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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 …

Favorite Trader Joe’s Products

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Good afternoon, friends! It’s been a busy one over here – I’m sure it has been for you guys, too! For lunch today, I whipped up one of my standard favorites – a grain/bean/veggie/salad explosion. The star was this package of pre-cooked lentils, which is one of my favorite Trader Joe’s products. They are so good I’ll eat them Continue Reading …

A Day on the Farms with the California Strawberry Commission

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Good morning, my friends! On Saturday, I was lucky enough to spend the day playing on a strawberry farm – Terry Farms near Ventura, California. I was on the trip with the California Strawberry Commission, who kindly hosted myself and some fellow bloggers for the weekend. A few of the local bloggers also brought their children along for the Continue Reading …

Warming Up with Chili + This Week’s Workouts

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Happy Friday and Happy Valentine’s Day, my friends! The sun is shining but we still have snow all over the place – weather this frigid calls for chili, don’t you think? On Wednesday night, I was craving something warm and cozy and decided to throw together a variation of my old favorite Turkey, Veggie & Barley Chili (<—click for Continue Reading …

An Awesome a.m. Workout + Recent Eats & My RD-iversary!

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Good morning, my friends! It’s another really cold one here in DC, but I’m happy to say I made it out for a run this morning anyway! We’re bracing for another big snow storm tonight/tomorrow, so I figured this might be my last chance to run outside for a few days. Had to take advantage! My partner in crime for this morning’s running Continue Reading …

Recent Adventures in Eating

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Hello, my friends! I hope your Tuesdays are off to a good start! I was up bright and early and enjoyed some Perfect Microwave Banana Oatmeal before heading off to teach. Now, working on catching up on a mountain of emails and things on my to do list! I’m getting ready to throw together some lunch, which will likely be a variation of these Continue Reading …

Running D.C.’s Frozen Tundra + A Simple Lunch

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Hello from the polar vortex, aka Washington DC! It’s nice and sunny out today, but MAN is it cold out there and the sidewalks are still a mess of snow, too. I walked over to one of my favorite coffee shops this morning to do some work after being cooped up at home all day yesterday, and my face nearly froze off on the 1/2 mile walk here. Continue Reading …

Dinner & Exercise Friend Dates

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Hello, friends! I hope you’re all having a great day so far! I’m using the government holiday as an opportunity to see a bunch of my local AnneTheRD clients that normally need to meet outside of business hours. Perfect! As for the weekend, it was nice and low key – Matt was out of town on a boy’s trip (in San Diego – so jealous), so I Continue Reading …