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Freedom Four Miler 2014 Race Recap

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On Sunday morning, Matt, our friend Steve, and I all ran the Freedom Four Miler put on by Pacers running store! Clearly I used the occasion as an opportunity to bust out my American flag compression socks, which were a gift from Running Skirts at the Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half & Festival last month. Continue Reading …

Hiking, OutRun-ing, Brunching and Boating

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I love summer weekends so much. Even though DC gets really grossly hot and humid (especially by August) I love that everyone is out and about and there’s so much to do. A June Saturday is so much better than a February Saturday, just sayin’. The weather was warm but nice on Friday, so Matt and I decided to mix things up and treat ourselves to Continue Reading …

This Week’s Workouts

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TGIF, friends! Hope you’re gearing up for a fun and active weekend. I’m actually staying in DC for once and pretty pumped about enjoying some local adventures and lots of outdoor time. On the workout front this week, I kept things pretty low key after the Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon on Saturday. I’ve been itching to get back to Continue Reading …

Braised Chicken with Dried Plums, Olives, and Capers

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Hello and happy Thursday, my friends! Matt and I are still going strong with our Tuesday night dinner challenge, in which we trade off weeks and whoever’s turn it is has to pick a new (to us) recipe to try. This week was my turn! I decided to try out a recipe from McCormick; as you know, I’m partnering with them this year and this month’s Continue Reading …

Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon Race Recap

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Wow, where to start?! What a FUN race – the Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon will definitely go in the books as one of my favorite, most beautiful races. I’d highly recommend it if you’re in Seattle, or if you’re looking to travel for running (which is the best kind of travel, clearly). As you know, I was in Seattle with the Continue Reading …

My Green Smoothie TV Debut!

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Do you guys remember when my blogger buddy Courtney and I were in NYC in Aprilin NYC in April with Fitness Magazine and Oster® doing a fun and top secret video/photo shoot? Well, I can finally share the videos, recipes, and what we were up to! :) Continue Reading …

What to Do & Where to Eat in Seattle

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Hi friends! I’m back in DC after a wonderful weekend in Seattle with the Brooks Run Happy blogger crew. What an amazing opportunity to spend the weekend exploring that gorgeous city – a big thank you to Brooks for hosting us! I’ll recap the Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in a separate post, but for now I wanted to share some Continue Reading …

Touring Brooks Headquarters & The Brooks PR Invitational

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Hi from the plane on the way back to DC from Seattle! I’ll be back tomorrow morning to share a big touristy highlights post from Seattle (e.g. restaurant & sightseeing recommendations), but for now I wanted to pop in quickly and share a recap of two of the cool Brooks-related activities we got into this weekend. The first big highlight from Continue Reading …

Dairy & Gluten Free Peach Muffin Recipe

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Looking for something to bake this weekend? Give this Dairy & Gluten Free Peach Muffin recipe a shot! The muffins are light and fluffy and filled with bites of juicy peaches. Now that peaches are coming into season, I thought it would be fun for this month’s Almond Breeze recipe to feature my favorite juicy summer fruit. I’ve been Continue Reading …

Favorite Trader Joe’s Products

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Good afternoon, friends! It’s been a busy one over here – I’m sure it has been for you guys, too! For lunch today, I whipped up one of my standard favorites – a grain/bean/veggie/salad explosion. The star was this package of pre-cooked lentils, which is one of my favorite Trader Joe’s products. They are so good I’ll eat them Continue Reading …