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During my latest trip to Headhouse’s Sunday market, I felt the presence of all four seasons around me.  Spring was in the air on this 70 degree morning… Summer was still holding on through some gorgeous heirloom tomatoes… Winter even made an early appearance in the form of chestnuts… But, alas, Fall stole the show.  [...]

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I’m now 90% convinced pull-back weeks in marathon training are necessary.  The other 10% will come if I can successfully complete 16 miles on Friday.  My confidence in the pull-back week comes from the fact that my past three runs have been some of my fastest yet.  Here’s the recap: Friday, 5 miles:  9:20 pace [...]

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Perfect

Looking at the forecast on Wednesday for Friday and seeing this is nothing short of perfect.  I don’t think weather gets much better than this for a 12 mile training run.  Layers might even be needed.  And a post-run bowl of hot oatmeal.  With nutmeg and cinnamon.  As you can probably tell, I’m very ready [...]

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The Good: getting my 8 mile ‘long run’ out of the way before the weekend running with a friend in Philly along the river (I’ll join you any other time before 9am!) leaving time for an hour of tennis tomorrow morning due to doing my long run today finally learning that running in the summer [...]

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While training for my half in May, I fell completely off the wagon with strength training.  Plans were to jump back on over the summer, but a demanding Anatomy and Physiology class got in the way.  And then there was vacation.  And then post-vacation blues.  And now?  No more excuses. It’s marathon training season and [...]

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(Quick note – If you donate before August 1st, your donation will be matched by the Phillies’ Brad and Lindsay Lidge – scroll to the bottom for details.) So why did I pledge to raise money for The Food Trust for running the Philadelphia Marathon? I explained briefly here, but let me expand… This past [...]

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I went to Headhouse on Sunday for one reason only – to get the brie melt from the Renaissance Sausage Truck. (You can read about my last trip to Headhouse here.)  If there is ever a time for melted brie, it’s the morning after running 17 miles   I thought I was coming for brie [...]

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At 6:30 this morning I took off for an easy 6 mile run around my neighborhood.  The weather was absolutely perfect and it was clear other people thought so, too.  Throughout my run, I passed a man who must have been 70+ years old, a group of about eight 50+ men and women running together, [...]

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With my legs still a little weak from Saturday’s half – as in, it feels like I did 100 squats – I figured I’d touch on a question I’ve received a few times from friends and family.  Basically, they say to me “your meals look great, but I’m still not sold on the local thing.”  [...]

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My infatuation with farm fresh eggs stemmed from reading various other blogs who praised their bright yellow yolk, fluffy texture and better taste.  It deepened when I read that they actually hold more nutrients, including more vitamin A, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E and beta-carotene.  Maybe it has something to do with the fact that [...]

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