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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 …

Shenandoah Weekend Recap Part 2

Hey friends – I’m back to share part 2 of our weekend adventures in the mountains of Virginia. :) If you missed yesterday’s post, read that first: Shenandoah Weekend Recap Part 1. When I last left off it was Saturday morning and Matt and I were enjoying a late breakfast at our cabin. After we ate, we got suited up for a hike, said farewell to our Continue Reading …

Shenandoah Weekend Recap Part 1

Hey guys! Popping in for a weekend recap, which I’m splitting into two parts because this post started getting way too long! Stay tuned for part 2 tomorrow. :) Matt and I decided it seemed like a good weekend to get the heck out of DC, so a couple months ago we planned ourselves a nice little retreat in our favorite spot – the mountains of Continue Reading …

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Stew

Hey friends! Get pumped – it’s slow cooker time. I’ve had requests for more slow cooker recipes here on the blog and I’m excited to share this new favorite recipe for slow cooker Moroccan chicken stew with you today! Matt and I have been enjoying the leftovers from this recipe all week. It’s so good – warm and comforting and packed with Continue Reading …

The Joyful Eating Self Study Program is here!

Hey guys! I loved the debate in the comments section of yesterday’s blog post about whether you have to end runs on a whole/even number (for mileage or distance) – keep it coming! :) And now, in exciting news, I have been alluding to the fact that Rachael, Alex, and I have been working hard behind the scenes to launch a self-study version of our Continue Reading …

Random vs. Whole Running Miles

Hi friends! Popping in for some Wednesday randomness for you. First, we are still enjoying this crockpot chicken and veggie stew – recipe is coming Friday, get pumped. I had some more for lunch yesterday, this time with some arugula on top! Second, The Great Homemade Kombucha Experiment of 2016/2017 is still going strong! I mentioned previously Continue Reading …