Monday, December 9, 2013

Maui Love

Just a weekend can seem like a month. Maui is full of life!

-Immersed in lavender
-Watched Amy dance Swing
-Laughed the entire time running Haleakala crater
-Swam through the ocean blue
-Lahaina ridge trail is HOT!
-Bloody Marys and Mimosas

It was interesting to experience something I love in a new way. Running in Luna sandals creates a different rhythm. Kind of like a skip compared to a glide! I met up with friends Matt and Alex and we laughed our way up and down the trails:

Luna Oso from Barefoot Alex on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 1, 2013


Fuel for the fun: Quinoa carrot muffins with figs and goat cheese. I have been experimenting and this has been the winning recipe! Perfect for long runs, hikes, or explorations!

1 cup white or whole wheat flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
Honey: To preference
Cinnamon: To preference
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs(Can substitute with yogurt)
1 cup grated carrot (1 large carrot)
1/2 cup mashed overripe banana (1 medium banana)
3/4 cup applesauce
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped nuts: Cashews or almonds work great!
1/4 cup dried figs
Goat cheese(optional)

INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Liberally spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients (flour through salt). In a medium bowl, combine wet ingredients (eggs through vanilla). Pour wet into dry and stir until smooth. Fold in raisins,nuts and figs. Once batter is in the muffin pan, make balls with the cheese and push halfway down. Cheese should be covered with batter. Bake for about 25 minutes or so!