Friday faves

Hey friends – happy Friday! I have a fun weekend ahead: my high school best friend Jenny and I are having a girl’s weekend as part of a travel blogging opportunity I received. You can see what I’m up to on Instagram and Twitter. :) I spent some time earlier this week planning our trip and I’m really excited for what’s in store – lots of great food and some fitness fun, too!

And now – for some Friday faves!


1) Bananas!

Apparently tomorrow is National Banana Lover’s Day, and since I love bananas, I thought I’d share some of my favorite banana recipes from the blog if you’d like to celebrate tomorrow. 😉 Love all the random food holidays – too funny! Who decides those?!

whole wheat PB banana bread

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Marine Corps Marathon Training Week in Review

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Hey guys! I know many of you like seeing these comprehensive marathon training weeks in review, so here we go! Here’s how this week has looked so far, plus my plan for the rest of the week. As you guys know, even when I’m marathon training I only run 3 days per week – and I’m a really low mileage runner compared to others, too. I prescribe to Continue Reading …

Watermelon Rosemary Popsicles Recipe

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These watermelon rosemary popsicles make a refreshing and fun summer snack – and an excellent post-long run cool down treat! Thank you to The Watermelon Board for sponsoring this post. When I was a kid, I used to love spending long summer days at the pool. If I had my way, I’d stay all day long, only leaving the water when forced to by Continue Reading …

Long Run + Weekend Fun

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Hey guys! Matt and I had such a nice weekend – relaxing and filled with lots of friend time. My favorite! On Friday, we had a cozy night in on our own – Matt picked up a pizza for us from Lost Dog Café and I made us side salads to get in some veggie volume. It was humid but cool enough to eat outside by the time we tucked in around 8. We spent Continue Reading …

A Day in the Life


Hey guys! Happy Friday. I thought it would be fun to mix it up and do a Day in the Life post this week. Here’s what I was up to on Tuesday! :) 5:55 a.m. – Alarm goes off. Get up, get dressed, have some toast with nut butter and a little Vega pre-workout energizer. 6:25 a.m. – Depart for the track. 6:35 –7:40 a.m. – Track workout! Our coaches Continue Reading …

This Week’s Fitness + Food Highlights

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Hey friends! I’m glad many of you liked the look of the salads in my Healthy Summer Salad Recipes round up post! Let me know if you try any of them and what you think. :) And now – for some food and fitness highlights from the week! Chelsea and I have had not one but two fun fitness adventures this week, which I love! First up was Monday morning – Continue Reading …

Healthy Summer Salad Recipes

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When the weather is hot, I absolutely love refreshing salads. To inspire you (and me, too!) to mix up your summer salads, here is a round up of delicious and healthy summer salad recipes from my blog and fellow food and nutrition bloggers. Enjoy the recipes - and let me know which ones you like most! Continue Reading …

Pittsburgh Wedding Weekend Recap

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Hey guys! I feel like I start every Monday post with “Matt and I are back in town after…” lately – so much travel! As you guys know, this past weekend we were in Pittsburgh area with Matt’s family for a wedding. The bride was Matt’s best friend from high school’s younger sister, who is also a friend of ours. Their family and Matt’s family go way Continue Reading …

Marine Corps Marathon Training Week in Review

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Hey and happy Friday! Popping in for my Marine Corps Marathon training week in review and some of my favorite links from around the web (at the end of the post). Here’s what I’ve been up to for training this week. As usual, I’ve focused on variety and lots of stretching – both of which are key for me to not get burned out or injured! Monday: yoga Continue Reading …

Hot and Sweaty Thursday Long Run

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I knocked out this week’s Marine Corps Marathon training long run early because we are going out of town this weekend again! I had a bit of a step down in mileage this week per instruction from my coaches (my track coaches – I basically just ask them every week “how long should my long run be this week?”). I did 14 milers for the past two Continue Reading …