Not Quite the Weekend I Had Envisioned

Last weekend was supposed to be (that's your spoiler alert right there) race weekend. Alli (my baby) and I had registered months ago, airline tickets had been purchased, and training was complete. Unfortunately, (spoiler alert #2) life does not always go as planned. For starters, the day before heading back to Wisconsin, my uncle passed…

It’s Time to Kick Diet Culture to the Curb

Your body is incredibly smart. There is so much it does without you even thinking about it. For example, I bet your heart is beating right this very second. And you're not even telling it to. In the words of the BIG GUY, you are incredibly made. Yet, we tend to forget just how wise…

5 Things That Have Been Taking Up Space in my Head as of Late

Let's just start with this: I am so grateful for the sun today. After 3 rainy, dreary days, my mood and energy level were suffering. So, yes. Today I am grateful for the sun. At any rate, whenever there are days that are dark and forlorn, I tend to do a lot of thinking. Sometimes…

Recipe: Hidden Veggie Marinara

Confession. For an embarrassingly long time, I didn't know you could make marinara. I didn't know you could easily open a few cans, chop a few veggies, and throw everything in a pot, creating a meal with love, all while making your kitchen smell like an Italian restaurant. (Big bonus there, my friends.) I pretty much…

When a Diet is About More than Health

About 5 1/2 years ago, I embarked on a journey to become "healthy". At the time, becoming "healthy" meant feeling healthy. I wanted to have energy to run and hike and bike and ski. I wanted to eat without doing any type of math. I wanted my food choices to benefit my health, not destroy…