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Summiting Mt. Rainier in Summer

Hey guys! Since my brother Steve’s last guest post about his epic winter ascent of Mt. Hood was such a hit, he’s back to share another guest post, this time about summiting Mt. Rainier last summer!

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I’ll let him take it away – thanks for sharing with us, Steve! (Psst: while you’re at it, check out my recap from the Mt. St. Helens summit hike Matt and I did with Steve back in October – most intense hike of my life!)

Summiting Mt. Rainier
A guest post by Anne’s brother Steve

Climbing Mt. Rainier has been on my list of things to do since I moved to Washington State – you can see the mountain super clearly from Ft. Lewis (where I’m stationed). I can remember it being a welcome sight as it towered over everything when I took my first trip out here back in 2008. As a result, when a friend of mine from mentioned that he was putting together a Mt. Rainier trip, I jumped at the opportunity to tag along. Pictured below is Mt. Rainier in the background of a hike Anne and I did back in late summer of 2015 (here’s a link to her blog recap from that: Hiking Mount Rainier National Park).

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Summiting Mt. Rainier requires a bit more equipment than I had, though, even with all of the military gear I’ve been issued. So, I had to pick up/rent a bunch of new stuff. Pictured below is my packing list:

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Run + Hike

Morning guys – it’s back to work today after a fun long weekend! As I mentioned, Matt had the day off yesterday for the holiday and I wanted to take most of the day off, too, so I got up before him and had a quick breakfast before doing a couple hours of work. On the menu a pumpkin muffin (x2 – went back for another because they are small) + 2 Continue Reading …

An Outdoorsy Weekend

Hey friends! Matt and I stuck around town this past weekend, and our adventures had one main theme: be outside as much as possible! I kicked off the outdoorsy-ness on Friday by biking over to Edge Yoga for a noon yoga class with Heather for a nice break in the workday. Our car was getting its oil changed at the shop, so I figured I’d dust off Continue Reading …

Track Workout + Sun Basket Faves

Hey friends! Happy Friday. :) Matt and I are both sticking around town this weekend for the first time in over a month and looking forward to it – especially since it’s going to be sunny and warm in DC! It’s supposed to be almost 70 degrees, which is very strange especially since at yesterday morning’s track workout it was snowing?! Seriously, Continue Reading …

Recent Eats + Valentine’s Dinner at Restaurant Nora

Hey friends! I have some very important news: I have discovered that my Flour Free Breakfast Pancake, when microwaved in a large, shallow bowl, is just about perfect. Microwaving it in a regular bowl leaves it a bit dry, but I don’t always have time to make it on the stove. Problem solved – shallow wide bowl it is! Much closer to the stovetop Continue Reading …

Charleston, SC Weekend: Part 2!

If you missed part 1 of my Charleston weekend adventures recap, check that out first! :) I was there for my college friend Sarah’s bachelorette weekend. When I last left off we had just finished up a gorgeous morning run and a fun brunch on Saturday. Now that we were all fueled up we spent the rest of the afternoon exploring the city by bike! Continue Reading …

Charleston, SC Weekend: Part 1

Hey friends – happy Valentine’s Day! If you’re looking for something to make, check out this post: Easy & Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes. Enjoy! And now, it’s official: Charleston is one of my favorite cities. Especially in winter! Shorts and a tank top running weather in February? Sign me up! As you guys know, I was lucky enough to spend Continue Reading …

Easy & Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes

Hey friends - are you ready for Valentine's Day tomorrow? Whether you're spending the day with a significant other, family member, or friend, cooking for them is always a nice way to show you care. I've put together a list of my favorite Easy & Healthy Valentine's Day Recipes for you to make to show someone you love them - and care about their Continue Reading …

Friday Randomness

Hey guys – happy Friday! Before I get into today’s content, a heads up that the Winter Shape Up week 3 meal plan is now live so you guys can get your shop on this weekend. Click here to see it! :) And in the meantime, don’t forget to comment on the week 2 meal plan page to enter to win a prize from the week 2 sponsor! You have until Sunday to Continue Reading …

Scandinavian Sardine Sandwiches Recipe

Looking for a fast, easy, affordable, and nutritious lunch idea? Give these Scandinavian Sardine Sandwiches a shot. Thank you to Chicken of the Sea for sponsoring this post! I’m pretty sure canned pre-cooked fish was one of the greatest food inventions besides sliced bread. Anyone else agree? So easy, affordable, and nutritious! And yummy too – Continue Reading …