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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 …

Sunrise Run + Food Highlights

Hey friends! It’s a beautiful day in DC and I started it by enjoying a sunrise run. My favorite. :) My friend Sokphal and I hadn’t seen each other in awhile and I missed her! I decided skipping today’s track workout and doing a fun DC sightseeing run with her instead sounded like a very good idea. :) We did one of our usual favorite DC Continue Reading …

Weekend Adventures

Good morning my friends! How were your weekends? Any fun adventures to report? Ours was really low key, which was nice – I’m feeling refreshed today! 60% of the weekend was basically spent like this, which was glorious. Zara was so snuggly! (Obsessed with my fox slipper socks I got for Christmas from Matt!) In addition to watching some Netflix Continue Reading …