Spring Celebrations with UncommonGoods

Spring is always a busy season for me, but this year brings more events and celebrations than usual. Outside of the usual holidays and birthdays, I also have two weddings, a bridal shower, bachelorette weekend, baby showers, and my niece’s Baptism/first birthday celebration. This is all between now and June! Of course I am excited about […]

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The Best Things About Running

This week’s theme for Tuesdays on the Run is “The best thing about running is…”, but how could I choose just one thing? I figured five was a reasonable number, without going too overboard. Be sure to check out the link-up to see what everyone else loves about running! Thanks Marcia, Patty, and Erica for hosting!  […]

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Last Week’s Reminder to Focus on Recovery!

Just because I’m not “training” for a race doesn’t mean I can just ignore recovery. I was reminded of this at the end of the week as my legs were just dead from strength training, a tempo run, and a long run. Even though my mileage was lower than last week, my body was still […]

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Last Weekend’s Meal Planning and Prep

Today I thought I would share my meal planning and prep from last weekend, which included a few new and delicious recipes. Meal Plan Week  of 2/28-3/5: Sunday: Stuffed Bell Peppers Monday: Chicken Parmesan Baked Ziti Tuesday: One Pan Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies Wednesday: Butternut Squash with Ground Beef and Onions Thursday: Tacos (a perfect meal for […]

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Race Pace Effort Adjustable Workout

As you probably know, my last marathon was in November and since then I haven’t done any races (other than a virtual 10k) and almost all of my runs have been at an easy pace. My mileage has been lower to work around the winter weather and I have pretty much just done whatever pace […]

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Monthly Check-In: February 2016

We made it to March! The end of February makes me feel like the toughest part of winter is over, so hopefully that means no more snow or ice! (I’m trying to ignore the forecast that is calling for snow on Thursday night…) I wouldn’t mind less wind, too, but I don’t want to get […]

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My Favorite “Running Uniform”

It’s kind of crazy how many pieces of running clothes I have, yet I gravitate toward the same ones whenever they are clean. I definitely prefer my summer running wardrobe to my winter one. The clothes feel like they fit better and it also helps that it doesn’t take as long to get dressed. Unfortunately […]

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End of February Weekly Recap

Another week has come and gone, and today is the last day of February! I always find March to be a bit of a letdown because I expect it to magically get warmer but usually it’s still pretty cold and sometimes there is even snow. Hopefully yesterday’s springlike weather is a sign of what’s to […]

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The Return of Thinking Out Loud: This Week’s Complaints

It’s been so long since I did a thinking out loud post that I actually looked back and the last time was December 24th which means it’s been over two months! I usually save these kinds of posts to write the night before (rather than draft it over the weekend) and I just don’t have the […]

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Weekly Recap: A Hint of Spring

How is it Monday again already? It feels like I was just writing last week’s weekly recap of my workouts. However, when I look back over the past week it actually has felt rather long, maybe because we have experienced all four seasons over the past few days it seems like. Lately I am constantly […]

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