I'm gearing up for another round of Whole30 next month and wanted to test out a chili recipe to make for January 1. Every New Year's Day my family and friends play a touch football game (The Injury Bowl) and enjoy lunch afterwards. We usually order sandwiches and snack on chips and pretzels, but this year I… Continue reading Sweet Potato Turkey Chili
We all know that physical activity is good for us - it helps with weight loss and/or maintenance, blood sugar control, and heart health (just to name a few benefits). Another great thing about exercise is that there are countless different ways someone can be active. Some folks run, others lift weights, rock climb, golf, play soccer,… Continue reading 5 Ways to NOT Skip Your Workout
I was excited to try this flavored water the other morning before my workout. Avitae is a 0 calorie, naturally caffeinated water; perfect for those mornings when you need a little boost- without cream, sugar, chemicals, or calories! Avitae: Tara Tested, Tara Approved! This is a great alternative to a morning cup of coffee or a pre-workout energy drink… Continue reading Wake Up, Water!
I have always wanted to be able to do pull-ups, so at the beginning of the year I decided that one of my New Years resolutions was to learn how to do a pull-up. I'm talking forward hand grip, unassisted pull-ups, the real deal. I got to work on this goal in February at the… Continue reading Practice Makes Pull-Ups
26.2 miles in the books! November 22nd marked the day of the 2015 Philadelphia Marathon and the culmination of months of hard work and training. It was a great day for a run and I was lucky to have my family there for support every step of the way! The day before: My family and… Continue reading Race Recap – Philadelphia Marathon!
The Philadelphia Marathon is less than 2 months away and my training is in full swing! Over the past few months I have completed a few 20+ mi runs and got to experiment with some different options for mid-run fuel. It has been fun to try new things and figure out what I will use… Continue reading Training Bites
It seemed that my mother had developed an inexplicable urge to visit Graceland, and so when she called me to suggest that we meet in Memphis over MLK weekend to do that and run a trail race called the SwampStomper, I was all in. This was not only a new race in a new place,… Continue reading Races in New Places, Memphis Edition