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Fit Blogger We Love: Meals for Miles

Kelly rockin' it out in all black at the 2011 ING New York City Marathon!

A former gymnast but true runner at heart, Kelly from Meals for Miles will do anything to fit in sunrise runs to kick-start her day. We caught up with the blonde beauty to find out her favorite place to sweat and what moment of triumph really stands out.

My favorite way to work out: Running on the bridle path in Central Park, hands down! It's even better when I'm with my favorite running buddies. Chatting away the miles on a beautiful morning is the best way to start the day. My fave fit snack: I make homemade granola bars that blow store-bought ones out of the water. I usually include peanuts, almonds, dried cranberries, dried cherries, raisins,  sunflower seeds and peanut butter. I think they single-handedly fueled my marathon training this past summer!

Most embarrassing song I'll admit I work out to: "Jump (for My Love)" by the Pointer Sisters. It pumps me up and makes me want to dance like Hugh Grant in Love, Actually!

My fitness mantra: "No guts, no glory. End of story."

My "I Did It" moment: Running and finishing the 2010 ING New York City Marathon. It was my first marathon (but not my last!) and had been years in the making after injuries and illness prevented me from running the race in 2008 and 2009. My mom and twin sister were in town to cheer me on, and it's still one of the best days of my life!

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Samantha Lefave

Samantha is a writer who is living, eating and sweating her way through NYC. You can find her running half-marathons like it's her job, Instagramming her favorite food and fitness finds or, let's be honest, eating peanut butter straight from the jar.

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