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Recent Eats, My First Post-Marathon Run & An Exciting Announcement

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Hello and happy Friday! I’m so glad you guys liked the look of the Lentil & Brown Rice Herbed Salad recipe I posted yesterday! I’ve been enjoying the leftovers for lunch. On Wednesday, I enjoyed it atop some salad, with a side of oranges, sliced soccer-practice style. :) Continue Reading …

Recent Eats & Shake Out Run

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Only 1.5 days now stand between me and my first full marathon in Richmond! Eek! I’m so ready for it to be here already. This morning, I headed out for a 2 mile shake out run. Tomorrow will be a rest day, and then Saturday, it’s go time! It was weird to “just” run 2 miles – and also to run by myself! I can’t even remember the last Continue Reading …

Recent Eats

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The heat seems to have returned to DC, but I’ve been pretending it hasn’t. Earlier this week, I was craving hot oatmeal! I whipped up a batch of my Perfect Microwave Banana Oatmeal (<—click for recipe), and since I wanted to add a lot of toppings I decreased the oats & milk to 1/3 cup instead of 1/2 cup. On top, I put some fresh Continue Reading …

Exploring the Mosaic District (+ a Giveaway!)

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Hello from the road on the way to North Carolina! Matt and I are headed down to Chapel Hill for the weekend because one of my grad school friends is getting married tomorrow in Raleigh. I can’t wait to be back in our old stomping grounds and to see my grad school BFFs! I started my Friday with another morning swim – loving swimming lately as Continue Reading …

Weekend Adventures!

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Hello my friends! I had a fun weekend – my friend Jessica (who you guys will recognize as one of my bridesmaids from our wedding!) was in town visiting for our mutual friend Heidi’s wedding. It was so great to see her! :) Jess arrived on Friday and we had a low key dinner at our apartment with Matt before heading out to meet the bride and Continue Reading …

Adventures in Plank Holds & Simple Meals

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Soldier of Steel™. All opinions are my own! Hello, my friends, and happy Wednesday! First things first: have you guys ever timed yourself doing a plank hold? The plank hold is one of my favorite workout moves because you can do it anywhere and no equipment is required! Between yoga Continue Reading …

Summer Artichoke & Pesto Pasta Salad

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Hello, my friends! We interrupt your regularly scheduled Italy adventure recaps for a recipe. :) Introducing my new hot weather favorite: Summer Artichoke & Pesto Pasta Salad! Served cold, preferably with some fruit, salad, or maybe some Prosecco on the side. Yep, I still have Italy on the brain, clearly. Continue Reading …

Gearing up for a Hot Half Marathon + A Reebok Giveaway!

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Three years ago on this same weekend, I ran my very first half marathon – ZOOMA in Annapolis. It was insanely hot, I felt terrible the whole time, and I decided I’d never again do a summer race in the DC area. Flash forward three years, and I’ve completed 5 additional half marathons, including 2 earlier this spring (Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Continue Reading …