Pier 13 in Hoboken. On the water. Overlooking the NYC skyline. Dogs allowed.
Etsy. Can not get enough of you. My wallet, however, can.
morning walks with riley in hoboken. love it here.
Hoboken is full of great boarding places. I had riley stay at a sitters house with a bull dog. No cages, no being locked up. It was perfect and made me feel better about leaving her. she had a blast. and was exhausted when I picked her up!
went on a run on the north carolina beaches late morning last week. couldnt breath. felt great afterwards though!
bird island with my new camera. still trying to figure out how to use it.
I hope that everyones summer is going well! Mine has been busy, but full of fun times and lots of ice cream…
Check out the size of that brownie caramel sundae!
In addition to eating ice cream, I have also been taking advantage of the fresh local produce…and I can’t get enough of it! Last week, I made these delicious blueberry muffins and this past weekend I made yet another recipe using blueberries–stay tuned for that recipe later this week!
These were so delicious and incredibly moist…the crumb topping makes them extra delicious so definitely don’t skip that step!
This weekend was a good one filled with lots of good food and fun family time. On Saturday, my family rode our bikes to Wildwood, NJ for an event that raised money for ALS. My sisters and I rode 75 miles and my parents rode 50 miles. I am so proud of my parents for […]
Track Workout Today’s workout: 1.25 mile warm up, 5 x 800 (with 400 m cool-down in between each set), 1.25 cool down The 800s are supposed to be done at a 5k pace- my last 5k was this fall and I ran at a 7:07/mi (~3 min 32 seconds). The goal HR was 93-95% of […]
Today I turn 27… my family celebrated this past weekend. I’m actually not doing too much today…Todd and I are celebrating later this week! I love the timing of my birthday…end of the school year and summertime (which means warm weather and fun!). One of my favorite things about summertime is by far the fresh […]
Weekend Recap Good Morning! Hope you all had a nice weekend. This weekend, we celebrated my Mary’s 27th birthday (her real birthday is actually tomorrow). My mom is the best cook…I love her food! She made pasta with fresh shrimp and crab in a light tomato sauce. We had some bread with cheese/meats too…and a […]
I really enjoy when Karen Loves to Run does her “coffee date” posts so I decided that I would give it go myself. Basically I am just going to tell you a bunch of random stuff. Ready? ok. If we were having coffee this morning I’d tell you… that I moved to Hoboken on Monday! […]
I am SO glad that it is June! June is my favorite month of the year for three reasons… (1) It’s my birthday month! (2) School is out for summer! (3) It’s SUMMER! This weekend was super nice weather-wise…lots of sun and warm temperatures. It was a relaxing weekend and I finally got some cleaning […]
Just popping in to share a great recipe with you guys. Healthy (okay maybe the m&ms arent but who really careesssss. Not I. Live a little.) yet satisfies the sweet tooth. I have had these as snacks (I swear they are addicting…try just having one…it doesnt happen), before a short workout (when I am hungry and […]
Already hump day…I’ll take it. I am having a surgery tomorrow so I wont be working out until next week. Of all the training runs in a marathon training plan- the long run is the most important to not skip out on…so I decided to do my long run of 13 miles today. I’ll be […]
I hope you all had a nice Memorial Day Weekend! I spent the weekend in Margate with my family. The weather was not exactly picture perfect beach weather but that didn’t matter. It was still nice outside and it was still a fun and relaxing weekend. On Saturday I took Riley to the beach…she LOVES […]
Janae inspired me to try out pool running. She has some good information here about pool running and here is another good video to learn more about pool running. Since I haven’t been able to run in about 4 weeks I thought I should give pool running a try since all of my training I did […]
If you read my review on SoulCycle, you know I pretty much hated it. And if you did not read my review, I pretty much hated it. In all fairness, I do feel as though I have to go to another studio/another instructor to confirm my statements. My review on SoulCycle was strictly speaking from my […]
On Tuesday morning I did an interval workout on the track. I used the local high school track and I wasnt sure if they would let me on it so I woke up early to get on before school began…just in case. The workout was 4 x 800 meters with a 400 m jog in […]
