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18 Mile Marathon Training Run + Apply for the TCS NYC Marathon

Hello and happy Monday! It’s officially week 2 of the Winter Shape Up – for those of you joining us, check out that page for links to the week 2 meal plan and week 2 workouts! Gina and I have been loving seeing all your updates on social media and in our Winter Shape Up Facebook group. Keep them coming – you guys are rocking it! :) I had a nice Continue Reading …

15 Miles + Cinnamon Rolls of Deliciousness

Hello from a very snowy DC – it’s really coming down out there! GW is closed today for the weather so the Basic Nutrition class I’m teaching was cancelled this morning; more time to catch up on emails and other work are not a bad thing this week! Lots going on, both with blogging stuff (the Winter Shape Up starts next week – so excited!) and with Continue Reading …

13.1 Tough Miles

Good morning, my friends! I hope you all had nice weekends. Matt and I ended up staying in DC over the weekend after all and postponing our NC visit for a couple weeks. We were held up on Friday with work and such and Matt also had a cold, so we didn’t want to go and get our nephew sick! I was bummed we weren’t going but it was good to be here Continue Reading …

A Freezing Run + Exciting Running News!

Hello and happy Monday! I got in my first run of the new year yesterday – a freezing cold and rainy ~13-ish miler with my friends Kathleen and Rachel. On Saturday night, the forecast for Sunday morning was looking bleak – high 30s and freezing rain. Yikes. I texted Kathleen to make sure we were still a go, and we were. Good thing I have running Continue Reading …

First Marathon Training Reflections

Thank you all so much for the kind words on the recap from my first full marathon in Richmond on Saturday! The girls and I are still riding the runner’s high, and are now surprisingly kind of sad it’s all over. :) I’ve gotten some questions about the marathon and my training, so I wanted to share some reflections. Obviously doing one marathon Continue Reading …

I’m a Marathoner!

I can hardly believe it, but: I’m officially a marathoner! My first marathon was soggy, wet, and of course challenging, but overall, it was completely awesome. I spent most of yesterday weirdly wanting to do it all over again… well, maybe just wanting to cross that finish line again, you know, without that whole running 26.2 miles again Continue Reading …

Richmond Marathon or Bust!

Guys – my first full marathon is tomorrow!! I can’t believe it! Matt and I are leaving for Richmond this afternoon to meet up with my brother, who is also running the marathon, and to hit the expo to get our bibs. We have a fun dinner planned with my training buddy Kathleen and her fiancé – Italian food, of course. Then we attempt to sleep and at 8 Continue Reading …

T-Minus 9 Days Until My First Marathon!

So… there are a mere 9 days standing between me and attempting my first full marathon. Gah!! How did it creep up on me so fast?! I’m officially in taper mode. Yesterday, I met up with my long lost running buddy Karen (she’s been injured, but is on the mend now – yay!) for our first run together in WAY too long! We’ve been doing some walks and yoga Continue Reading …