5 Major Life Updates! Spoilers: Admitted to grad school & the hospital

Hi, Friends! You may have noticed a few cosmetic changes on the blog (or not)- I’m working on creating a cohesive brand, and I’m an all-over-the-place kind of person, so please bear with me! A few major things have happened since we last chatted. I’m going to start sharing blog posts more consistently now that […]

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Mindful Movement, Trying New Things + An Honest Cyclebar Review

Hi, Friends! HAPPY FRIDAY! Hope you’ve had/are having a pretty great week. This week has been a quick one, despite long days at work, and I’m so pumped about it because we will be jet setting for Dallas (again) this weekend to celebrate my sister’s 25th year of life! Something that’s been on my brain […]

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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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Keepin’ On + Vanilla Berry-Kiwi Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Guys. I’m gonna be real. For the past few weeks I have struggled with feeling inspired…more than just with my blog content (you may or may not have noticed that I slowed down from hammering out a post daily). I started wondering, “Should I continue pursuing my degree in dietetics?” Graduation seems so far away […]

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Fuel of Choice for Long Runs + Slow-Cooker Recipe

For today’s post, I’m combining my two favorite worlds: food AND running. A question I get asked often is “What fuel do you use for longer runs?” I have two answers. #1. Blue gatorade mixed with water, and it has to be blue, and it has to be Gatorade. Don’t give me the G2 stuff. Gatorade […]

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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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Weekend Recap: Wildlife Refuge Hike

Happy Monday! (Is that an oxymoron? Can Mondays be happy?) Sure they can. This weekend we went exploring at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Preserve! I was moping around the house and going completely stir crazy, and after being the most dramatic, Zack took me exploring. If you know me, you know that indoors is not my […]

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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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