Why I Don’t Use a DSLR Camera

DSLR Pros -Cons

About a million years ago when I was married, I also moonlighted as an assistant photographer to my then husband. We had a ton of camera gear, did weddings and family shoots and had a lot of fun creating images. I learned the ins and outs of aperture, shutter speed, ISO, Photoshop and what lens […]

Thursday Thoughts

chowder chowdown

Woo-freaking-hoo! One more sleep until Friday….buuuut, I’m off work tomorrow, so I guess today is my Friday! Thursday’s are for being crazy and random and I sure am today! 1. Running and blogging go hand-in-hand. Every time I start a running break (I’m currently on one until late January) I struggle to blog. It’s not […]

A Day in the Life of Merlin


I’ve always enjoyed a peek into the life of other bloggers – seeing how they spend their day-to-day and fit in exercise, food prep (a good 90% of blogs I follow fit into this) and anything else the cram into a day. Since I’m on a break from running I don’t have much exciting to […]

TYT: Vegas


Yay, Tuesday!! A quick disclaimer – I was hoping to show you pictures of my Fabletics outfits and the clothes I picked up in Vegas (hey! I bought clothes in Vegas!) but my house is a mess and I probably spent too long playing on Pinterest, so I didn’t have time to organize and take pictures. […]

Ragnar Vegas Recap


deep breath I’ve been home for a week and I’m still at a bit of a loss for how, exactly, to recap my Ragnar experience. I’m sure I’m going to leave out a ton, but let me say this up front: I loved it and I cannot wait to do another! With that out-of-the-way, let’s […]

Rock ‘n Roll Vancouver Half Marathon Recap


Waaay back in October, I hopped on a plane early one Saturday morning to fly to Vancouver to run the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Vancouver race. Now, I already talked about all the nut butters I bought which resulted in my suitcase being overweight, but I completely neglected to even comment on the race. I […]

Link Love: 11/15


Pardon me while I wrap my brain around the fact that we’re half way through November. Really, didn’t November just start? Seriously?! Some of these posts were supposed to go up last weekend, but I totally blanked on scheduling and didn’t bring my laptop with me, so you’re in for some extra goodness this weekend Since […]

It’s Random Week

I NEED to find the gold shimmer and brunette ones ASAP!

My brain cells are slowly but surely returning, although it’s been quite the struggle to get my butt out of bed this week. Thank goodness for dry shampoo!! (I’m trying Batiste on the recommendation of Amanda and Jen and I’m loving it!!) I plan on writing a bit more on my plans for fitness over […]

Thursday Things & Starbucks Card Winner!


I feel like I should probably apologize for the lameness of this title, but I think Ragnar killed more brain cells than partying in Vegas for five days would have. I’ve also returned to a “to do” list that’s a mile long and has a deadline of November 22, so I’m hoping to carve out […]

Back to Reality


Well, hello. I hope everyone enjoyed the amazing guest posts I had lined up for you while I was off running in the desert. In case you missed them, check out 18 Reasons to Love Ragnar, Running East Coast and Maybe Now I’m a Runner and give these awesome ladies some love I did a […]