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Hot and Sweaty Thursday Long Run

I knocked out this week’s Marine Corps Marathon training long run early because we are going out of town this weekend again! I had a bit of a step down in mileage this week per instruction from my coaches (my track coaches – I basically just ask them every week “how long should my long run be this week?”). I did 14 milers for the past two Continue Reading …

Smith Mountain Lake Weekend

Hello my friends! Matt and I got back to DC yesterday after spending the weekend at one of our old favorite spots: Smith Mountain Lake near the Virginia/NC border. Long time readers will remember that we’ve been to Smith Mountain Lake twice before with our friends Tim and Lindsey, who we met while living in Chapel Hill when I was in grad Continue Reading …

Long Run Recap + Food Fun

Hello my friends and happy Friday! I’m pumped because this morning I knocked out my weekly marathon training long run. 14 miles, done – and now I can relax all weekend! Lucky for me, my track buddy Diane needed to get her long run in early as well so I had company! We met up early out in Falls Church to do the long run on the W&OD trail. Continue Reading …

Marathon Training Fitness Week in Review

Hey guys! I’m so glad many of you liked the look of my revamped Lemon Avocado Hummus Recipe. :) Let me know if you try it! Also, yesterday was National Watermelon Day! Did any of you celebrate? If not (or even if you did) – continue the celebration by making my easy Salmon with Watermelon Salsa for dinner this week! So – let’s do a little Continue Reading …

Weekend: Matt’s Birthday + Marathon Training 14 Miler

This weekend was all about celebrating Matt’s birthday, which was on Saturday! Per our tradition, when it’s your birthday in our household you get breakfast in bed. :) Matt never wants anything too big first thing so I kept it low key with some festive toast and one of his famous maple cinnamon lattes! Matt requested we start his birthday with a Continue Reading …

Running in Heat vs. Humidity: which is worse?

The humidity continues! More crazy hot, sweaty runs this week – oof! The first one was a fun run date on Tuesday morning with my high school BFF Jenny. She’s in town visiting and Tuesday was her birthday – fun way to start the day. :) I didn’t want to make her get up too early on her birthday so we started a little after 8 a.m. The extra sleep Continue Reading …

Weekend Food + Fitness

Hey guys! Boy, is it hot here. I took an Uber ride 1 mile this morning instead of walking – no shame. Can’t wait til it cools down and walking is actually enjoyable again! We stuck around DC this weekend and got in some fun adventures despite the heat. On Friday night, Matt had to work late so I had a cozy solo night – I made a shrimp pasta Blue Continue Reading …

Philly for 10 hours + This Week’s Fitness

On Wednesday, I spent the day in Philadelphia with two of my best friends from college, Turner and Kris! The three of us have had these fun Philly day dates going on for a few years now  (usually one in summer and one at Christmastime) and I love them! Anytime Kris is back in the Philadelphia area visiting family (she currently lives in Continue Reading …