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My Five Favorite Holiday Traditions

Christmas lights do not work

Today’s Friday Five is a little bit different. It’s not about fitness, running, or triathlon – it’s about life and the celebration of Favorite Holiday Traditions. Well, maybe there’s one thing about running snuck in there… I’ve been a little behind on my writing about life this week since my evening computer time Read more →

Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie Recipe – GNC PUREDGE


I used to walk by GNC stores and was totally intimidated. I would pop inside to look for something very specific, and walk right out as quickly as I had the one item – I didn’t linger. I didn’t think the stores, with their shelves of bottles and supplements, were for me. I had no clue Read more →

12 Winter Holiday Party Cocktails

12 Winter Holiday Party Cocktails

It’s mid-December and we’re in the throes of Holiday Party time. When we host gatherings, my husband is the one tending the bar and he loves to make fun cocktails for everyone. We spend holidays at my parents’ house and my dad is the bartender there, and we have come to Read more →

Friday Five: Favorite Winter Fitness Activities

Five Favorite Winter Fitness Activities

Happy Friday! If you read yesterday afternoon’s post, you’ll know how my week has been. If you haven’t read it, go check it out – some great photos and a general life update from the week. It’s always an adventure around here! For today’s Friday Five linkup, Courtney, Mar and I decided to Read more →

Life in the Key of F

Formal gown for black tie event

File this one under life. It’s been fairly quiet on the blog this week, but that’s because it’s been one of those weeks. You know the weeks, we all have them, don’t we? Those weeks where things don’t go as planned. Those weeks where you feel extra tired and lethargic. Those Read more →

Top 5 Signs You’re Just Running for the Bling


Do you have a running bling addiction? Are you so obsessed with race medals that the mere thought of a race without a medal sends you clicking away from the race registration page as fast as you can? Today I’m joining in the Tuesdays on the Run linkup hosted by my Read more →

Friday Five: December Favorites

relaxing with my Great Dane

Happy Friday! It’s been a busy week, but not because of fitness and races that I usually talk about here. It’s been mostly related to my kids – this morning I have a parent-teacher conference regarding my 3rd grade daughter. Yesterday I had an Early Intervention meeting regarding my almost-3 year Read more →

Tri Talk Tuesday: Triathlon Race Season Planning

Triathlon Race Season Planning

I’m super excited that it’s the first Tuesday in December. Why? Because it’s Tri Talk Tuesday time! I love our triathlon chat with my friends Courtney from The TriGirl Chronicles and Phaedra from Blisters and Black Toenails, along with other tri bloggers linking up. We’re Tri-Talking monthly during the off-season, and today’s topic is Triathlon Read more →

Philadelphia Marathon Race Recap 2014

Philadelphia marathon expo

First, I can’t believe it’s December – this past week was so busy with Thanksgiving. I hope everyone had a wonderful week and weekend to close out November. Second, I barely saw a computer all weekend but I finally gotten a chance to finish up my Philadelphia Marathon race recap late last Read more →

Friday Five: Gratitude

Friday Five Gratitude Thankfulness

Happy Thanksgiving! For those of you in the U.S., I hope you had a wonderful holiday yesterday and are enjoying some holiday leftovers today for lunch! I’m working all day, plus a concert tonight, so my “vacation” was only one day, but it was a great day with my family and a Read more →

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