East Coast: One Week

I have some exciting news to share, but let’s talk food first!

When you see the phrase “Happy Hour” that tends to mean cheap, unhealthy food and lots of alcohol. A sure fire way to nix all the work hard you’ve put in.

But, it doesn’t have to be that way, does it? Kona Grill in Omaha, has a stellar happy hour.

No doubt, there are some calorie killers on the menu below:

Anytime you see crunchy or tempura next to a sushi description, steer clear. That usually means fried.

And, though the portions may be small, it can add up!

I got the California and veggie rolls (ordered round 2 of these). I really never tire of sushi–even when I “stuff” myself, it’s never an uncomfortable full.

I love nuts.
Nutty Chicken Salad from Jason’s Deli.

Geez, this is more than I have eaten out in months. I usually love their salad bar, but wasn’t quite hungry enough for my multiple trips!

More nuts.

I first tried Picky Bars during the Hood to Coast Relay. They are a gluten & dairy free designed by athletes, elite athletes.

I really like the chewy texture, and they are not overly sweet. Have you tried them? If you like Lara Bars, I bet you’ll dig these!

Hair did.

Finally. My hair is always in a ponytail making it easy to neglect. But, it needed a some care–I think I cut it back in March? I never do anything too drastic, I mean, what would my blog be called?! Blonde Bob, Blonde Nub?

One Week:
I am so thankful to be a part of FitFluential. Not only have a met some outstanding individuals both in person and virtually, I have had the opportunity to participate in brand campaigns and take amazing trips as a result.

A week from today, I get to visit Reebok Headquarters in Canton, MA! I’m so excited to visit HQ and meet more of my fellow FitFluential ambassadors! I’m not sure what else is in store for us, but I will be sure to keep you guys posted! On twitter, you can follow the hashtag #RBKFITBLOG

At least I know what I’m wearing!

Reebok Real Flex cross training shoes in grey & Vitamin C. I’m in love with these.

Notable news:
Amanda at Run to the Finish is hosting her 3rd annual HBBC (Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge). Sign up here. Great prizes and challenges for a busy time of year!

Cait at Arty Runner Chick has some amazing shirts that she designed herself–hence her blog title! The shirts rock: “Run Your Fortune” and “You Just Got Chick-ed!”. Check them out!

Active.com recently shared an article on Optimal Post-Marathon Recovery Nutrition. Some helpful tips for those of you with upcoming races on the calendar!

NEW Winners
GNC Live Lean Challenge:  Two NEW winners were selected when 2 others failed to claim their prizes. Was it you?!


  1. Aw man I wanna go!! 🙂

  2. Oh and I love the Kona we have here in Tampa! Best happy hour!!

  3. if i’m ever in the area i’ll have to get my grub on there!! i’m like u and could always go for sushi and sashimi. 🙂

    check u out looking all cute with ur hair did…i like! i’m thinking about doing something different with my hair at the moment, so i’ve got hair on the brain. 😛

    and THANK YOU so very much for the shout out to my shirts!! i’m glad u like them and u’re awesome for sharing. 🙂
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  4. “I love Kona happy hour! That is really the only time I go there. It is so good!!

  5. Dang, still wasn’t me. Oh well. I really want to get back to my GNC vitapak and just need a push.

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  6. Dang it, I’m so sad I’m not going. I’ll live vicariously through you. 🙂 He he. Have soooo much fun!
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  7. That is going to be an awesome trip for you! So glad you have this opportunity.

    The restaurant looks great–love finding a fun place with healthy options.

    Have a great weekend!
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  8. I love Jason’s Deli and eat it at work a lot. What’s weird is that when I feed it to the European visitors they don’t like it. But they’ll eat from other deli’s that I don’t think taste as well. So strange.

    Your hair looks great down.
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  9. Leonor @foodfaithfitness says:

    I could never go that long between haircuts. My hair would be unruly. Love the bangs. Love sushi! Too bad DH got sick off of it and I never get to eat it. :/
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  10. I was thinking of you during yesterday’s WOD which included 528 lunges. You would have loved it!

  11. I always knew you would go big time. Don’t know how you do it! Hope you have a great trip!
    p.s. shoes are rockin’
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  12. Thats some good looking sushi!
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  13. Happy hour can be a bust!

    One glass of wine and a veggie type appetizer gets me through.

    I think tempura kills sushi. Isn’t the whole point to enjoy the taste of sea food?!
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  14. You’re going to LOVE Reebok headquarters! You’ll be in my neck of the woods! If you want to meet up, shoot me an email or DM on Twitter. 🙂 xoxo So excited for you!
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  15. Love sushi, but don’t get to eat it too much. My husband does not like sushi. Where do you get those bars? I like Lara Bars, so would love to try these out. 🙂

  16. I went to high school with Picky Bar founder Jesse! Small world! I hope you have a fun trip to MA…I am in Cambridge so you won’t be too far. Today it was almost 70 degrees…best fall day ever!

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  17. Your trip sounds AWESOME, have fun . . . . share all the details, duh
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  18. um, super cool!! talk about a very fun addition to an already awesome 2012!! can’t wait to hear all about it!
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