New Adventures!

As I reflect on the past week, I can’t help but feel grateful and full of joy. So much has happened which is making me feel very optimistic about the future. You guys came out to my very first classes as  Chocolate & Sanity and provided some great positive feedback.  I seriously can’t wait to see where this journey will go, the women I will meet, the community that can be made and the lives that can be changed.

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13.1 things no one tells you about running a half marathon

Have you ever wanted to wander into the land of the crazies and run a half marathon? Running long distance can sometimes come with unexpected situations. I’ve compiled a list of the 13.1 things no one tells you about running a half marathon.

first half marathon (2012)
first half marathon (2012)

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Race day ready?

Howdy Folks! It’s been a rough few days for me since I’ve been fight off a flu bug. I thought I was better on Monday but it hit me again yesterday. With race day just around the corner I’m a bit nervous I won’t recover in time. I’m just going take it one day at a time and really, I still have 4 days :/

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Chocolate Lava Protein Cake

Hey all! I thought I’d give you an update on my knee/calf pain. Here’s a link to my last post where I talk about it. First off I haven’t run at all in over a week and a half, which is probably the hardest part. But on the plus side it does seem to be getting better. I went for a massage last Friday which I haven’t done in years and it felt amazing. I also went for an assessment at the physiotherapist and got treated. She thinks most likely the cause is really tight muscles in my hip, quad and calf. Her prescription is to heat, stretch and foam roll daily which I have been doing. Also she gave me a few isolated exercises to do to help strengthen my glutes and knee. I even managed to go to hot yoga yesterday which really stretched it out good. I have a physio appointment today and she said we would discus when I would be able to run again. I’ve got my fingers crossed it’s soon.

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What the heck is your pelvic floor?

Okay ladies, today we are going to talk about something that is so damn important but is often missed in conversation. Your pelvic floor! What the heck is your pelvic floor?  I’m sure at some point you have heard that it is normal for some new moms to have urinary incontinence issues after giving birth. Luckily there are exercises you can do to help improve this issue. This post might have a little bit of TMI for some of you but I’m hoping it sheds light on an important topic.

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Kale and Turkey Power Bowls

Hey all!! I know it’s been a while since I last posted. We had a fabulous vacation and it’s been tough getting back into the swing of things. Here are a few highlights from our week at the cabin. The boys had a blast swimming, fishing, biking and exploring. I can’t wait to go again next summer.

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