Running in the ASICS GEL Pursue


A few weeks ago I was contacted to review a pair of the new ASICS GEL Pursue™ running shoes. The GEL Pursue™ was awarded “Best Debut Shoe” in the September 2014 Shoe Guide issue of Runner’s World. I am a fan of running in ASICS and this request came at the perfect time as my Nimbus15 and Cululus15 were reaching their max mileage from my marathon training last spring. The GEL Pursue™ is a neutral shoe that was designed for the runner looking for a more responsive shoe.  I have been running in the Gel-Nimbus the past few months and was Continue Reading

Fun at Nevada Beach


This past weekend, our family loaded up the van and headed up the mountain for a day trip to South Lake Tahoe.  We hiked.  We climbed.  We played.  We beached.  We revisited our favorite beach called Nevada Beach.  It was a beautiful day for sand castle building, bird chasing, sun bathing and swimming. The beach was full of families enjoying the beautiful day.  Kids were playing ball, swimming, playing in the sand and more.  My boys enjoyed playing in the cool mountain lake.  I waded to my ankles Continue Reading

Learning about living gluten free with Udi’s Gluten Free

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Nutrition and exercise go hand in hand. I know that I (and you) have heard many times that you can not out train a bad diet. Proper diet and nutrition is important to optimal key nutrition. Whether you have food allergies, intolerances, or just learning to eat foods that are good for you... paying close attention to what you eat is important. Many of my close friends have switched over and are leaning towards a gluten free lifestyle. They find that they are not only feeling better but are LOOKING better also. Paying close attention Continue Reading

Weekly Fitness and Nutrition Plan


Let the games begin!  Oh the adventure and excitement of change is upon us.  Learning the art of balance, juggling, and fitting in fitness, proper nutrition, homeschooling three little brains, all while solo parenting is going to be key this week.  Making sure I fit in some Mommy “Me time” is really going to be a priority for me. My husband started his job back in the Midwest today.  Yay!  That praise is followed by a quick and heavy sigh as I sit here in Sacramento typing away at my keyboard.  We still need to pack up the house, resume Continue Reading

Hiking Van Sickle Bi-State Park

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Our family loves spending as much time outdoors hiking and exploring local trails.  On Saturday we loaded up the van and headed to Tahoe for a day trip.  We hiked the Van Sickle Bi-State Park hiking trail.  We hiked a small portion of this trail last fall with my parents.  We enjoyed it so much we wanted to hike it again and go further. We really enjoy this trail because it is perfect for our family.  It is a quick hike that gets us out in nature and quickly up high enough in elevation to enjoy some amazing views of Lake Tahoe. We love Continue Reading

Five Favorite Things


This past week has been yet another wild and wonderful few days.  Full of adventure, life, busyness, and more… the days have run together and before I knew it today was Friday.  I am still trying to juggle and find balance with all of life’s responsibilities, training and fitting in our lessons (and FUN!) during our day.  Some days are awesome.  Some days are not so fun.  But we get it done. Here are five of my highlights from this past week… because it is more fun to read the highlight reel than the blooper reel, right?! The past two weeks, Continue Reading