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Cherry Blossom Running Finale + An Interview with Brooks Elite Marathoner Desiree Linden

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Hello and happy Friday! It’s another beautiful one here in DC, as was yesterday, when I took advantage with one last early morning run through those gorgeous cherry blossoms. :) I can’t get enough! My college friend Kathleen and I met up down by the Smithsonian metro and then ran over to the tidal basin from there. The blossoms are officially Continue Reading …

Spring Makes Everything Happier

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Every winter, I slog through cold, dark, and dreary runs, wondering if maybe I don’t actually love running as much as I thought I did. And then every spring, I fall in love with running all over again. I was planning on sleeping in this morning; I even signed up for a yoga class tonight after work at Epic Yoga in Dupont via ClassPass (it’s too Continue Reading …

Cherry Blossom 10 Miler 2015 Race Recap

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Hello my friends! As you know, yesterday I ran the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler! This race is one of my absolute favorites, and this year was especially beautiful thanks to blue skies and the cherry blossoms in full bloom! This was my third time running this race (here’s my 2010 recap and my 2013 recap), but actually the first time that I’ve run it Continue Reading …

Weekend Adventures

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It’s officially spring in DC, at least as far as the weather is concerned, and I took full advantage the past few days – starting on Friday morning with an early morning run with my friend Sokphal! Track workouts are great and all, but there’s nothing like a DC monument sunrise. It was so nice to get out there and enjoy one! It was also weirdly Continue Reading …

Poached Eggs FTW + Other Tastiness

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Hi friends! While in Canada last week, I rekindled my love affair with poached eggs. I’m normally a fried egg (runny yolk) sort of girl, mostly because they are easy to make and I was scared to try poached eggs at home. But last week I was on a big poached egg kick – I ordered a couple almost every day at breakfast. So, this week I decided I had Continue Reading …

Urban Athletic Club Coupon Code + Weekend Food Adventures

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Morning, my friends! I was at the airport bright and early this morning – I’m off on a press trip for the week. You’ll be able to see what I’m up to soon on Instagram/Twitter, but for now, some hints: I’m packing my passport, but not my swimsuit this time. ;) As for this weekend, it was a really busy one! On Saturday morning, Matt and I hit up Continue Reading …

Back to the Track + Recent Eats

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Hi friends! Guess what? I FINALLY made it back to the track this morning! Between all the travel I’ve been doing and all the snow/ice we had over the past month and a half, I hadn’t been to the track for my Potomac River Runners group in wayyyyyy too long. I skipped last Thursday and this Tuesday because of the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC half marathon, but Continue Reading …

What I Ate the Night Before My Half Marathon

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Hi friends! I’ve been getting some questions lately about pre-race fuel in terms of what to eat the night before a race, so I thought I’d share what I had the night before the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC half marathon on Saturday. Remember, though, that what works for me might not necessarily work for you. :) Some tips for your meal the night before a race: Continue Reading …