Hi, friends! Happy Friday to you! What a week. More snow. It wasn’t a lot, but still… MORE SNOW. When will it stop? I’m so ready for warm weather and the beach. Did I tell you we bought a beach sticker this year? We finally committed! There are a lot of beaches around here, but the best one in my opinion is Duxbury Beach where you can drive your car right onto it, which means no…

Hi, guys! Happy Saturday! We had quite the eventful Friday night. We got a crazy rain and wind storm yesterday and ended up losing power for a few hours. We ate dinner via candlelight, which was kind of fun and reminded me of times as a kid when we lost power. Our dinners were kind of ridiculous – I ate tortilla chips, cheese, and pepperoni – but, hey, we made it work. The power came…

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Is there anything better in life than a pair of good black leggings? You know, the kind you say that are for working out, but they’re also for sitting on your couch in a hoodie and fuzzy socks. (You know you do it too!) Every time I go shopping for workout clothes, I tell myself not to buy another pair of black workout leggings. And just about every time I go shopping for workout clothes……

What a blast! Put the Tel Aviv Night Run in my top 10 favorite races! Ok, so, truthfully, I’m typically not much of a night runner. I’m a grandma and usually go to bed before the race’s start time, but, wow, the energy at this 10k was something else. The second that we arrived at the event, you could FEEL it. It was quite the party atmosphere with lights and music, and it immediately made…

Hi, guys! Happy Monday and greetings from Israel! 🙂 I’m having such a great time here and couldn’t wait for my usual “5 for Friday” blog post, so I decided to bump it to today, so I can tell you a little about some of the incredible experiences I’ve already had here. We’re just halfway through the trip, but I have SO MUCH to tell you guys! Here are just some highlights! FASCINATING – Jerusalem. What…

Right before running my first marathon, I wrote a post about why I was gaining weight during my training. I didn’t sign up for a marathon to necessarily lose weight, but I sure as heck didn’t think I would gain weight, especially since I was running so much. In the end, I was consuming more calories than my body needed, so I was about 10 pounds heavier on marathon day. When I trained for my second…

Hi, guys! A bunch of you said that you like seeing what I eat in a day (aka “Meals in Monday” or “What I Ate Wednesday), so I plan to keep this type of post alive on CNC. I’m always interested to see what other people eat before and after their workouts, so I thought I’d share how I fueled my Orangetheory workout yesterday. In general, I don’t change my eating habits around workouts all…

Hi, guys! I ran my 5th Falmouth Road Race yesterday, and it was a total blast! I know I’ve said this in previous blog posts, but the Falmouth Road Race is truly the best race ever. The course is absolutely gorgeous, it’s well-organized, and the crowd can’t be beat – it’s basically like running through a party for the entire 7 miles! If you’re a runner, I highly recommend that you put this race on your…

As someone who enjoys running long distances, I often get questions from friends and family about why I like running so much. Why do you like running? How can you run for so long? Don’t you get bored? My short answer is always something like: “I dunno. I just do. It relaxes me,” which I’m sure makes people think I’m even crazier! Ha! I often elaborate about why I love it so much, but my response is…

Hi, guys! Happy Monday! #mondaymotivation My favorite kind of workouts are ones that are quick and dirty, which means they’re high-intensity and efficient. I make the most of my time and finish the workout feeling like I really challenged myself. When I’m short on time, these types of workouts are definitely my go-to for a heart-pumping, full-body sweat session. That said, here are TWO high-intensity (and FUN!) kettlebell workouts (one of which incorporates running) that can be done…

Hi, guys! Many of you have been following my journey of staying active through my hip injury, and, today, I thought I’d dive into a little more detail about what this was like – and how frustrating and draining it can be! I am grateful I was able to keep up with daily exercise routine (when my schedule allowed), but it definitely required a mindshift and different way of approaching my workouts. I hope this post helps…

This post is sponsored by Zappos.com. Hi, guys! Happy Workout Wednesday to you! 🙂 I have a great running workout that you can do just about anywhere. No equipment required! Seriously, you can break out this workout wherever and whenever the exercise mood arises! All you need is your running sneakers and some space to move! 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Run 200 meters Push-Ups V-Ups Here’s how to do this workout: Start with a 200 meter run Then, perform 10 Push-Ups…

Good morning, friends! Exciting news: The Boston Launch 4 (aka lobster sneakers) from Brooks Running are available for purchase today!! Aren’t they the most amazing sneakers ever!? If you or someone you know want to purchase a pair, be sure to hop on it. These babies typically sell out! And here’s this week’s TUESDAY In Meals because I couldn’t quite get my act together on Monday after a red-eye home from San Diego. I hoped to…

Hi, guys! I had such an amazing weekend in Albuquerque! Seriously, it was an unforgettable experience and so incredibly inspiring. I had the opportunity to attend Altitude Camp with Brooks Running and train with the Brooks Beasts. It was so cool to see what training like an elite runner is all about, including learning about their workouts, nutrition, coaching, and more. And, of course, I loved spending time and catching up with my favorite blog ambassadors, so…

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