Last year, I ran my first Half Marathon and when I first signed up, I didn’t really know how to train for a half marathon. I did a lot of research online, perused Pinterest for quick programs and read half of the Runner’s World Big Book of Marathon and Half Marathon Training! I think my biggest takeaway after talking to people who frequently run half marathons and through my research, was to pace myself. Steady pace finishes the race!
When I trained last time around, I didn’t really know how to pace myself. I had never used a heart rate monitor and just ran in whatever pace I felt comfortable with in the moment. I usually ended up with a faster pace in the beginning and then slowing down as the run progressed. Continue reading →
Whenever I go to the grocery store I tend to flip through the magazines as I am waiting in line to checkout. I see a good food one here and a cool fashion one there and just as I am about to make a decision on which one to buy, I am reminded by my sensible self, that I don’t need a million magazines cluttering up my tiny apartment and I can probably find all that stuff on Pinterest anyways. Do you think I ever search out the things I love in the magazine on Pinterest? Usually not.
I do love reading magazines though! Getting some new inspiration on delicious recipes, spring trends, organizing tips, everything! I just wish they didn’t take up so much space and if I were to buy all the ones I like, it would cost a fortune!
When I was at the Mom 2.0 Summit in Scottsdale last month, Next Issue was there and I had vaguely heard of them, but didn’t really know what it is. Now I can attest, it’s the coolest thing ever! It’s like Netflix for magazines! It’s an app where you get access to almost any magazine right in your Ipad! You pay only $ 9.99 a month for all monthly magazines or $ 14.99 for all monthly and weekly magazines. That’s the same as two fashion magazines, or one cooking one. Except here you get them all.
They had a free trial at the conference and I signed up right away! I love that I can now read all my favorite magazines without the clutter and at a decent price!
Spring is in the air and that means summer is right around the corner! I love making smoothies once it heats up outside because it’s so easy and fresh. I am usually not that hungry when it gets really hot outside and a smoothie is a perfect small in between meal!
What you’ll need for one large glass
A handful of Raspberries
Orange juice. As much as you want depending on how liquid you like your smoothie
2 tbsp Greek vanilla yogurt
3-4 Ice cubes
A blender or a hand stand mixer
Oh, and I have another trick for you! Peel the banana along two of the sides and keep one. That way you can cut the banana into slices without having to worry about any spills or pieces flying everywhere! Yes, we’ve all been there.
Peel of the stem of the Strawberries and give them a rinse. Add everything in the blender and hit crush/blend/swirl or whatever your blender says! And done, enjoy! :) And then clean up… I hope you’ll like it!