DC Review: Fresh Pressed Alive Juices!

Alive Juices is a DC based brand that makes and delivers (FREE!!) fresh pressed juices to residents in the DC and Baltimore region. I’ve sampled other pressed juices in the area before but this was an opportunity to actually do more than sample so I gleefully took them up on their offer to try them out. (Disclaimer: I was provided with 4 Alive Juices to try in exchange for my review. All opinions expressed are my own.)


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Weekend Update, a Zoo Run, and {Blogmas}

I can count on one hand without using the same finger twice how many workouts I’ve had since the marathon a month ago. *crickets*  Yeah, I know. If you read my Thinking Out Loud post this week you know why. I’ve enjoyed the rest but with NO plans on the docket this weekend (unheard of) I thought it was time to change that.

Saturday – I finally took myself to the gym. It was only a short 45 minute elliptical session but baby steps, right?  And I have to mention that I chased this workout down with Red Velvet Pancakes and Bacon.

enough said...

Because… brunch

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Friday Five: Favorite Fall Foods

For Friday Five this week Cynthia, Courtney and I went with a theme of “Favorite Fall Foods”. It seems weird to be talking about fall foods when the entire nation just experienced a major cold squeeze this week. Seriously winter, go home – I’m not ready for you to come out and play yet (though I just peeped 70 degrees in DC next week, huh?!) Anyway, with a BIG foodie holiday coming up we are looking forward to reading all about your favorites – YUM!

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Marathon Reflections: Thinking Out Loud v3

When I posted my marathon recap I made mention of reflecting on the journey but wasn’t at a place to do that just yet. Enter Thinking Out Loud Thursday! Thanks to Amanda at Running with Spoons for hosting. And I’m happy to see so many of my blogging peeps picking up on this (cough Sue, Lisa cough). I guess we all need an untargeted outlet once in a while. Thinking-Out-Loud2

It has been nearly a month since I completed my first marathon. I’ve taken more rest days than not over the past few weeks and feel like I’m still playing catch up with my life but I hear that’s normal (validation anyone?!) While I wouldn’t change this experience for anything and am proud to call myself a marathoner – I was and still am tired.  Continue reading

Day 1 – Gratitude

Happy Monday folks! I am chilling (literally – it. is. cold.) in Nashville getting ready to cheer on my boys (Steelers) in Monday Night Football. But first have to send a quick reminder that it is Day 1 of the DC Trifecta Gratitude Challenge on Instagram!!

If you missed the post on Friday (and the Tweets and the Facebook postings and the Instagram postings – har har) here are the deets: DC Trifecta Instagram challengeSo head on over to Instagram and tell us what you’re thankful for today!! Each daily photo qualifies as an entry into our challenge giveaway for a prize to be announced later. Don’t miss it!!

And for the record, I’m thankful for being from Pittsburgh and knowing how to layer up in the cold (BRRRRR!!!)