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Bright Mornings are Awesome for Running

Hey friends! I’m so glad many of you enjoyed my how to get rid of sugar cravings post from yesterday! Keep those comments coming. Sooooo, remember how I said I was totally over track workouts? Yeah, well… I already changed my mind. I know you’re probably all unsurprised… Matt and my mom were when I told them. ;) I took 2 weeks off from my track Continue Reading …

Favorite Oatmeal Recipes + Fitness Week in Review

Hi friends – happy almost Halloween! Any fun plans this weekend? We’re hitting up my favorite haunted forest tonight with some friends. If you’re looking for something cute to make for a Halloween party, try my Spiderweb Maple Brownie Cookies. :) In other news, apparently yesterday was National Oatmeal Day! In honor, oatmeal was back in the Continue Reading …

My Running/Racing Plans: What’s Next?

I’ve had a busy year of running and racing. In January, I was determined to get back my speed. Doing two full marathons (the Richmond Marathon in fall 2013 and the LA Marathon in spring 2014) had given me a lot of endurance awesomeness, but not a lot of pep in my step, and I wanted it back. I was over 26.2 for the time being and wanted to work on Continue Reading …

Sunrise Running Tour of Washington DC

Hi friends! On Saturday, I was up early for a fun adventure: a sunrise running tour of DC. My friend Derek, who works in Brand Communications for Brooks, was in town for the Marine Corps Marathon weekend festivities. As you guys know, I’m a Brooks Run Happy Blogger Ambassador, and Derek has been with us on all of the Brooks blogger trips I’ve Continue Reading …

Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco Race Recap

Hi friends – I’m currently flying back to DC from San Francisco after a fun long weekend adventure! I have so many photos and things I want to share with you guys (you can get a preview of what I was up to on my Instagram), but let’s start with the main reason I was there: to run the Nike Women’s Half Marathon! Hard to believe that this was my 15th Continue Reading …

Ready to Run San Francisco + This Week’s Workouts

Hi friends! I’m super excited because in only a few short days I’ll be running the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco! As you know, I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to run the race sponsored by ClassPass (<—all access pass to the best fitness studios/gyms in your city), and will be joined by 5 other awesome bloggers for the Continue Reading …

The Importance of Challenging Negative Self Talk

Hi friends! I’m getting back into the swing of things here in DC after my trip to Nashville for FNCE. As you know, I’m running the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco with ClassPass in a week and a half, so my first order of business once back in town was one final long run! I arrived back in town on Tuesday evening, and Matt and I had a Continue Reading …

Running Nashville’s Shelby Bottoms Greenway

Hi friends! I’m on my way home after a whirlwind of a weekend down in Nashville, TN for FNCE, the annual Registered Dietitian conference and expo. Before I get into a recap of the conference happenings, a quick recap of my pre-FNCE adventures! I arrived in town early and stayed overnight on Friday with my running blogger friend Mary, who moved from Continue Reading …