I got second place in my age group for the 20-miler!! This admittedly wasn't my greatest long run, and it was a small field. But it was a huge confidence booster, and a fun way to complete my long run for marathon training! Recap: The race began at Carderock Recreation Area at 7:00am. It was honestly a … Continue reading DCRR National Capital 20 Mile Results
No pressure. Training has gone well so far. I've had some great workouts, no huge injuries (knock on wood) and many miles of long runs. I've had bad days and good days, but each has taught me so much about myself and made me stronger than I ever believed. I am confident I can run … Continue reading One Month Until Marine Corps Marathon!
Welcome, Fall! I am excited for this season, because that means I'll catch more beautiful sunrises, walk among the colorful falling leaves, and get to wear my cozy sweaters. I also really enjoy the great local fall produce that can be found at the farmers markets around town. Brussels Sprouts and squash, I'm coming for … Continue reading Happy Autumn!!
This weekend we got a puppy!! Harvey is an adorable, playful, sweet, loving 13-week-old male Doberman/Hound mix. He has huge paws, and is expected to weigh about 50 pounds as an adult. We adopted him at an event put on by Last Chance Animal Rescue - one of the largest no-kill animal rescue organizations in the United … Continue reading Meet Harvey!!
This is a special week for yogi's in DC! Metro DC Yoga Week & Yoga On The Mall There are several $5 classes around the district throughout the week. Click through the sponsoring studios to find a new class or attend your favorite! I personally love the Studio DC classes. They have several free options on Saturday the … Continue reading Namaste Day in DC
"notice the best part" "that which hinders your task, is your task" - Kathlyn Ehl
We're in the heat of the summer [literally]. Running in the heat can be difficult in so many ways, not to mention uncomfortable and unpleasant. Luckily I am usually a morning runner, but on these 90+ degree days with humidity, even a 6am run can be brutal. According to Strength Running, heat can wreak havoc … Continue reading Running in Hot Weather
Week 6, Day 1 of Marine Corps Training: 7 recovery miles, with lots of elevation. Went along a new route, exploring new areas of the city. Lots of elevation, but that made the slower pace more interesting. I like to take photos of fun things to remember each day and keep me present. Strength-training minion!! … Continue reading Morning Run Views
Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet I had heard about this book tangentially, but I was really introduced to this book after listening to two Rich Roll podcasts (one featuring SEAL and one featuring Jesse Itzler). In fact, I wasn't aware that the podcast featuring SEAL was about the … Continue reading Book Review: Living with a SEAL
The Normal Person's Guide To Training For A Marathon written by Bill Bradley So you signed up for a marathon. Good for you! Whether it was a bet, bucket-list item, or impulse decision you’re now regretting—that date is looming on the calendar. Runners on the whole are an annoying lot and they’ll take any chance they … Continue reading The Normal Person’s Guide To Training For A Marathon
“It is a beautiful thing to discover that your body is capable of doing things that you once thought were impossible.” – Sammi Goldsmith, who started getting healthy after her father had a heart attack
Originally published on McMillan Running, which is a fantastic resource for all runners, especially those training for a marathon. Greg McMillan is a runner, exercise scientist and coach with the unique ability to combine the science of endurance performance with the art of real-world coaching. Greg has a masters degree in Exercise Physiology where his … Continue reading Speed and Stamina Workouts for the Marathon
I recently listened to a podcast featuring the founders of Run the Edge, a Boulder-based running company with the goal of helping people improve their fitness and well-being. They are leaders in virtual fitness challenges, which gather folks from wherever they are, encouraging them to finish a specific challenge in whichever way they can. Enter: … Continue reading Amerithon Challenge!!
via Elite Daily Powerful people, intelligent people, wise people, the most grounded people, all do one thing that most others don’t: They talk to themselves. They’re not crazy. In fact, they’re quite the opposite. Powerful individuals understand that nothing in their lives, themselves included, is stable continuously forever. Things change. People change. The only way … Continue reading 8 Questions Powerful People Ask Themselves Every Day
24 Things I’ve Learned After Moving To Washington, DC | Thought Catalog. Here is a funny, yet true, list of things that people learn after moving to DC. I've put some commentary in red (and added some pictures) - but the article in it's entirety is below! 24 Things I’ve Learned After Moving To Washington, DC MAR. … Continue reading 24 Things I’ve Learned After Moving To Washington, DC
10 Empowering Phrases Every Woman Should Wear Proudly Across Her Forehead | Elite Daily. "There are certain words that every woman should embody. We should be known for carrying ourselves with our shoulders back, full of pride and confidence. It’s easy to point out someone who is clearly not confident, who has his or her … Continue reading 10 Empowering Phrases Every Woman Should Wear Proudly Across Her Forehead
lululemon athletica Georgetown On Valentines day, Lululemon in Georgetown sponsored a complimentary barre/yoga class hosted this by Lava Barre. The class was intended to "use one's own body weight to isolate, lift, tone and lengthen" muscles. It was set to a fun soundtrack of music - and as a bonus guests even got to take … Continue reading First Barre Experience!
21 Ways You Should Take Advantage Of Your 20s | Thought Catalog. 1. Don’t feel the need to respond to every text message, phone call, and email the second it reaches you. Once upon a time, it took longer than a minute to reach someone. People used stamps and envelopes; they had answering machines they … Continue reading 21 Ways You Should Take Advantage Of Your 20s
THE PATH TO INNOVATION IS RARELY SMOOTH. LESSONS LEARNED WILL TAKE YOU OVER THE STUMBLING BLOCKS THAT SOME OF OUR MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES HAVE FACED ON THEIR JOURNEYS TO SUCCESS, AND WHAT THEY LEARNED ALONG THE WAY. "Chipotle restaurants don’t even have freezers. All of Chipotle’s ingredients are delivered fresh. After the company bought hundreds … Continue reading How Chipotle Changed American Fast Food Forever | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
9 Essential Questions About Ukraine, Answered. Ukraine is quickly becoming the center of a geopolitical crisis that could be the biggest Europe has seen in the 21st century. Here are some answers to your most basic questions about the conflict.
Ah, brunch. A favorite weekend past-time of mine. The restaurants in DC offer many different types of brunch in addition to a classic, traditional meal, such as bottomless food, bottomless drink, prix-fixe, and others. My go-to, favorite brunch deals come from the Richard Sandoval restaurants which include Masa 14, El Centro, and Zengo. Each offers … Continue reading New York Bans Boozy Brunches
Ben and Jerry's has always been one of my favorite brands. They recently reminded me why. From the LA Times: Ben & Jerry's is known for its unconventional ice cream flavors, but now it's attempting to reshape the way we eat the frozen treat. The Vermont-based brand has introduced four new flavors, and each one … Continue reading I. NEED. THIS
Why Every Girl Should Strive To Be Like Claire Underwood From 'House Of Cards' House of Cards season two recently came out - and although I have not made it all the way through (it's intense!) I always find Claire's character fascinating. Living in DC, I see many driven, powerful, successful women accomplishing their goals … Continue reading Elite Daily: Why Every Girl Should Strive To Be Like Claire Underwood From ‘House Of Cards’
What It Feels Like To Move Across Country ~ Levo League. Almost a year ago I made one of the biggest decisions of my life - to move across the country. This article, posted on Levo League (quickly becoming one of my favorite sites) resonated a lot with my experiences. Check it out for a … Continue reading What It Feels Like To Move Across Country ~ Levo League