May 24th, 2015

5k training recap + meal planning

Hey friends!

How’s the long weekend going? We had fun hosting two families yesterday- old friends for lunch who were passing through the area on their way to upstate NY and new local friends for the evening. It was a full day of entertaining, grilling, kids playing, and perfect weather to sit outside and relax with our wine.

Weekend entertaining


I also got out for my longest post-Boston run yesterday morning.

On the workout front:

Sunday: 6 miles with the 5k race (21:11)

Monday: am 30DayShred Level 2 + pm 30 minute stroller walk

Tuesday: 5 mile hilly run

Wednesday: 20 minute spin with intervals; push ups + 3 minute plank

Thursday: 6 mile treadmill run with speed (warm up mile, 400m at 5:50 pace, 800m at 6:04 pace, x 3 with 4o0m recovery jogs, cool down)

Friday: off

Saturday: 9.5 run (warm up 9:45 mile, remaining 8.5 at 8:05 average)


Treadmill speed workout


My meal plan for the week:

Monday: Picnic/ BBQ at a new-to-us park (Grilled veggies, salmon, chicken, black bean salad, watermelon)

Tuesday: Homemade Sushi

Wednesday: Veggie Frittata + Fresh Sourdough

Thursday: Turkey Sweet Potato Tacos in Collard Greens

Friday: Leftovers/ travel day

Saturday: In PA celebrating my nephew’s first birthday!

Sunday: Travel day

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How are you celebrating the long weekend?

Do you prefer speed work on the treadmill or at a track?

May 22nd, 2015

BlogFest Registration Winners

Hi everyone!

What are your plans for the weekend? We have friends stopping by for lunch tomorrow as they pass through the NYC area and more friends coming for dinner, so we’ll be doing a lot of entertaining.  But we love it! Monday looks wide open right now.  It’s one holiday we rarely travel for, so I’m looking forward to a low key family day. Maybe a hike at a new-to-us park?

My girls

Schools here are off today and Monday so I’ll keep this short and sweet, but I wanted to announce the three BlogFest Sweat Pink registration winners!

1) Lisa M.

2) Stephanie B.

3) Angela B.

Congrats!!  If for any reason you decide you are not able to use this registration and travel to LA July 16-19, let me know and I’ll have Rafflecopter pull another random winner.

Hope you all enjoy a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

What are your plans for the long weekend?

Do you enjoy entertaining?

May 20th, 2015

How runners can protect their skin with food

It’s that time of year again- after spending an hour or two outside, both my daughter and I have new freckles and it won’t be long before my skin is getting a little pink.

Runners are especially susceptible to skin damage. Do you remember the study that distance runners had malignant melanoma? I have fair [...]

May 18th, 2015

Chipping away at my 5k - race #2

How was your weekend?

We had a busy one, but I also popped into a last minute 5k Sunday morning. My goal was to run another one before the temperatures got too warm- but it was 70+ and humid by the race start, so it wasn’t exactly the conditions I was hoping for!

I went [...]

May 17th, 2015

Workouts + Meal Planning Link Up

How are you doing? Now that the weather is nice, are you still taking time to plan meals for the week? I find it gets harder to meal prep as our weekends are filling up with picnics, BBQs, school events, play dates, etc.

I spent yesterday at a conference with many other Integrative Nutrition health [...]

May 15th, 2015

Your Thoughts and Words are Powerful

Our actions tend to follow our thoughts and words.

I’ve been thinking about this again lately, as I am seeing it in my running. I see it in my health coach clients. I see it in the Spring Reset group.

When I first started my health coaching business, I soaked up all the free [...]

May 13th, 2015

I'm speaking at BlogFest this year + a giveaway

Since I started blogging over three years ago, I’ve tried to make it to a blogging conference each year. My first one was Fitbloggin which was an awesome mix of great information, new workouts and socializing with blogger friends. The year after that, I made it to Blend- equally fantastic, with most of the emphasis [...]

May 11th, 2015

9 months- baby and mom updates

What a beautiful weekend for Mother’s Day. I was spoiled by my family and enjoyed some special time with my girls and also some much needed solo time (a run + shopping + wine + dark chocolate.) I go shopping alone about once every 4 months or so and finally got jeans that I love [...]

May 10th, 2015

Workout Recap + Meal Planning

What a gorgeous weekend to be outside! We went to a local plant sale yesterday morning and got more veggies for our garden: peppers, tomatoes, cabbage, plus basil, rosemary, and thyme. We already planted the early stuff: onions, cucumbers, lettuce, kale and carrots. Last year a little rabbit helped himself to our greens, so we’ll [...]

May 8th, 2015

5 by the 5th winners

Our last month of the 5 by the 5th reset is complete! I hope you all enjoyed the challenge. It was fun to hear some of your stories and check out the photos on Instagram.

I shared about May’s 5k on Monday. I’ll be continuing my own 5k challenge for a few more months! I [...]

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