Weekend Getaway = Food for the Soul

This weekend we didn’t have any plans and Shaun had a cold. It has been a long winter and we didn’t want to be at home. So we decided to go to the beach. The idea came up, we looked for a place to spend the night and 30 minutes later we were on the road. It is a 3-4 hour drive to the beach from where we live and.. Read More

Sarah’s Workout Plan 2-20-17

I am finally starting to get into the groove. Today is a designated rest day and yet I want to get out there and go for a run. It is really nice to be motivated again and very helpful when putting together my workout plan. Last Week Summary Last week began with self care. I just wanted to get healthy again. By Thursday, I was well enough to go to.. Read More

5 Reasons to Volunteer for a Fitness Event

Any event takes a lot of people working together to pull off and almost all of them could use more volunteers whether it is a PTA fundraiser or Ironman. We love volunteering for many events and have never regretted a single one. Well, except for the one that didn’t tell me where to go or who to talk to and I didn’t end up getting to help at all. That.. Read More

Fueling for Endurance and Avoid Getting Sick

I am getting over a cold. It is the second one in a month and I am generally healthy and can avoid such things. But not when I start running. You could even make a joke when you sign up for a race. When will the sickness come? As long as it isn’t on race day right? So, I just started into my actual training for the Oregon Epic Relay… Read More

Banana Bread French Toast

The first time I ate banana bread was at a small coffee shop in Missoula, Montana. It was a great weekend with a group of friends and of making new friends. It seemed like a strange item on the menu, but I had to try it. After tasting it I wondered why I hadn’t had it before. So delicious. The good thing about this recipe is that it can be.. Read More

Winterval Training: Take a chance and make a memory

In one of my pursuits to become a better person, I recently decided to make myself more available for the world around me.  This means not turning things down, and paying attention to things that may be a little out of the ordinary. That being said, I woke up this morning prepared to do some interval training at lunch.  I also woke up with 4″ of snow on the ground… Read More

Becoming a Mentally Stronger Athlete

I went for a run yesterday. It was the best of runs…it was the worst of runs. This is a picture of how I felt for most of it: Shaun and I decided to go out to a beautiful road that is well known for endurance athletes of all kinds. We knew we were headed to a bit more snow and higher elevation, but were optimistic. Across the street from.. Read More

Sun Dried Tomato Balsamic Chicken

Last night I made the best chicken I have made in a long time. Of course, it began by not finding a recipe for what I wanted and throwing it together on the fly. We have been eating less meat lately. It comes with a lot of discussion and though about making the switch to being vegetarian. For some reason, this makes me want to make the meat dishes really.. Read More

Bend Rock Gym’s “Finals Bash” Climbing Competition Review

So you may be asking yourself…What is so cool about a bouldering competition?  Good Question. A few decades ago, I was into competition climbing.  It wasn’t really a thing at that time so the formats were dubious and there was very little consistency.  Bouldering certainly wasn’t a thing.  If my selfish reasons are exposed, it would be safe to say that the reason I got into competitions was so that.. Read More

Sarah’s Workout Week In Review

This last week was finally a great week in fitness for me. We were all healthy and the week was filled with activity. Monday I woke up early and went to the gym only to find that there were fire trucks outside and it was shut down. I still don’t know what happened. Other than the extra hour I could have slept, no big deal. We went to the rock.. Read More