Tuesday! We'll get to the purpose of the picture above soon. First, here are some links that caught my eye ...continue reading

Sunday Morning Special: Dinner, Dessert and a Tank Top Workout

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We're finally, frighteningly, approaching the "destination" of my wild Million Dollar Marathon journey—just seven days now! My training has been limited due to some nagging injuries, so thank goodness I'm able to split up the 26.2 into two or three different outings over the course of the day. My three key goals for the week: water, sleep and trying not to stress. :) I'll be back a little later this week with my latest kitchen ...continue reading

Sunday Morning Special: Only in New York

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For the first part of this week, I was a New Yorker once again. True, NYC never felt like "home" to me, even when I lived there. But with so much to see and do, plus so many friends to reconnect with, it sure is one fun place to visit! Today's link round-up is inspired by my adventures during this particular excursion. Even if you can't make the trip, you can experience a taste of the Big Apple! Green juices are trendy across the ...continue reading

Sunday Morning Special: Skinny Summer Recipes and Home Workouts for HOT Days

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Can I have a pause button, please? Tomorrow marks the start of July. That also means that my Million Dollar Marathon leg is coming up in just three short weeks! Un. Real. Speaking of MDM, if you want some fascinating, inspiring reading, follow the progress of the team here. As you can see above, I've been soaking up some summer fun these past seven days. A couple highlights: one VERY sweaty and very scenic run in my new Mizuno Wave ...continue reading

Sunday Morning Special: Happy Father’s Day + Fit Girl Confessions

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Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there, especially to my tax guru, golf pro and self-esteem-booster! Thank you for always being there (well, when you're not on the fairway). :) After you celebrate the holiday with your pops, or perhaps give him a call if you're not nearby, check out these fit and fun reads: If you're still searching for a yummy brunch dish to whip up for dad, Ambitious Kitchen has the fix. How could you not ...continue reading