Banana “Nice” Cream with Cherry Sauce

For this recipe you will need a high powered blender like a VitaMix or Blendtec. It is in 2 steps- first to make the cherry sauce and second to make the nice cream. You will need: Frozen bananas broken into pieces (4-6 bananas depending on size) 5 Medjool dates soaked for 30 minutes in a ½ cup of warm water 2 cups of frozen cherries (set out for about 30…

Clearwater Trail Run March 18

I love to run on trails. I just need to get better at going up hill (I am working on it). This trail run was my running class for the week. I did 2 miles on the road first before hitting the trail. Then 2.25 uphill and then back downhill. I love running downhill (if it is a gradual downhill). I feel like a kid at church camp running down…

First Official 10k of the Year! Jog for Jordan

So.. I was a bit nervous about this race. There was like 200 people there but shockingly only about 20 or so signed up for the 10k. I worked hard on running in intervals and managed to stay ahead of 3 other women- by at least 1/4 of a mile. Then I get to a T intersection and a bus on my right has covered up an arrow to direct…

First Official Run of the Year! The Ascent March Mudness 5k Trail Run

This run was not easy. It was 4 miles not the normal 3.1 for a 5k. It was uphill from the beginning and I was hyperventilating 5 minutes in. Shortly after that I was all alone. I was the last runner in the 5k division. When you are running/walking alone and struggling it is very easy to start doubting yourself. My self talk was horrible: “What were you thinking?” “You…

Pizza Night for One Tired Mama

I was super tired tonight so after I dropped off my son to work I went to Papa Murphy s and picked up a garden veggie pizza, no cheese add artichoke hearts (you could get a gluten free crust if you want). When I got home I added Trader Joe’s sweet and spicy jalapeño rings (oh my, I am so addicted to these jalapeno rings from Trader Joes) and vegan…

This Weeks Running Class

  I will be honest, it kicked my butt! It was mostly uphill, snow, ice, and a slipped and fell twice. But I did it! I love trail running and I will love it even more when climbing the inclines are not so difficult for me. The view was breathtaking.    

Leisurely Hike with the Boys..

I have been meaning to check out a trail I noticed close to my house. The boys and I decided to check it out on Friday. The creek in the picture I believe is part of Carson River. It runs along side the trail. The boys enjoyed the trail as there was a lot to explore- but as far as trails go- it was just meh. It ended before we…

10k Trail Run

This mornings running class was a trail run. We went on pavement, up and down hills, over rocks, in sand, through mud and you know what?? It was freaking awesome! I didn’t think I would break my PR because my PR was ran on pavement and this was trail- two totally different scenarios. I was unexpectedly surprised that I did break my PR! Under 16 minutes per mile. I am…

CLEAN BCAA™

I just started using it- but I will say that I noticed a difference already. I woke up sore yesterday from Tuesdays workout. I power walked 2 miles and found it very hard which is surprising. It usually not this hard for me to just walk 2 miles. So when I got home I added the BCAA to my water. The taste is like Crystal Light though there isn’t any…

What Was I Thinking??

Saturday is run day at Kaia Fit. It is the only run class of the week that starts at 7am rather than 5:30am. For those of you who can drag yourself out of bed at 5am to run, I am bowing down to you right now.. Seriously. I am not a morning person at…all! Saturdays I manage to drag my big butt out of bed at 6am for a 7am…