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Home Again, Home Again!

Hello, hello!

I’m back in Chapel Hill and getting organized after my whirlwind few weeks of vacation (stay tuned for a fun recap of it all tomorrow)! I love traveling, but I love my real life, too. :) It’s nice to be home again, especially since I got to see this guy!

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Matt and I went for a nice bike ride yesterday after I arrived home from Philadelphia. It was fun — our bikes hadn’t been out to play since our triathlon

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Matt was excited to try out his fun new Pittsburgh bike jersey that I got him for his birthday. Cool, huh? :)

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Matt’s from Pittsburgh, and we saw this jersey when we were there in Easter and went biking with his parents. I made a mental note to secretly buy it online once we got home :) Hehe.

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We biked for about an hour, covering 9-ish miles.

By the time we got back, it was dinner time! We decided to bust out this fun sample I got at the Healthy Living Summit on Saturday.

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Quaker was the main sponsor at HLS this weekend, and had a booth set up to give away some samples of new products. Apparently they own Near East — I had no idea! I snagged these new quinoa blends and we tried out the roasted red pepper & basil flavor last night.

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Matt cooked up some chicken and veggies for us (just sautéed them in some olive oil, garlic, and various spices) and served the mixture atop the quinoa/brown rice. Deeelish!

We enjoyed dinner out on our patio, watching heat lightning and listening to approaching thunder. Lots of storms around last night! Made for a cozy evening in :)

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I’ve spent the morning getting caught up on blog stuff (check out my updated travel page!) and now it’s time to hit the gym and get organized for school — year #2 of grad school starts tomorrow and I’m most definitely not ready yet. Yikes! I have fun plans to meet up with the grad school girls tonight — can’t wait to see them again :)

Have a wonderful day!

p.s. I was nominated as a Top 50 Most Inspirational Healthy Tweep! I’m so honored to be included in such a great list of health-minded people! Please click here to see the list and vote for me? :) And if you aren’t following me on Twitter, I would love if you did!

p.p.s. I added in the nutritional information per bar to my Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Granola Bars recipe page — check it out! Thanks to reader Jill for calculating it for me :)

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Comments

  1. 1

    Glad to know the box was worth it. I think I grabbed the other flavor so I’ll be interested to see how it holds up! HLS was super fun with you (you have quite a few cameos in the pics on my blog today, Annie!) and good luck with school tomorrow.

    PS: This post doubleposted to Google Reader randomly, just FYI.

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    I just voted for you Anne. Good luck, you are #2 so far, but always #1 in my book.

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    congrats on the nomination! I hear ya on being home, I spent all of yesterday afternoon just relaxing before having to pack up and head out again this week :(

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    Awww, Matt missed you!! Toly did the same when I got home. Well, he didn’t cook me dinner but he was super sweet all night. Guess they need us more than they think they do. ;)

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    Awww that jersey looks great on Matt, you two need match ones!

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    I had no idea that Quaker owned Near East! More reason for me to incorporate more Quaker lovin’ into my life ;)

    Congrats on the nomination, Anne!

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    Congratulations on your nomination!!! :)

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    Congrats on the nomination, well deserved (and of course i put in a vote for you)! Good luck on the second year of your internship; I just started my dietetic internship last week (in Pittsburgh, actually!) so I can totally understand not feeling ready :)

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    Glad your home! Good luck with the internship :)

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    Good luck Anne. :) Voting now!

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    Miss you already! It was so great that we had more time to chat and connect this conference. You’re too awesome…the girl crush feeling is mutual. ;)

    PS – good to know the quinoa blend is yummy. Can’t wait to try it myself!

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    Good luck!!! :D

    (p.s. I love your heart-shaped dinner! And I can’t wait to give the quinoa mix a try. That would be perfect for a quick hiking meal, I’m thinking. :D )

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    Hey Anne! I just realized we have the same bike! Fun-fun!

    PS. Mine’s name is Eleanor! Lexa was too common for me!

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