*Louie Bonpua* *I.M.P.A.C.T.* *California Sand Dabs*

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Dear Friends,

This weekend my Team in Training team had their last long training run for the season along the coast in Monterey. It was a spectacular day, perfect weather and the Pacific Ocean displayed the most beautiful hues of deep blue. We even spotted a few whales. This was 20 miles of awe and natures best. Traditionally, the head coach sends off the runner’s with words of inspiration and encouragement, along with important directions on which way to run and where to turn. 🙂 Today we were reminded of the impact and legacy of a man named Louie Bonpua, who while battling Leukemia trained with Team in Training and touched the hearts of so many of us. I remember reading his story, and during my run I thought about those special people in my life who have left a legacy and continue to have impact on me. Here is a short video that is a tribute to Louie. It is only 5 minutes long, but it will stick with you for a long time.

One of my mentors, Todd Durkin, shared his definition of IMPACT with me last fall. This is the ONE WORD he lives by every single day. I aspire to do the same!


I – Live Inspired (Surround yourself with people that empower you, listen/read inspirational material)

M – Master your Craft (1% better every day)

P – Play at World Class (Get your mind right! Set goals daily, monthly, quarterly, and for life!)

A – Action (It’s the gas in the tank that makes the car go. Ready…FIRE…Aim!)

C – Condition for Greatness (Commitment to daily improvement of mind, body, and spirit)

T – Be Tenacious (Energy, passion, and positive attitude at all times)

Here’s to all of us creating IMPACT for ourselves and others!!

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Spring Break! This week is Spring Break and YES, there will be LG Boot Camp Monday thru Friday! MWF @ 6AM & 9AM and T/TH @ 9AM. The following week, April 14th I have a few spots left for my 5 Day Clean Eating program. Message me if you’d like to join us!

Food for Thought:

Today I tried Sand Dabs for the first time. They were delicious! Although I rarely fry foods, I was curious on how to prepare a Sand Dab and their nutritional value. It was a post run treat. 🙂 California Sand Dabs


Servings: 4-6

2 lbs sand dabs flounder, cleaned (flounder)

1 egg, beaten

1 -2 cup panko breadcrumbs or 1 -2 cup dried breadcrumbs

salt & pepper

butter (for frying)

lemon wedge


1. Dip the sand dabs into the beaten egg;season with salt & pepper, roll in panko or bread crumbs.

2. Heat a large skillet, add butter and fry until golden brown and crisp.

3. Serve with lemon wedges.

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Much love,


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