#for30more giveaway #1: $50 to Local Color Flowers

In case you missed it, Katharine launched an awesome fundraiser yesterday, #for30more. You can read all about why she wants 30 more years as her 30th birthday wish and why I support the cause. Over $2K were raised in first day—but we can't stop yet! To make the fundraiser even more exciting, we've partnered with …

I wanted to accomplish 30 things in my 30th year. Here’s how that’s going.

Way back when 2014 was in its infancy, I shared 30 things that I wanted to accomplish in my 30th year. Since we're into August, I thought this would be a good time to take stock in that list. Here we go ... CAREER Pick up 1-2 new freelance opportunities [I'm occasionally writing for I Hate …

Charlottesville half marathon training update

Since I wrote about my winter running essentials and have shared some workouts, are you assuming that I’m actually training for my upcoming half marathon? That’s so kind of you. I appreciate the faith that you have in me. It’s warranted. I’ve been training. I’ve been faithfully following a (slightly modified) training schedule from Hal …

5 things Friday: Baltimore crime, Australian Day, Tone It Up, half marathons, and hair clips

Baltimore has seen 10 murders in the first nine days of 2014. Sorry to kick off with such a downer, but WTF is wrong with people?? At this rate, we'll hit 400 murder this year. That is ridiculous. Are people annoyed because it's cold? January 26 is Australia Day at the National Aquarium. In good news, …

Thankful.

This Thanksgiving, I have a lot of things to be thankful for: Steve, my family, my friends, my job, our new house, etc. But I read a post by Ali from Ali on the Run yesterday and it made me realize the one thing that I am overwhelmingly thankful for: my health. I've been reading …

3 healthy holiday recipes

At Medifast, we know that it's tough to keep on track with weight loss/maintenance during the holidays, so each day for 30 days, we're releasing awesome, delicious, healthy recipes. (Follow along on Pinterest!) Here are three to get you ready for Thanksgiving: Do you have a favorite healthy holiday dish?

Angelina Jolie’s mastectomy: Would you make the same choice?

This morning, Angelina Jolie published an op-ed in the The York Times sharing that she chose to have a double mastectomy after learning that she carries the BRCA1 gene. Her doctors estimate an 87% risk of developing breast cancer and a 50% risk of developing ovarian cancer. (She notes that the chances are different for every …