Tag Archives: trail running

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Cookies {Recipe ReDux} (Paleo/Vegan)

What goes best with chocolate? PEANUT BUTTER!!!! This month’s Recipe ReDux theme challenged us to make something healthy with our favorite chocolate match, and well…chocolate and peanut butter are pretty much a match made in heaven if you ask me. This chocolate chip banana nut cookie recipe is the perfect combination of peanut butter chocolaty-ness, …

Fighting Runner’s Knee (aka Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome)

Disclosure: I am not a doctor or physical therapist. If you have any of these pains, please don’t listen to some crazy girl on the internet–go see a doctor! What I’ve written here is based on my personal opinions, research, and experience. How I Got Runner’s Knee Want to know how NOT to run a …

Pinnacles National Park

Imagine trekking your way through towering sharp rocks that are the remnants of an ancient volcano, seeing miles of beautiful California landscapes, watching a condor glide across the sky, and scrambling through cool, pitch-black caves during the heat of the day.  This is Pinnacles National Park-America’s newest national park signed into effect by President Obama …

Granola Recipe

Granola Muncher: (1) Patcholy oil smelling, unwashed, unshaven, stink farm, bent on saving trees, see treehugger or hippie.  Wears birkenstocks usually is armed with a guitar with bad tune and/or a hemp footsack/footbag (2) Someone who enjoys hiking on nature trails and bird watching (Urban Dictionary) I think I like the second definition better.  I have been on …

Spartan Beast Race Report: Monterey

I know this is mainly a food blog but I just wanted to share a race experience.  The hubby and I do lots of races and I think I’ll start adding race reports to this blog as well. Just in case you haven’t noticed, obstacle races are popping up all over the place:  Tough Mudder, …

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

The hubby and I are LOVING California! Today we decided to take a break from our studies and go to Point Lobos for a trail run/sightseeing. There is a heat wave in California right now, and since we are on the other side of the mountains that means the weather here is in the 70s! …