50 Miler Training Video Journal #4

Against all odds… I had the best run of my training season this morning! And it was in the dreaded rain! The fact that I’m not even sore, has me feeling down-right beastly, right now. :)

Today was an AWESOME day!

#RunningLikeForestGump #TeamAlexx




50 Miler Training Video Journal #3

This past month has not been easy. I’ve had serious setbacks, but, at least, I was able to make some gains in other areas.

Chronic fatigue has been trying to take me down, but I refuse to give in.





You Deserve This… It’s Mug Cake!!

mug cake 2Make Super Tasty Mug Cake in Your Microwave

Cookie butter cake in a mug that you can make in less than 2 minutes…. thank you, Buzzfeed for turning me on to this!!

Since most of us love sweet treats, but aren’t gifted bakers (like my friend Aimee), I have found help.

Forget running to the store every time you need a sweet fix, try this microwave baking hack instead. #YUMMY


  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of cookie butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of baking powder


  1. Add all of the ingredients together in a mug.
  2. Stir together well.
  3. Microwave for 90 seconds.
  4. Spread more cookie butter on top.
  5. Enjoy!

Feel free to experiment with this recipe, adding peanut butter, chocolate chips, nutella, etc!  And don’t forget the whipped cream on top! :)

Watch and get hungry.


50 Miler Training Video Journal #2

I’m still pushing! #TeamAlexx



50 Miler Training Video Journal #1

I’m keeping this video journal, so you can travel this crazy journey with me.  :)  #TeamAlexx

Here’s hoping we can motivate each other toward achieving all the things to which we set our minds. #Teamwork

Not by the Hair of My Chiny Chin Chin!

chintweezeAbout a month ago, I was walking down the street & saw something that scared the $#!% out of me. I stopped cold, like I had gotten kicked in the chest. I saw one of my worst fears, a possible glimpse of my future, & I wasn’t ready to face it. I saw a woman with a full on goatee, & she was rocking it like there was nothing odd about it!!

I, like a lot of women, have unwanted facial hair. While I don’t have a moustache, I do have what I call “chin fur,” & I worry if left unchecked, I’d have the chin hair of a traveling circus act. So, I spend countless hours removing every hair I can find. I can’t imagine all the things I could do with all the extra time I’d have if I wasn’t dedicating my life to the removal of chin hair. Plus, it’s a huge fear that when I finally make it on the tv show “Survivor,” people will be on social media using #BeardedLady when referring to me. Even though I am the queen of “I don’t give a F*@% what people think of me,” even I have to admit that would not be good & beyond embarrassing.

Seeing that woman & her buddy, the goatee, made me realize just how bad this could get, especially once I hit menopause. Isn’t that supposed to be the time woman really experience this issue? Well, I guess it’s just lucky me who’s always ahead of the curve. Granted, to each his own. Everyone is allowed to make the decisions that allow them to live their happiest life, but I’m not going #BeardedLady without a fight! Also, I don’t think that trend will be catching on any time soon.

My friends all have their preferred method of hair removal… tweezing, waxing, threading, depilatories, laser, even shaving. But unfortunately, nothing ever seems to be a permanent solution, as those annoying little furs always return. Either way, I’m not giving up, & I encourage you not to give up either if you share my plight. That lady with her goatee was frightening. It was Halloween, horror movie, nightmare stuff, & I don’t want it.

I sure do hope men appreciate all we go through as women. But I guess, men have their equivalent, too… MOOBS! And you can’t tweeze those. LOL! 😉

Strawberry Avocado Salad

strawavaI’m one of those weird people who always craves a really good salad.  This is one of my favorites to make when I don’t have much time, but still want something light & fresh with lots of flavor.  The strawberries provide the sweet, while the avocados & nuts are buttery, packed with “good fats” & protein to keep you from feeling hungry.  It’s super simple & easy to make. :) Enjoy!


Original recipe makes 2 servings

2 tablespoons olive oil

4 teaspoons honey

1 tablespoon cider vinegar

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 cups torn salad greens

1 avocado – peeled, pitted and sliced

10 strawberries, sliced

* 1/2 cup chopped pecans  (substitute with candied pecans for extra sweetness)


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, olive oil, honey, vinegar, and lemon juice. Set aside.
  2. Place the salad greens in a pretty bowl, and top with sliced avocado and strawberries. Drizzle dressing over everything, then sprinkle with pecans. Refrigerate for up to 2 hours before serving, or serve immediately.

My 1st TV Commercial

After moving to the Bay Area to launch a new radio station & morning show, I’m in our station’s TV commercials!

I had so much fun shooting them. Just don’t blink or you may miss me jammin’ in my car. LOL! :)

Check ’em out!

My 1st Solo Wilderness Adventure

IMAG0593Committed to my goal of pursuing adventure, a few weeks ago, I took advantage of the first 3-day weekend of the year by exploring the Ventana Wilderness, near Big Sur State Park. It was my first solo camping trip, and it didn’t disappoint. I was so excited for the unknown of what was in store that I found myself constantly quoting Ellie from the animated Disney/Pixar movie “Up,” saying, “Adventure is out there!”

A short 150 mile drive south of San Francisco brought me to Big Sur State Park. The drive along the coastal highway, heading to Big Sur, was nothing short of breathtaking. The ocean and cliff views looked like every picture and movie I’ve ever seen showcasing Hawaii, and I had to pull over to take it all in. I was in an entirely different world just a couple of hours from the city.

IMAG0572When I made it to Big Sur, the Ranger told me all the campsites were full, because of the 3-day weekend, and suggested I try finding a site in the Wilderness. That sounded like just the kind of adventure I was up for… spontaneous and steadily unfolding minute by minute. I followed the map the Ranger gave me. In less than half an hour, I found a campsite, miles into the Wilderness, on the edge of a huge forest ridge cliff. It was glorious!

I got lots of swanky, new camping, hiking, and backpacking gear for Christmas, including a top-of-the-line, super warm sleeping bag. I was itching to use everything for the first time. I quickly set up my tent with all of my gear and supplies inside before sunset. Before going to sleep, I took time to admire the stars in the pitch black sky, while enjoying a warm cup of peppermint tea, beside a small fire. It was the perfect way to end the evening. After all, I had a big day ahead of me… exploring the wilderness.

I woke the next morning, very early, to the sounds of nature. Birds were singing, chirping and calling out their “good morning greetings.” I quickly packed up my campsite, made breakfast with the little camping stove I borrowed from my co-worker, and then set off on a hike into the forest.

IMAG0611There were 2 marked trails by my campsite, and since I couldn’t choose which to do, I made a plan to keep track of time and do both. First, I hiked down among the majestic redwood trees. They were huge, and I found such peace and calm in their shade and shadows. I took in every second of the sights, sounds, and clean smells of the pure outdoors. I was in a slice of nature’s perfection. I came across several different bird species and walked my way down by rivers. After that, I hiked up to the second trail that ran along a forest ridge, with the most magnificent views of endless trees for as far as the eye can see. It was a good day.

I made it back to my car by late afternoon and headed out of the forest, hoping to catch the sun setting along the coast and cliffs, as I drove towards home. It was an amazing couple of days. Taking a moment alone with nature is just what I needed to refresh and restore my mind and spirit, after months and months of keeping an extremely busy schedule.

Here’s hoping you find something which does the same for you. Remember Ellie from “Up.” “Adventure is out there!”

Never stop exploring!