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Italy Highlight: Hiking Cinque Terre

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 wait! Continue Reading …

Adventures in Pittsburgh

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 …

EX2 Adventures Backyard Burn Trail Race + Hiking!

I had such a wonderful day yesterday – all of it was spent on trails! We had GORGEOUS weather this weekend here in DC – I’m hoping that spring has sprung because winter? I’m totally over you. Sorry. My Sunday began bright and early (actually… dark and super early thanks to Spring Forward) with a trail race! Continue Reading …

Return to Old Rag Mountain

Yesterday, Matt and I hiked one of my absolute favorites in the area – Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah National Park in VA. Do you guys remember what happened last time we hiked Old Rag, 1.5 years ago?? :) Continue Reading …

Black Friday Hike & Running with an Old Friend

Minus having to spend the better part of yesterday working on my masters paper and presentation (I go to UNC this week to present it!), we’ve had a nice Thanksgiving break! On Friday, we went for a little Black Friday hike. I’d rather fight the crowds on the trails than in the stores, that’s for sure. Although we actually had the trail almost to Continue Reading …

Our Mini-Honeymoon: Part 3!

If you missed part 1 or part 2, read those first! :) Another highlight of the mini-moon was all the great hiking! We did two fun hikes while we were there. The first was about an hour long; we hiked it late afternoon one day before returning to the lodge in time for happy hour. Love those beautiful leaves. The hike took us up and up and up Continue Reading …

Hiking the Billy Goat Trail in Great Falls, MD

Morning, friends! I had so much fun this weekend relaxing, playing outside, and hitting up friend’s BBQs. Yesterday, Matt and I went hiking with friends Ashley, Sokphal, and Margaret. Ashley is moving to Richmond on Tuesday for grad school (so sad she’s leaving right when I return!! :( ), so she organized the hike as a fun last hurrah. Continue Reading …

Old Rag Mountain Hike – The Encore!

Hello and happy Monday! This weekend went by way too quickly — don’t they always? Matt and I had a wonderful time in Virginia yesterday spending the day hiking our very favorite spot: Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah National Park!  We think this was our 5th time hiking this mountain — love it! It’s been touted as one of the best hikes on Continue Reading …