Cherry Blossom Running Finale + An Interview with Brooks Elite Marathoner Desiree Linden

Hello and happy Friday! It’s another beautiful one here in DC, as was yesterday, when I took advantage with one last early morning run through those gorgeous cherry blossoms. :)


I can’t get enough!


My college friend Kathleen and I met up down by the Smithsonian metro and then ran over to the tidal basin from there. The blossoms are officially on their last legs, but it was still gorgeous.

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Blue Apron Adventures + Discount Code


Thank you to Blue Apron for sponsoring this post! Hi friends! As you guys know, I first tried Blue Apron last November for a blog review. Matt and I loved it so much that we purchased a bunch of boxes in the following months on our own dime! Clearly we’re big fans, so I was really excited when they reached out recently about continuing our Continue Reading …

Spring Makes Everything Happier


Every winter, I slog through cold, dark, and dreary runs, wondering if maybe I don’t actually love running as much as I thought I did. And then every spring, I fall in love with running all over again. I was planning on sleeping in this morning; I even signed up for a yoga class tonight after work at Epic Yoga in Dupont via ClassPass (it’s Continue Reading …

Weekend Adventures


Hi friends! I know I already shared my biggest weekend adventure – running the Cherry Blossom 10(ish) Miler for the third time and setting a new PR (kind of – check out the post!), but wanted to share some other food and fitness fun from the weekend, too. Since the weather was so gorgeous, I aimed to spend most of the weekend outside! On Continue Reading …

Cherry Blossom 10 Miler 2015 Race Recap


Hello my friends! As you know, yesterday I ran the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler! This race is one of my absolute favorites, and this year was especially beautiful thanks to blue skies and the cherry blossoms in full bloom! This was my third time running this race (here’s my 2010 recap and my 2013 recap), but actually the first time that I’ve run Continue Reading …

Recent Adventures in Food & Fitness


Happy Friday, friends! I’m so glad many of you enjoyed my Simple Tweaks for a Healthier Life post. I loved the tips you all added in the comments section, too – please keep them coming! Throwing whatever you’re eating on top of salad/spinach is one of my favorite tips that was shared – I do this all the time. Exhibit A: yesterday’s Continue Reading …

Simple Tweaks for a Healthier Life


I was talking to some of my AnneTheRD nutrition counseling clients the other day about how living a healthier lifestyle doesn’t mean broad, sweeping changes or depriving yourself of things you like. It just means making a series of simple tweaks, then making some more, until they become habit. Breaking it up into small, actionable changes like Continue Reading …

Hiking Sugarloaf Mountain in Maryland

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Hi friends! It’s back to work today after a wonderful day yesterday playing hooky. After working for a few hours in the morning, I treated myself to a 10 a.m. yoga class at Blue Nectar Yoga in Falls Church via ClassPass. I’d been to the studio once before ages ago and really liked it, so I was excited to go back! I enjoyed the class – low Continue Reading …

Weekend Adventures


It’s officially spring in DC, at least as far as the weather is concerned, and I took full advantage the past few days – starting on Friday morning with an early morning run with my friend Sokphal! Track workouts are great and all, but there’s nothing like a DC monument sunrise. It was so nice to get out there and enjoy one! It was also Continue Reading …

Sweet Potato Hash with Poached Eggs

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Regardless of whether you are celebrating Easter this weekend, I have an awesome spring-themed brunch recipe to share with you all today: Sweet Potato Hash with Poached Eggs. It would make a nice treat for you and your family on Sunday, or it’s also a great way to use up leftover Easter dinner ham, if you want to try it later on next week instead Continue Reading …