What’s New On My iPhone — Podcasts and Music

I spent two hours on my PC this weekend, updating my iPhone software, downloading new music, and making a new playlist. So, what’s new on my iPhone?

What's New On My iPhone
After hearing so much about Serial, I finally remembered to subscribe to the podcast and download the first few episodes. Continue reading

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Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes — Pork And Bean Stew

I finally had made time to sit down with my new cookbook, pick out a few recipes to try, and follow-through by making a new healthy slow cooker recipe. It turned out really well, but I’m not sure I’ll make it again because it was not easy! 

Slow Cooker Pork And Bean Stew

I pre-ordered this cookbook in December, and was excited when it arrived in early January, just in time to kick of the new year with healthy new recipes. Continue reading

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Sunrise Runs In Washington D.C.

It’s no secret that I run at o’dark-thirty in the morning, and when you see these pictures, I think you’ll understand why. There are so many magnificent monuments in Washington D.C., and they are even more glorious at dawn. Here’s what I saw on one of my recent sunrise runs.

We started at the Iwo Jima Memorial.

Iwo Jima Memorial

We ran across the Memorial Bridge to the Lincoln Memorial. Continue reading

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Training For Spring Races

Even though it’s still January, it’s time I start doing more than just thinking about training for my spring races. For a while, the first race on my calendar for 2015 was the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run on April 12, but last weekend I signed up for the Reston 10 Miler on March 1–that’s barley five weeks away! 

Training For Spring Races
All of my spring races are 10 milers. I’m not concerned about the distance because my weekend long runs are usually 8-10 miles, but I need to make sure I am ready for the hills. The Cherry Blossom course is mostly flat, but the first part of the GW Parkway Classic has its share of hills, and the Reston 10 Miler is all rolling hills.  Continue reading

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No Excuses? No Problem!

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen me share photos with the #NoExcuses hashtag. That’s because I am participating in the Sweat Pink#NoExcuses challenge. 

no excuses

Each day there is a fitness or health related task that we are supposed to complete and share about on social media (do 10 burpees, share a healthy recipe, etc.). Augusta Active, Shower Pill, ActivMotionBar, FlipBelt, and Beaming with Health are offering prizes, but I’m mostly in it for the fun. Maybe that’s why I was stopped in my tracks when I saw Erin Brown’s Facebook post complaining about the “no excuses” fitness mantra.   Continue reading

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