Wednesday, March 23, 2011

smells like summer.

there are many signs around san diego, despite some rainy weather, that summer will soon be upon us...

starting with the tour bus going up torrey pines hill yesterday full of tourists... followed up by hearing 6 different languages on my run around the trails. torrey pines, for those that do not know, is our local state reserve with endless amounts of trails all over the cliff side... views that do not disappoint and come with a guarantee to make your day better!

to your health,

Saturday, March 12, 2011

a few recent obsessions...

....that may or may not have to do with anything related to pace, heart rate, longest run workout, etc. you get the point.

1. really good balsamic vinegar and olive oil. if you live in encinitas you must do yourself (not so much your bank account) a favor and check out Baker and Olive! not only will you get the best customer service in helping you chose your heavenly treats but balsamic that is aged 18 years... there are just no words to describe how good it tastes.

2. target. jean shorts. $18. made for teenagers. a spring staple.

3. craving something sweet? crave it all the time! especially if you like cinnamon, black licorice and citrus. its caffeine free too!

4. baking. we cancelled cable. i became betty crocker. of course i doubt betty used coconut flour, agave syrup and coconut oil in place of sugar and butter! recipe is below!

5. the ipod shuffle. my pink one was stolen in june... i have not bought a new one since because i am indecisive about the color...

6. lululemon full retail no longer... expect limited sizes and colors of course.

7. anything alice and oliva, sequins or audrey hepburn... online browsing only recommended.

8. the bachelor. i had to add it. i'd be lying if i did not. at least its a great excuse to have a girls night.

*colleen's homemade healthier version of oatmeal cookies*

dry ingredients:

1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1.5 cups rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup dried cranberries

wet ingredients:
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup agave syrup
1 tablespoon dark molasses
2 egg whites (whipped with 2 tablespoons water)
1 teaspoon vanilla

- combine dry ingredients in a bowl
- combine wet ingredients in a separate bowl from the dry ones
- mix wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until mixed. you may have to add some water if the dough is too sticky or crumbling. it will be thick!
-place tablespoon fulls of dough onto a cookie sheet
- bake at 325 for 15 minutes

P.S. any input on i-pod shuffle color would be greatly appreciated. i really have missed jay-z on my runs!

to your health,

Monday, March 7, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

Best of Solana Beach!

i was trying to video while running... not the best idea. just an afternoon run in the middle of winter! got to love san diego!

to your health,

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bring your green hat too!

the next event on tap- get your green on! and your speed on! once again- boys beware: yawn moment- it will be all about the outfit! you can bet ill have the best green from head to toe. starting with green Zoot shoes all the way up to my lime green 'highlighter' Lulu tech- tee. now ill just need to finish it off with some classy target gloves and maybe a new headband.

joining me, myself and i are a few of my clients! i started getting some clients together to meet twice a week from the studio for... Run Club! most of them are training for local 5ks all the way up to half marathons. i am hoping i have rallied a few for this st. patties day event. pictures will be a must for this fun event!

get running- and get your green together.

ps. almost forgot: my you tube video... sort of cheating.. i am pretty sure i got Flexr sports some more hits on THEIR you tube video but i thought it counted since i was in it. that is their commercial that they play at every.single.rockandrollrunning.event. on a big flat screen tv. pretty funny. at least it got me to create a you tube channel!

to your health,