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Friday Round-Up: Beach Days

You guys! I don’t even know where to begin. I had such a great time in Huntington Beach watching the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing (thanks to Samsung!) ....more

How to Overcome the Top 5 Exercise Excuses

You haven’t started your fitness program yet. You know you should. You’ve heard the benefits ....more

Turning 30: Celebrating My Black Girl Magic

I am getting ready to turn 30, and I'm in love. I have a beautiful son, a host of great friends, a wonderful man, and a growing career as a writer that I never would have dreamed of. As the day draws nearer, I have discovered for the first time in my life, I can unapologetically declare that I am in love with all of me....more

Triathlon Race Day Checklist

Okay, so this might be a really selfish post, but I’m horrible when it comes to packing for a race. Just ask Matt — we’ve gone to a few races where we get to the start line, and I all of a sudden say, “Oh shoot! I forgot _____!” Those really aren’t the words youRead more ...more

3 Nutrition Tips for Clear, Beautiful Skin

Photo credit: Brin Hanson Photography One of the lessons I’ve learned in my journey to healthy eating is that with good nutrition, comes clear, beautiful skin. When I was a teenager, college student and even graduate student I was constantly dealing with mild breakouts. My skin wasn’t horrible, but it also wasn’t clear ....more

The Breakfast Burger

With a waffle bun, crispy bacon, a poached egg and a drizzle of maple syrup, the breakfast burger has the perfect balance of sweet and salty with all the textures you could dream of. It may sound strange at first, but one bite and you’ll be hooked! Okay, okay, let’s chat about this burger before you decide that I’m completely off my rocker ....more

Should You Splint Diastasis Recti?

To splint or not to splint? That is the diastasis recti question. Some experts say you absolutely must splint 24/7 to “heal” the connective tissue, while others suggest splinting will weaken your muscles, aggravate pelvic organ prolapse, or, ironically, leave you unable to shorten the connective tissue. ...more

Gluten Free Fig Muffins (with Real Ingredients)

I still had a lot of figs leftover from my yard and needed to find more delicious ways to use them up. ...more

Marathon Training: Days 60 & 62

Day 60: Intervals Training plan called for: 20 min warm up 3x(2x1200 @4:55) (2 min RI, 4 min between sets) 10 min cool down Actual: 2 mile warm up (8:50 avg) 1200s - 4:37 & 4:55 (rest) 4:56 & 4:55 (rest) 4:57 & 4:54 Total miles: 6.5...more