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What I Eat While Training for the Pittsburgh Marathon Half

Pittsburgh Marathon Nutrition

So let’s talk nutrition. I’m pretty sure I should be sharing what I eat while training for the Pittsburgh Marathon Half. Here’s the deal: I won’t tell YOU what to eat. I’m not a Registered Dietitian or Nutritionist so I have no place doing so! I am a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, but even as a trainer …

If you click your heels together enough times, it’ll work.

Long time no type! I assure y’all yinz (I guess I better bring back my Pittsburghese!) that I didn’t fall off the Duquesne Incline, into one of the rivers off one of the many bridges, choke on a Primanti Bros. sandwich, or die from a heart attack upon meeting Big Ben (I didn’t find him yet. …

13.1 Reasons Why The Pittsburgh Half Marathon is My Favorite

13.1 Reasons Why the Pittsburgh Half Marathon is My Favorite

Two weeks ago today, I ran my second Pittsburgh Half Marathon. Now, it didn’t take running it a second time to realize that it could very well be my favorite, but it did definitely cement it as such. It also didn’t take two weeks to come up with 13.1 reasons; I knew those during the race. Heck, …

Believing and Bringing Home the Bling: The Tar Heel 10 Miler!

Well, it’s safe to say, “Cherie {still} Runs This.” I bet you were wondering for a while there, though. It’s true–since December, my new found love of lifting weights has taken over. And that’s right around the last time that I seriously went on a run. I dropped out of my first marathon-to-be; I wanted …

How to Meal Prep Like a Champ

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I’ve been doing meal prep since before it became trendy. And I only say trendy because suddenly I’ve been seeing it everywhere. Nonetheless, I’m glad it’s everywhere because it’s a super smart thing to do. Way to catch on, people! Welcome to the world of being prepared!!! Anyhow, hopefully this post will be timely if …

13.1 miles of awesomeness later, I’m an Official Half Marathoner!

Have a Snickers protein bar folks, this post is a long one and it’s gonna be a while…but I’m too excited to not pack it all in here–I’m now an official half marathoner as of yesterday and am too pumped up to leave anything out! You probably know I was nervous for this past weekend. …

Race Recap: The Color Run in DC!

:: Before I begin…have you entered my Under Armour running shoe giveaway yet? You still have time! :: ************ And with the conclusion of The Color Run yesterday, race #2 is logged and in the books! I can’t believe it took me from May until now to have had a second race. Or that I’ll …

What’s in Your Cart: The First Edition

I get a lot of questions about what I eat. Y’all are a curious bunch and I love it! But sometimes it’s even more specific such as, “What exactly do you buy at the grocery store, Cherie?, or more simply, “What’s in Your Cart?” Keeping this in mind and wanting to answer the question so …

Vega Energizing Smoothies…not just for vegans!

While scrolling through Twitter a few weeks ago, I saw a tweet from @VegaTeam calling out to bloggers asking us to review their Energizing Smoothies. I love smoothies and a boost of energy is always good, but could I, a self-described crazy carnivore non-vegan actually find real taste satisfaction in a vegan smoothie? I decided …

You pity my running speed. I don’t.

I am now a half marathoner. Unofficially. Actually, it’s not “unofficial” to me. It wasn’t a nationally or regionally or locally known half marathon. It was my own. Let’s call it the “Cherie Woke Up On Friday And Decided To Run 13.1 Miles On The Bolin Creek Trail To See If She Could Half Marathon.” …