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Philadelphia Half Marathon 2014


Today was the big day! The Philadelphia Half Marathon! This was my first time running this race (I’ve done the Philadelphia Rock’n’Roll half before but not the city one), so I will try to talk a bit more about the details of the race.

I went on Friday after doing a quick stop at school for a weekly thing I always miss. I was also picking up a school friend who wanted to go to the expo too. It took us forever to drive across the city and we paid crazy amounts of money to park but we finally made

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Just Keep Going

Hey everyone!  I have a quick break but can’t take too long because things are CRAZY right now!  You might have noticed my lack of blogging lately and that is because school is just too insane to take the time away from my work.  I wanted to just stop in and say hello though! 

Obviously I have lots of school work happening but I’m also applying for residencies which will determine by future for the next 2 years.  Everything is due December 1 so I will have more time after that.  Finals will start a week later and I

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Arbonne Essentials 7-Day Body Cleanse


I am officially done with the 7-Day Body Cleanse from Arbonne Essentials (more about Arbonne here)! So here I will talk about the nitty-gritty. What is the cleanse? What is it meant to do? How did it go?

Arbonne Essentials 7-Day Body Cleanse Product # 2082 $50 for 7 Day Supply

From the Arbonne Website: Helps cleanse and detoxify the system and support the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Assists with the gentle elimination of toxins.*

*Note: No supplements are evaluated by the FDA. Not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, etc. any diseases or ailments.

Arbonne’s products are botanically based, meaning they

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Healthy Holidays with Arbonne Essentials


I don’t talk about it much here but I’m an Arbonne Independent Consultant. I don’t want to go into full detail because this isn’t a post about Arbonne exactly but just know that I signed on because I love their products, the ingredients, how they are tested, etc. I just think they are great quality for all of their lines (skincare, beauty, and health products).

E-mail me if you want to talk about Arbonne!

I just ordered a bunch of their Arbonne Essentials line which is their health supplements. I am challenging myself to use these regularly for

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Finding My Running Legs


I’m just not into it lately. I’m exhausted and stressed out (what else is new?) and I don’t want to feel like I have to workout. I enjoy running unless I feel like I am forcing it and lately it has felt forced. This weekend, I planned on running for 2 hours and I just didn’t want to. I was feeling really overwhelmed and I just wanted to stay home and veg. I blew off my run and felt better for it.

Monday, the weather was beautiful and I felt the itch to move my legs. Saturday, it had poured

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Fall Recipe Love


I might have gotten a little excited at the grocery store this week. We normally do most of our shopping at a wholesale store so I loved the variety at the regular grocery store this time!

Where did those spice wafers come from?

I knew I would have lots of time to cook so I wanted to try out some new recipes. I also had some things at home that I wanted to use up so I got on the internet and pinned some recipes.

I had a pumpkin I needed to cook so I made Roasted

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One Last Huzzah!


This Friday was Rob and my 6th wedding anniversary! We used to always go on vacation the week of our anniversary but being in school, that’s not feasible. Being otherwise boring celebrators, we didn’t have anything special planned. All we knew is that we had to use our last tickets to the Renaissance Faire this Saturday because it is the last weekend it would be open.

We made a better effort to participate more instead of just walking around like we usually do. There is so much people-watching you can do there, you can be entertained for hours! I also

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5 Weeks to Philly Half Marathon


We all know I’ve been struggling to exercise lately. I get workouts in here and there but it isn’t enough, especially with the Philadelphia Half Marathon on the calendar next month! Well, here is my last ditch effort to train for that half marathon if it is the last thing I do.

I’m not going to go into my planning details for this but I do have some things I need to do to make it successful:

Do my workouts first thing in the morning (when possible). No workout substitutions! Just do it.

Since I’m often too tired or

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