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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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Can Clothing Inspire Fitness? prAna Early Winter Collection by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This post is sponsored by in partnership with FitApproach Many years ago, when I first started exercising, there were no gyms in the desert (dark ages, I know!). I li ... Read on »
Starting with a Bang… by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Well, you know what comes after that phrase. As I began MY Season last week, I built great momentum.  As planned I started my base training runs in preparation for th ... Read on »
Favorites: Yoga, Candles, Vegan Wellington & Turkey Trotting! by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Wow! It’s Friday again! The weeks are flying by, the holidays are looming, and I haven’t prepared my Holiday Wishlist Gift List. Remember when you were a kid and the l ... Read on »
A Little Shopping Spree at Lorna Jane by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living So yesterday, with a couple of gift cards to burn, I had a bit of a shopping spree at Lorna Jane in Palm Desert. A little explanation (and disclosure) first. A few wee ... Read on »
Special Gifts for Your Little Dog: Fall Shopping Guide by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boombox Network. The opinions and text are all my own. As you may know, I am part of a multi-dog (and cat) ... Read on »
Now It’s MY Season. Yoga, Pilates, and the SLO Marathon by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Okay, that title sounds pretty selfish, doesn’t it? My Season. The season of ME. Well, sometimes it’s okay to be selfish. Saturday was our final meet of the cross coun ... Read on »
New Goal! The SLO Marathon. Plus 3 Marathon Workouts by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Well, I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I needed a goal, something to bring me out of my running doldrums and get me really training again. I told you then that th ... Read on »
Decorate a Beautiful Thanksgiving Table by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boombox Network. The opinions and text are all my own. Thanksgiving is only two weeks away, so in my househ ... Read on »
Vegan “Tuna” Salad with Jackfruit, Avocado, and Quinoa by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If you follow this blog, you know my love of Jackfruit since I discovered it last year . This amazing fruit/vegetable makes the perfect whole food meat substitute. ... Read on »
It’s Random: Some Favorites, Cross Country, and the LÄRABAR Winner by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Time for another round of Random Monday (which usually means that I had a busy weekend and I’m putting this post together at 6:00 on Sunday evening (which I am))! Today I ... Read on »
I Mustache You Some Questions by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I always love these little blogging surveys. It’s fun to learn a little more about your favorite bloggers. You may be tired of so much ME after yesterday’s post , but I ... Read on »
Introducing….Me! by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living On Monday, Carla wrote a post about how we introduce ourselves (and others) . Not “Hi, I’m Debbie and I’m a personal trainer,” kind of introduction, but a deeper, root of ... Read on »
Cat Must Haves: Fall Shopping Guide by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boombox Network. The opinions and text are all my own. I’m known for having a lot of dogs, but you may no ... Read on »
Trottin’ to La Quinta. Plus My Birthday! And My Dad by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living   Those of you who know me (either in person or through my blog), know that every year my husband and I put on a 5k race on Thanksgiving morning. We’ve been doing it ... Read on »
Fit Fall Fashion: Fun at Lorna Jane! by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This post was sponsored by Lorna Jane through my association with Fit Approach as a Sweat Pink Ambassador. All opinions are my own. Okay. I’m know that I’m no fashion ... Read on »
Turning the Corner: Starting My New Job by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Well, after three months and six days of unemployment, I officially started my new job on Tuesday. I’ll be working as a personal trainer at a country club in Palm Desert. ... Read on »
What’s Got Next? New Running Goals, New Plans by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living In yesterday’s post I alluded to feeling dissatisfied with my training recently. Although it happens almost every year, a combination of a long, hot summer, cross country ... Read on »
On Running: Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Review by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. The above is called a disclosure and it’s required to let you know about sponsored relationshi ... Read on »
Getting Outside with LÄRABAR (plus a Giveaway) by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Today’s post is sponsored by but my love of their bars is all my own. I love to exercise outdoors. I am a runner first and foremost, and as I have, ahem, gotten a litt ... Read on »
Top of the Local News: OUR Anniversary! by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Fifteen years ago today, my husband Alan and I woke up at about 4:00 in the morning, dressed in running clothes, and drove to Palm Springs to run the Tram Road Challenge ... Read on »