Back in the USA, Back on Track

Well, my contract aboard the Seabourn Sojourn is finished, and I’m officially land-based (making training much easier). Beyond just preparing for the Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Disney, Mom and I have other, even more important goals: Getting physically (and, as planning gets more intense, emotionally) fit for my wedding in June! So, we traipsed […]

Want AWESOME HEALTHY RECIPES? Look no further!

My father, Roger Hootman, just joined the WordPress community and created his own foodie blog! He is a stellar cook. Unbelievable. And the majority of his meals are healthy, high-fuel, and low-fat. Follow his blog for some of the best recipes of your life, and check out his first post below!   Homemade Yogurt. It’s Easier Than […]

My Achey Breaky Shins…

Maybe it’s not the tune that would make Billy Ray Cyrus any money, but it’s what I’m feeling right now. On Sunday a did a commercial dance routine on a very-much-not-sprung village hall floor. Then that same afternoon I did a dance call on a floor that was sprung, but where this happened: It was […]

Last day until my Jocktober 30 Day Multi-Challenge madness!

So, I decided to make October the Month of the 30 Day Challenge, which seemed like a really good idea when I was writing all of this shit into my calendar, but not so much now… Can’t it ever be thirty days of lying in bed and Netflix?! Anyway, so starting tomorrow, in addition to […]

Ballet Class, aka A Big Ol’ Slice of Humble Pie, aka Why You Should Cross Train With Ballet

If my earlier post wasn’t already hint enough, tonight I took a ballet class. It was the first ballet class I’d had in about a year (and that was the first one since leaving college) and it involved the first bit of pointe work I’ve done since I was about 17. And despite all of […]

Let’s Talk About… Your Face

So, as we approach the halfway mark in our Walt Disney World Marathon training (eek!) it’s really time to start thinking about aesthetics, because, let’s *face* it (get it?) there are going to be a lot of cameras and very little Photoshop and Ridiculously Photogenic Guy has gone and set a precedent for all race […]

Your Karmic Mission, Should You Choose To Accept…

Happy International Day of Peace! I’m very excited to say that I’ll be celebrating the day with a karmic yoga class in the afternoon benefiting another one of my favourite charitable organisations, Amnesty International! But you don’t need to donate to a charity or do anything particularly bendy to celebrate peace today! Just complete these […]

What happens when you burn the candle at both ends for just a little too long?

First, if you’re me, you get all tense, then you start to bloat from constantly eating junk food on the run, then your skin gets all pasty and spotty, then your hormones to haywire, and finally your body gives up on any hope that you’re gonna take the hint and smacks you with a cute […]

Two-Ingredient (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo) Pancakes

So, I saw this meme on Facebook: And I thought “Bananas: healthy carb sticks. Eggs: healthy protein…ellipticals…? I’m gonna do this!” The picture pretty much explains it all: you can either mash the bananas and then whisk with the eggs, or you can do what I did and just blend them with a hand blender. […]

Energy Gels/Beans/Chews Review Episode I: Jelly Belly Sport Beans

So, for my first energy product test I chose the mild-sounding Sports Bean by Jelly Belly in Lemon Lime flavor… Flavor: 10/10 These beans taste like your classic run-of-the-mill Jelly Bellys. There’s no strange aftertaste or funny consistency. I would honestly eat them even if I weren’t exercising! Convenience: 7/10 They aren’t sticky or messy and […]