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Spring in February

So, I know it’s going to potentially snow later this week and this is all one huge tease, but you guys. It’s SO NICE in DC right now! Yesterday it was 60 degrees and sunny – it was even warm enough to enjoy lunch outside! I met a friend at Teaism, an old fave. Love their bento boxes! When I went back to the office after lunch I pounded through a Continue Reading …

Weekend in NC

Hey guys! We’re back in DC after spending the weekend down in North Carolina with Matt’s brothers and their families! Man, I really missed those blue skies and the sunshine – it felt good to get out of the gray for awhile (although apparently DC was sunny this weekend too)! Matt and I drove down Friday afternoon and arrived in time for dinner. Continue Reading …

Things I’m Loving Lately

Hey friends! Before I get into today’s blog post, for those who are watching the Super Bowl this weekend (or who just like awesome snack food), check out this post Healthy Super Bowl Snack Recipes! It’s a round up of my all-time favorite game-friendly snack recipes that are healthier but also still delicious. :) Enjoy! And now, let’s kick off Continue Reading …

Back to Track + Yesterday’s Eats

You guys – I finally made it back to the track again this morning! As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been having a hard time getting motivated for weekday morning runs lately – the cold and dark have just not been appealing at all. And since we’ve been gone on the weekends I’ve been missing my long(er) weekend run dates, too, which I don’t normally Continue Reading …

Foam Rolling + Egg Breakfasts

Hey guys! I’m so excited that you enjoyed reading my brother’s recap from his awesome winter ascent of Mt. Hood as much as I did! I figure if you’re reading my blog you like adventure and would enjoy that post, and I was right. :) Since many of you said you’d be interested in reading about his other two big mountain summits (Mt. Rainier and Mt. Continue Reading …

Winter Ascent of Mt. Hood

Hey friends! I thought it would be fun to mix it up today and share a guest post from my brother Steve! :) As you may recall, he lives in Tacoma, WA, and has gotten quite into mountaineering in the past couple years since living out west. He has already summited Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, and, you guys will remember, Mt. St. Helens (<-- hike recap) Continue Reading …

Weekend Ski Trip Recap

Morning, friends, and happy day 1 of the Winter Shape Up! In case you missed it, get your week 1 meal plan here and your week 1 workout videos here. Have fun and don’t forget to comment on those pages to enter the giveaways from this week’s sponsors! :) And now, for a weekend recap! After work on Friday, Matt and I drove up to Whitetail in Continue Reading …

Food + Fitness Highlights

winter shape up free fitness nutrition challenge

Hey guys – happy Friday! Before I get into today’s post, I wanted to share a Winter Shape Up update! As you guys know, this is a fun 4 week challenge I co-host every January/February with my friend Gina. It officially kicks off on Monday and we hope it inspires you guys to try some fun new healthy recipes and to get active in a positive, Continue Reading …

How to Build a Satisfying Breakfast

Thank you to my friends at Kura Nutrition - my fave protein powder - for sponsoring this post! We've all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and in some ways it is - it's your chance to provide yourself energy to power through the morning. I have a lot of great breakfast recipes here on the blog, but I also want to walk Continue Reading …

Fitness Fun + Winter Shape Up Sneak Preview

Hi guys! It’s been a dreary week over here in DC – what’s with all the rain and clouds?! Oh well – at least it makes yoga even cozier, right? :) I kicked off my workweek downtown at my co-working space on Monday and decided to treat myself to a lunchtime yoga class via ClassPass (<- affiliate link for $30 off). It was just what I needed – Continue Reading …