He turned 1


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Walking by 1st Street on his 1st birthday

Slaiden turned 1 on Tuesday and as his au pair I have to say that I’m so happy to be taking care of such a happy, advances and amazing little guy. He is walking and talking (his own language) and he’s just everywhere!

We are going to have this super cool Superbowl/Seahawks party for him on Saturday and I’m so excited for him to try his birthday cake! Continue reading

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Raw vegan berry ice cream with healthy chocolate sauce


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With last week’s hot temperatures in LA, I was craving ice cream! I’ve been so good on the running though that I didn’t want to mess everything up by going to 7/11 to buy Ben & Jerry’s. I decided to try out a healthy recipe instead. I’m really interested in the raw vegan lifestyle and I’m following a bunch of raw vegan peeps on Instagram. They inspired me to try out this recipe. I hope you all enjoy it! Let me know what’s your favorite raw or vegan recipe in the comments below and maybe I try it out and feature it on the blog (and give you credit for it by posting the link to your blog)! Continue reading

Running schedule: week 1


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Last week I ran 27 miles (43,5 km).

Never before have I run this much in only a week of time! I think the schedule I made is really hard, but if you plan in your runs, it’s easy to follow! The second run of last week was the hardest, because it was around 30 degrees Celsius outside, I walked all the way to the beach and then I ran 6 miles with the stroller! I had to take a break after 3,5 miles because I felt dizzy, because of the weather and the strength I needed to push the stroller. The other runs went pretty well!  Continue reading

LA winter calls for an ice cold green drink


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You’ve probably saw it already on the Instagram posts of your favorite LA bloggers, but in case you didn’t I can assure you… This year’s LA winter is hotter than ever. With temperatures around 85 degrees Fahrenheit (+/- 30 degrees Celsius) it is almost too hot to go for a run, which isn’t really good for my training schedule. 😉 On Wednessday I went for a 6 miles run and after 3,5 miles I had to take a break because I couldn’t stand the heat anymore. Anyway, with these temperatures it’s really important to keep hydrated, and what’s a better way to do that than to make a delicious green drink?! Continue reading

Hello, Hermosa Beach!


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Since my running schedule gives me a rest day on Monday and since the weather was amazing, I decided to take Slaiden for a walk. We went to Hermosa Beach, walked around, played in the sand (he decided he was gonna have some sand as a snack, of course!) and had a great afternoon. Winter in LA is amazing. It’s even warmer than the summer days in Belgium! Hermosa Beach is pretty much my favorite place to walk. I love Manhattan Beach too though! What’s your favorite beach destination? Continue reading

Half marathon training plan


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I’ll run my first half marathon on the 10th of May. I’m so excited for this Wine Country Half because first of all it’s a huge challenge for me as I’ve never ran more than 12 km in one run and second of all I’ll get to see a new part of California. I will probably be able to make some great shots over there! So excited!

I was looking online for good training plans, but couldn’t find anything that I really liked so I made one myself, based on some plans that I found online. First of all I wanted 2 rest days a week, because I’ll be busy and I will really need my rest. I also was looking for a plan for an intermediate runner. I easily run 8k, so I didn’t want to start with a schedule that started with distances below 5k.  Continue reading

First beach run of 2014


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This morning, I decided to go for a run at the strand. Since I had arrived here, I’ve been so busy that I hadn’t found the time to go to the beach. I was so excited to go for a run today and you can probably imagine how disappointed I was to see that it was this foggy! I couldn’t even see the water! I do appreciate the beauty of this view though and I must say that this was the perfect weather for working out. I could feel little drops of water in the fog and they were so refreshing during my run.  Continue reading