Get Lucky Workout + Playlist

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Have you recovered from Daft Punk overload yet? After summer of 2013's "Get Lucky" vs. "Blurred Lines" debate, I'm still healing from the ear worm. :) It was awesome inspiration, though, while building my latest workout class playlist for St. Patrick's Day fun! From luck to money to magic, all of the tracks on the mix below will have you seeing green while you're training mean. Scroll down and flip on the 20-song mix, then crank out ...continue reading

Awards Show Workout Game: No Equipment Required!

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With the People's Choice Awards last Wednesday and the Golden Globes tomorrow, it's safe to say that red carpet season is in full swing! Considering I'm a music, movie and Project Runway junkie, these events are pretty much mandatory viewing in my book. The surprisingly eloquent speeches, the entertaining performances, the beautiful fashion...it's all good! What's not so good: Sitting on the couch for more than seven hours straight. ...continue reading

Sunday Morning Special: Long-Lasting Produce + Hard Home Workouts

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Good morning, sunshines! How have you been? Besides jamming to my new go-to playlist, I had another week full of busy work days, doctor check-ups and new-to-me adventures, including a baseball game, a restaurant week outing and a super-fun wine and cheese party. I've found that keeping my social calendar booked has been key to keep my mind off my injuries and the fact that I can't be as active as I would like. Plus, it's good for the ...continue reading

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: 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: 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