Happy Halloween! I am joining in on the fun with Mar on the Run, Eat Pray Run DC and You Signed Up for What? for the: This week it is all about Halloween. I figured I would take the fitness route on this one and list the top five songs I will be playing in my Halloween themed Spin class […]

I honestly have no idea where to begin! This is my first time actually recapping the Marine Corps Marathon. The last two times I ran it (2010 and 2012) I wasn’t working on the blog yet. Buckle your seat belts: this is going to be a long one! The day started out perfect! The weather (65-degrees at the start). The energy […]

Two days until the Marine Corps Marathon! I’m excited and nervous all at the same time. I have trained smart and stayed healthy and hope it pays off on Sunday. This is my 7th marathon (3rd MCM) but the course is an entirely different beast than Cleveland. Plus, running a sub-4-hour marathon on this course has haunted me. Third times […]

6 days until I run my 7th marathon and 3rd Marine Corps Marathon! When I was training for the Cleveland Marathon in May, and was in taper mode, I talked about why runners need to taper and why some choose not to taper. You can read more about that here. I personally love the 2-3 weeks of tapering before a race. […]

So after putting this picture on Facebook: I got a lot of requests to post the Pepperjack meatloaf recipe ASAP. So without further ado, here you go! I make a dish that Chris can warm-up for himself on Tuesday and Wedneday nights when I work late. But I couldn’t let him enjoy this by himself so I made myself some […]

What you missed Monday: Army Ten Miler Recap This time of year, pumpkin recipes are everywhere and I don’t know about you but I cannot get enough! Here are two recipes that I created last year: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Pumpkin Power Bites I recently came across this recipe and wanted to try it out but revamped it a bit with […]

Yesterday Chris and I ran the 30th Army Ten Miler. It was my 7th and Chris’ 8th. We look forward to this race each year because the course is relatively flat running through DC and the weather is beautiful. Here is my recap from 2013. Since this wasn’t our first rodeo we took advantage of using the bathrooms at Starbucks […]

During the week there is a crew that comes to the gym and performs a circuit routine that I develop for them. It is a lot of fun and they love the challenge. Watch video of it here: Tuesday Thursday Circuit Usually they have 10-12 stations and they are at each station for a minute and they do 3-4 rotations. […]

What you missed Tuesday: 20 Mile Run What you missed a year ago: Wednesday Workout Yesterday I was standing on the platform waiting for my train to come when a member from the gym walked up and introduced herself to me. After she introduced herself, she asked me, “How do you stay motivated and energized to do, what you do, […]

I am so happy that my long 20-mile run is complete and it is taper time! Jack and I met last Friday morning at The Manassas National Battlefield to complete our 20-miles on the trail. This was the first time I have ever ran 20-miles on a trail and the first time I ran 20-miles with someone while training for […]