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Thanksgiving 2016 Recap

Hey guys! I hope those of you that celebrated it had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday yesterday! I’m thankful for all of you – and for fried turkey. ;) Sidenote – a bunch of you on Instagram asked where my lace top was from – I can’t find the exact one online but here is a similar top by the same brand (Ryu) on Amazon! It was from a boutique in Continue Reading …

Marine Corps Marathon 2016 Race Recap

On Sunday, I ran the Marine Corps Marathon – my third full marathon, but my first in nearly 3 years, so it felt kind of like the first time again. Wow – where to even start with this recap?! (Previous marathon recaps: Richmond Marathon in November 2013 and LA Marathon in March 2014.) This was not an easy race (or training season, due to our Continue Reading …

Maui Half Marathon + 10k Race Recaps

Hey friends! Matt and I are currently en route back to DC after a great week in Hawaii of part work, part play. I’m back for my final trip recap: running the Maui Half Marathon and 10k! Plus, I’ll share a couple of the highlights from the wellness event I was in Hawaii for! If you missed my previous Maui recaps, check those out first: Hiking Continue Reading …

Weekend Fun + Fit Foodie 5k Fairfax Race Recap

Hey friends! I hope you all had great weekends! Ours was fun but very soggy – it poured all day on Saturday and Sunday. Bummer! Friday was beautiful, though, so Matt and I took advantage and kicked off the weekend with a nice stroll and an al fresco dinner at Rustico. I love their market salad – the chew of the barley, the chopped lacinato kale, Continue Reading …

Middlebury Maple Run Half Marathon Race Recap

Yesterday, I ran my 18th (whoa) half marathon: the Middlebury Maple Run in Vermont! It’s totally insane to me that I’ve done so many half marathons – I still remember running 6 miles for the first time ever back in 2009 when I was training for my first Army Ten Miler. It’s amazing what your body (and mind) can get used to – and how much I’ve Continue Reading …

Cherry Blossom 10 Miler 2016 Race Recap

Well, my friends: I did it! I finally got my new 10 miler PR!! 10 miles in 1:17:34 – a 7:45 minute mile pace. Woo!!! Who knew 25 mph wind with up to 50 mph gusts was totally my jam?! ;) Juuuust kidding – that was really tough but I basically decided I’d get that PR no matter what – wind be damned! Above post-race with my track buddy Diane and Continue Reading …

Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half Marathon 2016 Race Recap

On Saturday, I ran the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half Marathon for the 5th time! This is one of my favorite races and this year was no exception – I had a blast out there. :) For the past couple years, I’ve run this race “just for fun” at a casual pace with friends. I love racing but sometimes it’s fun to do races without worrying about pace and with Continue Reading …

Charleston Half Marathon 2016 Race Recap

If you’re looking to do a January half or full marathon next year, want to escape from cold weather/snow, and are looking for a well-organized non-massive race with a pretty course – put the Charleston half/full marathon on your list. As you guys know, Matt and I were extremely fortunate to have been sponsored by our friends at Cabot to run Continue Reading …