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Wine About It: Off to Napa Valley!

Oh, hi! As you’re reading this, I’m on my way out to Napa Valley for the  Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon! Surprise! I’ve never been to Napa Valley before, so I’m extremely excited about this opportunity. Even though I know basically nothing about wine (except how to drink a lot of it), I’ve wanted to headRead more

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Workout Roundup: Week of July 3, 2017

Ahh, the dog days of summer are upon us and gone is my will to run. Ironically, this week brought my first long run since the Prague Marathon, but more on that in a minute. I always welcome July because July means that it is almost August, which means it is almost September, which meansRead more

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In Search of the Big 5: Looking for Lions in Chobe National Park

Although it might seem hard to believe, I still haven’t told you about the absolute best part of my Africa trip yet. It might seem hard to top bush camping in the Okavango Delta, searching for white and black rhinos, and visiting Victoria Falls, but I’m about to. The highlight of my trip to AfricaRead more

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Workout Roundup: Week of June 26, 2017

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the most motivated one of all? Me, apparently. I don’t know what has happened, but I’m going out of my way to get my runs in, enjoying my time in the gym, and even forcing myself out of bed to walk and kayak while on vacation. I even limitedRead more

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Bucket List Moment: Visiting Victoria Falls

Ever since a few years ago when AJ and I purchased a personalized travel map for our house, I’ve had Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, marked as a dream travel destination. Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall by surface area in the world (width by height), and it is right on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia.Read more

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Workout Roundup: Week of June 19, 2017

Can we talk about how exhausting it is to try and get in shape? Good lord. I thought marathon training was tiring, but combine running with personal training and I am dead. So very, very, dead. It’s a good feeling, though – I know I am accomplishing a lot, and it’s gratifying to watch theRead more