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Weekend Adventures Part 1: Cherry Blossoms + Plume

Hello my friends! I had my favorite kind of weekend: packed with lots of outdoorsy adventures and quality time with Matt, friends, and family! I’m splitting it into two posts because I have a lot of photos to share. :) Matt and I kicked the weekend off on Friday with some burgers on the grill. Yay for warmer nights – makes everything better! Continue Reading …

Cherry Blossom Running Adventures + Brooks Shoe Giveaway!

You guys – this view was SO worth getting out of bed early to run for. Every year, I eagerly look forward to the arrival of the cherry blossoms in DC. Spring is such a fun time to be in this city! Everyone is out running, shedding their winter layers, and reveling in the warmer weather, and as if the arrival of beautiful spring running weather Continue Reading …

Running into Spring + Avocado Toast Love

Hey friends – happy Wednesday! I’m LOVING March weather in DC this year – usually March is a rough month because you’re so over the cold but apparently this year spring is here early. :) I’m also really loving that it’s so light in the evenings again – totally worth dealing with dark morning workouts! Light evenings make the days feel so much Continue Reading …

NYC Weekend Adventures

Hello, my friends! I had quite the weekend up in NYC for my future sister-in-law Morgana’s bachelorette festivities! The city that never sleeps lived up to its name, that’s for sure. :) Before I get into my weekend recap, I wanted to share that my Nutrition for Runners co-author shared a great case study on his blog last week from a runner who Continue Reading …

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Hi friends! Thank you for your kind comments on my Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half Marathon race recap! I can’t wait for the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in a couple weeks. :) Fingers crossed for good and not too hot weather! In other news – happy St. Patrick’s Day! Anyone have any fun plans? I suggest my making my Healthy Shamrock Shake, Whole Wheat Irish Soda 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 …

Weekend Adventures

Hey friends! What a fun weekend – as you know, on Saturday morning I ran the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half Marathon for the 5th time! We had perfect running weather – cloudy and cool – and my legs felt fresh and speedy. You already know how I did via Instagram, but I’ll share a full recap of the race tomorrow! :) But first – my non-race weekend Continue Reading …

Half Marathon Ready + Fitness Week in Review

Hi friends! I’m getting pumped because tomorrow is the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC half marathon (<—last year’s recap)! This is one of my favorite DC races – I first started running it in 2011 when it was still the National Half Marathon, then ran it again in 2013 and 2014 and 2015 when it became a Rock ‘n’ Roll series race! Hard to believe this will be my Continue Reading …