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I was recently challenged to try something outside of my fitness comfort zone.  That same week, my friend Jen asked a group of momma friends if they’d be interested in joining her Warrior Dash team.  It was a perfect fit – obstacle mud runs are definitely outside of my norm!    Switch It Up, brought [...]


This post is sponsored by Sleep Innovations. Sleep – precious sleep. As you guys know, I just renovated our bedroom to be more “hotel like” in quest of a better night’s sleep. And guess what? It’s working!    The couch has been downgraded – it’s no longer my favorite place in the house.  This room [...]


Golf Break

This post is sponsored by Sargento Foods. Kristien and I keep joking that this summer is known as Brainwashing Henry into Loving Sports Summer <--- that’s the official title.  Honestly, it’s not hard – this kid has been kicking a ball since he was barely able to walk.  And thanks to spectating a few races [...]


Happy National Running Day!  I LOVE to run.  I started running nine years ago in a quest to improve my physical health and mental outlook, and it really did change my life.  I remember that first run so clearly – I made it only a few minutes before I found myself almost dry heaving on [...]


This post is sponsored by Sargento Foods.   I didn’t want to miss out on recapping some fun we had a few weekends back. Better late than never, right? I was in desperate need for a BREAK from the daily grind.  Work had been crazy.  So I put away my To Do list, powered down [...]


Don’t forget the bike!  Hah. I feel like I did an awesome job packing for Sunday’s race.  I brought everything I needed but didn’t end up carrying around a bunch of extra stuff.  Here’s what I took with me: General: Tri-suit (I wore one from MooMotion) Enell sports bra (BTW, this dried off really well [...]


Since I posted my boot camp transformation, I've received so many questions from readers about the boot camp workouts. I hear over and over again, "I want to strength train, but I just feel so lost in the weight room!"  You all talk about feeling aimless and randomly picking up weights, doing a few moves, [...]


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BUBBA Burger for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. On our awesome but super short beach trip, we had to feed 21 people - 5 men, 5 women, and 11 children, of which 9 actually eat solids. Suffice it to say that meal planning [...]


FIVE DAYS until my first triathlon of the season! I think training buddy Brandi and I are ready… Well, I sure hope so! I’m curious to see how this race goes because I trained very differently for this event.   For my other races, I followed a training plan diligently and focused on swimming, running, and [...]


I have always obsessed with origami, but the art of folding paper falls into the category of “things I’d love to do but don’t have the time to figure out.” But remember when I told you all about my new computer, the Sprout? <—here’s my review of the immersive computer with two touchable workspaces.  Well, [...]


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The North Face . All opinions are 100% mine. Our big challenge in boot camp this week is an 800 meter row - that's half a mile on the rower! Oof. There are some pretty fit people in my boot camp because my time [...]


This post includes a product review from Evenflo! Car seats. Oh, car seats! When you're a new parent and are car seat shopping, it can be SO easy to quickly overwhelmed. What kind do I need? Why? When can I switch styles? Most parents are aware that rear-facing is safer than forward-facing for babies and [...]


I have the coolest thing to share with you!  It’s the Sprout. No, no – not THAT sprout.  This Sprout! I have owned and loved HP products for a long time, so I was pretty thrilled when I was asked to review the new Sprout computer.  If you are in the market for a new [...]


Are you doing lots of yard work these days? Man – I feel like that’s ALL we do on the weekends!  But it is all worth it when you get to kick back and enjoy the fruits of your labor, right? I cant’ wait to talk a little bit about our latest backyard transformation, and [...]