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Long Run Rut

I expected marathon training to be physically challenging as I push my body to unknown limits, train my legs and mind to power through difficult situations, and learn the importance of proper nutrition and recovery. However, I never quite understood or anticipated how mentally challenging and draining it would be. In these past five weeks I’ve […] Read more…

Half Marathon Pre Race Checklist

Pre-Race Checklist for a Half Marathon

America’s Finest City was my third half marathon (crazy!) and I think I finally have figured out a thing or two about race day prep. I’ve made a few mistakes along the way including over-carboloading, forgetting to download my playlists, not using the bathrooms, etc. This time, I made a pre-race checklist and felt confident for […] Read more…

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My First Running Injury

My worst nightmare occurred last week. I woke up with an aching pain from my right hip all the way down to my right outer knee. Just sitting in my desk at work was uncomfortable so I started “googling” possible injuries, symptoms, and causes. Can you guess what was wrong? It was my IT band. This […] Read more…

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When Mama Mac Comes To Town

Disclosure: This post is filled with graphic food content and is not appropriate for anyone on a diet… This weekend Mama Mac came to visit! The roomie and I welcomed her with bottomless chips & salsa, fresh fish tacos and house margaritas from one of our favorite spots, Fat Fish Cantina & Grill. As if […] Read more…

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10 Foodies to Follow on Instagram

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m a huge FOODIE! I love cooking up my own recipes as well as eating my way through America’s Finest City. A lot of my meals and the restaurants I try are inspired by the people I follow on social media. So after reading this awesome blog post by […] Read more…

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