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A D.C-tastic Morning Run + A 5 Minute Lunch

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Good morning! I’m riding a pretty sweet endorphin high right now thanks to an a.m. run with these lovely ladies. I met up with my college buddies Kathleen and Sarah at 7 a.m. down on the National Mall. It had been too long since we all met up since we’ve all been traveling a ton lately! I really missed them – so good to catch up over a Continue Reading …

Early Morning Yoga & Easy Meal Ideas

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Good morning my friends! I’m proud of myself – I dragged myself out of bed for a 6 a.m. yoga class today. Getting up early reaaaaally sucks, but once I’m up and out it’s always SO worth it. The hard part is just reminding yourself of that when you’re still in bed. :) After vacation last week, I’ve been working hard on getting back into Continue Reading …

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 …