Mini-Veggie Frittata Recipe

Yesterday I decided to have a little fun in my kitchen and whip up a new frittata recipe I found. I constantly struggle with breakfast ideas that I can transport to work easily (necessary when you get in a 7 a.m.). I had burnt myself out on hard boiled eggs and I prefer started the day with something protein-based, not a bagel or a bowl of oatmeal. Hence, the mini-fritatta experiment last night. Lucky for me the recipe was super easy to follow, and when I posted the picture on … [Continue reading]

How I Knew I Hadn’t Recovered

Monday morning I was feeling all happy about running. I mean I had just come off the most epically awesome EU Embassy Run over the weekend, and after giving myself Sunday to recover, I was ready to get back out there. Except...my legs weren't on the same page as my brain. Know how I know that? When my planned five mile easy jaunt turned into a .75 mile run immediately followed by some emergency stretching and a 1.25 mile walk home with my calves and hamstrings screaming in … [Continue reading]

EU Embassy Run

I went on the most epic run ever on Saturday. If you follow me on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), you may have seen this post. 7 hours, 13 miles of running, 10 embassies. Put a fork in me, I'm done. #EUEmbassyRun. And yes, that means I spent pretty much all day Saturday running around the city. More specifically running from one European embassy to the next. Running from Finland to Poland, I think Saturday was the European Union's embassy open house, which means you … [Continue reading]

A Fun and Sport-Filled Weekend

DC was gifted with pretty much the perfect spring weather over the weekend, and I did my best to take advantage of every second of it and be outside as much as possible. It started out Friday, when I spent the evening at Maryland to watch the Terps baseball game. It was seriously the perfect night for baseball. Warm with a little breeze and zero humidity. Plus we got to watch the Terps beat Notre Dame in the last ACC series to ever be played on campus. (We're moving to the Big Ten next … [Continue reading]

Hiding Out From the Rain — HIIT at the Gym

Tuesday and Wednesday it pretty much poured all day long in DC, and since I wasn't about to ruin my brand new running shoes by getting them completely water-logged, I decided to take Wednesday's run indoors. I jogged the two blocks to the gym fully prepared to grind it out on the treadmill with my music on tuning the world out. But when I got there, my Ironman buddy had just grabbed a treadmill too. So I grabbed the one next to him and we chatted through our warm ups. He had … [Continue reading]

Looking Forward to Running

Running is slowly, but surely, starting to feel like something I look forward to again. In fact, on Friday I spent a good portion of my lunch break researching new-to-me trails in the DMV that I could explore during my Saturday long runs. Coach Zach sent me a bunch of his old favorites, and I stumbled upon some good options in the some of national/state parks in the area. When I woke up Saturday morning, I was so, so excited to lace up my shoes and get running. I did my whole … [Continue reading]

Back When Running Was Simple

I remember a time when running was simple -- when I ran purely for the joy of running, even though I was slow (so, so slow -- 12 minute miles slow). A time when I didn't care about splits or pace or heart rate. I remember when I used to wake up in the mornings, lace up my sneakers and head out my parents' front door to log the miles I needed to train for my first marathon before leaving to head to my first full-time summer internship. Pretty views on my runs in PA I remember spending … [Continue reading]