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Weekend Adventures Part 2: Hiking Sky Meadows State Park

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Hi friends! I’m back with part 2 of our weekend adventures because apparently I took too many photos this weekend to fit them all into one post! Part 1 featured more cherry blossom running photos and a delicious dinner in case you missed it. ;) On Sunday, Matt and I had the day free and decided to take ourselves on a little hiking adventure. Continue Reading …

Weekend Adventures Part 1: Cherry Blossoms + Plume

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Hello my friends! I had my favorite kind of weekend: packed with lots of outdoorsy adventures and quality time with Matt, friends, and family! I’m splitting it into two posts because I have a lot of photos to share. :) Matt and I kicked the weekend off on Friday with some burgers on the grill. Yay for warmer nights – makes everything better! Continue Reading …

What I’m Loving Lately

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Hey friends! I haven’t done a what I’m loving lately post in awhile so I thought it might be fun to kick off the weekend with one since I have a random variety of topics for you all today. :) 1) DC Cherry Blossoms! Obviously the cherry blossoms win #1 spot for things I’m loving lately. ;) So gorgeous! If you missed yesterday’s post with all my Continue Reading …

Cherry Blossom Running Adventures + Brooks Shoe Giveaway!

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You guys – this view was SO worth getting out of bed early to run for. Every year, I eagerly look forward to the arrival of the cherry blossoms in DC. Spring is such a fun time to be in this city! Everyone is out running, shedding their winter layers, and reveling in the warmer weather, and as if the arrival of beautiful spring running weather Continue Reading …

Running into Spring + Avocado Toast Love

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Hey friends – happy Wednesday! I’m LOVING March weather in DC this year – usually March is a rough month because you’re so over the cold but apparently this year spring is here early. :) I’m also really loving that it’s so light in the evenings again – totally worth dealing with dark morning workouts! Light evenings make the days feel so much Continue Reading …

Mason Jar Kale Salad Recipe

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This nutritious and portable Mason Jar Kale Salad recipe makes a fun packed lunch! Add some carbs (bread, or a cooked whole grain on the salad) to make it a meal. As part of the Let’s Move! Event at the White House (<—recap) that I attended last week, White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford gave us a fun cooking demonstration: these Continue Reading …

NYC Weekend Adventures

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Hello, my friends! I had quite the weekend up in NYC for my future sister-in-law Morgana’s bachelorette festivities! The city that never sleeps lived up to its name, that’s for sure. :) Before I get into my weekend recap, I wanted to share that my Nutrition for Runners co-author shared a great case study on his blog last week from a runner who Continue Reading …

White House Let’s Move! Event Recap

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On Tuesday morning, I had quite the exciting experience: a visit to the White House to hear the First Lady and her advisors speak about Let’s Move! and the health of our nation’s kids! It’s not every day that you get an invitation to the White House – especially to see the first lady speak – so I was really pumped. Joining me at the White Continue Reading …

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Hi friends! Thank you for your kind comments on my Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half Marathon race recap! I can’t wait for the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in a couple weeks. :) Fingers crossed for good and not too hot weather! In other news – happy St. Patrick’s Day! Anyone have any fun plans? I suggest my making my Healthy Shamrock Shake, Whole Wheat Irish Soda Continue Reading …

Walnut and Mushroom Vegetarian Enchiladas

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Thank you to the California Walnuts Commission for sponsoring this post! Whether you are vegetarian or not, you’ll love today’s new recipe: Walnut and Mushroom Vegetarian Enchiladas. Surprisingly “meaty”, and satisfying thanks to all the veggies, this will be your new favorite weeknight meal. It makes plenty of leftovers for packed lunches and is Continue Reading …