Spinach Frittata with Sweet Potato Hash Crust

Spinach Frittata with Sweet Potato Hash Crust

That’s right. I said sweet potato hash, because if there’s any way to my heart, it’s with a sweet potato. Preferably with cinnamon and brown sugar. This recipe was created a night when my mom didn’t want to cook, and I didn’t want to go out, (in other words, I didn’t want to change into […]
Game plans, banana bread and the Mojave Desert.

Game plans, banana bread and the Mojave Desert.

Between packing up my short-lived California life into my mighty Volkswagen Rabbit and trekking across America to rekindle my Hoosier roots, it’s been a crazy couple of weeks. Here are some highlights of the road trip: – The car didn’t overheat in the Mojave Desert. – Going for a run in my favorite place on Earth (Boulder, Colo.) […]
On the edge.

On the edge.

I can remember my last track workout clearly – I wanted to cry, muttered profanity at my watch after each lap and called my coach, still panting, frustrated and wanting something to blame. That was March 7, at what I thought was the peak of my training for this season, right before I had to take […]
Back in the kitchen – gluten-free roasted chicken pesto primavera

Back in the kitchen – gluten-free roasted chicken pesto primavera

I hesitate to post another recipe, because this isn’t a foodie blog, this is more of a hey you, look at me, I’m in college and I swim, bike, run and study blog, but food has always been a large part of my life. Throughout middle school, I had to watch Giada de Laurentiis on the Food Network after school. […]
Everything is looking up, everybody up now.

Everything is looking up, everybody up now.

Usually I hate the radio. Since coming to California, however, I have had to depend on the radio – it’s that or silence – in the car. These two songs, while played constantly, have struck a cord with me. So I’d like to share them. I don’t really understand the videos, but the music itself […]
Yoga does a day good

Yoga does a day good

My days have various levels of good. There’s the “I nailed that workout” good, the “they have multiple aged cheese samples at Whole Foods” good, and the “I get to spend time on my yoga mat” good. Yesterday was no exception. Yoga has been in my life for years – my mom underwent yoga teacher […]
Stop whatever you’re doing right now. We’re making pancakes.

Stop whatever you’re doing right now. We’re making pancakes.

I’ve been craving pancakes lately, but I’ve also been somewhat lazy and lacking the necessary ingredients to make delicious gluten-free pancakes (oat flour, sorghum flour, etc.), so I opted for these protein-packed super-easy pancakes. Two-ingredient pancakes Serves 1. Prep and cook time: 5 minutes. Ingredients 1 ripe banana 2 eggs Optional – 1/8 teaspoon baking […]
Four things

Four things

I had a four mile run this morning, which left my shin feeling a bit achey and tight. Actually very tight. Four weeks to Age Group Nationals, and I have yet to get in a solid week of run training since March. I’m lingering on a tight rope between panic over the race and feeling […]
Habit forming role models

Habit forming role models

As promised, I’m back at the keyboard. I wanted to avoid this and continue scrolling Instagram, but I thought better of it. I can watch 10 second videos of professional triathletes riding on the trainer some other time, for now I have a habit to form. While this daily blogging habit idea has been a […]
Listen to everyone. Follow no one.

Listen to everyone. Follow no one.

Habits are weird. They come and go; some last years, others a few days; some you hate, others you wish you had. I’m a sucker for habits – I get really excited about some daily task or lifestyle and do it for about three days, then I forget one time and it’s all over. I like […]
Greetings from California

Greetings from California

I am living the dream. At least for the most part. For those that haven’t heard, I’m spending my summer in sunny San Diego, Calif. interning with Triathlete magazine and Competitor Group, Inc. I’m interviewing my idols, copy editing, fact checking, ordering and testing samples (I was recently assigned a story that required eating free granola […]
A Year in Review

A Year in Review

And like that, it’s over. The year I had been anxiously awaiting has come and gone, and with it came some valuable experiences, lessons and friendships. I have found a home in Bloomington, and this home has provided me with more knowledge in all facets of life, far beyond the textbook. While the year was […]
Collegiate Nationals Race Recap

Collegiate Nationals Race Recap

Note: In eighth grade I was diagnosed with vocal cord dysfunction (VCD). VCD is a breathing disorder that occurs when the larynx (or your throat) closes when I inhale and opens when I exhale, the opposite movement of a normally functioning larynx. My throat was 80 percent closed when I inhaled during testing. I was told that […]
I signed up for this

I signed up for this

I’m nervous. Really nervous. I’m headed to Tempe, Ariz. for Collegiate Nationals. Right now. As in I’m rebelling on the plane and pulled out my laptop before they said we could use electronic devices. And then I ran to the bathroom as soon as the fasten seat belt sign went out. At least I’m hydrated. […]
Dream Jobs, Pants and Buzzfeed

Dream Jobs, Pants and Buzzfeed

What a week. Rather, what a few weeks. I do apologize for the brief hiatus, but midterms, training and BuzzFeed seem to have gotten in the way of things these last few weeks. I have, however, logged some of my perusing thoughts. Here’s a list of some of the random thoughts that have flowed through […]
Romantic comedies, Hester Prynne and Beer Pong

Romantic comedies, Hester Prynne and Beer Pong

I slept in last weekend. And I liked it. Since I’ve gotten to IU, I have somehow convinced myself that I cannot, should not and will not sleep in past 8:30 a.m. At least until this past weekend when I rolled out of bed at 10 a.m. Twice. And I feel no shame. It’s been a […]
The List

The List

I had a list of things to write this blog entry about. A long list. And yet none of them are all that enticing, but I still feel like writing. So this will be a bit off the cuff… Bear with me. I’ll start with a list. – A friend I haven’t seen in nearly […]
Happiness Looks Good on You

Happiness Looks Good on You

I was speechless. The subject line read “Team USA Edmonton Congratulations!”  But, I didn’t believe anything merited congratulating until I had read every word within the email, twice. I gasped, shook my mom’s arm incessantly and failed to make coherent phrases. The conversation went something like this: “(Noises similar to that of a pterodactyl) What?! No?! (high-pitched gasp as I […]
A Journey of Mascara, Dandelions and Spandex

A Journey of Mascara, Dandelions and Spandex

I used to be convinced endurance sports hated me, and I hated them. I lived under this idea for most of my life, but I also felt lost in the world of athletics for most of my life. I was sure I was going to become the star player of every sport I played, until […]
The Intimidation Factor

The Intimidation Factor

Well, this is rather intimidating. I’ve been staring at a blinking cursor for about an hour now, so we’re just going to dive in. Start writing things and cross our fingers they’re cohesive. Here goes… I started this blog to get over the intimidation of sharing my writing, my thoughts and my passions. But I […]