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Celebrating miles, milestones and Badass temples

Lesson learned from Saturday’s Red Nose half marathon in tiny Thomasville, Georgia: Bigger isn’t always better, and the miles fly by when you spend them reflecting on what has been an amazing and blessed year. Check out the start line for us half marathoners:    The half marathon was among the smallest I’ve ever been […]

Stress, Bake, Run, Repeat…and the SWEETEST final Christmas giveaway!

Hello, Friday! You could not come soon enough. It’s been a tough week, plus this weekend is just going to be too good to wait any longer. My last 2014 half marathon, the BA Fitness Studio Christmas Party, wrapping the gifts for our Christmas Connection family on Sunday…yes, another packed but FUN weekend awaits! But […]

Paying it forward, and a ‘pay it forward’ giveaway!

Yesterday reduced me to tears. But in a really good way. The “crying because this amazing thing is happening” kind of way. All because the lights stayed on in a very special home here in Tallahassee. See, the BA Fitness studio is adopting a local family for Christmas. And since last week, I’ve been in […]

11 Miles in 3 Acts, Shower Pill saves the day, and another giveaway!

Sometimes you just have to make it happen. Whatever “it” is, life tries to get in the way and the easier way is to just throw our hands up and say “Oh well!” Tuesday I had to make 11 miles happen. But I also had to unexpectedly sub an early morning IndoRow class at the […]

Find ‘Perfect 10 in 30′ with TRX, and win Zensah!

Mondays are never easy, but when it’s the whirlwind end of the year and the weekend featured zero down time, it always comes too soon. But hey, when Monday comes we can either OWN it or let it bog us down. I say let’s own it, and every other day this week! We did this […]

Cavegirl Bakes: Nuttzo Apple Pork, and a SWEET Nuttzo giveaway!

Two facts: 1. Nuttzo makes everything taste better. 2. The slow cooker makes cooking everything easier. Put these two facts together, and you get a delicious dinner. Today’s recipe – Nuttzo Apple Pork – is beyond easy, and a perfect healthy comfort food option as winter approaches. I whipped it up the other day after […]

Busy recovery day essentials, and a DOUBLE good giveaway!

How did it get to be Sunday evening already!? This whirlwind weekend has been so packed with ‘stuff,’ even my recovery day began with the alarm clock and hasn’t stopped since. BUT it’s all been great activities with friends and my favorite 4-legged fur ball, and the only squats today happened as I got up […]

Letting little(r) ones run the show, and Momentum jewelry giveaway!

My idea of a perfect Saturday? One that begins with a race and ends with a race, and helps people find their best potential somewhere along the way. Or in this case, a 3rd grade girl and an 11-month-old puppy. This morning I got to be Chloe McElroy’s running buddy for the Girls on the […]

2015 EleVen by Venus Sneak Peek and Giveaway!

Happy Friday! Bring on the weekend! It’s been a busy morning already. I taught cycle, snuck in 4 miles… …gave this fluffball a bath and got him into his Christmas red hoodie: …and whipped up a quick “pumpkin milkshake” for breakfast on the go thanks to Advocare and day 5 of the 24-Day Challenge: And […]

Sun up to sun down: A day in the life…and another giveaway!

I don’t lead what I’d consider a riveting life, but students and readers often ask me what a typical day looks like – what and when do I eat, what and when is my exercise routine, do I watch TV or have time to read, etc. So, here is what my Monday looked like. A […]