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The Most Beautiful Running Sunrise Yet & Early Birthday Celebrations

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I hope you guys aren’t tired of seeing photos of my early morning running adventures around D.C. yet, because yesterday morning, my run was interrupted with this absolutely stunning view: It’s so pretty it almost looks fake, right? Continue Reading …

Marathon–Registered! Plus, Outdoor Yoga, Runs & A Dinner Out

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Well, my friends – it’s official!!!! I will be running my first full marathon on November 16 in Richmond, VA. :) I just registered this morning. Eek! Thank you all SO much for the enthusiasm and helpful tips on my “Never Say Never" post – your excitement was contagious. :) Let’s do this – bring it on, marathon!! Regarding Continue Reading …

The Hunger Games & Weekend Adventures

Hello and happy Sunday! Matt and I have been having a nice weekend here in Chapel Hill. On Friday night we saw The Hunger Games! We both loved it (and have both read all the books — don’t see the movie before you read the books!) — what did you guys think? I was really impressed with how they translated it all into a movie. Plus, it was Continue Reading …

Sore.

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Good morning, friends! Boy, was I sore yesterday after Sunday’s Tobacco Road Half Marathon! I’m still pretty sore today! Normal walking is okay, but going down stairs? Yikes. Scary sight: I definitely utilized the hobby/sideways shuffle down the stairs approach. :) Thankfully, though, I’m just super sore — nothing hurts or feels Continue Reading …

Dinner at The Prime Rib Washington D.C.

I got quite the treat on Thursday night — my parents took me to dinner at The Prime Rib in downtown D.C. My parents have been there before but I hadn’t; it’s a beautiful place, very elegant and classy with a piano player for entertainment. This place isn’t cheap by any means, but it was fun for a special occasion. Great people watching, Continue Reading …

Pho, Yoga & Sandwiches at the Movies

Hello friends! I had another fun day yesterday with my college friend Lu! I spent the morning at school, in class and getting some work done, and returned home in time for a late lunch. We decided to go to another one of my local Chapel Hill favorites — Lime & Basil! Lime & Basil is a Vietnamese restaurant on Franklin Street — Continue Reading …

Bienvenido a Miami

Welcome to Miami! What a wonderful weekend Matt and I had playing in Florida. As I mentioned, Matt’s been working down there for a few weeks and will continue to do so until the end of the year, so he was able to fly me down on his company for a little weekend mini-vacay. Awesome! We stayed at the beautiful JW Marriott Marquis — stunning Continue Reading …

A Foodie Feast at Plume DC

Hello friends! I have to share pictures from the amazing foodie dinner I had with my parents and our friends Jill, Scott, Natalie, and Gerry in D.C. last night! Jill and Natalie are our very good family friends (the identical twins!) from Tampa — remember when we had both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner at Jill and her husband Scott’s Continue Reading …