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July 4th Weekend Highlights

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What a fun weekend! DC had gorgeous weather (which is VERY unusual for 4th of July – it’s usually brutally hot) and Matt and I took full advantage. On Friday morning, I got in a nice run – 5 super hilly miles – and then Matt and I parked ourselves at our apartment pool for the day. That evening, we watched the DC Fireworks via kayak Continue Reading …

A Summery Run + 4th of July Recipes

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Hi friends! For those of you in the US, I hope you’re gearing up for a fun 4th of July! We booked kayaks again to watch the downtown DC fireworks from the water (like last year!) and are pumped. If you’re looking for something to make, my No Bake Blueberry Custard Pie (<-- click for recipe) would be a fun and seasonally appropriate Continue Reading …

Green Smoothie Love + Recent Eats

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Goooood morning! Who else is loving smoothies lately in this hot weather? I’ve been really into green smoothies as an afternoon snack or easy breakfast lately. Have you guys made the Pear & Pineapple Green Smoothie from the #VersaChallenge yet? :) Click here for the recipe, and here for a video of me making it in case you missed that. Continue Reading …

Freedom Four Miler 2014 Race Recap

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On Sunday morning, Matt, our friend Steve, and I all ran the Freedom Four Miler put on by Pacers running store! Clearly I used the occasion as an opportunity to bust out my American flag compression socks, which were a gift from Running Skirts at the Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half & Festival last month. Continue Reading …

Hiking, OutRun-ing, Brunching and Boating

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I love summer weekends so much. Even though DC gets really grossly hot and humid (especially by August) I love that everyone is out and about and there’s so much to do. A June Saturday is so much better than a February Saturday, just sayin’. The weather was warm but nice on Friday, so Matt and I decided to mix things up and treat ourselves to Continue Reading …

This Week’s Workouts

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TGIF, friends! Hope you’re gearing up for a fun and active weekend. I’m actually staying in DC for once and pretty pumped about enjoying some local adventures and lots of outdoor time. On the workout front this week, I kept things pretty low key after the Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon on Saturday. I’ve been itching to get back to Continue Reading …

Braised Chicken with Dried Plums, Olives, and Capers

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Hello and happy Thursday, my friends! Matt and I are still going strong with our Tuesday night dinner challenge, in which we trade off weeks and whoever’s turn it is has to pick a new (to us) recipe to try. This week was my turn! I decided to try out a recipe from McCormick; as you know, I’m partnering with them this year and this month’s Continue Reading …

Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon Race Recap

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Wow, where to start?! What a FUN race – the Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon will definitely go in the books as one of my favorite, most beautiful races. I’d highly recommend it if you’re in Seattle, or if you’re looking to travel for running (which is the best kind of travel, clearly). As you know, I was in Seattle with the Continue Reading …

My Green Smoothie TV Debut!

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Do you guys remember when my blogger buddy Courtney and I were in NYC in Aprilin NYC in April with Fitness Magazine and Oster® doing a fun and top secret video/photo shoot? Well, I can finally share the videos, recipes, and what we were up to! :) Continue Reading …

What to Do & Where to Eat in Seattle

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Hi friends! I’m back in DC after a wonderful weekend in Seattle with the Brooks Run Happy blogger crew. What an amazing opportunity to spend the weekend exploring that gorgeous city – a big thank you to Brooks for hosting us! I’ll recap the Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in a separate post, but for now I wanted to share some Continue Reading …