Paper Shower Review: Cooling down and Cleaning up at the office.

I received a product from a company called StrideBox.  They are a monthly subscription box that sends you samples of nutrition, creams, massage tools, safety gear, and all sorts of things.  It is essentially a surprise grab-bag that you receive every month. One of the things in the StrideBox was a “Paper Shower”. Now I work in an office.  This office doesn’t have a shower. Cooling down and getting back to.. Read More

My Natural Deodorant Trial

I had high hopes that I would try a few natural deodorants and share the one that I fell in love with. There are so many out there and I haven’t given up…or maybe I have. I tried 3 different kinds that were easy to find in the store and affordable. None of them did the trick. I really would like to reduce the amount of harmful chemicals that I.. Read More

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