Five healthy recipes for your Super Bowl menu

Are y’all excited for the Super Bowl or what? 

You are more likely to find me watching a cycling race than a football game. I have nothing against it I just don’t follow it, have a favorite team or deeply care about the outcome of any game including the big one coming up. You know what I do love though? Food. Which is why I am willing to accept this day as one of fun feasting that I will glad take part in. 

Healthy Super Bowl Meny

Here’s five recipes to get your healthy Super Bowl menu started: 

1. Baked Blooming Onion via Gimme Some Oven.  Baked-Blooming-Onion-71-1

2. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs by Damn Delicious


3. This fresh guacamole from Love Grows Wild. Way better than store-bought! 


4. Rainbow Veggie Skewers via Gimme Some Oven. If you showed up at my hypothetical Super Bowl party with these, I would love you forever.  Rainbow-Veggie-Skewers-6

5. Baked Carrot and Zucchini Fries via MJ and Hungry Man. Ok I realize these could be a stretch for your Super Bowl Menu however I would eat them all if I was there. It’s always good to try new things, am I right?


What do you have planned for Super Bowl Sunday? My mom runs a local half marathon every year that is always on Super Bowl Sunday so I will probably be out there cheering her on. After that my plans are still up in the air. 

Die hard fan for either team? I like Seattle so I think I’ll go with the Seahawks. 

Healthy Regards,




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Hi there! 

Have you seen these “Currently” posts floating around blogs? I enjoy reading them so I thought I would do one for you all today! 

Lets see what is currently going on in my life:


MAKING: A whole lot of green juice. This is a little silly. I used to be anti-juicing. I really enjoy actually chewing my food so drinking juice never appealed to me. After realizing that I could squeeze 100% more nutrients into a juice then the amount of produce I could eat in the same sitting I starting experimenting. Soon enough I was addicted. Plus it tastes pretty wonderful. 

READING: The Well-Built Triathlete by Matt Dixon. I actually just finished the book this past weekend. So much good info for all triathletes in this book. Although it’s very info heavy I read every word cover to cover in about 4 days. It is that good and one I would highly recommend.  photo

LOOKING FORWARD: To my first road bike race next weekend. 

PLAYING: With my Rue girl. Tug of war is our favorite, I usually win.  Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 4.00.37 PM

WATCHING: Parenthood! I started this series about a month ago on Netflix and am already to the third season! It took me a few episodes to get into but am hooked now. 

DRINKING: Green juice! 

 WISHING: To find a job. I am actually not feeling all that conventionally career inspired right now but it would be beneficial for my bank account to get something.  IMG_8191

LEARNING: To be patient. It is easy to ahead of myself and want to be right back where I was a year ago as get back into triathlon. After a year away I am not physically where I want to be. Patience means going slow knowing that I setting myself up for longevity. It means trusting this process and knowing I will come back stronger in time. 

ENJOYING: Being home with my parents! I really am. I haven’t been around them this much for years. The other night I got to go watch my mom at her swim practice. It was so nice to be able to do something like that after all the years she has supported me in my sports.  photo 7

LOVING: Being able to focus on my training again. 

NEEDING: To get my car washed. It’s a bit dirty. 

WEARING: What I always wear? Leggings and other lululemon workout apparel. 

FEELING: Excited for what this year has in store for me. 

MISSING: Colorado. I just can’t make up my mind which is why I have decided in my ideal world I will spend the Summer/Fall in Colorado and the Winter/Spring in California. That sounds good, right?  IMG_0957_2

Tell me:

 What are you currently loving, wishing, learning, drinking or any other current ish?

Healthy Regards,



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Why I quit my job and moved in with my parents.

On the first of January I packed up my Los Angeles apartment and moved back to my parent’s house in Orange County. 


 It was not an easy decision but it was one that had been on my mind for some time. 

I can remember saying more than once as a college senior that I would never live with my parents again.

Not because they aren’t fantastic parents but because:

1. I thought I would go crazy.

2. My pride. 

3. I enjoy my independence. 

And then my first year out of college came.

I moved to Colorado thinking I could train like I wanted to while chasing a profession I wanted and at the same time automatically be making enough money to support myself.

I was wrong.

For a variety of reasons I left Colorado and moved to LA. I  got a job and financially I was great but I wasn’t training nearly as much as I wanted and while I loved the people I worked with, my heart was not in the work. 

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A few months into my new job I found myself injured and unable to fulfill my tasks at work. 

By this time (October), 10 months into my first year of “making it on my own” all I could think about was swimming, riding my bike, running and racing. I was injured, depressed and desperately missing triathlon.   Triathlon

For something that was just my hobby my heart seemed to be more invested in it than my mind wanted to admit. 

Which is silly because exactly a year earlier I had told parents, coaches and friends that I just wanted to do triathlon  for fun. But really maybe I was just scared. Was I using this as a way to protect myself from public failure? When really I dreamed of more. 

After a lot of hard thinking, tears and deep conversations I came to realize that: 

The best place for me right now is home.

To focus on my health without many life-stressors.

To find what I love again.

And to feed my inner hunger to swim, bike, run and race. 

I ultimately realized that I had to choose the path that felt right to me, not the one that looked right to anyone else.  


So while there are always sacrifices (like my bank account right now) I ultimately want to make sure I am waking up every single day excited for what I get to do.

And right now I am. 

Healthy Regards,


I wanna know…

Maybe a loaded question but do you love your everyday? Even if you are not in the perfect place how do you make sure that you enjoy what you are doing? 






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Triathlon Training Recap 1.12 – 1.18

Slowly but surely I am finding my triathlon training groove again. 

I still have a long way to get back to where I was before the injuries began but this sport is all about learning to love the process. 

Having successful race days is fun however those days are a very small piece of this pie (I like pumpkin). Finding ways to love every day that you get to train is just as important to your success as swim-bike-run.

Big things are built one brick at a

Monday – Reboot and recover! 

Tuesday – AM: Easy Bike 1 hour. Mid-day: Easy Run 1 hour. PM: strength 30 minutes. First run since September and it hurt. I see why people think they don’t like running, my body felt things it hasn’t felt in months!

Wednesday – AM: Swim 75 minutes, bike 1 hour 45 minutes.  

Thursday – AM: Ride 2 hours 15 minutes with intervals. I am loving all my rides where I get to add some intensity in! I

Friday – AM: Swim 1 hour + Strength 40 minutes PM: Run 30 minutes. This run felt a bit easier, but still hard! When does it get easy again? (;

Saturday – Swim 90 minutes, ride 3 hours 15 minutes. Training day perfection, this is what I love. 

Sunday – AM: Group ride 1 hour 45 minutes. MID: Elliptical 30 minutes + strength 30 minutes. I did this same group ride 2 weeks ago. It is a hard one with lots of climbing and speedy riders. This week I saw a huge improvement and stayed with a pack that I got dropped by the last time I did the ride. Always fun to do just a tad better, right? 


Swim- 3 hours 45 minutes

Bike- 10 hours 

Run + Elliptical - 1 hours 30 minutes

Strength - 1 hour 40 minutes

= 16 hours 55 minutes total training 

Healthy Regards,


Let’s Chat: 

What was your biggest workout/training accomplishment this week? For me running was a big one! I also felt very accomplished after my Sunday ride. 




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