100 Pounds!


I can’t decide if I like to be this busy or not. Saturday I went from a run to lifting to seeing family to work and being home for approximately an hour. I know that I am so lucky to be able to do all of these things so I’m not going to complain that […]

Black Bean Lentil Soup

Black Bean Lentil Soup | @theyoopergirl

Based on last week’s weather, you wouldn’t know it’s almost the end of April – low 30’s, snow, and hail. Naturally, I was craving a big bowl of soup, so I whipped up this hearty black bean lentil soup! Mom made the rest and we had quite the comforting dinner. I’ll get to the soup […]

More Than a Number


Yesterday at school we had the preliminaries for sports physicals which is basically just the nurses getting your pulse, blood pressure, height, and weight. I haven’t looked at my weight for at least a year now, simply because it’s not a big deal to me anymore. Back when I was battling disordered eating I weighed myself every […]

Oatmeal Freekeh Breakfast Bake

Oatmeal Freekeh Breakfast Bake with walnuts, cacao nibs, and raisins - The Yooper Girl

Oops. Totally thought this was supposed to be posted tomorrow.  BUT today, in fact, is the 21st of the month, which means a Recipe ReDux! Here is this month’s theme! Spring cleaning Go through your pantry, cupboards, freezer, or fridge; what ‘treasures’ have you found? Pick an ingredient/spice/condiment that’s been hanging out for a while […]

Running 4/13

gluten free bobs redmill pancakes green smoothie

I hope everyone’s been having a great weekend! Yesterday was crazy busy (ACT, run, lift, work) but today was just the opposite and wonderfully relaxing. Some pancakes, playing piano at church, grocery shopping, baking, and dinner at Grandma’s. Here are my runs from last week! It was a pretty intense one and my body could […]

Dome Meet

dome meet 2 mile

Hello everyone! I had my first track meet yesterday so I’m just popping in to share some pictures and times! I’ll have them listed in my workouts post as well but I have some more things that I want to share too. Before the bus left I stopped home for lunch:Sprouted bread, homemade pesto, vegan […]