what you’ve missed…

If you’re a WordPress user and following this blog via your reader, you probably aren’t getting pumps & iron updates when new posts are published. Because I’ve moved to a self-hosted WordPress site, my blog doesn’t show up in your Reader. And this is sad because you’ve missed a lot!

What follows is a summary of what’s been on the blog since I last showed up in your Reader, but I suggest you subscribe via e-mail, follow pumps & iron on Twitter or Bloglovin’, or like the blog on Facebook so you don’t miss any workouts, diy projects, delicious recipes or outfits.

Click the title or image to go to the full post…

seared scallop citrus salad with pecans and a white wine vinaigrette

diy braided chain bracelet

oblique-burner deck of cards workout

zucchini squash bites

button, belted & tied

week 2 of half marathon training & a running playlist

full-body pyramid workout


half marathon training week 3

cherry kale smoothie

half marathon training week 4

diy studded canvas sneakers

patterned pants



i’ve moved! and i think you should probably come with me…

Hello, my wonderful WordPress followers! If you’re wondering why it’s been so long since pumps & iron has shown up in your reader, it’s because I’ve moved to a self-hosted WordPress site. And being the amateur web designer that I am, it’s taken me a few days to realize that the nifty follow feature in the WordPress.com community doesn’t work when you venture out into the big ol’ world of self-hosted blogging.

It’s been less than a week, but I’m already having withdrawals. I miss all my regular readers! Luckily, the solution is pretty easy. Head on over to pumps&iron and subscribe via e-mail so you don’t miss a workout, diy project, delicious recipe or outfit.

If you don’t like the idea of giving out your e-mail address (hey, I don’t blame you—after all, I am pretty creepy what with my thick mustache, windowless van and pockets full of free candy), you can follow me on Twitter, like the blog on Facebook, or follow it on Bloglovin’ to stay in the loop.

So just what have you been missing out on this past week? A kickass Olympic Workout, some outrageous (but fabulous) platform wedges, and the story behind my first half marathon (spoiler alert: it involves beer…lots and lots of beer).

I can’t wait to see you over at the new and improved site! It still looks much the same, but is full of so much exciting potential. Lots of fun changes and improvements to come as pumps & iron grows!

xo Nicole

{pumps & iron news} exciting growing pains

I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that you’ll probably notice some little changes in the way pumps & iron looks in the next week or so (although I’ll try my best to make them as minimal as possible). I’m migrating to a self-hosted WordPress site, and while no other changes should be noticeable, I’m going to have to switch to a compatible layout template for the transfer to be successful. I greatly appreciate you bearing with me! And don’t worry, this little switcheroo won’t interfere with me posting every day (brace yourself—and your buns—for a killer workout tomorrow).

Speaking of insanely awesome news, I am now the proud owner of a blender! You know you’re getting old when you’re this excited about a new blender…but I’m going to ignore that sad fact and focus on all the smoothies, shakes, cocktails and other fun concoctions I’m going to whip up in this bad boy.

Now who’s watching True Blood tonight? I didn’t think anyone could be more selfish than Bella Swan when it comes to hogging all the world’s decent supernatural men, but Sookie Mother-Bleeping Stackhouse officially takes the cake after last week’s make-out session with Alcide. So selfish.

Picture that has absolutely nothing to do with the content of this post from Instagram. You can follow me @nicoleperr.

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