Philly for 10 hours + This Week’s Fitness

On Wednesday, I spent the day in Philadelphia with two of my best friends from college, Turner and Kris!


The three of us have had these fun Philly day dates going on for a few years now  (usually one in summer and one at Christmastime) and I love them! Anytime Kris is back in the Philadelphia area visiting family (she currently lives in Paris) we pick a day for me to take the train up and the three of us spend the day playing. The train is so easy and I can work on the way there and back which helps with not getting too behind!

We usually spend the day eating good food, walking around, and doing a little shopping. The food scene in Philly is awesome so it’s always fun to see which hip new places Turner takes us to. This time we started our adventure with lunch at the Hungry Pigeon. I had the chopped salad (so good – lots of veggies, potatoes, and lentils) and a pickled veggie plate – plus a glass of rose! #5oclocksomewhere

hungry pigeon philadelphia lunch

I was still a little hungry because the salad was smaller than expected so I snagged a bran muffin to snack on too – it was delish!

hungry pigeon philadelphia muffin

We spent the afternoon strolling around the city and doing a little shopping before ending up at Spruce Street Harbor Park, a really cool area of the waterfront with pop up food trucks and hang out areas for summer. Philly is such a neat city – they do a great job with making the waterfront area seasonal and fun! At Christmastime they have festive holiday markets near this area and a big outdoor ice skating rink.

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Organic Valley Grassmilk Farm Tour + Giveaway


A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of spending a day at an Organic Valley Grassmilk farm in New York. Organic Valley is America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers. Formed in 1988, it now represents more than 1,800 farmers in 36 states. I love Organic Valley and buy their whole milk every week. Not only is their milk delicious and organic, Continue Reading …

Red Lentil Granola Bar Recipe

red lentil granola bars

This vegan red lentil granola bar recipe is packed with protein, fiber, and flavor! These make a satisfying on-the-go snack or breakfast, and you can’t taste the lentils, I promise. They’re vegan, too! I know what you’re thinking – lentils in a granola bar?! But stick with me here – I promise you can’t taste them. Official Continue Reading …

The Hottest 10 Miler

arlington va trail running

I was originally planning to bag my long run for the week; I didn’t end up doing it while we were in the Outer Banks because, to be honest, I didn’t feel like it! Running for me is a happy, positive thing, and getting up crazy early on my vacation to run 10 miles by myself sounded like the opposite of fun. It was also insanely humid there. So Continue Reading …

OBX Finale: Wild Horse Beach + Eats

duck outer banks boardwalk

Hey friends! Matt and I are back in DC after a fun week in North Carolina at the beach! We go to the Outer Banks (Duck specifically) every year with Matt’s family and a big group of family friends – it’s always a blast. If you missed the first two recaps, check them out: Outer Banks Beach Fun and Fitness + Food in the Outer Banks. Here’s the final Continue Reading …

Fitness + Food Fun in the Outer Banks


Hey friends! Popping in for a quick hello on this hot and sunny Friday! We are still at the beach – here until Sunday morning – and soaking up the last of our family vacation! :) Matt and I headed out on a super hot and sweaty run this morning – we did a variation of my friend Julie’s Outdoor Running Circuit Workout and stopped about every mile Continue Reading …

Roasted Salmon with Watermelon Salsa Recipe

salmon with watermelon salsa

This summery and bright roasted salmon with watermelon salsa will be your new favorite easy dinner. Healthy, fresh, and fast – it’s ready in 15 minutes! Thank you to The Watermelon Board for sponsoring this post. I love salmon. If it’s on the menu at a restaurant, I order it 90% of the time. For awhile, this was because I wasn’t super Continue Reading …

Outer Banks Beach Fun

duck outer banks beach

Hi from the beach! We’re in the Outer Banks this week with Matt’s family and the livin’ is easy. I love it here. :) Playing in the waves all day is my favorite – I can stay out in the water forever! Relaxing on the beach is nice too though. :) Sidenote – Matt gave me a S’well stainless steel water bottle for Christmas and it’s the Continue Reading …

Summer Runnin’

duck outer banks sunset

Hi from the beach! Matt and I are here for our annual Outer Banks, NC week long beach vacation with his family and family friends. One of my favorite weeks of the year! We made the drive to NC on Saturday afternoon, and before we left I got in a long run for Marine Corps Marathon training. I rocked my new Will Run for Bacon tank – comfy! You’ll Continue Reading …

Friday Faves

oatmeal raisin peanut butter balls

Hello my friends! It’s been a busy week over here trying to cram in all sorts of work because we leave tomorrow afternoon for another trip – our annual week long beach vacation with Matt’s family in the Outer Banks! I know, I’ve been insanely spoiled with fun trips and vacation lately… everything ended up getting scheduled right around the same Continue Reading …