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Hi, I'm Debbie, and I blog over at Live from La Quinta. I write about all types of healthy living topics. I have been vegan for over two years (vegetarian for five), and I love to share recipes that I have created. I run, ride my bike, practice yoga, and strength train, and I like to talk about... Full Bio
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Janji Review plus some Favorites. And I Won…! by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living No, I didn’t win a race ( don’t ask !). I won a beautiful Half-Zip Performance top from Tribesports and Pavement Runner ! And guess what? There are more prizes to win! ... Read on »
10 Questions to NEVER Ask a Runner by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living As a runner and coach I get asked a lot questions about running. Most are asked by new runners, or those thinking about starting a running program. I’ve written a couple p ... Read on »
The 5 Fs of Independence Day: Family, Friends, 5k, Food, Fireworks by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living After a really rough beginning of the week I was ready for some fun and frivolity for the 4th of July. I felt like I’d earned it! Celebrating Independence Day in Hunti ... Read on »
Where to Begin? A Life Recap from the Week by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living First of all, thanks to all of you who commented on my post about Sydney. Losing a pet is very difficult, but knowing that you understand and send your love and support ma ... Read on »
Sydney by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Alan and I said goodbye to our beloved 14 year old Australian Cattle Dog, Sydney,  on Monday morning. We knew the time was close, but as he was peaceful and not in pain, we ... Read on »
Big Bear: Cooler Weather, Triathlon, Running, and New Friends by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If you follow me in Instagram (and if not, why not ?), you know I spent the weekend up at Big Bear Lake. Alan was announcing the Big Bear Triathlon , and I was along for t ... Read on »
A Goody Bag from Kindrunner. And We’re Off to Big Bear! by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living On Wednesday I arrived home from work to find a package waiting for me.  I love getting packages, whether it’s something I bought or that I’m being sent to review. It’s ki ... Read on »
Run for a Cause in San Francisco with Team in Training by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Would you like the opportunity to run the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco on October 19? Even if you missed the registration deadline, or if your name didn’t g ... Read on »
How Social Media Helps Me Run Faster by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living For those of you have followed along with my training adventures over the last few years, you may have noticed that I don’t hold back when I talk about my goals and ... Read on »
8 Summer Running Tips. Plus Training and Doggy Updates, and Baseball by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It is heating up in the desert. Which makes sense, considering that summer has officially started. As I write this it is 113 outside. All this makes running a tougher spor ... Read on »
Feeling Electric! Asics Gel Electro33 Running Shoe Review by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I was recently given the opportunity to try out and review the new running shoe. As a new addition to the Natural33 line, this shoe is designed to be sleek, speedy, but s ... Read on »
Family Fun, Vegan Eats, Johnny, and the Bondi Band Winners by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living First off, since I know you’ve been waiting anxiously for the announcement, the Bondi Band winners! Congratulations to Tessie B., Birdiebee, and Deborah N. You ... Read on »
Opening New Doors for the Future by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I have been a personal trainer for a long time. I was late to the career, but as I made changes toward a healthier lifestyle (over 20 years ago), I knew that since f ... Read on »
Random Friday: On Honesty, Graduation, and a Few Yoga Favorites by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Hurray! It’s Friday! We’ll probably be heading to Orange County to celebrate Father’s Day by watching our grandsons play in a tournament. I’m not even sure what sport, sin ... Read on »
Herb Guide to Cooking Vegetarian by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I love to cook. I always call myself a “lucky cook.” My method, if you can call it that, is to throw a few things together and see if it tastes good. Fortunately, it usual ... Read on »
Work it Out Wednesday: An Off the Track Speed Workout. Plus Team Eleven by Venus! by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Going to the track and running a speed workout is one of the things that defines us as runners.  Next to distance runs, track intervals are probably one of the most popul ... Read on »
Johnny! Be Good! A Dog Rescuer Story by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Okay, so we did it again. It is true. Alan and I have a large family pack. We don’t ever really intend to get more dogs. In fact, we say, no, we have enough dogs.  ... Read on »
Bondi Band Review and Giveaway by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I was given an opportunity to try a and to host a giveaway through . All opinions are my own. I received one Bondi Band for myself, and three to give away.   I ... Read on »
Ask the Coach: 6 Tips for Marathon Recovery by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Fact: Marathons are hard on the body. No matter your pace, you have been pounding for 26.2 miles, not to mention the months of hard training involved in preparation for th ... Read on »
Rock and Roll Marathon San Diego. The Recap. by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Apparently I have an ego. And it was humbled last Sunday at the Rock and Roll Marathon San Diego. I seem to be having a bit of a hard time accepting that I am n ... Read on »