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Healthy Summer Salad Recipes

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

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

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

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 …

Why You Need to Take a Lunch Break

If you’re looking for one simple thing that you can do every day to improve your health, it’s this: take a lunch break. I know what you’re thinking: “I’m way too busy for that.” Here’s the thing: giving yourself a real break, even if it’s a quick one, will not negatively impact your productivity – and in fact it will actually help it. Here are Continue Reading …

Smith Mountain Lake Weekend

Hello my friends! Matt and I got back to DC yesterday after spending the weekend at one of our old favorite spots: Smith Mountain Lake near the Virginia/NC border. Long time readers will remember that we’ve been to Smith Mountain Lake twice before with our friends Tim and Lindsey, who we met while living in Chapel Hill when I was in grad Continue Reading …

Long Run Recap + Food Fun

Hello my friends and happy Friday! I’m pumped because this morning I knocked out my weekly marathon training long run. 14 miles, done – and now I can relax all weekend! Lucky for me, my track buddy Diane needed to get her long run in early as well so I had company! We met up early out in Falls Church to do the long run on the W&OD trail. Continue Reading …

Marathon Training Fitness Week in Review

Hey guys! I’m so glad many of you liked the look of my revamped Lemon Avocado Hummus Recipe. :) Let me know if you try it! Also, yesterday was National Watermelon Day! Did any of you celebrate? If not (or even if you did) – continue the celebration by making my easy Salmon with Watermelon Salsa for dinner this week! So – let’s do a little Continue Reading …