Sister Trip 2017 Recap

Hope you had a lovely weekend 🙂 In an attempt to not completely procrastinate, this blog post is a Sister Trip recap from last weekend: Northern Virginia Wine Country and Washington, D.C. Every year since 2015 we take a “Sister Trip”, just the two of us (woo-hoo three trips and counting!). In 2015 we went […]

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Race Recap: Virginia Wine Country Half-Marathon

Happy Global Running Day! I was a little sad there wasn’t a SnapChat filter to celebrate this fun day, but that’s okay. In honor of Global Running Day, I’m hittin’ you with a little race recap from this past weekend. Lindsay and I go on a “Sister Trip” every year, and this year’s was Northern […]

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A Life-Changing Diagnosis & 5 Ways to Cope

The question I get asked most often by friends and strangers alike is, “How did you know something was wrong?” Please don’t use my experience in lieu of a doctor’s professional opinion. If you think something is wrong…go get checked out!  Okay. Here’s my story: Once upon a time in early Fall at a coffee […]

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5 Tricks to Make Half-Marathon Training a Whole Lot Better

Before my first half marathon, a 5K in college was my max distance race. And I was slow. There were participants right behind beside me drinking beer on the course. Slow. So if you’re thinking, “I really want to do a half-marathon, but I have only ever ran one mile, and it was the one required […]

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Why did I start running?

I’ve been wanting to do this post for awhile: Why did I start running? For those of you who don’t know, I was diagnosed with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis in 2012, the year before my college graduation. I had never heard of ulcerative colitis until my diagnosis. I remember thinking, “Thank God- it’s not […]

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Day 1 Half-Marathon Training Recap + Pick-Me-Up Morning Smoothie Recipe

Today started off with a phone call from my neighbor. “Are you Jaxon’s owner? He’s in my living room.” Silly me-thinking we had a morning routine, especially on gorgeous days like these.  Jaxon normally likes to do his business and then sunbathe when it’s a warmer day, just for about ten or twenty minutes, and […]

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