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Middlebury Maple Run Half Marathon Race Recap

Yesterday, I ran my 18th (whoa) half marathon: the Middlebury Maple Run in Vermont!

middlebury maple run

It’s totally insane to me that I’ve done so many half marathons – I still remember running 6 miles for the first time ever back in 2009 when I was training for my first Army Ten Miler. It’s amazing what your body (and mind) can get used to – and how much I’ve come to love the longer races. No matter how long the race, crossing that finish line always feels amazing, but I especially love the special form of endorphin wasted that the half marathon and above distances produce. :)

As you guys know, I was in Vermont for the race thanks to my friends at Cabot! I’ve been a member of their Cabot Fit Team twice before (both times for the Beach to Beacon 10k in Maine), so it was an honor to be part of the team again! Cabot is one of my favorite brands – not only do I love their cheese, but the passion their team (both the marketing staff and the farmers) shows for their work is really inspiring.

Joining me for this year’s adventure was (from left below):

cabot fit team bloggers

Awesome group of fellow fit foodies! We had a great time together. :)

cabot fit team 2016

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Recent Eats + Weekend Reading

flour free breakfast pancake

Hi friends – happy Friday! I’m getting ready to head to the airport in a few minutes for my Vermont half marathon adventures (see Wednesday’s Day in the Life post for more details!) but wanted to pop in quickly to say hi before I go. As always, see what I’m up to on Instagram, and I’ll be back Monday with a recap! :) I started my Friday with an Continue Reading …

My Fave Homemade Veggie Burgers

easy lentil veggie burgers

Hello my friends! Matt and I had a really fun night last night because one of my best friends from college, Lu (aka Laura), and her boyfriend Connor are here visiting! They are on a big road trip (living out of their awesome tricked out van) and swung by DC as part of the adventure. They live out in Berkeley, CA so we don’t get to see them much – Continue Reading …

A Day in the Life

track workout washington lee high school

It’s been a while since I did a Day in the Life post, so let’s toss one in the mix, shall we? Here’s what I was up to yesterday. :) 5:52 a.m. – Alarm goes off (the extra 2 minutes makes the difference, I swear). Get up, change into running clothes. 6:05 a.m. – Eat a snack (a waffle with a smear of almond butter + about 4 oz of water mixed with Continue Reading …

How to Make Chicken More Interesting

how to make chicken more interesting

A few nights ago, Matt and I made a super simple (but delicious) dinner that I thought was worth sharing. Want to know how to make chicken, rice, and veggies more interesting? Add black beans! Maybe it’s just me, but for some reason the addition of black beans makes the meal so much more delicious. Try it and let me know what you think! Reminds Continue Reading …

A Spring Weekend in DC

brunch at founding farmers

Hello my friends! Matt and I had a nice, relaxing weekend here in DC. It was great to be home after all our travels! I treated myself to a calming evening yoga class on Friday at my old favorite Edge Yoga via ClassPass – perfect way to begin the weekend. Saturday was rainy and all about eating! I slept in and then met a group of girlfriends for Continue Reading …

Adventures in Florida Citrus

florida palm trees

Good morning from my second home, an airplane! ;) I’m on my way back to DC from Florida after a quick press trip. I miss the palm trees already! Random sidenote: at the airport this morning I rocked this sweet standing desk I set up for myself using my suitcase. ;) I know, I’m totally a genius. Why hadn’t I thought to do this before?! Nice to Continue Reading …

Food and Fitness Fun

blue apron al fresco

Hey friends! Happy Wednesday! For those of you on the east coast – how about this summery weather? It’s been so warm here this week – perfect for deck eating! I didn’t get a picture of last night’s dinner since it was nearly dark out on the deck by the time we ate, but here is Monday night’s dinner! Blue Apron, obvi. This one was delicious, but Continue Reading …

Packing in Nutrition with Pre-Dinner Snacks

eat your veggies before dinner

Thank you to Sabra for sponsoring this post! When I was little, I remember hovering around my mom when she was making dinner, hungry and being a bother. Her response? She’d feed us veggies. I especially remember eating a lot of fresh bell peppers pre-dinner – she’d toss slices of them back at me and my brother like we were wild animals being held Continue Reading …

WaterSound, Florida Wedding

andrew mauney morgana phlaum wedding

Hi friends! I’m back with one final recap from our Florida trip! (Miss the first two? Here they are: Seaside, Florida adventures and Pensacola, Florida adventures.) As you know, Matt and I were in Florida for his brother Drew’s wedding to the lovely Morgana. We are so happy to welcome her to the Mauney family! Let’s back up to Friday first, Continue Reading …