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Sewickley Weekend: The Fitness

Matt, Riese and I had a lot of fun in Sewickley, PA (outside Pittsburgh) this past weekend! As I mentioned in Friday's blog post, we drove up on Thursday afternoon to surprise Matt's dad for his birthday, and enjoyed a weekend of family time + lots of time with friends who live in the area.  I have a billion photos from the weekend Continue Reading …

What to Eat Before and After a Long Run

Now that the weather should be starting to cool down and I'm guessing some of you are training for fall races, I wanted to re-share this post from a few years ago that provides tips and recipe ideas for what to eat before and after a run (long, or not). If you find this post about pre- and post-running fuel useful and are running long this fall, Continue Reading …

Calling all Marathoners! (MCM Bib Giveaway)

Every morning on weekdays, Riese and I have our little routine. We have breakfast, hang out around the house, and then get ready and take Freyja (the dog) for a walk before heading off to a playground or a baby gymnastics class or a playdate - or before our sitter arrives on Mondays and Wednesdays so I can crush some work. Since we've been in Continue Reading …

Fountainhead 10k Trail Run Race Recap

I ran my second postpartum race (the first was the Marine Corps 10k in the fall), the Fountainhead 10k-ish trail race, run by EX2 Adventures, this weekend! For the past year, I've settled into a good weekly routine of 1 run (on the weekend - and occasionally a second shorter midweek run but not usually), 2 to 3 yoga classes, Continue Reading …

First Bridge Loop in 2 Years! + Race Plans

My running buddies and I have a favorite route we call “the bridge loop.” It’s gorgeous, taking us along the river in both DC and Virginia, crossing over the Key Bridge and the 14th Street Bridge and enjoying lots of pretty views of the monuments and the water. But... it’s 6+ miles, and that distance felt like too much for me for a really Continue Reading …

Annual DC Cherry Blossom Run + Other Highlights from the Week

Hi friends! Big excitement over here - my brother's wedding is tomorrow! Matt, Riese, and I are flying off to Boston this morning for the festivities and can't wait.  Before we go, though, let's close out the week with some highlights: the biggest of which was my annual run date to see the gorgeous DC cherry blossoms with the Continue Reading …

Family Run Date + Lunch

Hi guys!  We had a low key weekend over here - I didn't take many photos because we didn't do too much of note, which felt nice after last weekend's busy travel!  The main highlight was a fun family run date yesterday.  (I swear Riese had more fun than it looks in this photo!) After taking the week off from exercise Continue Reading …

Top 5 Nutrition Mistakes Made By Runners

I recently polled a bunch of my running buddies, asking them what running nutrition themed posts and tips they'd find helpful. Last year I published posts about How to Fuel a Long Run and What to Eat Before and After a Run, so the consensus this time was to touch on some of the typical mistakes that runners often make in terms of their nutrition. I Continue Reading …