SUPER indulgent…caramel and chocolate.

Wait, this is a healthy living blog isn't it? Why are chocolate and caramel in the title?!  I like to make other people fat. I was in the baking mood and asked Coach what his favorite cookie was.  He couldn't come up with one, but claimed anything with caramel and chocolate always caught his attention.So, I began searching through Pinterest and landed on a Peanut Butter Cup Brownies.  I could totally adapt that recipe with caramel, couldn't I?THIS IS SUPER EASY.1 bag/box of brownie mix1/2 - 1 c. … [Continue reading]

Balance During the Holidays? 5 FitFluential Tips

This time of year is festive and busy! You have parties to attend, gifts to purchase, and holiday engagements left and right.  How do YOU find balance?1. PRIORITIZE. During the holidays, I want to do it all.  Decorate the house, go ice skating, see all the Christmas lights, create homemade, thoughtful gifts, sit by the fire (if we had a fireplace) and read a book, but I cannot clone myself. Throughout it all, I know I don't want to put on the traditional 5 - 7 lbs most Americans do this time of … [Continue reading]

Gym Tabata Workout

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After taking a week off from running following the Rock-N-Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon, I have been focusing on spinning class and strength training.  I committed to no running for 10-14 days in order to rest my feet.  This has been challenging.My body (minus my stomach) recovered from the half marathon fast, but I want my plantar facsiitis to ease up.So, after 30 minutes on the elliptical, Coach and I did a handful of exercises using my Gymboss timer in tabata format which is 20 seconds of … [Continue reading]

Just a few more Race Pictures

Here are a few more pictures from the Rock-N-Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon.  Do you think Coach won by a...tongue?Let's hold hands...Lean, break the tape!Coach wins by a tongue!And, we're spent.Half Marathon #4 [1:47:xx]Have a fabulous weekend readers!  Are any of you running holiday races?  If so, please comment below so I can check you out. … [Continue reading]

7 Tips to Start Your Fitness Journey…NOW

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As a FitFluential ambassador, I believe its important to share information and encourage others pursuing a healthy lifestyle too. Are you ready to take that next step? 1. GET SWEATY IN THE MORNING. Excuses multiply exponentially the longer the day goes on.  There will be laundry to fold, errands to run, and for many like me, a job consuming most hours of the waking day leaving you spent at the end.     Set your alarm clock away from your bed where you have to physically get up to … [Continue reading]

Las Vegas Rock-N-Roll Race Report

The World's Largest Nighttime Running Event certainly caught my attention when we registered for it back in May during a 2 day discounted period.  And, I figured a trip to Las Vegas would help me convince Spencer to run his 2nd half marathon with me. Obviously, 43,998 other runners thought the same thing... I know many of you have read complaints about the event and they are valid. I'm not here to be negative, but I will be objective.  There are obvious logistical improvements to be made … [Continue reading]

There’s Beer Pong Here?

Coach & I flew to Las Vegas on Friday afternoon hoping to make it to the expo before it closed.  Coach was REALLY looking forward to it since our first half marathon was so small. Talk about extremes, right?!Friday night at the expo. Easy to navigate.Coach said our first priority was to get him the bracelet for a FREE BEER after the half marathon. He deserves it for joining me on this wild ride.My first priority was finding lovely Kim of nuun who I had the pleasure of running with for the Hood … [Continue reading]

So You Think You Can Dance? RNRLV Meet-Up

So, I know this post is a little out of order, but I had to share the fun comes with bringing a group of runner/bloggers together in a social setting...like, say Las Vegas!Mandalay Bay and Marathon Bars were kind enough to sponsor the meet-up at the Eye Candy Sound Lounge on Saturday night. Tricia did so much leg-work for this event, but was unable to make it to Vegas. We missed you!The fabulous group from Marathon BarsMB opened the lounge privately for us to mingle, talk running, meet each … [Continue reading]

RNR Vegas Ninja

Getting ready to take off for Las Vegas today! Coach and I are wearing bib #'s 3347 & 3348 and will be in Corral 3 for the start of the half marathon. Come say "hi" to us!I'm planning on bling-ing it out on the strip in my Team Sparkle skirt and a few bedazzled pieces. Here's a taste of my race outfit. Probably going with capris on underneath.Oh, how I love puffy paint! BackCoach and I looking forward to meeting lots of new faces, so check out the meet-ups on Saturday if you have time.And, for … [Continue reading]

Thoughts: Rock-N-Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon

The Rock-N-Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half Marathon will take place at night this year! Coach and I are stoked to run my 4th and his 2nd half marathons on the Vegas strip!A little over a year ago, Coach and I ran our first half marathon together just outside of Las Vegas in Boulder City, NV shooting for a sub-2 hour half. We finished in 1:50 We have been training together thanks to a fabulous plan created by Coach Tall Mom that took into account our schedules and additional cross training and … [Continue reading]