Eats/Exercise + Seattle Bound

Hey guys! It’s been a busy week making sure I’m all caught up on work before leaving town again today (see what I’m up to at the end of the post)! After being so exhausted at my track workout on Tuesday I’ve stuck with yoga the rest of the week – I hit up another yoga class yesterday morning rather than doing a run, which felt wonderful. Just what I needed! It’s taper time, anyway – calming movement will help me more on marathon day now than more miles will.

I’ve also been keeping it simple on the food front – here’s a yummy rice bowl I had for lunch twice this week.

tuna sauerkraut brown rice bowl

We didn’t have a ton of veggies in the fridge besides salad greens, but we did have sauerkraut! This was greens + microwave brown rice + a ton of sauerkraut + canned tuna mixed with avocado + homemade vinaigrette (hemp oil + red wine vinegar + dijon mustard + lemon juice). Sounds weird but it’s such a good combo – try it!

I was smart and made double – one batch got eaten immediately, and the second batch got packed up for the next day’s lunch downtown. Love doing this – two meals but half the work!

tuna rice bowl packed lunch

In other news, did you see that I shared a fun how-to video for my popular No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bar recipe (vegan + gluten free) on my Facebook page yesterday? Check it out! :)

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FNCE 2016 Recap

FNCE 2016 recap

Hey guys! I’m back to share my recap from FNCE, the huge annual conference for Registered Dietitians around the country. As in previous years, I attended the event as press, which meant I received free registration for the conference in exchange for writing about it. If you also have a blog or are a journalist and would like to attend FNCE as Continue Reading …

Run, Yoga, Eat, Repeat

homemade minestrone soup

Hello, hello! Even though the weather randomly feels a bit more like summer than fall this week, we’re still enjoying some soup. Anyone else? Matt made a variation of my Veggie-tastic Minestrone Soup (<—recipe) for us last week – so good. It was even more delicious because we used homemade broth! Matt made the broth from the bones of a Continue Reading …

Fall Running in Boston

fall running in boston

Hey guys! I spent the past few days in Boston for FNCE, the huge annual national Registered Dietitian conference. I’ll be back later this week to recap some of the conference and food happenings from the weekend, but first, some running fun! :) Rocking my Will Run for Bacon tank obvi :) We had absolutely phenomenal weather while in Boston – crisp Continue Reading …

Healthy Pumpkin Recipes for Fall


With autumn in full swing, there's little I crave more than some pumpkin goodness on my plate. Pumpkin baked goods are the perfect thing to cozy up with when the weather gets chilly, but pumpkin is also great in savory food! Here is a round up of some of my favorite healthy pumpkin recipes from my blog over the years - both sweet and Continue Reading …

Last Marathon Training Long Run!

dc tidal basin sunrise run

This morning I got in my LAST long run of Marine Corps Marathon training!!! So exciting. The race is in 2 weeks and the weekend before the race I’ll be doing a long hike out in Seattle so I’m counting that as my last long run. ;) I had to get my long run in early once again this week because tomorrow I’m heading off to FNCE, the big annual Continue Reading …

Mediterranean Green Tea Quinoa Salad Recipe

mediterranean green tea quinoa salad 2

Packed with protein and fiber, this vegetarian Mediterranean Green Tea Quinoa Salad makes a nutritious and delicious entrée or side dish. Thank you to Lipton® for sponsoring this post as part of my proud participation in Unilever’s 2016 Registered Dietitian Agents of Change program. I’m a big fan of green tea. It’s my favorite tea to enjoy in Continue Reading …

Anniversary Trip to Fort Lewis Lodge

fort lewis lodge anniversary trip

Matt and I headed to the Virginia countryside after work on Friday to celebrate our 4 year anniversary! Our destination? Our old friend Fort Lewis Lodge in the George Washington National Forest. This place will always have a special spot in our hearts because it was where we went for a 3 night “mini-honeymoon” immediately after our wedding! Continue Reading …

Marine Corps Marathon Training 22 Miler

22 mile training run

On Friday, before leaving town for the weekend, I tackled the longest long run on my Marine Corps Marathon training agenda: a 22 miler. When I was training for my first full marathon, the Richmond Marathon back in 2013, I did a similar approach with my two longest runs being a 20 miler and a 22 miler. I know some training plans only call for Continue Reading …

Friday Randomness

hair cut

Hey guys! Popping in for some Friday randomness to kick off your weekends. Enjoy! 1) I got my hair cut yesterday! It was LONG overdue, and earlier this week I had one of those moments where I was suddenly like: “I can’t handle going ONE MORE SECOND without cutting my hair.” My head feels so much lighter! :) Having a lighter head totally made Continue Reading …