Tag Archive: running while vegan

And With 2019 Comes New Races, New Challenges, New Distances and Stronger Training!

Mike and I moved to Orange County on Halloween night and so much has changed since then, and since my last post in December! We started eating much healthier, both of us dropping about 10lbs each. I started working at a specialty run shop, so my knowledge about shoes, shoe fittings, nutrition and apparel has […]

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Hip Flexibility for all Your Mobility Needs! Seriously, it’s Important. Ask Me How.

I know as of late my blog is starting to look like a Yoga With Adriene fan site, but what can I say? I’m a huge fan and her yoga videos have helped me and my running tremendously. Stumbling across her Yoga For Beginners video on YouTube is what got the fitness ball rolling for […]

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Quick Yoga For the Mornings, Especially For Those Of Us That Don’t Workout In The Morning!

As I’ve gotten older, I find myself relishing in early mornings and even, dare I say it, early bedtimes! It hasn’t always been like this, not by a long shot, and my family still expects me to sleep til noon when visit. I used to revel in the quiet of 3am, usually because I’d get […]

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So Delicious: A Tropical Holiday Getaway in a Glass!

I try to enjoy egg nog (non-dairy for the last 12 years) the same way I try to enjoy Hallmark Christmas movies: with no dice. I’m not a fan, but that doesn’t stop me from trying every year with new movies and new beverage brands. Well, thank goodness for that resilient attitude because I’ve realized […]

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Ultimate Direction Hydration Pack and the Bulldog 25k Trail Race!

2018 was a pretty busy summer for me, race-wise. For the first time in about 10 years, I had weekends off and I signed up for EVERYTHING. The opportunity to be able to race like that was a precious time not lost on me; now that Mike and I have moved to Huntington Beach, I’m […]

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Race Recap: Long Beach Marathon!

One of my favorite, local, SoCal races, is the Jet Blue Long Beach Marathon! There are a few different race options available during this race weekend, including the half marathon distance, 5k, 20 mile bike ride, and 20 mile bike ride/half marathon combo! The last two years, I’ve run the marathon, which is definitely not […]

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How to Roast Garlic! It’s So Simple and Delicious!

I don’t know why it took me so long (37 years) to roast my own garlic, but now I’m going to constantly have roasted bulbs in my fridge! It’s seriously so easy, and it adds a beautiful depth of flavor to whatever you incorporate it to! I followed this recipe, and seriously, my bulbs came […]

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Workin’ That Booooooty

As a runner, I didn’t think it was pertinent to work on my booty;  didn’t hitting the pavement almost daily do that work for me? It turns out that no, running alone is not enough. Strengthening your backside not only  lifts your booty, making it look and feel awesome, it also helps to prevent injuries […]

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How to Get Tough Stains Outta Your Clothes and Mrs Meyer’s Appreciation

Did you know you can use a household all-purpose spray as a spot cleaner on your clothes? Spray on stains, let it sit at least an hour, and wash as normal! Working in kitchens, I’d always get cooking oil on my clothes and aprons, and Mrs Meyers took some of the gnarliest stains out. I’m […]

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Race Recap: Rock’n Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon!

On October 28th, 2018 Mike and I  got our new personal worsts in the half marathon distance, and it was worth every minute! We ran the Halloween-themed Rock’n Roll Los Angeles half marathon, and decided to run in costume — Mike was a hot dog and I was a taco! We didn’t know if we […]

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Product Review: Good Karma Unsweetened Flax Milk!

One of my new favorite things to do with Mike is scout out the local Grocery Outlet and 99 Cents Store Only before we head to the standard supermarket for our groceries. It’s like a treasure hunt — we find the best stuff! Recently we were able to stock up on Daiya cheese for $2.50 […]

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Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup is Accidentally Vegan!

Mike is not usually one into sweets or dessert, so when he gets a craving, I am all about it! While in the supermarket one night, Mike decided he was in the mood for banana splits, and as a supportive girlfriend, I wanted to make this happen for me us him! I didn’t realize Hershey’s […]

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Product Review: Trader Joe’s Peppermint Mocha Almond Creamer!

Nothing gets me in the holiday spirit more than when Starbucks releases their Peppermint Mocha and Trader Joe’s Peppermint Joe-Joe’s hit the the shelves! My favorite part of the holidays is seeing my family, but that generally doesn’t happen until Christmas Eve, and to keep myself from feeling like a complete grinch, I overindulge in […]

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Race Recap: San Francisco Marathon 2018!

I had no plans to run San Francisco Marathon this year, or really, any time in the near future. SF Marathon was a bucket list race that I was intimidated by, with it’s hills, oh those steep, steep hills. I’m from the Bay Area, and lived in SF for about four years — I love […]

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Jenny’s the Name, (Easy) Vegan Glamour is the Game!

I love vegan beauty products almost as much as I love food products and running! Sometimes I’m that runner with make-up on, because hey! My photo is being captured! Now,  I’m no Miss Miriam or Vegan Beauty Addict, but I can manage winged eyeliner, just don’t ask me about much else — contouring, what? There […]

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