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Washington DC 4th of July Fireworks by Kayak

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Even in a little bit of rain, seeing the DC 4th of July fireworks by kayak is still by far the best seat in the house. The way the fireworks light up the water is magical! Enjoy the photo recap – and I’ll be back tomorrow with my first of two recaps from my Eugene, Oregon trip! (There’s a sneak preview of the trip adventures on Instagram!) Continue Reading …

Healthy “4th of July” Recipes

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Happy 4th of July weekend, my friends! To help you get in the spirit, here is a round up of some of my favorite healthy 4th of July recipes from my blog and some fellow dietitians and healthy food bloggers.   Enjoy - and let me know if you try any of them! Happy birthday, America! Fannetastic Food - 4th of July Cookie Cake Continue Reading …

Hiking Jasper National Park

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I’m back with my final Canadian vacation recap: hiking Jasper National Park! If you’re just joining me and want to see our full trip itinerary, you can see it here: Western Canada Hiking Trip Itinerary. Previous recaps: a weekend in Vancouver + hiking Lake Louise in Banff National Park + Hiking Johnson Canyon and Ink Pots + Hiking Kootenay Continue Reading …

Oregon-Bound + Interview with Brooks Beast Casimir Loxsom

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Hey guys! I’m super excited because later this afternoon I’m flying west for the annual Brooks Run Happy Blogger Ambassador trip! This is always one of my favorite trips of the year – it’s such a fun group on both the blogger side and the Brooks team side, and I of course love that running gets incorporated in the itinerary, too! :) This will be Continue Reading …

Creating a Life You Love (+ Kathy Davis Bedding Giveaway!)

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Thank you to Kathy Davis for sponsoring this post as part of their brand philosophy to create a life you love! I was asked recently what I felt my biggest goal was with my businesses – my AnneTheRD private practice and my blog. My response? Sharing joy and helping others to create lives they love. I talk a lot with my AnneTheRD clients about Continue Reading …

Weekend Fun + Will Run for Bacon Tank

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Hey friends – I hope you had nice weekends! Mine was a combination of productive and relaxing; it’s always nice to start the week off feeling organized and prepared. As I mentioned, Matt was out of town this weekend and so were a lot of my friends, so I used it as an opportunity to catch up on work and life – and to do some relaxing and reading, Continue Reading …

Things I’m Loving Lately (+ a Giveaway!)

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Hey guys! It’s almost the weekend – woohoo!! Matt is out of town for work so I’ll be cruising solo this weekend – and besides dinner tonight with the rents and a long run Sunday morning with track buddies, I have zero plans. Weird/awesome! I’m resisting the temptation to book my schedule up with social outings – after a TON of travel lately and Continue Reading …

Driving the Icefields Parkway

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Back to the Canadian hiking vacation recaps today – this one is the second to last one – stay tuned for the finale post next week! The Icefields Parkway (great name, right? sounds so hardcore) is a 230km road linking Banff and Jasper National Parks. We dedicated an entire day to making what could have been a quick 3 hour drive because there was so Continue Reading …

Summery Recipe Faves from Blue Apron

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Thank you to Blue Apron for sponsoring this post! The first 25 readers to order using this link will get three free meals on their first Blue Apron order. You know what was awesome? Coming home from our Canadian vacation to a Blue Apron box waiting on our doorstep. Best thing ever, especially when you arrive back home at 8 p.m. to an empty fridge, Continue Reading …

Hiking Kootenay National Park

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Continuing with the Canadian hiking vacation recaps! Kootenay National Park is another lesser known national park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains that is worth a visit if you’re ever in the area. It’s a short and very beautiful 30-ish minute drive from Banff National Park, so after our morning of hiking Johnson Canyon and Ink Pots, we decided to Continue Reading …