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Spring has Sprung!

You guys – DC is so gorgeous right now. The flowers! The sunrises! The weather! It’s glorious. We all know the signature crushing DC summer heat and humidity will arrive quickly, so we’re soaking up spring while we can. On Tuesday, my friend Sokphal and I dragged ourselves out of bed for a morning run date. The resulting sunrise tulip view Continue Reading …

Weekend

Hey friends! It was a lovely weekend in DC, and Matt and I took full advantage with lots of outdoor adventures! I love spring in DC. :) We kicked off the weekend Friday with dinner at my parent’s – my mom made us steaks and taco salad, which is my favorite childhood salad. Sooooo good. I have written about this salad before, if you want more Continue Reading …

Cherry Blossom 10 Miler 2017 Race Recap

On Sunday, I ran the Cherry Blossom 10 miler, one of my favorite local races, with Matt and a big group of friends! I was really excited when my friends at Cabot, makers of my fave sharp cheddar cheese, reached out to me a few months ago about doing another partnership for the race this year, because I had a blast working with them for it Continue Reading …

DC Cherry Blossom Run, Take 2

Hey friends! I got in another fun DC cherry blossom run yesterday – my grad school friend Lauren didn’t fly out until late afternoon, which gave us plenty of time to get in a cherry blossom jaunt in the morning! I first ran the cherry blossoms over the weekend as part of my last long run for cherry blossom 10 miler training (it’s this coming Continue Reading …

Hiking New Mexico

When I have the opportunity to get in a beautiful hike – especially in 70 degree and sunny weather with no humidity – I jump at it. When we were planning out our travel for the Brooks Altitude Camp trip (<—check out that post first if you missed it), a few of us decided that rather than flying home first thing on Sunday, we’d stick Continue Reading …

Altitude Training Camp with Brooks

Hey guys! I’m back in DC after a really fun weekend in New Mexico with Brooks Running and my fellow blog ambassadors! From left: Janae, Jesica, Tina, me!, Emily, Ashley, Meghann, Kristen, Lora This is my 5th year working with Brooks as one of their Run Happy blogger ambassadors, and I couldn’t be more proud and honored to be part of the team. Continue Reading …

What to Eat Before and After a Long Run

Hey friends! I'm back with more sports nutrition info to help out with your marathon training long runs! Last time we talked about how to fuel a long run during the run. Today we'll get into what to eat before and after a long run! Getting energy in during a long run is important to make sure you can cover the distance successfully, but eating the Continue Reading …

Weekend

Hey friends! I hope you had a great weekend – and I hope those of you who ran the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half or Full Marathon had a great race! I was sad to miss the half marathon for the first time since 2012 but I think I made the right call to skip it this year. (I still needed a little more time after being burned out following the Marine Corps Continue Reading …