Coastal Kitchen

Separated by circumstance but still sharing a love for a healthy lifestyle …

ING Miami Half Marathon

This past Sunday I completed my first half marathon (13.1 miles) and it was exhilarating. Before moving to Miami I was a self-proclaimed non-athlete. I loved being outside and being active, but the idea of competing for anything gave me the shivers. The training leading up to the race was great. It gave me a […]

Friday Favorites

1. Benefit’s Erase Paste This stuff is my savior! When I don’t get enough sleep—and let’s be honest we all have this problem sometimes — this under-eye-concealer is just the thing to brighten up my eyes! For a flawless application, I would recommend a concealer brush to go with it (Sephora has a great one). […]

Half Marathon Training

My training route over the Rickenbacker Causeway from Brickell to Key Biscayne Three and a half months ago, had someone told me I would be running a 13.1 mile race all over downtown Miami and South Beach I wouldn’t have believed it, but now, in less than five days, I’ll be competing in my first-ever […]

Friday Favorites

1. Practical Paleo Although I don’t practice the Paleo diet 100%, I do hold this book to be an incredible resource as far as the chapters on diet & nutrition. Diane Sanfillippo describes in simple terms the concept of “inflammation” and how certain foods can either enrich or wreak havoc on our health. Her book […]

Chris’ Corner: Southwest Egg Burger

After yesterday’s post, we thought it would be good to stay on the CrossFit theme for another day. My boyfriend, Chris, has been in the CrossFit (at CrossFit Vida Brickell) routine for almost a year now (going between 4 and 5 times a week) and not only has he transformed  physically but his whole lifestyle […]

51 and CrossFit

 (photos of Kim taken by Melissa Guitron) If you had told me a year ago that upon moving to San Francisco I would find my community in a CrossFit gym filled with barbells and plywood boxes, I think I would have looked at you funny. Well, after a year of many yoga classes, TRX classes […]

Friday Favorites

Bikram Yoga I’m not a huge fan of stretching and sometimes get bored with slower pace yoga classes, but as a runner it is super important to stretch. With my first half marathon coming up in two weeks, I’ve been trying to make a conscious effort to hit up Bikram Brickell. I started taking Bikram […]

Pinecrest Gardens Farmer’s Market

This weekend I made my first trip to the Pinecrest Gardens Farmer’s Market outside the city. It was incredible. Tucked in the town’s Garden Center, which is about 20 minutes south of Miami, the market boasted everything from fruit and veggie stands to local organic dog food, ceramics and beauty products. What truly caught my […]

Friday Favorites

1.Garmin Heart Rate Monitor with a road bike speed and cadence sensor I was totally psyched to get this gift from my dad this year as we all road bike a bunch and the individual heart rate monitor allows you to track your heart rate so that you are exercising at an intensity that is appropriate […]

Shake Shack – A Welcomed Indulgence

Now I am not one to frequent burger joints, but there are those times when one can’t resist the urge to bite down on a luscious cheeseburger topped with lettuce, tomato and all the best condiments. Last weekend, my boyfriend and I decided it was just about time to make a trip to our favorite […]