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Things I’m Loving Lately (+ a Giveaway!)

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Hey guys! It’s almost the weekend – woohoo!! Matt is out of town for work so I’ll be cruising solo this weekend – and besides dinner tonight with the rents and a long run Sunday morning with track buddies, I have zero plans. Weird/awesome! I’m resisting the temptation to book my schedule up with social outings – after a TON of travel lately and Continue Reading …

Driving the Icefields Parkway

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Back to the Canadian hiking vacation recaps today – this one is the second to last one – stay tuned for the finale post next week! The Icefields Parkway (great name, right? sounds so hardcore) is a 230km road linking Banff and Jasper National Parks. We dedicated an entire day to making what could have been a quick 3 hour drive because there was so Continue Reading …

Summery Recipe Faves from Blue Apron

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Thank you to Blue Apron for sponsoring this post! The first 25 readers to order using this link will get three free meals on their first Blue Apron order. You know what was awesome? Coming home from our Canadian vacation to a Blue Apron box waiting on our doorstep. Best thing ever, especially when you arrive back home at 8 p.m. to an empty fridge, Continue Reading …

Hiking Kootenay National Park

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Continuing with the Canadian hiking vacation recaps! Kootenay National Park is another lesser known national park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains that is worth a visit if you’re ever in the area. It’s a short and very beautiful 30-ish minute drive from Banff National Park, so after our morning of hiking Johnson Canyon and Ink Pots, we decided to Continue Reading …

Weekend Fun: A Wedding, DC Running Tour, and More!

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Hey guys! Thank you for all the enthusiasm over my exciting running-related announcement (and giveaway!) post from Friday! Keep those entries coming. :) I hope you guys had fun weekends! Ours was especially fun because one of my best friends from grad school, Steph, got married here in DC! Our whole UNC grad school crew was in town for the Continue Reading …

I’m running Marine Corps Marathon! Plus, Bib Giveaway!

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I have some really exciting news for you guys today – in October I will be running the Marine Corps Marathon, my third full marathon! Even more exciting: I’ll be running the race sponsored by my friends at the Watermelon Board – AND they are giving away 2 bibs at the end of this post for those of you who also want to run it! As you guys Continue Reading …

Hiking Johnson Canyon and Ink Pots in Banff

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I’m back with another Canadian hiking vacation recap! This one is all about hiking Johnson Canyon and Ink Pots in Banff National Park. Want to see our full itinerary? Check it out: Western Canada Hiking Trip Itinerary. Previous recaps: a weekend in Vancouver + hiking Lake Louise in Banff National Park. Johnson Canyon is one of the most Continue Reading …

Preserve and Re-Live Your Family’s Memories

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Thank you to Legacybox for sponsoring this post. The first 25 people to use the code FOOD at checkout will receive 40% off their Legacybox! If your family is like mine, you probably have a ton of memories, from VHS tapes to old film, that you’d love to relive but don’t have the proper equipment to watch. Enter: Legacybox, a company that will Continue Reading …

A Weekend in Vancouver

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I’m switching gears today to share another Canadian vacation recap with you guys! Want to see everything we did? Check out our western Canada hiking trip itinerary. The last few days of our trip were spent in Vancouver! We arrived on a Friday in the early evening and my brother drove up from Seattle to meet us. We lucked out with phenomenal Continue Reading …

Hot and Humid Weekend Fun

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Hey friends! Another Monday already, huh? I hope you guys had nice weekends! Ours was hot and humid but packed with fun. :) It was nice to be in town after all our travels to reconnect with friends, family, and my favorite city! Matt and I had a nice low key night on Friday – we made a Blue Apron and relaxed on our deck – it was a beautiful Continue Reading …