Green Smoothies: Banana Strawberry Sunrise

One of my favorite parts about being at the shore with my family (we go down to Ocean City, New Jersey a few times a year) is my morning routine: a run by the ocean followed by green smoothies from the Bashful Banana. I love the feeling of indulgence they bring - that's right, they're... Continue Reading →


Girls: Strength Training Matters!

Alright, I have a confession. I'm a distance runner - but you already knew that. There's another side to what I do though (and have done in the past). I'm a lifter. I love the feeling of being strong, in many cases more than being fast. In fact, in the past I thought that's how... Continue Reading →

Intermediate Speed Medley Treadmill Workout

When the weather is rough sometimes things just need to happen inside. While the track is generally the best location for interval training, it can happen anywhere. Treadmills aren't the end of the world, in fact, they offer great control options. Below is an intermediate - advanced treadmill speed workout. The concept is simple: it's... Continue Reading →

Gluten Free Parmesan Garlic Crackers

  I love snacking. Being gluten free and hyper-aware of the preservatives, additives and fillers found in most pre-packaged snack foods makes it really hard to sit down and enjoy something without guilt. Because of this, I set out to create my own alternative. After a few tries, I came up with a recipe that... Continue Reading →

2014: Who’s In?

  I'm not a big fan of new years resolutions. I think they set people up to fail and are made without plans. But, I do think a new year (or any time for that matter!) is a great time to start thinking about goals (long and short term) and making plans to see them... Continue Reading →

Butternut Squash and Red Onion Pasta

Last night I was looking for something a little lighter for dinner, but with the heartiness of a fuller meal. I started throwing things together based on a few other recipes I found. The result? It was a hit...both kids and the husband enjoyed!   Butternut Squash and Red Onion Pasta Ingredients 8.8oz package (or... Continue Reading →

Jingle Bell 5K

On Saturday, December 14, I took part in the Jingle Bell 5k in Harrisburg for the Arthritis Foundation. It was my first 5k in a few months, and I couldn't wait to be a part of the day. Below is my take! Let me start by saying, the day was COLD. When I woke up... Continue Reading →

Couscous Caviar (Gluten Free)

Here's the thing. I love entertaining. I love creating appetizers that make my guests happy and provide a little flare. But, I stop short of calling myself super...."cultured." For example. John and I went on a Southern Caribbean cruise for our one year anniversary (it was our honeymoon, just delayed). We were SO excited to... Continue Reading →

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