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    Now that life has slowed down a bit, I’ve had a chance to stop and enjoy the little things in my life. I’ve talked in the past about how the little things are sometimes the big things and how even the smallest gesture can make a huge difference in someone’s day. Being home this week […]


    South Shore Running Trails

    September 9, 2015


    Good morning! How’s the week going so far? I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday. Gotta love those Monday holidays! My Tuesday started bright and early like it usually does with a “baba,” cuddles, and an iced coffee on the couch with my favorite boy while watching “Mutt and Stuff.” Quinn loves this show. He gets such a […]



    This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. Good morning, friends! Last week, I received a great question from a reader about my experience with diet and exercise, and how they helped me lose weight. Over the years, other people (both CNC readers and real life friends) have asked me this same question, so I figured it was time to […]



    I felt the magic of swiss herbs in Ricola® Herb & Throat drops as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #swissherbs Good morning! This weekend, I’m running a half marathon in Seattle, which, of course, is super exciting (I love to travel), but it’s kind of stressful at the same time. What happens if I […]



    Hi, guys! Since the marathon, I have received all sorts of questions about my training, recovery, future plans, and much more. I figured some of you might want to hear my answers too, so I decided to create a little post-marathon Q & A on CNC. I hope you find my replies helpful! What was your post-marathon […]


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    Hi, friends! How’s your day going? Here’s another edition of Marathon Talk with Monica! (If you missed the first two, you can read them here and here.) Basically, it’s a round-up of things I have asked her in the past few weeks and her replies. I hope you find them helpful in your current or […]



    Hello, hello! I get questions all the time from readers about how to best balance CrossFit with running, specifically long distance running, like training for a half or full marathon and, honestly, I never really knew how to reply—mostly because I hadn’t figured it out for myself yet. It was a constant struggle for me to […]