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Prague Marathon Training Recap Week 2

My enthusiasm from Week 1 of Prague Marathon training carried over into Week 2, and I was ready to start this week off right. Since AJ and I were leaving for New Zealand at the end of the week, I was determined to make this one count. Monday, 1/16/17, 4 miles extra easy: I wasRead more

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Top Picks for Winter Running Gear

Well, there’s no denying it – we’re fully in the grasp of winter. As I’m writing this, there is five inches of snow on the ground in my backyard (in South Carolina!) so I guess it finally happened. I had the privilege of going on a run through the fresh snow this morning and itRead more

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Exploring Beautiful Budapest

Oh, Budapest. Before we set out for our trip to Bratislava, Budapest, and Vienna, I probably heard the most glowing reviews of Budapest. The city is known for its beauty and affordability, and it is also a party haven for backpackers. Many other travelers I know list Budapest among their absolute favorite cities in theRead more

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Prague Marathon Training Recap: Week 1

In case you missed it, I made a pretty YUGE (sorry, gross) announcement on the blog last week. I’m heading to Prague the first weekend in May to run the Prague Marathon! Yes, note that I said marathon. As in 26.2 miles. As in…I haven’t done a marathon since November 2015. I’m beyond excited aboutRead more

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A New Country and…A Marathon

I’ve hemmed and hawed about whether or not to actually make a formal announcement about this on the blog, but the excitement is overtaking me. I can’t help it. I have to tell you. You guys? I’m going to the 2017 Volkswagen Prague Marathon, which is hosted by RunCzech, in Prague, Czech Republic. Oh, andRead more

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How to Pack for Winter in a Carry-On

After a few years of international travel, I’d like to think I’ve gotten pretty good at packing light. While I’m not sure I’m actually packing light, I have gotten far more efficient at packing what I need and fitting it all into a carry-on, whether it’s my backpack or my beloved suitcase. I’ve tackled allRead more