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Humid Running & Healthy Snacking

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Hi friends! I’m back in DC and getting back into the swing of a busy workweek. I kicked off the week on an endorphin high yesterday by dragging myself out of bed for a 6 a.m. CrossFit class, and this morning I was up and out for a run with my friend Ashley! It was a really humid and gray morning, but the views were still lovely down on the Continue Reading …

Beach Week Adventures Finale

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Man, is it Monday already? I can’t believe how quickly our annual family and friend beach vacation in the Outer Banks went by! Wishing I were back here right now: Thank you for all your book recommendations, by the way! I ended up purchasing 3 to enjoy over the next couple months: Outlander (I started reading this on the beach and it’s SO Continue Reading …

Active Travel Tips + A Brooks Giveaway!

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Hello, hello! Matt and I are continuing to enjoy our vacation here in the Outer Banks, NC with family. Wednesday’s storms cut the heat and humidity quite a bit so yesterday, we kicked off the day with a morning run! We ended up having a great run – after a few days of yoga and shorter workouts I was feeling ready for a good, solid jaunt. We Continue Reading …

Vacation Eats & Exercise

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Hello from beautiful Duck, NC in the Outer Banks! Matt and I arrived on Sunday evening and have been enjoying the beach ever since! We’re here with family and friends – we have two big houses and others in hotels, too. Quite the crew! Continue Reading …

Choosing Raw Cookbook Review + A Recipe for Raw, Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Friends: it’s my absolute pleasure to share a book review with you all today for my good friend Gena’s cookbook, Choosing Raw. I started reading Gena’s blog, also named Choosing Raw, well before we became real life friends, mostly because of her wonderful way with words. Her writing is a pleasure to read, and as a former editor and writer Continue Reading …

Worth Waking Up For

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Hello, my friends! It’s Friday – who else is pumped? I’m especially pumped because on Sunday morning, Matt and I leave for the beach for a week long vacation with family! I have been looking forward to this week alllllll year long. :) OBX or bust! I kicked off my Friday morning on the right foot – with a run date, of course! Anyone else? Continue Reading …

Functional Fitness VA Review + Discount Code

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I recently had the pleasure of taking an introduction to kettlebell class and a group kettlebell class from the team at Functional Fitness VA. I always like trying new-to-me classes and sharing my experience on the blog, so read on for my review and a discount code for my northern Virginia area readers who would also like to try them Continue Reading …

Recent Eats

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When the weather gets hot, I always want Mexican food for dinner. Anyone else? Matt whipped up a variation of my Mexican Lasagna (<—click for recipe, it’s a good one!) for us for dinner last night. I’d forgotten how awesome this recipe is – and how nice it is to have a lot of leftovers around! We need to get back into the casserole Continue Reading …

Return to Track Workouts!

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This morning marked the start of operation: get my running speed back! My friend Sokphal and I took our standing Tuesday a.m. run date to the track. We ran the 1.75ish miles to get there, and once there, we decided to do a 2 mile workout. For 8 laps, we jogged the curves and ran hard on the straights. I love this track workout – it’s one I Continue Reading …

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 …