Trail Running, Food, and Brand Love

Hey! How’s everyone on this fine Thursday…wait, it’s Thursday? WOW, this week is flying by!

What have I been doing?

Um…trail running!

What? You don’t? Don’t you know its like the coolest thing ever? If you can’t trail run though, I totally understand.

Actually, I just started getting into it. I’ve always loved it. For example, for my 17th birthday a couple years ago, I asked to go trail running. No presents! But, it’s always been hard to do it consistently so I’ve given up several times.

It’s way easier to go trail running when Alabama Outdoors hosts a trail run for us crazy runners, or that I’ve been able to venture out to Oak Mountain to find some places safe enough for me to run. As I’m starting up on training for my next half marathon, I thought some trail running would be a great addition to my runs…so yep, just having fun!

On another note, I’m also keeping my eats clean and just making dreams happen like any driven individual.

For breakfast yesterday, I wish I had a picture! Wow, it was good! I had 2 scrambled eggs on top of toast and jelly. Like, how can you get better than that? It’s just so good!

I had an interview around 11:30 and got back home about 12:45ish and decided on some yogurt for lunch. Which, I also didn’t take a picture of. So, whyyyy am I sharing this? “Audrey, GOSH, you’re so lame!”

Well, you know what? I’ll do better with dinner!

Dinner included a delicious plate of organic pasta, turkey pasta sauce, pesto, more pesto on toast, and lots of broccoli and squash that was from our garden.


Dessert was a yummy Paleo Coconut Flour Cupcake (no frosting Sad smile)

paleo coconut flour cupcake

And for breakfast this morning…I had the best overnight oats ever!


For workouts, I didn’t do much. I was so sore (in the booty) from the crazy trail run at Red Mountain yesterday. So, just pushups and planks and sitting on a yoga ball was totally workout enough for me.

Brainstorming on a cookie recipe…so stay tuned on that. You can always follow me on twitter or instagram to see what I’m up to during the day if you’re up to that sort of thing…maybe…maybe not.

Also, just because it’s Thursday, I’m going to throw out a few of my favorite rising brands because…well, it’s Thursday and I’m up for anything that’s positive! Right-O!

First, I gotta give these girls a huge high five for being so positive, driven, passionate, and creative! The Sweet Note Bagel ladies who have created an amazing brand of gluten free bagels that are healthy and delicious. I can’t wait to get my hands on some of these! Crossing my fingers that they come to Alabama soon so I can buy some but for now, I’m good with online shopping! Hello, if you are a Birmingham Foodie, can you get a local store to start carrying these!?

sweet note bagelssweet note bagels

There’s just something so wonderful and inspiring about seeing others so excited about their work and to see them go after their goals!

Other favorite thing right now, is a local fitness magazine, Fit & Well Birmingham! I got pretty excited when they released this magazine. We definitely needed something like this over here and the wonderful tips and healthy locals contributing to the magazine, is great!

You can check them out right here—> Fit & Well Magazine


  • Comment down below with your favorite rising brand or small business!
  • What’s better: Scrambled or Fried eggs?
  • If you had to pick between yoga and hiking, which one would it be?

As always, I love your comments! Thanks for reading, lovelies! Headed to run this beautiful morning!

xx Audrey

P.S. Does anyone else sit on a yoga ball while blogging or working?


14 thoughts on “Trail Running, Food, and Brand Love

  1. elsiegz22 says:

    Actually I don’t know if it is a rising brand but I have heard really good reviews from Manbake. It is a small company based in Nevada selling nut butters, beefcakes and protein bars. The bars have very similar nutritional value and content as Quest bars!

    As for the egg dilemma, I am more of a scrambled girl because you can create so many different combination with veggies, other proteins, etc. You can even use only egg whites and make SWEET omelettes!! You should try it!

    I also prefer hiking; for me yoga makes me sleepy and I love to be energized after a workout plus everything you can discover on a hike hunt is very appealing to me!

  2. burpees4breakfast says:

    usually scrambled with veggies. sometimes fried and dippy with a coconut flour waffle. usually hiking, especially on a nice day. sometimes yoga, if my muscles are aching and i need to relax! i’ll have to think about my fav small business. i need some of those GF bagels here!

  3. Bridget says:

    Oooooooh I wish there was a local fitness magazine for lincoln park! That would be awesome.
    I think fried eggs are the best…. Especially when the yolks are still runny!
    I would pick hiking over yoga… But I love yoga, too. I just love moving and being outside.
    I love the idea of using a ball to sit on while you work!!!

  4. Clell Adams says:

    Trail running is really great! It takes extreme attention however if you are on technical trails. One good thing is that it normally will keep you from running too fast. So, it’s good way to take an easy run, or recovery run. But the best part is the scenery.

  5. Amanda - RunToTheFinish says:

    Someday I’ll live near trails!!! I so want to spend more time trail running, but right now it’s basically a min of 45 min drive and most days that’s just not happening.
    OHH i like this magazine, are they in other cities? we need one here in Orlando!

  6. alexvegginout says:

    I’ve never done a trail run, but I would so love to!!! Knowing me though I’d probably trip on a root and land face first in some mud. 😉
    My favorite rising brand is Enlightened! Well, I don’t know how “rising” they are or if they’ve already risen, BUT I just looooove their ice cream bars!

  7. Aurora says:

    Props to you for trail running! I like it for about a minute and then it just gets so hard and I get sort of angry…I just found out the group run I’m doing tomorrow is part trails and I’m terrified! But the peace, views, and natures are really great, I have to admit.

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