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. :)


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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

Total Body HIIT Workout

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


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 …