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Two Easy and Fast Dinner Ideas + Marathon Training Update

Hello my friends! Matt and I made two really easy and fast dinners recently that I thought you guys would like, so I wanted to share! First up was a lemony mustard dill salmon. It was too hot to eat outside, so please excuse the indoor lighting. :) Making this is really easy. Mix the juice from a whole lemon and a splash of olive oil with a Continue Reading …

Marine Corps Marathon Training Week in Review

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 …

Long Run + Weekend Fun

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 …

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 …

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 …

Weekend: Matt’s Birthday + Marathon Training 14 Miler

This weekend was all about celebrating Matt’s birthday, which was on Saturday! Per our tradition, when it’s your birthday in our household you get breakfast in bed. :) Matt never wants anything too big first thing so I kept it low key with some festive toast and one of his famous maple cinnamon lattes! Matt requested we start his birthday with a Continue Reading …

How to Fuel for a Marathon or Half Marathon

Hello my friends! Matt and I are in California right now for the wedding of our friends Heather and Mike, and won’t be back until late tonight, so I’ve asked running coach Jason Fitzgerald of the website Strength Running (and co-author of my Nutrition for Runners program) to share a guest post today on how to fuel for a marathon or half marathon. Continue Reading …