ACL Reconstruction Surgery: Post-Op Weeks 5&6


Hello! Summer is definitely in full swing here and the last few days have been hot. Luckily, the humidity is still relatively low so it's not unbearable (and it's cooled down a lot today!). Isn't talking about the weather fun? Time for another … [Continue reading]

Les Mills Presents The Project: Immersive Fitness

There are many, many things that I love about Les Mills programs. I became a certified Bodypump instructor in 2011 after falling in love with the format and classes. Les Mills offers a multitude of different exercise programs and there's literally … [Continue reading]

Jamaican Ten Speed [a.k.a. the "Two Sipper"]

In general, I'm not much of a cocktail drinker. When given the choice of an adult beverage I'd pretty much always choose beer or wine. However, if a restaurant or bar is known for it's amazing cocktails (like this place), I'll have to give one a … [Continue reading]

A Knee Update [4 Weeks Post-Op]

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Well, I pretty much failed at writing an update on my ACL reconstruction surgery each week. I really wish I had so that I could look back at where I was each week and track my progress easily... but life/work/Blend got in the way. So, I'm going to do … [Continue reading]

Blend 2014


It's still a little hard for me to believe- but this year's Blend Retreat has come and gone. This was the third annual gathering for Blend (and also the third year that I've been in attendance). I helped out in some capacity during planning for the … [Continue reading]

Red, White and Blue[berry] Crepes

Hello! I got back from spending five days in Park City, Utah last night and have a lot of catching up to do. I was there for the third annual Blend Retreat, which was (once again) and incredible weekend! I'll be back to tell you more about it later … [Continue reading]

Currently: June


Hello! I can't believe it's already June- once again this past month seemed to fly by. June 2014 has seemed so far away for so long, mostly because it's when The Blend Retreat is taking place. We've been planning it for almost a year, so it's crazy … [Continue reading]

Beet-Crusted Goat Cheese Balls


There are a few different "buzz foods" that jump out at me whenever I see them on a menu. Words like avocado, bacon and goat cheese usually steer me towards making a decision about what to order. And if I see that beets are on the same plate as goat … [Continue reading]

ACL Reconstruction Surgery: Post-Op Week 1


Today marks exactly one week since I had ACL reconstruction surgery. In some ways it seems like it's gone by fast, and in others... it's been the longest week of my life! If you don't care to read about knee surgery and all of the glamor that goes … [Continue reading]

Life Lately


Good morning! It's been a while since my last post, so I figured that it was time for a little "life update." The last few months have been pretty chaotic (in both good and bad ways) and I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what the summer has … [Continue reading]