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Cherry Blossom Running Finale + An Interview with Brooks Elite Marathoner Desiree Linden

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Hello and happy Friday! It’s another beautiful one here in DC, as was yesterday, when I took advantage with one last early morning run through those gorgeous cherry blossoms. :) I can’t get enough! My college friend Kathleen and I met up down by the Smithsonian metro and then ran over to the tidal basin from there. The blossoms are officially Continue Reading …

Urban Athletic Club Coupon Code + Weekend Food Adventures

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Morning, my friends! I was at the airport bright and early this morning – I’m off on a press trip for the week. You’ll be able to see what I’m up to soon on Instagram/Twitter, but for now, some hints: I’m packing my passport, but not my swimsuit this time. ;) As for this weekend, it was a really busy one! On Saturday morning, Matt and I hit up Continue Reading …

Rock ‘n’ Roll DC 2015 Half Marathon Race Recap

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Hi friends! As you know, I ran the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half Marathon over the weekend with my college friends Kathleen and Sarah! Despite the cold, rainy day, we had a blast. This was our second year in a row running this race together. :) Love these ladies! My training wasn’t exactly stellar for this race – constant snow and ice derailed a lot of Continue Reading …

Brooks Stocking Stuffer Giveaway!

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The weather here has been so weird lately – one day it’s balmy, the next it’s frigid. What the heck, mother nature? Last Thursday morning was one of those frigid days. Thankfully, I had some cozy accessories (which you’ll have a chance to win at the end of this post!) from my friends at Brooks to keep me warm! Continue Reading …

Active Travel Tips + A Brooks Giveaway!

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Hello, hello! Matt and I are continuing to enjoy our vacation here in the Outer Banks, NC with family. Wednesday’s storms cut the heat and humidity quite a bit so yesterday, we kicked off the day with a morning run! We ended up having a great run – after a few days of yoga and shorter workouts I was feeling ready for a good, solid jaunt. We Continue Reading …

Touring Brooks Headquarters & The Brooks PR Invitational

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Hi from the plane on the way back to DC from Seattle! I’ll be back tomorrow morning to share a big touristy highlights post from Seattle (e.g. restaurant & sightseeing recommendations), but for now I wanted to pop in quickly and share a recap of two of the cool Brooks-related activities we got into this weekend. The first big highlight from Continue Reading …

A Blue Skies 14 Miler

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Hello, hello! Before I get into the recap of this past weekend’s long run, I wanted to say a quick thank you to all of you to participated in the Winter Shape Up! The 4 week challenge ended on Sunday and my WSU co-host Gina and I have loved seeing all your updates and successes (and helping you with challenges, too!) over the past month. It sounds Continue Reading …

Brooks Shoes & Winter Accessories Giveaway!

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Good morning and happy Friday the 13th! Spooooookyyyy. I started my day off the best way I know how: with a friend running date. :) My friend Karen and I have done a lot of runs down on the mall together lately, so today we decided to mix it up. I met her up in her hood, Cleveland Park, in northwest DC. (Turner, we missed you!) Continue Reading …