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Washington Monument Reopen + A Track Workout

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Exciting news, my friends: the Washington Monument is officially back open for business! It went under construction after being damaged in an earthquake back in 2011 and there have been fences around it and lots of scaffolding ever since, so you weren’t able to get close to it. So fun to be able to go right up to it again! Continue Reading …

Bienvenido a Miami

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Good morning, my friends! How were your weekends? Mine was a whirlwind – as you know, I was in Miami! I was lucky enough to be invited down to Miami for an adventure with Nokia/Microsoft’s PR team to test out their new Nokia Lumia phone, which we were gifted with last week. (I know, we were extremely spoiled – rough life.) The phone is Continue Reading …

An Active Weekend

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Good morning, friends! It’s Monday again already, but I can’t complain – this weekend was a blast. Lots of activity, friend time, Matt time, family time, and sunshine. :) Matt and I kept things nice and low key on Friday night; we took a post-work walk to enjoy the beautiful evening and then parked ourselves on the couch the rest of the Continue Reading …

Pittsburgh Half Marathon 2014 Race Recap

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Well, my friends, another half marathon – #10! – is in the books for me, and Matt has officially become a half marathoner! On Sunday morning, we ran the Pittsburgh Half Marathon with my brother Steve and a bunch of friends. Until recently, I didn’t think Matt would ever be interested in doing a half marathon – he’s a speedy runner Continue Reading …

An Urban Workout Adventure + AcroYoga!

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We had the most beautiful weather in DC over the weekend – cool but super sunny – the type of days made for playing outside. On Saturday morning, I met my college friends Kathleen & Sarah for a workout adventure: the 9 a.m. OutRun put on by Roam Fitness. (FYI: they are offering FREE Saturday morning OutRuns all summer – all you have Continue Reading …

This Week’s Workout Adventures

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Good morning and happy Friday, my friends! I’m really excited because Matt and I are headed down to Chapel Hill, NC this weekend for the wedding of one of my grad school BFFs! I can’t wait to see everyone and play in our UNC stomping grounds. We already have all sorts of fun things lined up – dinners and brunches and runs and yoga and, of Continue Reading …

A Snowy Run + Recent Eats

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You know what’s crazy? This morning it was 31 degrees “feels like 14” with the wind and it didn’t even seem that bad. Apparently my body has given up protesting this whole winter thing, since it’s unclear if it’s ever going to end… My partners in crime for this morning’s wintery miles were the lovely Sokphal & Mary. You know Continue Reading …

Pittsburgh Half Marathon Training 10 Miler

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On Sunday, Matt hit a new PDR (personal distance record) for continuous running: 10 miles! :) I say “continuous” running, because the Tough Mudder we did last fall was 11ish miles, but it’s such a different sort of running since you stop a lot for the obstacles. Continue Reading …