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Altitude Training Camp with Brooks

Hey guys! I’m back in DC after a really fun weekend in New Mexico with Brooks Running and my fellow blog ambassadors! From left: Janae, Jesica, Tina, me!, Emily, Ashley, Meghann, Kristen, Lora This is my 5th year working with Brooks as one of their Run Happy blogger ambassadors, and I couldn’t be more proud and honored to be part of the team. Continue Reading …

What to Eat Before and After a Long Run

Hey friends! I'm back with more sports nutrition info to help out with your marathon training long runs! Last time we talked about how to fuel a long run during the run. Today we'll get into what to eat before and after a long run! Getting energy in during a long run is important to make sure you can cover the distance successfully, but eating the Continue Reading …

Food + Fitness Highlights

Hey guys! Before I get into today’s blog post, to get you ready for St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, here are a couple of my favorite St. Patty’s appropriate recipes here on the blog: Healthy Shamrock Shake + Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread + Vegan and Gluten Free Shepherd’s Pie. :) Enjoy them! And now – who else has a bunch of ice sticking around Continue Reading …

Snowy Day

Hey friends! Thank you for all your interesting and thoughtful comments on yesterday’s blog post about Why I Don’t Recommend Whole30! I appreciated that most of the comments were very respectful, even if you didn’t agree with me. Always happy to listen to other opinions! :) Anyway – if you’re a fellow northeasterner, you were probably also Continue Reading …

Why I Don’t Recommend Whole30

I’ve been wanting to write this post for a long time, and hearing about/meeting more and more people who are trying Whole30 finally gave me the motivation I needed to put this into words. I’m just going to say it: I don’t recommend Whole30. Here’s why. Continue Reading …

Weekend

Hey friends! I hope you had a great weekend – and I hope those of you who ran the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half or Full Marathon had a great race! I was sad to miss the half marathon for the first time since 2012 but I think I made the right call to skip it this year. (I still needed a little more time after being burned out following the Marine Corps Continue Reading …

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Let your crockpot do the work for you with this easy dinner recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala! Vegetarian? No problem! Read on for a vegan option. I know many of you are huge slow cooker fans, so I thought another easy weeknight crockpot dinner recipe was in order. (Psst: here are a few of my other crockpot faves: Slow Cooker Continue Reading …

Sunrise Run + Food Highlights

Hey friends! It’s a beautiful day in DC and I started it by enjoying a sunrise run. My favorite. :) My friend Sokphal and I hadn’t seen each other in awhile and I missed her! I decided skipping today’s track workout and doing a fun DC sightseeing run with her instead sounded like a very good idea. :) We did one of our usual favorite DC Continue Reading …