San Francisco Running, Here I Come! Plus, a ClassPass Giveaway!

I have a super exciting announcement to share with you guys today: this fall, I’ll be combining my love for ClassPass with my love for running – ClassPass is sponsoring me to run the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco on October 18!! I feel extremely lucky and am so excited to have this cool opportunity to be an official #ClassPassRunner. :) I’ll be joined by 5 fellow bloggers on this journey – read all about them in the ClassPass Runner announcement blog post!

nike womens half SF classpass

As you guys know, I ran the DC Nike Women’s Half Marathon back in 2013 and LOVED it. It’s probably best known as “that race that gives out Tiffany & Co. necklaces at the finish line.” 😉

nike women's marathon tiffanys necklace

It’s actually still my half marathon PR (personal record/best), too, although you guys know I’ve tried to change that this spring without success… yet. :)


Anyway, I was all set to sign up for the DC race again this spring (I had to miss last year’s due to travel/scheduling), and was really sad to hear that DC would no longer be a location for the race series. Boo!!

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Blue Apron Coupon Code + Recent Dinners


Thank you to Blue Apron for sponsoring this post! Want to try them yourself? The first 100 readers who sign up using this link will get two free meals on their first Blue Apron order. Last week, Matt came home to a sight that he has basically always dreamed of: me making homemade chicken wings. Chicken wings are more or less Matt’s favorite Continue Reading …

San Diego Weekend Adventures!


Hi friends! As you know, I was out in San Diego over the weekend having a little mini reunion with a few of my grad school friends! from left – me, Libby, Elle, Lauren I’m totally exhausted from all the travel, time changes, and adventures, but it was worth it. What a fun weekend – SO good to see these beautiful ladies again! I miss them already. Continue Reading …

West Coast Bound + A Tasty Lunch or Dinner Idea

airport sunrise

Hi friends! I’m west coast bound this morning – headed out to San Diego to have a mini-reunion with a few of my grad school friends! I had a 4:30 a.m. wake up call – oof – but it will be worth it to get out there at a decent hour. I’m now in Houston on a layover – next stop, California! In other news, can summer last forever? It was a beautiful Continue Reading …

This Week’s Food + Fitness Fun


Is anyone else obsessed with peaches right now? We had so many good peaches while at the beach last week, and I picked up a ton at Whole Foods when we got back so I could keep the dream alive. So juicy and refreshing! My fave breakfast as of late has been a sliced peach with some sort of berry (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries… Continue Reading …

New Celestial Seasonings Chai Teas + Tea Giveaway!


Thank you to my friends at Celestial Seasonings for sponsoring this post! Do you guys remember when I was out in Colorado visiting Celestial Seasonings (<—check out that post for tea brewing tips) on a blog trip last October? Well, while I was there, we had the opportunity to sample something new and, at the time, still top secret: their Continue Reading …

Sweating Buckets


Hi friends! I’m sweating buckets here in DC – it’s so much hotter/more humid here than it was at the beach last week! Gross. I met my track group this morning at Yorktown High School and we all said it felt kind of like we were swimming. Hello, 1000% humidity, it’s not nice to see you. This morning’s workout was mile repeats, and the coaches had Continue Reading …

Outer Banks Vacation Finale


Hi friends! I’m back in DC after a wonderful week in the Outer Banks on vacation. Here’s a recap of the last of our adventures at the beach! If you missed the first two recaps, check those out first: Outer Banks Vacation Part 1, Outer Banks Vacation Part 2. Despite the cloudy photo above and the rainy/stormy weather forecast, we actually ended Continue Reading …

Baked Oatmeal Apricot Snack Bars

oatmeal apricot snack bars recipe

It’s summer travel season, and between trips and busy days, I’m all about the portable snack bars lately. Anyone else? For this month’s Almond Breeze partnership creation, in honor of how much all of us travel in summer, I decided to whip up a new grab-and-go appropriate but still healthy and tasty bar recipe. I’ve been sharing a lot of Continue Reading …

Outer Banks Adventures Continued!


Hi friends! The fun continues here in the Outer Banks! I just got in a great run this morning – it was humid but cloudy so not crazy hot. 4 miles at a nice clip with 2 (untimed) stops for mini boot camps. Felt good to move! Continue Reading …