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Memorial Day Weekend Adventures

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Hello my lovely friends! Matt and I had a great long holiday weekend full of lots of sun, exercise, and friend time. On Friday night, we kept things casual and grilled at home. BBQ chicken ftw! Plus some slaw (just chopped cabbage and green onions plus equal parts red wine vinegar and olive oil) and roasted potatoes. We discovered the key with Continue Reading …

Cilantro Quinoa Shrimp + Track Tuesday

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Hi friends! Up until today, it’s been hot, hot, hot in DC. Apparently summer has come early! All that heat has left me craving lighter meals. On Monday, I whipped up a Mexican shrimp quinoa dish for me and Matt to enjoy. The shrimp was marinated in a mixture of lemon and lime juice, garlic, and cilantro, plus a splash of water and a drizzle of Continue Reading …

Lazy (Wo)Man’s Salsa Chicken

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Hi friends! What’s shakin’? It’s beautiful here in DC today – we seem to have gone back to spring after yesterday’s crazy heat! Whew. I slogged through a track workout yesterday morning and man, the humidity definitely made it tougher than usual. Yesterday’s workout was a pyramid workout – we started with a 400 (one lap around the track), Continue Reading …

How to Get Over Jet Lag Quickly

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Hey friends! I’m officially back in DC after a whirlwind long weekend out west! (If you missed my recap, check it out: Colorado Springs Adventures.) I didn’t sleep amazingly well last night due to jetlag, but I figured the best way to get back on east coast time quickly was to get up and out for an early morning workout. Urban Athletic Club it Continue Reading …

Jamaican Jerk Turkey Burgers with Pineapple Salsa

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Hey friends! I’m continuing my partnership with Carnival this year, and now that the weather is (finally) awesome and warmer here in DC, I thought it would be fun to share a Caribbean recipe inspired by our cruise back in December/January. Introducing: Jamaican Jerk Turkey Burgers with Pineapple Salsa! I’ve always loved Caribbean-inspired Continue Reading …

Track Workout + Homemade Carne Asada

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Hey friends! I started my morning bright and early today at the track. After a nice rest day yesterday, I felt awake and ready to rock! Bright mornings makes it soooo much easier to wake up for track workouts! It was a little blustery/ominous looking when I arrived at the track, but by the time we were done it had turned into a lovely morning. Continue Reading …

Blue Apron Adventures + Discount Code

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Thank you to Blue Apron for sponsoring this post! Hi friends! As you guys know, I first tried Blue Apron last November for a blog review. Matt and I loved it so much that we purchased a bunch of boxes in the following months on our own dime! Clearly we’re big fans, so I was really excited when they reached out recently about continuing our Continue Reading …

Hiking Sugarloaf Mountain in Maryland

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Hi friends! It’s back to work today after a wonderful day yesterday playing hooky. After working for a few hours in the morning, I treated myself to a 10 a.m. yoga class at Blue Nectar Yoga in Falls Church via ClassPass. I’d been to the studio once before ages ago and really liked it, so I was excited to go back! I enjoyed the class – low key Continue Reading …