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Happy National Running Day! (win a pair of Brooks running shoes!)

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Good morning and Happy National Running Day! Yes, there’s a day for everything – but this one is clearly one of my favorites. ;) I wasn’t always a runner. You might read my blog now and think that I’ve always been able to run 10 milers and half and full marathons — but that’s not the case at all! When I first graduated from college in 2004, I Continue Reading …

Memorial Day Weekend Adventures

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Hello my lovely friends! Matt and I had a great long holiday weekend full of lots of sun, exercise, and friend time. On Friday night, we kept things casual and grilled at home. BBQ chicken ftw! Plus some slaw (just chopped cabbage and green onions plus equal parts red wine vinegar and olive oil) and roasted potatoes. We discovered the key with Continue Reading …

Homemade Citrus Sports Drink Recipe

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This homemade citrus sports drink will give you the energy and hydration you need to finish your run or workout strong. The summer heat is officially on its way, and many of you will soon be ramping up training for fall marathons. This means it’s the perfect time to share one of my favorite recipes from my Nutrition for Runners Program: Continue Reading …

Yoga in the Park Returns!

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Hi friends! Before I get into today’s post, breaking news: ClassPass is offering another $50 off your first month deal (through May 26)! They don’t do these deals that often so if you haven’t tried ClassPass yet and want to, now is the time to get on it. :) ClassPass is awesome - basically an all-access pass to all the best gyms/studios in your Continue Reading …

Cilantro Quinoa Shrimp + Track Tuesday

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Hi friends! Up until today, it’s been hot, hot, hot in DC. Apparently summer has come early! All that heat has left me craving lighter meals. On Monday, I whipped up a Mexican shrimp quinoa dish for me and Matt to enjoy. The shrimp was marinated in a mixture of lemon and lime juice, garlic, and cilantro, plus a splash of water and a drizzle of Continue Reading …

The Long Run That Was a Long-ish Run Instead

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Hi friends – happy Friday! Matt and I have friends coming into town this weekend to stay with us (yay!), so I decided to try to get my long run (I’m training for the Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in June) out of the way this morning. I met up with my buddy Sokphal bright and early at 6:30 a.m. to get in the miles. She said she was down Continue Reading …

Lazy (Wo)Man’s Salsa Chicken

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Hi friends! What’s shakin’? It’s beautiful here in DC today – we seem to have gone back to spring after yesterday’s crazy heat! Whew. I slogged through a track workout yesterday morning and man, the humidity definitely made it tougher than usual. Yesterday’s workout was a pyramid workout – we started with a 400 (one lap around the track), Continue Reading …

Weekend Fitness Fun

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Hey friends! I had such an action packed weekend that I’m going to split it into two recaps. First up is the fitness adventures, and coming tomorrow, I’ll share a recap of my new favorite hotel and restaurant where Matt and I spent Saturday night with our families for Mother’s day. It was wonderful! It’s about an hour and a half outside DC – any Continue Reading …