Are you Spartan Strong? GIVEAWAY – Special Ops Spartan Sprint

In addition to running everyday, one of my goals for 2014 is to experience different types of races. Yes, I have done the Color Run before (twice), and I have ran countless 5k’s, a 10k, and a half marathon. And I want to continue to work on that half marathon distance, as well as my 5k speed. But I also want to compliment that training with some strength training. I’m not talking about lifting a few weights; I want to challenge myself to do things that I honestly don’t know weather or not I can do! And what better way to enjoy strength training and push my limits then trying out an obstacle race?

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Running Streak – Week 1 check in

Good morning! And congratulations on making it through the first week of the New Year! How are you doing on those resolutions?

Outside of my running streak, I haven’t really spoken much to what my other resolutions for this year are. I have a few that are personal that I will leave off of the blog for now. But I do want to share one other resolution of mine. This year I am going to make the effort to start being more honest with myself and others around me. I spend a lot of energy trying to please others, and I’m learning that it is usually not worth it. Have you experienced this? I waste a lot of time stressing over what others are going to think of decisions I make for myself. When I say ‘others’, I’m talking about people who I love. And I’m realizing that if I love them, and they love me, then it should not matter what decisions I make for myself. So that’s where I’m at. Like anytime we try to adjust our thought patterns, this is not going to be easy; but I believe it is manageable.


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I’m going STREAKING – 2014 running goals

Happy limbo weekend! Haha! I heard the term Limbo weekend on the Today show this morning; it means the weekend between Christmas and New Years! I loved it, so I am probably going to be saying it all weekend! Yes, I’m officially a nerd.

Anywho …. I wanted to drop in and see what kind of running goals everyone has for this coming year?
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Tuscan Chicken – Gluten Free Recipe

Hi friends!

I have been experimenting lately with fresh, healthy recipes – which I know you’re thinking, is nothing new for me. The new part is that I have been stepping out of my comfort zone and looking to limit the amount of wheat I consume, while still cooking satisfying meals. If you know anything about me you know that I am a huge pasta and bread lover, so this is no easy feat.
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Salt-less Challenge: 6 Ways to Cook with Less Sodium (Guest Post)

Hi, I’m Madalyn and am excited to be writing for Court’s blog today! I was lucky to meet Court (virtually) through an online health challenge—Elf 4 Health, organized by Nutritionella—where we were paired to swap blogs for a day. So if your looking for Court, not to worry, she’s on Sweet on Cinnamon today!

Although we are miles apart—me being a Bay Area, California girl—we both have a love for pursuing a healthy lifestyle. Right now, I’m after dairy-free recipes and mastering a headstand. Besides blogging, cooking and being a yogi, I’m a Managing Editor for I Do Venues where I get to look and write about beautiful brides all day!
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Monday’s Circuit Workout

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I spent the majority of my weekend finishing up Christmas shopping. But here are two other highlights:

1) Steven and I celebrated our two years of dating anniversary with sushi and wine! Sorry didn’t take any pictures because we didn’t take our phones out the whole time :)
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Taste the Rainbow Pasta – Gluten Free Veggie Pasta

Good evening readers –

First of all to update you on things with my family: the service to celebrate my grandmother’s life was beautiful. My grandmother was an amazing woman and she will be dearly missed by many! I am still planning to post more about her once I can gather my thoughts! For now, I am going to post on a little bit of a lighter, more flavorful subject – PASTA!!

Today’s Elf4Health challenge is Taste the Rainbow! No we are not supposed to eat a bag of skittles, but instead to eat as many colorful fruits and veggies as we can!

If you know me, you know I’m a pasta-addict! So I decided to make a colorful, veggie pasta dish!
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