Recent Fitness & Food Adventures

Hi and happy Friday! I’m currently writing this while on the train up to Philadelphia – just for the day – to see my college BFFs. Accompanying me on my journey is an extremely large latte, because I was up super early this morning to sneak in a run with Chelsea before hopping on the metro to the train! This is what our morning looked like:


That’s Chelsea wearing a headlamp. :) It was super dark so we stuck to the neighborhoods and covered about 3.5 chatty miles.

I did another neighborhood run on Wednesday morning, but this one was with Matt! His soccer teams are on hiatus right now for the winter so he’s been interested in joining me for some workouts lately. Luckily we were able to go at 7 instead of 6 – yay sunshine.


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Caribbean Shrimp Quinoa Salad


In a week and a half, Matt and I will be hitting the high seas for our cruise with Carnival! The cruise takes us to the Eastern Caribbean – the Bahamas, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, and Grand Turk. I am so excited. So excited, in fact, that I decided to get into the spirit early with this yummy Caribbean Shrimp Quinoa Salad recipe. I whipped this Continue Reading …

Brooks Stocking Stuffer Giveaway!

utopia thermal headband

The weather here has been so weird lately – one day it’s balmy, the next it’s frigid. What the heck, mother nature? Last Thursday morning was one of those frigid days. Thankfully, I had some cozy accessories (which you’ll have a chance to win at the end of this post!) from my friends at Brooks to keep me warm! Continue Reading …

Burke Lake Park 15k Trail Race


Morning, friends. :) One of the big highlights of my weekend was a 15k trail race in beautiful Burke Lake Park in Virginia! My friend Ashley found this race a few weeks ago; I love trail races and have been wanting to do more so I was fully on board. Our friend Kathleen got in on the fun, too! Continue Reading …

Maple Gingerbread Pots de Crème Recipe

pot de creme

Thank you to my friends at Celestial Seasonings for sponsoring this post and the tasty Maple Gingerbread Pots de Crème recipe within it! You know what just screams the holidays to me? Gingerbread. It’s one of my favorite seasonal flavors, and I enjoy it this time of year in everything from drinks to baked goods. I recently Continue Reading …

Golden Tote Fashion Delivery Service Review


Hi friends! Have you heard of Golden Tote? It’s a custom tote bag filled with multiple clothing items that have been personally curated for you. Cool, right? The team at Golden Tote reached out to me a few weeks ago about doing a review of their service, and with my love for fashion that arrives on my doorstep and doesn’t involve me going to Continue Reading …

What A Dietitian Buys at the Grocery Store


Hi friends! It has been ages since I’ve done a what I buy when I grocery shop post, so I thought I would mix it up today and share what I picked up on my Monday night trip to Whole Foods. For fresh stuff, I prefer going to Whole Foods since the quality of the produce (and meat/seafood) is so good. When I need to get a lot of pantry items and Continue Reading …

Recent Exercise + Eats


Hi friends! I enjoyed a nice rest day yesterday, so this morning I was ready to get back after it! I met my friend Karen bright and early for the 6 a.m. Heated Power Yoga with Weights class at CorePower Yoga in Georgetown. LOVEEEEE this class. So hard but awesome, and the blasting fun music is key. I came to the same class by myself last week, so Continue Reading …

Weekend Adventures


Hi friends! It’s officially starting to look a lot like Christmas over here… Matt and I got our little tree up and decorated over the weekend! Please note our fluffy present under the tree. Caught her mid-yawn – lol! She already thinks the ornaments are her personal play toys… this should be interesting. We wanted to get a big live tree Continue Reading …

Holiday Gift Guide for Fit Foodies

holiday gift guide for fit foodies

I know there are a ton of gift guides floating around out there right now, but I figured it would be fun to add my own to the mix. Enjoy – and just a note that some affiliate links are included. Regarding my Brooks favorites, stay tuned – I’ll be doing a Brooks stocking stuffer giveaway in a week or so that will include links to my fave gear Continue Reading …