Get the Body of an Action Hero (Or at Least of the Actors Who Play Them)

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Soldier of Steel™. Last week, the movie buzz was all around Spirit of the Marathon II, and I was so lucky to have caught the sneak preview of it one week prior. It was so neat to get to see runners just like me achieve their marathon dreams! I’ve said it before and I will say it again: the feeling of crossing the finish line at a marathon never {Read More}

Review / Giveaway: Spirit of the Marathon II

Saturday’s Rock N Roll San Diego was one of the best I’ve been to a long time. I was really impressed with the array of vendors and brands there to represent, which included many of my favorites (hi, Westin!). But one of the booths offered something even more special than socks or protein bars – the promotional booth for Spirit of the Marathon II: Rome Marathon. Both Blake and I had entered a lottery before the race to win tickets {Read More}

What I’m watching/reading

Happy Monday! Or… Tuesday. But after getting insanely sick this weekend, sleeping for 30 out of 36 hours, and then having to move my travel schedule to fly out Tuesday morning… my brain is a bit confused. Usually, Sunday is when I go to bed super early in preparation for my early morning flight, Monday is the longest day of the week, and then by Tuesday I start to get on a normal schedule (just in time for me to fly {Read More}

Top Chef Restaurant Review: Social Eatz, by Angelo Sosa

My goodness, what a weekend! On Thursday, I had a work social event that ended up being pretty fruitful for me. I spoke with our CEO for about 20 minutes and the head of financial services for about 30, all about my thoughts on our integration (we were acquired a few months ago) and what cultural changes were still necessary to make it successful at the junior staff levels. On Friday, in the all day meetings we had, the CEO {Read More}

It’s Oscars night!

Yesterday, I finally made it out to see my first-and-only Oscars-nominated movie: The King’s Speech. WOW! It was fantastic. I could totally relate to all the vocal exercises that Bertie had to do, since that was pretty much what I did in voice class my whole first semester of college. Also like Bertie, I had vocal issues where my throat would kind of close up when I was nervous – which of course made it even worse because I would {Read More}

Red Letter Night

I got out of work at 6:30pm, pumped about what lay ahead. In addition to having a healthy dinner and a killer workout on tap, it was also one of the cheesiest, most fun nights of TV of the year: Bachelor Season Finale night! I think I’ve mentioned The Bachelor a few times on the blog, but for new readers, I’ll take a minute to explain. If you’ve never seen it, you probably think I’m shallow for watching. But that’s {Read More}

If you can dream it, you can do it

For the last two weeks, I’ve gotten really good about going to the gym. Amazing considering I was a slacker for the last 6 months or so (well, I did marathons, but I didn’t exercise at all besides those)! My new routine is to set my alarm for 6:15, snooze till 6:30, and be dressed and downstairs at the gym by 6:45. I’ve figured out how to get my favorite TV shows to play on my Droid, so I watch {Read More}

The Marathoning Cow

Last night I had another book club, but this was a special one: it was my month to choose the book and venue, make up the questions, and host. I chose a lighter book than this group typically reads, The Help by Kathryn Stockett. It’s a really wonderful read, all about women in Jackson, MS in the 1960s and how they deal with the changing world. The focus of the story is on the disparity between the upperclass women and {Read More}

My Bucket List

This morning, I was watching The Rachael Ray Show while getting ready (as I usually do), and she did a segment about some new reality stars I had never heard of before. Their show, on MTV, is called The Buried Life, and unlike thoughtless shows portraying idiots running around drinking (ahem, Jersey Shore, I’m talking to you) it seems like a really neat concept. Four guys travel around the world trying to do everything on their “bucket lists,” and along {Read More}

Race Report: Steamtown Marathon

When I heard my alarm go off at 5 AM this morning, I was still exhausted, and I couldn’t shake the sense that I had some kind of nightmare and was still feeling pent up over it. I got myself together and was ready to go by 5:30, and we headed out into the dark and cold morning toward the race start. The race director had provided a sheet of directions from all the different areas that had hotels – {Read More}