Sunday Morning Special: Healthy Halloween Treats + 10 Half-Marathon Tips

photo (2)

It's been an absolutely beautiful week here in the Midwest! After a chilly, drizzly Sunday seven days ago (which I celebrated by running outside, naturally), we have been treated to sunny days with temperatures around 70°. That's my kind of fall! On Friday, we had a fun office pumpkin-carving competition, and yesterday, I enjoyed an outing to a local concert and a new video game bar in town. Get this: They were playing American ...continue reading

Sunday Morning Special: What’s YOUR Healthy?

photo

Is anyone else finding it hard to believe that this is our last Sunday of summer? It might have something to do with the fact that it's just now feeling slightly fall-ish outside here, but it's still a hard fact to wrap my mind around! Summer is ending with some good news and some bad news for me. The good: I've had several wonderful weekends in a row, including a hometown visit over Labor Day with a local 5K charity walk. I followed ...continue reading

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

banner

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

FM

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

picstitch

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

DSC_0025

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