Veggies, Friends, and Pizza

About two months ago, I started to look up options for CSA’s in my area.  I’ve wanted to join a CSA for a while, but my life the past few years hasn’t been conducive to a weekly fruit/veggie delivery.  This was the year and when I found Great Country Farms in Bluemont, Virginia, I knew […]

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Race Recap: Alexandria Running Festival Half Marathon

My third half marathon for the month of May.  Geez, I’m tired!  This morning, I ran the Alexandria Running Festival Half Marathon.  It was a last minute decision to run and to be honest, I probably wouldn’t have signed up for this race if the start hadn’t been about two blocks from my house.  It […]

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Race Recap: Historic Half

Well, this is about a week overdue… Last weekend, I ran the Historic Half in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  I’d been looking forward to this race for a while.  Not because I was looking forward to running 13.1 miles, but because I had convinced Aaron to run with me.  He wasn’t excited about it and I might […]

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Race Recap: Pittsburgh Half Marathon

Yesterday, I completed my 10th half marathon.  I ran the Pittsburgh Half Marathon and it was a great, great time!  It wasn’t my fastest…it wasn’t my slowest…but it was awesome! I started my day early.  Really early.  I left my Mom’s house at 4:15 am and drove the 45 minutes into downtown Pittsburgh.  The website […]

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Recipe: Tropical Banana Bread Mini-Muffins

A few weeks ago, I picked up a few champagne mangoes at Whole Foods because they were on sale.  I grabbed a few and enjoyed how delicious they were.  Then two weeks ago, I bought some bananas.  Those bananas just hung out on my counter and got brown.  So I wouldn’t waste them, I decided […]

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Mini Challenge #3

Yeah. This week blew.  Really no other way to put it. I didn’t work out.  Once. I ate when I could, but didn’t care what it was. I fell asleep on my couch more times than I care to count. Basically, this week was a giant fail. But, how did you do? Better than me? […]

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Mini Challenge #2

Week 1 of my mini-challenges are complete! So, how did I do?  Well, I was able to incorporate more veggies in my day-to-day eating.  Once I became more aware of it, eating more veggies wasn’t that hard to do.  The workouts are were more of a challenge.  I could blame one thing or another for […]

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Race Recap: Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run

Another month, another race. Still working on my “at least one race a month” goal and April’s race was taken care of early…on the 1st day of the month!  Bright and early this morning, I headed out to run the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run in Washington, D.C.  I haven’t been running much since the […]

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Mini Challenges

I’m in a rut. I’m not working out like I want to be.  I’m not eating like I know I should be.  And I sort of feel like crap about myself.  Something needs to be done.  It is a known fact I suck at training plans.  And when I give myself goals, I have a […]

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Recipe: Cranberry Granola

I have an expensive addiction to Udi’s Gluten Free Cranberry Granola. The stuff is AWESOME but at $6 for a small bag, it is an indulgence. When I took a look at the ingredients (gluten-free oats, dried cranberries, walnuts, wildflower honey, and canola oil), I knew I could make this at home…and for a lot […]

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