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5 Things I’m Loving Lately

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1) Fall colors and hiking. I explored a fun new-to-me trail on Saturday with my friend Ashley – the Potomac Heritage Trail, which you can access from the Roosevelt Island Parking lot in Virginia, just south of Key Bridge on the George Washington Parkway (going north). Walk towards the entrance to the parking lot and just before the pedestrian Continue Reading …

A Veteran’s Day WOD + An Easy Dinner with Packed Lunch Leftovers

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Hello and Happy Veteran’s Day! A big thank you to the brave men and women who have served our country, and to their families, too! I hope you take some time to thank a veteran you know (or don’t know!) today. Anyone in DC going to the tribute concert down on the national mall? My Crossfit gym got into the spirit this morning – we did a Continue Reading …

Rigatoni with Slow Cooker Stewed Lamb and Vegetables + GIVEAWAY!

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Thank you to Mountain States Rosen for sponsoring this post and the Rigatoni with Slow Cooker Stewed American Lamb and Vegetables within it. Confession: this was the first time I have ever cooked lamb at home! I order lamb out at restaurants all the time (especially Lebanese restaurants, which I feel have really mastered the art of delicious Continue Reading …

Running Safely in the Dark

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It’s Friday, my friends! And it’s a beautiful one, too. :) Love those gorgeous fall leaves! You know what I really love about running? It gives me the chance to get outside and enjoy the day and some fresh air first thing. And if it’s a little chilly, that’s fine, because I’m running! Continue Reading …

Touring Reedy Fork Farm with Organic Valley

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Earlier this week, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Elon, North Carolina to tour Reedy Fork Farm, a 500 acre certified organic dairy and feed farm. Reedy Fork (love that name) is a sixth generation farm, and was actually originally a tobacco farm! It became a dairy farm in the 1950’s and transitioned to a certified organic dairy Continue Reading …

This Week’s Workouts + An Easy Breakfast

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Hi friends! Happy hump day. I hope your weeks are going well! Mine has been busy – I was traveling yesterday (you can see what I was up to on Instagram – I’ll share a recap soon) so today is spent playing catch up. Going back to earlier this week, I kicked off my week on Monday morning with an a.m. run with my friend Kathleen. :) It was Continue Reading …

Strawberry and Fennel Barley Salad

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Thank you to the California Strawberry Commission for sponsoring this post and the beautiful Strawberry and Fennel Barley Salad within it! You guys know I love grain salads, so it only makes sense that one of my new favorites is this Strawberry and Fennel Barley Salad. This dish makes a great entrée or side. If you’re having it on its Continue Reading …

Weekend Adventures + Stitch Fix Fun

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Morning! What were you for Halloween? Matt and I decided to go scary this year. ;) We had fun passing out candy to cute kids before heading out to a house party for some adult fun. Good times! Continue Reading …