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Less time in the kitchen – more time to run

or·gan·i·za·tion (n): the action of organizing something With having such a busy schedule, a 2-plus-hour commute and training for a half marathon, I need to stay organized. Planning my weekly groceries and meal prepping is a part of my routine and our household doesn’t function well without it. I also like to keep a tight grocery budget and keep our food waste to a minimum. All these steps keep me fueled, on track and on budget. A little back story about meal prep and why it’s important to me: When asked what type of “diet” I follow, I usually cringe. I spent my teenage years obsessing over calories and macronutrients, weighing and measuring everything I would consume. I sacrificed a...

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You can call it a comeback

Oh hi. Remember me? I had started out as the Run Little Monkey run ambassador. I had a triumphant (though painful) finish at the London Royal Parks Half Marathon. And then I. Didn’t. Do. Anything. I was having lots of arch pain. Then I got scheduled for a totally unrelated surgery. Then I was mostly bedridden. Then it was April and I got the all clear to do whatever I wanted. With one change. On top of everything, I have Fatty Liver Disease. How does one treat not yet serious but still there Fatty Liver Disease? You exercise. You eat healthfully. You drink green tea. I’ll be honest here. I wanted to get back into running. The mental clarity, the...

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Race Recap: the Royal Parks Half Marathon (London, U.K.)  

Alright, first things first. The run was glorious. The weather was warm (a little too warm at times because it was so sunny). And the energy was great. As I mentioned before, I have been nursing an injury and I really wanted to complete this run. I set a “goal” of under 3:15 – but my real goal was to come in under 3:00. But let me back up… We arrived in London on Friday morning. Run was Sunday. The hotel we stayed in had an amazing bathtub which meant the epsom salts I brought were going to be used up! We did quite a bit of walking around and my hip was throbbing. Really painful. My foot was just...

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Sharing the Runner’s High   

Hi Run Little Monkey fans! My name is Jennifer and I am thrilled to be Run Little Monkey’s first brand ambassador. I am also a runner (who runs:walks), a foodie (ergo the running), and a lover of travel. I am really excited to share some of my running thoughts with you over the coming months, especially as we are moving into the winter running season (where I’ve set some new goals that we will discuss later)… Today, I am prepping my bags and trying to quash my nerves as I prepare to cross the pond to join the London Royal Parks Half Marathon! I am super excited but totally nervous. See, while I’ve been running for a few years now,...

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