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The Spartacus Workout

Good morning! Have you guys ever heard of the Spartacus workout? Matt heard about it from his younger brother Drew, who has been doing it to stay in shape while traveling around on the road for his year-long South Pacific tour. Matt did the workout for the first time last weekend using some weights that he got for Christmas, and seeing how I Continue Reading …

Spring Race Plans & Pure Barre Review

Good afternoon! I started my morning with a great run with a couple grad school friends, as per My Workout Schedule This Week! We ran 4.42 miles in 40:03. Great run, minus the fact that it was super dark when we started running. Come on, morning sunshine! We miss you! Speaking of running — I went on a race registration frenzy Tuesday and Continue Reading …

My Workouts This Week

On Sunday, I wrote on Twitter that I was scheduling my workouts for the week into my calendar. This is something I do every Sunday as I get ready for the new week — it’s the only way to make sure my workouts actually happen when I get really busy! I am as specific as possible when I schedule my workouts by writing in the time/type of exercise. Continue Reading …

A HIIT Workout with the Girls

Morning! The grad school gang and I are continuing to learn about all the nutrition-related hot topics on our policy course “field trip” here in D.C.! Yesterday’s sessions on Capitol Hill included an interesting discussion about whether the government should regulate food advertising to children or not. What do you guys think? We Continue Reading …

A Gym-Free Strength Workout & DC Sights

Good morning! I’m continuing to enjoy winter break here in the D.C. area. It is SO nice to be able to relax after such a busy few months. After catching up on emails and such yesterday morning, I headed out for a run in my family’s neighborhood! 3.2 craaaazy hilly (hence the slower pace… there may have been a little walking involved… Continue Reading …

Pittsburgh by Foot – Our Own Personal Turkey Trot!

Hello friends! I’m back in Chapel Hill and had a great rest of the weekend in Pittsburgh. In addition to eating lots of delicious food, relaxing, watching movies, and socializing, I also got a great run in with Matt and my dad on Thanksgiving morning! Blue skies in Pittsburgh?! Shock! We must have brought the Carolina Blue with us. :) My Continue Reading …

How do you fit in exercise on Thanksgiving?

Hello friends! I’m officially on Thanksgiving break! I got a TON of schoolwork done yesterday so with the exception of a project that I’m going to (hopefully) wrap up while on the plane today, I should be able to fully enjoy my break. Yay! I don’t fly off to Pittsburgh until later this afternoon, so I started my break with a relaxing Continue Reading …

Workout DVDs: Yay or Nay?

Good morning! I’m heading off to biochem and then leaving straight from school for the airport to fly to Miami! Since I knew I was leaving town this weekend, I’ve been trying to eat up everything in the fridge and not buy anything new. Last night’s dinner was perfect — used up some bok choy I had sitting around as well as some leftover Continue Reading …