Recent Fitness & Food Adventures

Hi and happy Friday! I’m currently writing this while on the train up to Philadelphia – just for the day – to see my college BFFs. Accompanying me on my journey is an extremely large latte, because I was up super early this morning to sneak in a run with Chelsea before hopping on the metro to the train! This is what our morning looked like:


That’s Chelsea wearing a headlamp. :) It was super dark so we stuck to the neighborhoods and covered about 3.5 chatty miles.

I did another neighborhood run on Wednesday morning, but this one was with Matt! His soccer teams are on hiatus right now for the winter so he’s been interested in joining me for some workouts lately. Luckily we were able to go at 7 instead of 6 – yay sunshine.


We ran for about 30 minutes – it was gorgeous out on Wednesday morning! Loving checking out all the Christmas decorations. :)


As for workouts the rest of the week, I took Monday and Thursday as rest days because I’ve been feeling pretty worn out lately – it’s been SUCH a busy month with work! But I did sneak in one more great workout with Chelsea – we’ve been trying to pack as many fun workout adventures into the past couple weeks as possible because she has to get foot surgery in early January and will be out of commission for awhile. Boo! :( On Tuesday, we hit up the 6 a.m. Urban Athletic Club total body class with Andrew. We hadn’t had him before – he was a fun instructor. Great class! We were too busy sweating to get photos, so we snagged a sweaty selfie after instead. :)


On the food front lately, I had some affiliate credit to use up from Home Chef (<—use that link for 30% off your first order) and their menu last week looked really good so I ordered 2 meals for us (love that you can get only 2 instead of 3 meals). I’m obsessed with these recipe ingredient delivery companies – they’re so awesome! I’ve subscribed to the email lists for all of them and have been signing up whenever one sounds particularly good.


This week, we enjoyed the Roasted Chicken Posole Rojo!


It featured hominy, which I’d never tried before! It’s basically dried corn that has been soaked so it puffs up in size. Interesting!


This is what it looks like:


The soup was really easy to make and so unique! Love that these recipes encourage us to get out of our standard cooking comfort zones.




Two thumbs up.


The other meal that came with our delivery was a seared pork chop with a bean and veggie succotash.




We had a fair amount of the bean/veggie succotash leftover, which was nice to throw into my lunch salads this week!


And now, time to tackle some more emails before we pull into Philly. Have a great day and a nice weekend, everyone! :)



  1. 1

    Have fun in Philly! :)

  2. 2

    Good for you for getting in such an early run! Safe travels to Philly. Have fun!

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    They also make great gifts as well! I just purchased a one week meal delivery for my boyfriend’s parents, I think it’s such a great idea for people who are not sure what to make or maybe are not the best in the kitchen.

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    I’ve never had Hominy before either! I knew it was corn, but I never knew it was like that! Awesome!

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    Your cat is about the cutest dang thing I’ve ever seen!!!

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    Roadrunner says:

    Very nice, two thumbs up, indeed! Enjoy Philly —

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    It is a pretty tiring time of year, isn’t it? I took an unscheduled rest day this week too, because just didn’t have the energy. I think you have to find the balance between listening to your body, and really understanding why you might not want to work out. And accepting that a rest day is ok sometimes!

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    I love hominy!! I make a tomatillo and ground pork chili that has hominy in it and it’s absolutely my favorite part of the dish. Enjoy your weekend!

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    The pork chop looks beautiful!!!

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    All of your posts have convinced me to try a recipe ingredient delivery company. Seems like such a great way to try something different!

    P.S. Zara is so photogenic!

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    Pozole is amazing enough in Mexico, but I imagine it is doubly as good in the winter chill we are experiencing now … might have to make some myself!

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    I am of Mexican heritage and my mom makes posole all the time. She serves it with shredded lettuce, thinly sliced radishes, limes, and dried oregano. So delicious!

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    I swear your cat gets cuter with every picture you take!

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    Those pics are making me so hungry! Especially that pork chop :) This month has been super busy for me also with last minute work stuff, but thankfully I go on vacation next week and I will be gone for 10 days!!!!! So excited!

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    Yay for our awesome workouts! I am obsessed with the recipe delivery companies too. I bought subscriptions for so many people this year for Christmas! Hope you’re ready for your trip – my solo workout today was a boring one so I am already excited for you to come back haha!

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