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Recent Food & Workout Highlights

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Good afternoon, my friends! I’m so glad you guys enjoyed my “How to Eat a Better Breakfast” post earlier this week! Here’s another tip: did you know that you can add an egg to oatmeal to make it more filling/protein-packed? I’m not talking about savory-style oats – I simply follow the same recipe as for my Perfect Microwave Banana Continue Reading …

With love for Sardines (and our adorable cat)

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I’ve written about this before, but, I think it’s about time I gross you guys out again. I’m just going to say it: I love sardines. But there’s more to sardines than just grossing out anyone else who is dining with you (though I often eat them for lunch just so I don’t have Matt gagging next to me) – they are also nutritional Continue Reading …

Recent Eats, My First Post-Marathon Run & An Exciting Announcement

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Hello and happy Friday! I’m so glad you guys liked the look of the Lentil & Brown Rice Herbed Salad recipe I posted yesterday! I’ve been enjoying the leftovers for lunch. On Wednesday, I enjoyed it atop some salad, with a side of oranges, sliced soccer-practice style. :) Continue Reading …

Recent Eats

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The heat seems to have returned to DC, but I’ve been pretending it hasn’t. Earlier this week, I was craving hot oatmeal! I whipped up a batch of my Perfect Microwave Banana Oatmeal (<—click for recipe), and since I wanted to add a lot of toppings I decreased the oats & milk to 1/3 cup instead of 1/2 cup. On top, I put some fresh Continue Reading …

Adventures in Plank Holds & Simple Meals

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Soldier of Steel™. All opinions are my own! Hello, my friends, and happy Wednesday! First things first: have you guys ever timed yourself doing a plank hold? The plank hold is one of my favorite workout moves because you can do it anywhere and no equipment is required! Between yoga Continue Reading …

Gearing up for a Hot Half Marathon + A Reebok Giveaway!

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Three years ago on this same weekend, I ran my very first half marathon – ZOOMA in Annapolis. It was insanely hot, I felt terrible the whole time, and I decided I’d never again do a summer race in the DC area. Flash forward three years, and I’ve completed 5 additional half marathons, including 2 earlier this spring (Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Continue Reading …

Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Salad

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As you guys know, I’m not really into recipes that take longer than about 15 minutes to prepare. I finally hit the grocery store for provisions last night, but yesterday at lunch time I was staring into our (almost empty) fridge and spied some sweet potatoes. In the cabinet, we had black beans and quinoa. And thus this simple and easy recipe was Continue Reading …

Lobster Rolls, Women’s Health Food Tips, & A DC Capital Striders Trail Run!

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Guess what I finally experienced yesterday? The famous Lobster Roll food truck in DC! Continue Reading …