Posts in Lifestyle & Wellness
My First Marathon in Nashville: 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before

Finally checked the full marathon off the bucket list! Even with how much I trained, running those last few miles was absolutely the hardest thing I have ever done. Yet, as much as I swore off running during the race, I'm somehow sitting here 48 hours later thinking about how I can train differently for the next one. 

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Weekly Meal Plan: Anti-Inflammatory Recipes

If you've seen some of my other posts lately, you know that this weekend I'm running a marathon! I was feeling so good, and then a week ago my back flared up and it's been pretty uncomfortable. I'm not a fan of pain meds, so for this week meal plan I've decided to spotlight anti-inflammatory recipes!

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Preparing for An Out-of-Town Marathon: Quick & Easy Guide to Race-Day Ready!

After four plus months of training, race day is almost here! I'm running it out of town, which is adding a little bit to my anxiousness. It's a new topography, climate, and route that I haven't trained, and just not staying at home adds a whole new set of variables. While the weather and course changes are completely out of my control, I can make sure that I have everything that I need, to make my hotel room feel as home-like as possible, and get myself race-day ready.

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Weekly Meal Plan: Spring Stalks

I think, (finally on April 17th), spring has finally sprung! Spring is the prime time for stalked vegetables like asparagus, fennel, leeks, etc, and my local farmer's market was flooded with them. So: for this week, I decided to spotlight dishes with these stalked veggies!

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Packing for a Spring Weather Vacation with Stitch Fix

This month I asked my stylist to send me things for a spring trip to Europe. I'll be gone for three plus weeks, so I need things that are versatile to fit all 25 days of outfits in one suitcase. I didn't end up keeping any of their pieces, because I didn't like the actual pieces enough. But: the concepts were great! Here's how I'm going to use my fix to guide my packing.

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Weekly Meal Plan: Cashews

For the cheese-loving people who try to go dairy-free, you have to feel like cashews are your best friend. When used in a sauce, they add back in the creaminess that a typical cheeseless dish lacks. I also love using them in my Thai dishes! So: for this week, I decided to spotlight dishes with cashews!

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Weekly Meal Plan: Rosemary

Okay - am I the only one who absolutely loves the smell of rosemary roasting in the oven? We had lamb with rosemary on Easter, and it got me thinking about making some related recipes for this week.  I rarely get fresh rosemary ( I just have the spice ) and I love both the taste and presentation of the actual sprigs. So this week I'm spotlighting recipes with fresh rosemary! 

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5 Critical Steps for Running Your Next Half Marathon... Faster!

So you just finished up a half marathon - which is a huge accomplishment! But if you're like me - a.k.a. super competitive - it isn't long before you start thinking about the points during the race where you're energy level dipped, or you felt weak. Before you know it, you're registered for next half marathon, and determined to set your new P.R... 

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Fuel Your Long Distance Run The Right Way: Before, After, & During

When you're training for a marathon and running 30 plus miles per week, you burn about 2 full days worth of calories, which is insane.  It's incredibly important to find a good balance between fueling yourself properly and not over doing it. Here's what my typical 18 hours surrounding my long distance run look like...

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Weekly Meal Plan: Turmeric Detox

The actual list of benefits for turmeric is crazy, including anti-inflammation, brain health, autoimmunity, arthritic relief etc! Even if you don't necessarily buy into the whole "magic" food thing, there is definitely something to be said about the placebo effect. So for this week I decided to spotlight turmeric recipes!  

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Conference in SF: Healthy Eats You Can Walk To

As much as I absolutely love traveling for work, it is always a little hard because it does throw my routine slightly off. So whenever I go to a conference, I always look up quick, easy, and healthy eats that are within walking distance from the center that keep me feeling good. 

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