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Baked Oatmeal Apricot Snack Bars

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It’s summer travel season, and between trips and busy days, I’m all about the portable snack bars lately. Anyone else? For this month’s Almond Breeze partnership creation, in honor of how much all of us travel in summer, I decided to whip up a new grab-and-go appropriate but still healthy and tasty bar recipe. I’ve been sharing a lot of Continue Reading …

Outer Banks Adventures Continued!

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Hi friends! The fun continues here in the Outer Banks! I just got in a great run this morning – it was humid but cloudy so not crazy hot. 4 miles at a nice clip with 2 (untimed) stops for mini boot camps. Felt good to move! Continue Reading …

Outer Banks Adventures So Far

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Hi friends – and hello from Duck, NC in the Outer Banks! You have already seen some of our adventures on Instagram, but Matt and I are here with our families and friends for our annual beach vacation. So far, so good! :) I <3 the beach. It’s so beautiful here! On our first morning here (Sunday), Matt and I got in a great run with our Continue Reading …

Tips for Running in Europe

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Hi friends! Matt and I are officially in the Outer Banks in North Carolina on our annual beach trip with our families, so I asked my friend Ashley to pop in and share a guest post with some of her favorite Tips for Running in Europe. Ashley lived in Switzerland for the past 2 years until just recently moving back to NYC. I had a lot of fun reading Continue Reading …

Friday Randomness

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Hi friends! Brace yourself – this post is going to be niiiice and random. First: hello from the train! I’m playing hooky today and heading up to Philadelphia to see my college BFFs Turner (who had a baby a couple months ago I’ve been dying to meet) and Kris (who is in town visiting from Paris)! I’ll be back in DC tonight and then Matt and I leave Continue Reading …

Cucumber Lime Basil Prosecco Spritzer Recipe

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Can you guys believe that I’ve had this blog for nearly 6 years and have never once posted an alcoholic recipe? Clearly it was time to change that, starting with this refreshing and summery Cucumber Lime Basil Prosecco Spritzer. As you guys know, I’m continuing my partnership with Carnival this year, and for this month’s post I thought it Continue Reading …

Back to Track + Upcoming Races/Running Goals

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Morning friends! As you guys know, I ran the Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon a few weeks ago. I’ve been keeping things pretty low key on the running front ever since – the first week because I was super sore, and the following weeks because I just wasn’t feeling it. Runs stayed short, on the slower side, and involved a fair amount of walking Continue Reading …

Yoga, Pitas, Stitch Fix, and True Food Kitchen Fun

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Hi friends! I hope your weeks are going well so far! I’ve been enjoying a little extra time with my high school friends who are still in town after coming in for the wedding this past weekend. I spent some time on Sunday doing work so that yesterday my friend Dinah and I could meet up for a little morning yoga + early lunch date. We hit up Blue Continue Reading …

4th of July Weekend Adventures

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Hello my friends! I hope you all had great weekends – and for my American readers, great long weekends for the 4th of July holiday! (Also – how about that Women’s World Cup?! :) ) We watched the fireworks from a friend’s roof deck in Adams Morgan this year. Beautiful as always – my camera phone didn’t do it justice. As for the rest of the Continue Reading …

Healthy 4th of July Cookie Cake Recipe

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To my American readers: here is how to impress your 4th of July BBQ guests. Introducing this adorable and healthy 4th of July cookie cake recipe. This patriotic recipe is my latest Almond Breeze partnership creation, and it’s a pretty cute one, if I do say so myself. (Looking for a gluten free and/or vegan option? Check out last year’s Continue Reading …