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Switzerland Finale

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Welcome to the finale of my Europe adventures! After a wonderful day of hiking near Lucerne, Switzerland, the second to last day of my trip began on a ferry. My friend Melli and I took the ferry from Vitznau to Lucerne, which was about an hour, so we could explore the city. It was more fun than driving! :) Continue Reading …

Hiking Rigi Mountain near Lucerne, Switzerland

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From Geneva, I was back on the train for the final leg of my European adventure: meeting up with my German friend Melli for some hiking near Lucerne! Melli and I first met when we were randomly flatmates while both living in Prague back in 2009. We’ve been good friends ever since – she even came to our wedding all the way from Germany! She Continue Reading …

Weekend Adventures

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Hello and happy Monday! Can you guys believe Christmas is less than 10 days away?! I don’t know about you guys, but I need to get moving on some serious Christmas shopping this week. Yikes! By the way – if you’re looking for some holiday gift/stocking stuffer ideas for your favorite runner or foodie, check out my favorite products page for Continue Reading …

1 Year Anniversary Trip

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I can hardly believe it, but it’s been almost exactly 1 year since Matt and I said “I do” on a beautiful, sunny October day in 2012. We spent the weekend celebrating. :) Our actual anniversary is next weekend, on October 13, but schedule-wise it worked better to take a trip this past weekend. So we did! Continue Reading …

Exploring the Outaouais Region of Canada: Day 2

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Back to the Canada adventures recaps! If you missed the first recap, check that out first: Exploring the Outaouais Region of Canada: Day 1 I know, Canada is sooo ugly, right?! ;) Continue Reading …

Hiking Great Falls Park & Biking to Mt. Vernon!

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Hello and happy Tuesday! Besides running the ROC Race, I had a really fun and active weekend. It was so nice to be in DC for once and not traveling! On Saturday afternoon, it was beautiful out, and Matt and I had plans to go hiking in Great Falls Park with my college BFF Turner & her husband, Will. Turner has been in DC for the past year Continue Reading …

Italy Highlight: Hiking Cinque Terre

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I know I promised the winners of the Brooks awkward running photo contest today, but I’m waiting to hear back on whether I can offer additional prizes to a few runner ups, since I’ve had such great entries to the contest! The post is ready to go so it will be up as soon as I hear either way. Thanks for your patience – it will be worth the Continue Reading …

Adventures in Pittsburgh

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Hello, friends! I hope you all had fun weekends. I spent mine in Pittsburgh! As you guys know, Matt is from Pittsburgh and his parents still live there. We hadn’t been up since Christmas so we decided it would be fun to pay the city a visit when the weather was nicer! We had a lovely weekend. Here are some of the highlights. :) Continue Reading …