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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 …

Pittsburgh Wedding Weekend Recap

Hey guys! I feel like I start every Monday post with “Matt and I are back in town after…” lately – so much travel! As you guys know, this past weekend we were in Pittsburgh area with Matt’s family for a wedding. The bride was Matt’s best friend from high school’s younger sister, who is also a friend of ours. Their family and Matt’s family go way 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 …

Smith Mountain Lake Weekend

Hello my friends! Matt and I got back to DC yesterday after spending the weekend at one of our old favorite spots: Smith Mountain Lake near the Virginia/NC border. Long time readers will remember that we’ve been to Smith Mountain Lake twice before with our friends Tim and Lindsey, who we met while living in Chapel Hill when I was in grad 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 …

Marathon Training Fitness Week in Review

Hey guys! I’m so glad many of you liked the look of my revamped Lemon Avocado Hummus Recipe. :) Let me know if you try it! Also, yesterday was National Watermelon Day! Did any of you celebrate? If not (or even if you did) – continue the celebration by making my easy Salmon with Watermelon Salsa for dinner this week! So – let’s do a little Continue Reading …