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An Easy Packed Lunch + Snacks

Morning, friends!

This week has marked my return to the world of offices and packed lunches. As I mentioned last week, I’m renting some desk space in downtown DC because I was getting super lonely working from home all the time. I know working from home is super sweet and a luxury, and it’s awesome a few days a week, but having done it every single day for years now meant I was starting to go a liiiiiittle stir crazy. As you probably know if you’ve read my blog for more than a minute, I’m a pretty social person – my mom was joking that even when I was little I’d always rather be right next to whoever was home vs. playing with toys in my room. I’m just happiest when I’m out and engaging with others. :)

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I’ll likely do a mix of heading in to the office and working from home, depending on how many AnneTheRD client meetings I have in Virginia, etc. There are conference rooms at the office that I can use up to 4 hours per month, so I might meet some clients there, but I think mostly I’ll keep doing the coffee shop thing for that. As for virtual clients, there are call rooms at the office so that’s not a problem!

Anyway – Monday was my first day heading in so I packed myself a nice little lunch to enjoy. It had been quite awhile since I did this! I started with a huge handful of spinach, which I microwaved on high for 1 minute to wilt it:

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Workout Sunrises

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It’s been a week of beautiful sunrises. This is basically what gets me out of bed for morning workouts. :) I hit up a 6 a.m. CrossFit class yesterday, and when I emerged shortly after 7 I was treated with that beautiful view. As for CrossFit, we had a good workout! Continue Reading …

MCM 10k Race Recap 2014

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Hello my friends! As you know, Matt and I ran the MCM 10k – the lesser known sibling to the iconic Marine Corps Marathon – on Sunday morning. After I flubbed the start time for the Clarendon Day 10k last month and accidentally ran the 5k instead, I was chatting with Heather on gchat. “You know,” she said, “You could sign up for the Continue Reading …

Weekend Adventures

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Hi friends! DC gave us the most perfect fall weather weekend, and I took full advantage. Before getting in to the weekend proper, let’s rewind to Friday. I kicked off the day with an early run with my friend Chelsea! As you guys know, we have been doing track workouts each week, but since I was running the Marine Corps Marathon 10k on Sunday I Continue Reading …

Halloween Spiderweb Cookies

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Thank you to Pure Canadian Maple Syrup for sponsoring this post and the delicious Halloween Spiderweb Cookies within it! I hope you guys love Halloween as much as I do, because I have a fun treat for you today! Looking for something cute to make for Halloween that’s fun and festive but not a complete sugar bomb? Look no farther. Continue Reading …

This Week’s Food/Fitness + The Return of Packed Lunches!

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Hi friends! I hope you’re having great weeks. I’ve been enjoying getting a good night’s sleep every night this week after all my insane travel! I arrived home on Monday afternoon totally exhausted so it’s been good to dial things back a bit this week. On the food front, I’ve been enjoying my usual favorites – especially Pumpkin Pie Continue Reading …

FNCE 2014 Recap

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As you know, I spent the weekend at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE)! FNCE is the big annual national conference for Registered Dietitians (and those in nutrition-related fields – you don’t have to be an RD to attend). It’s massive – over 10,000 food and nutrition professionals attend each year. In addition to a huge Continue Reading …

Georgia Adventures

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Hi friends! I’m back in DC after a whirlwind of travel. Let’s recap, shall we? I flew into Atlanta straight from my Fitness Magazine event in NYC last week so that I could spend a day with my high school BFF Jenny and her family before heading to FNCE (the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo) on Saturday morning. Jenny lives about an Continue Reading …

Total Body HIIT Workout

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Target® C9 through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Target® C9, all opinions are my own. Hi friends! I’m still in Atlanta at FNCE, the annual national dietitian conference (you can see what I’m up to on Instagram and Twitter), but I wanted to pop in Continue Reading …

A New York Minute for #FitBlogNYC

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Hi friends! I’m so glad many of you are pumped about the “fANNEtastic running buddies” Facebook group! We already have nearly 350 people in the group and it makes me so happy to see a bunch of you finding running buddies already. Come see if you can find a running buddy near you, too! :) As you know, I was in NYC this week to speak on a Continue Reading …