November 24th, 2014

How Journaling Can Help Stop Mindless Eating

Through most of middle school, high school and college I kept a journal by my bed that I used like a personal diary, recording life updates, joys, fears, crushes, dreams for the future, and anything and everything. Much of it is embarrassing to read now but having that space to write a letter to myself [...]

November 23rd, 2014

Post baby PDR + Meal planning

To Turkey Trot or not to Turkey Trot… are you doing one this week?

We’re hosting Thanksgiving this year but everyone is coming Thursday night or Friday morning so I might squeeze in the local 8k race.

Here’s the workout recap from this week:

Sunday: 15 minute strength circuit

Monday: 5 miles (8:20 pace)


November 21st, 2014

I Run Because I Love It

Sometimes I feel like I have to explain myself and my love of running … can you relate to this?

Non-runners assume I’m out running for hours on Saturday mornings to lose weight (not true!) Cross fitters or weight room fanatics assume I haven’t yet heard that strength training and high intensity intervals are more [...]

November 19th, 2014

Marathon training plans + WIAW

Hi friends,

Thanks for all the great feedback on Monday’s post- I always enjoy reading and sharing research around fitness. (Speaking of which, if you’re in the area I’ll expand on some of these concepts in a talk at the Westfield Running Store tomorrow night- stop by and say hi!)

I got up before the [...]

November 17th, 2014

The most efficient way to strength train

Hope you all had a great weekend!

In the September Reset Challenge, I shared the foods that help and harm metabolism. Besides what we eat, our physical activity has an impact on our metabolism, too.

In my post about the 7 Reasons Runners Struggle to Lose Weight I mentioned that if we run (and only [...]

November 16th, 2014

Recovery week + Meal Planing

Brr… this was the first weekend I pulled out tights for running, how about you? I hope I’m ready for a long winter of training. Winter running is not my favorite but with an April marathon, I really don’t have a choice this year.

Workouts this week after Saturday’s half marathon:

Sunday: recovery 4 [...]

November 14th, 2014

Fun for Friday Survey

I’m ending the week with this fun survey. Feel free to play along. Thanks, Angela, for the tag!

Four names that people call me, other than my real name:

Kid- my husband’s nickname for me, not sure why Lollipop – my grandparents chose for me as child Mama – my favorite Lar – not [...]

November 12th, 2014

Boost Post-Workout Recovery with Pumpkin Almond Muffins and a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Hey everyone!

I don’t know about you, but winter squash and pumpkin are still finding their way into our grocery cart every week. My 4yo will even eat canned pumpkin in a bowl with a tiny drizzle of maple syrup. I’m willing to compromise a little extra sugar for an extra serving of veggies!

Pumpkin [...]

November 10th, 2014

Trenton Half Marathon Recap

Hi friends!

Hope you had a great weekend. Ours was a whirlwind – I raced Saturday morning and then we hosted both sets of grandparents for the weekend for Julia’s dedication yesterday. So much fun!

So the race went well… even better than I expected, actually. (Except for the broken night of sleep- why do [...]

November 9th, 2014

Meal Planning and Non Toxic Lunch Boxes

Hey everyone!

The half yesterday was really fun! I’ll have all the details tomorrow but I’m glad I pushed myself to get out there and do it. And thanks for all your wise words about having fun with it- my Type A, driven self needs that reminder!!

I’m going to skip the workout recap because [...]

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