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Hitting the Ground Running

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Gooooooooooooooood morning! Dragging my butt out of bed this morning to run was well worth it for this: As I always say, waking up early to run sucks big time when that alarm goes off, but just remember how awesome you’ll feel when you’re out there/done. :) That, and having someone to meet really helps! Continue Reading …

Labor Day Weekend Eats & Exercise Highlights

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Hello and happy September! If you’re just catching up from last week, I’d love if you took a second to take my blog survey (link/info at the end of my Cantaloupe and Avocado Soup recipe post!). If you take it, you’ll be entered to win a $100 VISA gift card. Thank you for taking the time to share some feedback with me! :) And now – wow. How Continue Reading …

Cantaloupe and Avocado Soup Recipe

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Hello and happy Labor Day holiday weekend, for those in the USA! This summer really flew by, huh? In honor of the unofficial end of summer, I have a Cantaloupe and Avocado Soup recipe to share with you guys as part of my ongoing Almond Breeze recipe development partnership. This vegan soup is cool, refreshing and bright – perfect as a Continue Reading …

California Almond Adventures

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Hi friends! As I mentioned, I spent this past week out in California on a sponsored press trip with the Almond Board of California. I was joined on the trip by a group of media-savvy dietitians and nutrition bloggers, and as always on these sort of trips I loved seeing friends (I’m hanging with my buddy Brittany in the picture below) and Continue Reading …

Switzerland Finale

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Welcome to the finale of my Europe adventures! After a wonderful day of hiking near Lucerne, Switzerland, the second to last day of my trip began on a ferry. My friend Melli and I took the ferry from Vitznau to Lucerne, which was about an hour, so we could explore the city. It was more fun than driving! :) Continue Reading …

Hiking Rigi Mountain near Lucerne, Switzerland

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From Geneva, I was back on the train for the final leg of my European adventure: meeting up with my German friend Melli for some hiking near Lucerne! Melli and I first met when we were randomly flatmates while both living in Prague back in 2009. We’ve been good friends ever since – she even came to our wedding all the way from Germany! She Continue Reading …

A Day and a Half in Geneva, Switzerland

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Welcome to the final round of my European trip adventures: Switzerland! If you missed the Paris installments, check those out first: Paris Sightseeing and Food Recommendations, Running Boot Camp Through Paris, Giverny & Loire Valley, and Paris Running Tour. When planning my trip to Europe a few months ago, my German friend Melli and I decided Continue Reading …

This Week’s Eats & Exercise

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Hello and happy Friday! It’s been a busy week over here getting caught up with AnnetheRD clients and emails after my big Eurotrip, but I’ve been enjoying being home and getting back into the swing of things. On the food front, we’ve had some good eats this week! On Sunday night, Matt made us tacos – my fave! Mexican food is the one type Continue Reading …