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Dominican Republic Trip: The Adventures!

I’m back with my final Dominican Republic press trip recap: the adventures! This post is insanely long, so grab a cup of tea and settle in for awhile. :) Also, if you missed my first two recaps, check those out first: Running in the Dominican Republic (<—also includes our hotel details) and Dominican Republic Trip: The Food! I’m writing this post while watching the snow fall outside in DC, and extremely jealous of myself from a few days ago…

When I first got the email about this press trip last month, I was really excited about the itinerary because it was full of ALL the adventure. Right up my alley! I’m happiest while busy and active, as you guys have probably gathered by now, and love anything involving a physical challenge and the great outdoors combined. :)

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I had no idea the Dominican Republic was such a great outdoorsy/adventure trip spot! A lot of the adventures we got into were similar to those that Matt and I did on our honeymoon in Costa Rica back in 2012. If you’re looking to have a fun outdoorsy honeymoon that also involves some nice beach time, definitely look into the DR!

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Anyway – here is what we got into. We were quite busy, in a good way! :)

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Dominican Republic Trip: The Food!

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Hi friends! I’m back for my second Dominican Republic press trip recap (if you missed my first – check that out: Running in the Dominican Republic)! Before I share details about the fitness/outdoorsy adventures we got into, I wanted to highlight the food. We had some awesome meals (and snacks, like this tasty fresh-from-the-coconut water) while Continue Reading …

Running in the Dominican Republic

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Hello my friends! I’m on my way back to DC right now from quite the adventure, as most of you have seen via Instagram! I spent the past 5 days on a press trip in the Dominican Republic courtesy of their tourism ministry. Such a cool experience – I felt so lucky to be there! I’ll be sharing a couple posts with the details about the trip, Continue Reading …

What Oils to Use When

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Hi friends! I’m still traveling (you can see what I’m up to on Instagram), but I wanted to pop in this morning with a post that I’ve been meaning to write for about a year now: breaking down what oils to use when. This is a topic I always found a little confusing, so researching and writing this post was helpful for me, too. :) I’ve Continue Reading …

Vegan Quinoa Breakfast Bake Recipe

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Considering I eat nearly the same thing day in and day out (I’m looking at you, Microwave Banana Oatmeal and Flour Free Pancake) for breakfast, I finally decided it was time to mix things up. Introducing: a vegan Quinoa Breakfast Bake recipe! It’s gluten free, too. I created this recipe as part of my ongoing recipe development Continue Reading …

How to Know When You Need a Rest Day (or Week!)

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Morning friends! I’m off on a press trip this morning (to a super cool spot… you can see a preview of what I’m up to on Instagram!), so I’ve asked blogger and personal trainer Taylor Ryan of Lifting Revolution to pop in to share a guest post with you all today. One thing I’ve been working a lot with my AnneTheRD clients on lately is Continue Reading …

Food + Coffee Love

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Hi guys! I’m so glad many of you liked the look of my Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole recipe! We’ve been enjoying the leftovers – I had the last of it the other day for lunch while at the UberOffices. I tossed it in a tupperware on top of some greens, and added some canned chickpeas to the mix, to, for a little more volume. Delish! I also Continue Reading …

Nutrition Highlights of Interest

Hi friends! I’ll be back with recent fitness/food adventures tomorrow, but for now, a couple things of note. 1) It’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. As someone who works regularly with clients struggling with a range of disordered eating, from mild to full blown, I am very passionate about bringing light to this issue. Operation Continue Reading …

A Blizzard 10 Miler

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On Saturday morning, my friend Kathleen and I met up for a 10 mile run. The forecast didn’t call for snow until noon or after, so we figured by meeting up at 9:45 we’d have plenty of time to get in the run before the white stuff started falling. Right? Ummmm, yeah. Wrong!! The run started out just fine. We met up in Georgetown, planning an Continue Reading …

Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipe

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Do you guys remember the tuna noodle casserole that seemed to find itself on dinner tables everywhere in the 80’s and 90’s? I’m continuing my McCormick recipe partnership this year, and for this month’s post, they challenged me to create a lightened up comfort food favorite. Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole it was. :) (In related news, Continue Reading …