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This Week’s Workout Adventures

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Beautiful morning for a run today – anyone else get out there to enjoy it? Check out this ridiculous red sun: My friend Mary and I met up for some miles this morning and enjoyed pounding the pavement and chatting as the sun rose. Continue Reading …

Quinoa & Roasted Salmon Salad for Runners

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Hello, my friends! I’ve got an awesome new meal idea for you guys today – one that is perfect for my fellow runners! Introducing Quinoa & Roasted Salmon Salad. Move over, boring pre-race pasta: there’s a new kid in town. The inspiration to create this recipe came from my friends at Brooks – as part of my Run Happy Ambassadorship, Continue Reading …

Monday Night Cooking Challenge + What’s Next on the Fitness/Running Front

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Hello and good afternoon! I hope it’s a good one for you – it’s been a busy one over here! Matt and I are continuing to enjoy our Monday Night Cooking Challenge – are any of you guys joining in on the fun? Monday night was Matt’s turn (we skipped last week with my travel to LA and such), and he decided to get ambitious and festive – Continue Reading …

Rock ‘n’ Roll USA 2014 Half Marathon Race Recap

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On Saturday, I ran the Rock ‘n’ Roll USA half marathon – less than a week after completing my second full marathon, the LA Marathon, on the previous Sunday. And apparently I’m insane, because I actually had fun doing it. :) I did this race last year, too, and just love it too much to miss out! I was up bright and early on Saturday Continue Reading …

Healthy Shamrock Shake Recipe

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Hello and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’ve got a treat for you guys today: a Healthy Shamrock Shake recipe! It’s vegan, too. Back in the day, I used to love the seasonal Shamrock Shake from a certain fast food restaurant. I hadn’t had or thought of one of those shakes in years until Matt and I drove by an advertisement for them the Continue Reading …

Ready to Rock (‘n’ Roll)!

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Hello and happy Friday! I’m so excited – tomorrow morning I’ll be running my favorite DC race: the Rock ‘n’ Roll USA half marathon! I received a free bib from their PR team in exchange for sharing a recap here on the blog after, but I would have signed up anyway because I LOVE this race. Yes, it’s huge and crowded, and the pre-race Continue Reading …

The Importance of Sleep + Tips for Sleeping Better

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Thank you to Philips Healthcare for sponsoring this post in honor of World Sleep Day on March 14! Good morning, my friends! This week’s excitement is that I’m gearing up to run the Rock ‘n’ Roll USA half marathon on Saturday here in DC! Who’s joining me? Even though I just did the LA Marathon on Sunday, I LOVE the DC RnR race – it’s Continue Reading …

ASICS LA Marathon Weekend Adventures, Part 2

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Hello, my friends! We’re having a warm spell in DC right now, which is making coming back from sunny LA a little easier! Matt and I took advantage of the later evening sunshine and went out for a post-work walk last night (followed by a run for him – no running yet for me!) – I’d forgotten how amazing evening sunshine is. Perhaps this whole Continue Reading …

2014 ASICS LA Marathon Race Recap

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Well, my friends, I did it: I officially conquered my second full marathon, the ASICS LA Marathon on Sunday morning! It was HOT out there but I gave it my all and had a great time enjoying the scenery and the crowds. :) Continue Reading …

ASICS LA Marathon Weekend Adventures, Part 1

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Hello from the plane on the way back to DC from Los Angeles! What a fun whirlwind of a weekend it was – I can’t believe how quickly it flew by, and that I have officially completed my second full marathon! I’ll post a full recap of the marathon shortly, but for now, I wanted to share some of the other fun that my fellow bloggers and I got Continue Reading …