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By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Feb 26th, 2014
4 Comments
3486 Views
  Last year I had to travel to Los Angeles to participate in my first mud run and absolutely fell in love with the concepts fun runs.   I am so happy that Run or Dye is coming to the Central Coast in May that I’m tickled pink!   Or shall I say colored pink… What’s Run […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Avila Beach
Feb 24th, 2014
2 Comments
7212 Views
 A few weeks back, Arleena and I tackled Bishop’s Peak which I thought was an amazing feet.  Climbing that mountain gave me a sense of accomplishment.  Last week’s climb trumps Bishop’s Peak!  By the luck of the draw, Arleena and I choose Reservoir Canyon Trail located just off the 101 Freeway at the base of […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Feb 20th, 2014
2 Comments
5005 Views
Week 12 was a little disappointing.  Arleena and I were super excited to climb yet another mountain, the Madonna Mountain in San Luis Obispo…You know, the one with the M on the side that you see while driving on the 101 freeway.   We didn’t do the research to find out that the route that’s marked […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Feb 10th, 2014
16 Comments
4483 Views
Last week, Arleena and I climbed a mountain – literally – we climb a freaking mountain!!!  In all my years since I’ve lived here on the Central Coast, I’ve always looked at Bishop’s Peak saying, “one day, I’ll hike up that mountain.” And I cannot even tell you how accomplished I feel for completing that […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Feb 4th, 2014
7 Comments
3961 Views
I must say that I was pleasantly surprised with this past week’s hike.  Arleena chose for us to hike the Stenner Creek Trail; I think mostly due to being one of the closer and shorter trails on our list. In the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains near Cal Poly, the Stenner Creek Trail is […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jan 29th, 2014
2 Comments
4016 Views
Objective:  Hike at least once a week.  Whether the hikes are big or small, long or short, with or without kids, I want to actively engage my body and enjoy this beautiful world we live in.  There are so many places to go (free places to boot) that I want to explore them all. The […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Avila Beach
Jan 23rd, 2014
0 Comments
4086 Views
  As we have yet to experience any winter weather (I promise I’m not trying to rub it in), I am using every opportunity to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.  Bear with me as I am trying to catch up on my posts from the last few weeks (I have one more to […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jan 22nd, 2014
6 Comments
3777 Views
Objective:  Hike at least once a week.  Whether the hikes are big or small, long or short, with or without kids, I want to actively engage my body and enjoy this beautiful world we live in.  There are so many places to go (free places to boot) that I want to explore them all. Well, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Dec 9th, 2013
0 Comments
3576 Views
With California catching up to the rest of the country’s cold spell, I’m finding it more challenging to go on hikes in the morning when there’s still frost-covered paths.  But I have to say that I am counting my blessings that it’s just the cold wind and the crisp air that I’m contending with.  What […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Dec 4th, 2013
0 Comments
6447 Views
Coming out of the Thanksgiving Holiday, I hope that everyone had a fantastic time whether you hosted and event or traveled to be with friends and family.  Our school district takes off a full week, which is good and bad.  I like the freedom, but why must I feel like I have to cram so […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Nov 25th, 2013
1 Comment
2687 Views
Week 3: James Way Oak Habitat and Wildlife Preserve Hike It’s right before Thanksgiving and this past week was jammed packed.  There wasn’t one night that we got to stay home and relax.  It’s during these times when it’s easy to brush off going to the gym or finding the time to go on a hike, but […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
Nov 23rd, 2013
2 Comments
2943 Views
When I was a little girl, I would constantly hear the nickname, “Skinny Minny.”  Well, three beautiful boys and 34 years later, I find that I don’t really fit that same nickname.  Life has caught up with me.  I have hips, love handles and have even become somewhat insecure about certain “fatty” areas of my […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Nov 16th, 2013
0 Comments
3825 Views
Grover Beach Boardwalk/ Monarch Butterfly Grove Let me start off this week by saying that I love California and it’s weather!  I’m watching the news and hearing about the cold snaps and snow that’s occurring all over the US right now.  And I’m sorry to say (wait, no I’m not) it’s been about 76 degrees […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Nov 13th, 2013
4 Comments
3425 Views
Disclaimer: This is post is written in partnership with Go Dirty Girl.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine. I had the privilege of running my first mud run earlier this month. Who is Dirty Girl? Dirty Girl is the nation’s largest women’s-only mud run. It’s a non-competitive, un-timed 5K muddy obstacle course that’s open to […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Oct 21st, 2013
0 Comments
5099 Views
Do you like getting dirty?  Wanna feel like a kid again?  I know I do! It’s been a full year since I ran my first (and last) half marathon.  I have checked that off of my bucket list.  What’s next? Let me get this off my chest now, I don’t like running.  There, I said […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Fitness
Mar 25th, 2013
13 Comments
4092 Views
When New Year’s Eve came around this year, I made the goal of getting into better shape and overall better health.  So, when I was offered the opportunity to join the Fitbit Challenge Crew and check out the Fitbit One, I jumped at the opportunity!  Let me tell you, the Fitbit One is awesome! Why […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Electronics Review
Mar 24th, 2013
5 Comments
8071 Views
I was excited to join other mom bloggers as a member of the Fitbit Challenge Crew.  In an effort to get healthier, I have started working out and monitoring my sleep routines.  I mean, how many of us bloggers stay up until the wee hours working on our site while our family sleeps?  I have […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Health
Mar 24th, 2013
1 Comment
3478 Views
Are you looking to get healthier?  Not just getting into shape, but sleeping more too?  If so, then the FitBit One is for you!  Both Frank and I are trying to get healthier and it is a huge help! I love that the FitBit One never rests.  During the day, it tracks your steps, distance, […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
May 19th, 2011
695 Comments
19432 Views
What is the most powerful force on the planet for healthy weight change?  Is it the fad diets or gym memberships?  No! Together Counts believe that the most powerful force on the planet for healthy weight change is the power of teamwork – of making a commitment to get active and healthy together. Across the […]...
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