While Tina is motivated to get her running mojo back, I am still sidelined with an injury. This has been pretty much the story of the year for me. This fall I was injured with really bad shin splints (who knows maybe a stress fracture) and a calf muscle injury. When I was finally healed […]
This weekend was beautiful! I went down the shore for the first time in awhile; it was so relaxing. I love the shore when it is empty and quiet…come next weekend- it will be a different story! Check out my views during my run this weekend (other picture is below). Not too shabby, eh? TEMPO […]
So Marathon Training commences on Monday. Perfect timing for the beautiful, hot, sticky, summer. Everyone keeps telling me that the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a hellish summer… is this true? I hope not. But based on how winter went this year, I believe it. Oh well, roll with the punches. I set my marathon PR […]
I was reading Kara Goucher’s book- Running for Women and came across this quote by Grete Waitz that she “loved”. It made me laugh to myself. I don’t know about you but I have said this so many times to myself and to friends/family. Heck, I have even thought it AS I was running races. Why […]
Don’t forget to enter our Polar ft4 heart rate monitor watch giveaway! It is open until next Tuesday, May 20th! Is there one food that you have almost every single day? Well for me, there are two food items that I have almost every single day. I could honestly count on my two hands the […]
so I tried to post this on Friday but our comment section of our blog was down so I am posting it now. Sorry about that! Anyways- I hope you all had a nice Mother’s Day! I posted about our Mother’s Day below. We made my momma dinner and panna cotta for dessert. yum yum […]
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mommys out there! The pictures above are from last July at my graduation from PA school (top) and the Boston Marathon in 2011 (bottom). We love our Mom..she is ALWAYS there for us. We Love You, Mom! This year, we decided to stay home and make our wonderful,beautiful, caring mother […]
Congrats to everyone who ran Broad Street! I had plans to run but the week of the race I had pain in my inner hip/groin area. I don’t really know where the pain came from…if it was from running/yoga/biking. I have a theory that it is from yoga class when I was in pigeon pose and […]
Yesterday was the Broad Street 10 miler in Philly. There were more than 40,000 racers…can you believe that!? I believe that Broad Street is the largest and fastest 10 mile race in America… can someone fact check me on that one? Anyway, this year was my 4th time running Broad Street. It is such a fan […]
Hi everyone! Hope you are having a nice week so far. It is supposed to be super rainy and gross this week… me no likey. This weekend was gorgeous though. On Saturday morning my sisters and I went running together in Philly. That is my oldest sister, Danielle, in the photo below to the left. […]
Congratulations to all of you who ran the Boston Marathon on Monday! My friends Steph, Brian and Christine ran on Monday and I am very proud of all of them! I am happy/relieved that Boston went off without a hitch…thank goodness. I ran Boston once… back in 2011… with Mary (she has run 3 Boston Marathons). It […]
Happy Marathon Monday! Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Boston Marathon today. The Boston Marathon is an incredible experience and I am a little sad that I did not sign up to run this year. It was exciting to track friends who were running and of course to see the performances of the elite […]
So about a month ago I decided I wanted to try out the recent craze in exercise- SoulCycle. My friend Kaitlyn had given me a gift certificate for my birthday and I was really excited to go. I am a spinning instructor myself (have been for about 6 years)..as a side note. When I walked […]
Hi, friends. How are you doing on this fine, 30 degree April morning? I woke up today to frost on the deck…not cool. The good news is that it should be warming up today and the rest of the week should stay that way. Last week I visited Harry in North Carolina. I went for […]
This weekend was a great one, despite Todd having some sort of sickness for the first half of the weekend. On Saturday, I ran a 5k with some friends to benefit the ALS Hope foundation, specifically in honor of my friend’s uncle. The race was very well-organized especially it being the first time putting this […]
If you didn’t already know, I love pasta. Pasta is definitely one of my favorite foods. Last week I shared a recipe for Goat Cheese Lemon Pasta with Kale and if you have not made that yet, I highly recommend it! Today I am sharing with you a recipe I saw on Cooking ala Mel […]