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July 4th Weekend Highlights

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What a fun weekend! DC had gorgeous weather (which is VERY unusual for 4th of July – it’s usually brutally hot) and Matt and I took full advantage. On Friday morning, I got in a nice run – 5 super hilly miles – and then Matt and I parked ourselves at our apartment pool for the day. That evening, we watched the DC Fireworks via kayak Continue Reading …

Hiking, OutRun-ing, Brunching and Boating

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I love summer weekends so much. Even though DC gets really grossly hot and humid (especially by August) I love that everyone is out and about and there’s so much to do. A June Saturday is so much better than a February Saturday, just sayin’. The weather was warm but nice on Friday, so Matt and I decided to mix things up and treat ourselves to Continue Reading …

Weekend Adventures

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Hello and happy Monday! Can you guys believe Christmas is less than 10 days away?! I don’t know about you guys, but I need to get moving on some serious Christmas shopping this week. Yikes! By the way – if you’re looking for some holiday gift/stocking stuffer ideas for your favorite runner or foodie, check out my favorite products page for Continue Reading …

1 Year Anniversary Trip

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I can hardly believe it, but it’s been almost exactly 1 year since Matt and I said “I do” on a beautiful, sunny October day in 2012. We spent the weekend celebrating. :) Our actual anniversary is next weekend, on October 13, but schedule-wise it worked better to take a trip this past weekend. So we did! Continue Reading …

Exploring the Outaouais Region of Canada: Day 2

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Back to the Canada adventures recaps! If you missed the first recap, check that out first: Exploring the Outaouais Region of Canada: Day 1 I know, Canada is sooo ugly, right?! ;) Continue Reading …

Birthday Adventures

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Thank you for all the happy birthday wishes, friends! I had a fun weekend celebrating. :) Pictured above is my “Happy BDay” toast from Matt on Saturday morning. :) He’s so creative! Continue Reading …

Hiking Great Falls Park & Biking to Mt. Vernon!

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Hello and happy Tuesday! Besides running the ROC Race, I had a really fun and active weekend. It was so nice to be in DC for once and not traveling! On Saturday afternoon, it was beautiful out, and Matt and I had plans to go hiking in Great Falls Park with my college BFF Turner & her husband, Will. Turner has been in DC for the past year Continue Reading …

Italy Highlight: Hiking Cinque Terre

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I know I promised the winners of the Brooks awkward running photo contest today, but I’m waiting to hear back on whether I can offer additional prizes to a few runner ups, since I’ve had such great entries to the contest! The post is ready to go so it will be up as soon as I hear either way. Thanks for your patience – it will be worth the Continue Reading …