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Tough Long Run Recap + Friday Link Love

I feel like every training cycle there’s that one especially crazy hard run – the one that feels way worse than all the others. The one that has you basically crawling the last couple miles. The one that makes you ask yourself: “why the hell am I doing this again?!” You guys know I try to keep things positive over here because I’m a big believer Continue Reading …

Eats + Exercise

Hey guys! Summer is back once again – it’s been a hot week over here! Come on fall, where are you…?! Tuesday morning wasn’t quite as hot yet, though – which was good because I was out at the track! We had a longer interval tempo workout on the docket – three 2000’s (5 laps around the track – 1.25 miles) with 1 to 2 minutes rest in between. Continue Reading …

Marathon Training Long Run Success!

Hey guys! I’m happy to report that I ended up having a great long run yesterday! As I mentioned Tuesday, I was debating whether to do my long run Wednesday or Thursday (we leave really early Friday morning for a weekend trip so I wanted to get it out of the way), and I was also nervous about my right leg since it’s been bothering me. (Last week, Continue Reading …

Two Easy and Fast Dinner Ideas + Marathon Training Update

Hello my friends! Matt and I made two really easy and fast dinners recently that I thought you guys would like, so I wanted to share! First up was a lemony mustard dill salmon. It was too hot to eat outside, so please excuse the indoor lighting. :) Making this is really easy. Mix the juice from a whole lemon and a splash of olive oil with a Continue Reading …

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 …