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I Heart Hiking

Yesterday was so much fun! Matt is going on a big hiking trip with friends in a few weeks and wanted to break in his new boots, so we headed south about 10 miles to Haw River yesterday for a little hiking along the riverside trails! We’d never been there before so it was fun to explore. Very peaceful!  I loved how this part looked Continue Reading …

Download My New Treadmill Workout Brochure!

As part of a school project due this week, we had to give someone a “health information gift.” Right before learning about the assignment, I received an email from a reader named Mary who was trying to get into running but having trouble with motivation. I decided that she was the perfect person to give the gift of health to! Mary said she Continue Reading …

An Endurance Speed Workout & the Long Run Fuel Debate

Yesterday marked the return of the need for speed! Since our half marathon is looming (3 and a half weeks and counting!), we decided to mix up the sprinting a bit this week and do a more long distance endurance sort of speed workout. Instead of doing a series of 400’s at a 6:30 pace (more details in this post), my friend Jillian proposed Continue Reading …

Taco Night!

I’ve been feeling in a big rut lately food-wise, so on Saturday, Matt and I decided to mix things up. Enter: TACO NIGHT!!! I hadn’t had tacos in FOREVER and they’re so fun to make. Plus, I always crave Mexican food when it starts getting warm out :) We cooked lean ground turkey with homemade taco seasoning, heated up some whole wheat Continue Reading …

Biking with Llamas

Best blog post title, ever. Yesterday, Matt and I went biking… and stumbled upon a llama farm. Yes, a llama farm. Is that not the most random thing ever?! Let’s start from the beginning. ;) As I mentioned, last week Matt and I bought our very first road bikes! We both really like biking and used to bike together occasionally in DC, but Continue Reading …

A Rolling 10 Miles

This morning’s 10 mile run was AWESOME. We’ve been doing most of our long runs the past couple weeks on an out-and-back trail, so we decided this week it was time to mix it up.  :) We took our run out into the rolling farmland near Chapel Hill and it was wonderful! My girls Elle and Steph had the genius idea to do a point-to-point Continue Reading …

The Leftover Special – Packed Lunch Style!

You guys know I love creatively re-vamping leftovers. Case in point? Yesterday’s packed lunch. I had a fridge full of random leftovers, but nothing concrete enough to just be eaten alone. Clearly, it was time to get creative! First — I layered some baby spinach in a large tupperware. Veggie? Check! Next, I threw in these cumin-scented Continue Reading …

Walleyball Domination & A Sunny Speed Workout

Last night was a very important night here in Chapel Hill. It was the Walleyball intramural semi-finals. Whether we won would determine which championship game we dominated played in. The stakes were high. And we were prepared. Above we are with our “coach”, Tyrone. Staring at something in the sky because it makes us look more hardcore. Continue Reading …