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One City Marathon Training : 2

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Happy Holidays!  This week was definitely a challenge, since I left on Wednesday to visit family for Thanksgiving.  I managed to get in my runs (even if they felt sluggish and harder than last week).  I know I'll have weeks like that, so I'm proud of myself for prioritizing my training and not skipping!

Here's a look at my training this week:

linking up with SteffHolly and Tricia!

Monday Spin at CycleBar / 1 hour I went to a class at a local spin studio with Class Pass and loved it!  I had such a great full-body workout and had a blast.  One thing that's great about this studio is that stats are emailed after the class so you know exactly how well you did.  I ended up getting 7th place in the class I took (out of about 20 people) so I was pretty happy with that!

Tuesday3 miles / 9:48 pace This was my first morning run with all of the Christmas lights on downtown!  It was so pretty and I had a great, easy run by the river.


Wednesday5 miles / 9:04 pace
Workout today was…

My Experience with Class Pass

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Hi everyone!  Have you heard of Class Pass before?  To put it simply, it's a membership program that lets you try out boutique fitness classes all over your city for one monthly price.  It's a great way to try out fun new classes without any commitment or hefty prices that are usually associated with these specialized workouts.  (In fact, just out of curiosity I looked up how much individual classes that I tried this month would be if I didn't have Class Pass, and I ended up saving $62!!)


Class Pass has been around for a while in big cities, and this year they came to Pittsburgh!  I immediately jumped on their website and got a "medium" plan, which is 5 classes per month for $30 (this price varies per city).  There's also a small plan which is 3 classes for $20, or 10 classes for $60.  Once you use up all of your classes, you can purchase individual classes!


I wanted to try out a wide range of classes, so I went to 5 different studios around the city and took…

One City Marathon Training : 1

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And we're back!  I absolutely love training for races, so I'm excited to kick off a new training cycle (ps- if you want to hear more about the race I'm doing next and why I picked it, read this post!).  This was a great week, filled with some new cross training and fantastic workouts.  Even with some less-than-ideal weather, I was able to fit in all of my runs!  I know I'm not the only person that feels like a rockstar when I'm outside running in a downpour or on a snowy blowy day.  That counts as double mileage, right?
As always, here's a look at my week in training!  I liked my graphic so much from Buffalo Creek, so I decided to keep it for this cycle as well!  Maybe it's good luck, since I got a big PR!
linking up with Steff, Holly and Tricia!


MondayBody Pump / 1 hour This was my fourth ClassPass class for the month!  I'm working on a full post about all the classes that I tried and what I thought, but this one was a great workout.  It's really …

Top Five Friday : Busy Bee

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Happy Friday!  This was such a crazy week and I feel like I've been on the go every day!  I'm definitely hoping to catch up on some sleep this weekend, but also have a few fun plans, including an early Thanksgiving dinner, brunch with friends, a Penn State game, and my first long run of marathon training!

I hope you all have a great weekend and I'll talk to you on Monday!



linking up with ErikaHeather, and FridayFive


SongKelly Clarkson - Love So Soft Kelly Clarkson just came out with her newest album and it's so amazing.  She has (in my opinion) one of the best voices out there, and I love the new style she's evolved into lately.  Love So Soft is the first single to come out and I can't stop listening to it.  I just listened to an interview Kelly did on Anna Faris's podcast, and now I'm even more in love with her.  She seems so cool and down to earth, even though she's incredibly talented.  Love her!


Podcast Heavyweight I enjoyed season one of this …

Travel Tips from Dan!

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I have a very special guest today on the blog- my husband Dan! This year he started a new job where he gets to travel a ton (and we're talking cool places like San Diego, Charleston, HAWAII...). He's already picked up some great habits on staying healthy while he's out and wanted to share them with all of you! Even if you don't travel for your job, I know this is a busy time of year with visiting family and friends, so I hope you can all learn something new. Feel free to leave your own tips or hacks in the comments- Dan wants to hear them all! Enjoy :)

Hi everyone!

Sorry, it’s been awhile since my last guest post. Unfortunately I haven’t done too much running this year, but I do have some healthy travel tips to share since I started traveling a little more for work. I am by no means an expert, but I wanted to share with you some things I’ve learned and especially invite you to share with me some tips of your own! Some of my advice is health-based and some is finan…

Here We Go Again!

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Well everyone, I decided that I'm going to train for another marathon this winter.  The saying is that third time's a charm and I'm hoping that's the case!  Either that or I've actually gone crazy and in a few months I'll be back here crying that my body is not made for marathons.  Only one way to find out!

If you've followed me the last two years, you would have seen the ups and downs of my marathon training.  I was training for the Gettysburg Marathon both years, and failed miserably both times.  Let's take a quick trip down memory lane...

First time (in 2016), I decided it was a good idea to train for a marathon while I was house hunting, changing jobs, and planning my wedding.  I decided to DNS the marathon and was happy with my decision.


Fast forward to the next year (2017) and training was going great!  I was killing all of my runs and feeling strong....then I got injured.  Took some time off to rehab my shoulder, and still decided to do the marat…

Top Five Friday : Only Four

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Congratulations everyone- we made it to Friday!  This was such a busy, busy week so I'm looking forward to the weekend.  I have a fun weekend ahead, and I'm also hoping to do some deep cleaning as well.  I feel like I haven't been keeping up with things at home lately, so I'm going to try to change that right away.

Here are some favorites from the week, and I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!  Good luck to any of you running the New York City Marathon or any other races this week, I can't wait to see Meb run his final professional race!



linking up with ErikaHeather, and FridayFive


SongLindsey Stirling - Warmer in Winter It's November, which means it's officially socially acceptable to listen to Christmas music.  Still too early?  Oh well!  I'm excited about new music coming out, and have been enjoying Lindsey Stirling's new Christmas album.  She always does such cool versions of classic songs, and adds in some original ones as well.  On this …

What's New With You? Linkup #22

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Happy November everyone!  It's finally starting to cool down here and it pretty much came out of nowhere!  Last week it was in the 70s and now all of a sudden it's in the 30s.  Next year, can we please gradually change temperatures (I'm told that this is called "fall")?  That would be great.

October was kind of a weird month.  Dan had to travel for work, and I was busy working on getting a new app released at my work (which finally went out- yay!), while working as a relationship manager on a new campaign, translating our current app to Spanish, and doing my daily responsibilities.  I feel like I was really busy and the month passed by quickly, but when I think back it seems like I didn't do much of anything.  Anyone else have those kinds of months?

It's time again to recap the month and see what's new!  I would love to hear what you got up to in October as well, so make sure you join the monthly linkup with Kristen and me by linking up below!

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