I've you've been reading my blog for a little bit, you know that Bikram Yoga is a mainstay in my workout routine. I try to get to class at least twice a week because I love the stretch, the unique burn, and the cleanse I get from it. I've had a few questions about what exactly Bikram entails, so I thought I'd do a post breaking down one of my favorite forms of exercise. What Is It? From his site: Bikram Yoga is the 26 postures Sequence selected and developed by Bikram Choudhury from Hatha . . .
Dear Menu Creators, Chefs, and Catering Managers, As vegetarians, we greatly appreciate being accommodated at parties and events. We realize it's a hassle for you to have to create a separate meal when you are already busy cooking for a large crowd. The extra effort does not go unnoticed. We have one request, however, and it is that you create the vegetarian dish using the same process that you create the meat entrée. That is: protein, carbohydrate, and vegetable. Most plates consist of a . . .
Warning: this post is long, but official race pictures are included! I'm going to attempt to get through my entire marathon experience at once. I have divided the post into four sections: Training, The Marathon, Post-race, and Tips. I tried to touch on the physical, emotional, and psychological experience as well as address some of the questions I have been asked. Here we go. Marathon Training Training for a marathon is a huge time commitment. The time involved was my biggest hesitation before . . .
Alright guys. I got a request to post my marathon playlist and I'm going to do it, but not without some caveats. I'm not a huge music person. I love music, and I love all types with the exception of heavy metal and hard-core rap, but I've never been one to seek out new music and follow bands passionately. I mostly just listen to what's popular. In the car I stick to country, but for workouts I'm usually jamming to Top 20 hits. So don't expect much out of this playlist. (5 hours total.) Who . . .
The Go! St. Louis Marathon Weekend includes a Health and Fitness Expo, a 5K Run/walk, children's fun runs, and a "mature mile" on Saturday and then the half-marathon, marathon, and marathon relay on Sunday. There are over 23,000 participants. Expo: I received my bib number by email a few days before the Expo along with a "virtual goody bag" which essentially was just a website listing the sponsors. The Expo itself was on Friday evening and Saturday during the day. We went on Friday about an . . .
You guys have made me feel so awesome with all of your comments and congratulations on the marathon! Thank you!! I am so lucky to have such great support from family and friends. My aunt even sent me flowers today at working with a note that said "hope these make your legs feel better" :) I slept until around 7 this morning before getting ready for work. Surprisingly my legs feel alright! I'm definitely sore in my right knee which causes me to walk just a little funny, but I'm okay as long . . .
Today is actually the one year anniversary of my first ever race - the Holy Half Marathon at Notre Dame. I find it very fitting that exactly one year after I proved to myself that I could simply be a runner, I have proved to myself that I can push my body to run a marathon. ************** I slept decently well last night and was ready to go when my alarm rang at 5am. I drank some hot lemon water while I got dressed. I felt good - excited and just a little nervous. I was worried I might . . .
Hi Guys! Since I'm a HUGE baseball fan, I thought Monday Man-Day this week should be dedicated to the start of the season. Opening Day is Thursday!! (information to impress your guy with #1) I learned a lot about baseball from sitting through games and asking my brothers questions without stop. Except when they about smacked me for being so annoying. But now you don't have to worry about asking questions or sounding stupid the next time you're watching a game with your guy - here is a chick's . . .
Today was the most beautiful Sunday on the face of the earth. It was 80 and sunny - the type of day where it should be illegal to stay inside. I got to spend a few hours this afternoon reading a magazine on my patio and even got some color on my chest! It's days like today that make me think I should move somewhere where it's warm year round. Have you checked out the "Cawfee Talk" on Julie's post? I ask about climate and happiness there. **** I had waffles on the brain for breakfast. I'm a . . .
My day has totally taken a turn for the better! First, I had an awesome conversation with an executive at work about starting healthy living initiatives. Then my guest post went up on Julie's Blog. Then right after I finished making two amazing Irish dishes, I found out I won Terra chips from Sophia! Talk about a lucky duck! **** Since tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, I felt inclined to make a traditional Irish meal. You do know that people in Ireland eat don't corned beef and cabbage all the . . .