A Freezing Run, Lunch & Teaching!

Well, my friends, I did it: I braved the extreme cold here in DC yesterday and got in a run. A solo run, even! Apparently wanting a run to be over quickly leads to speed. I’ll have to remember that. ;) Brrrr… no photos, all business for this one. Got it done!


As for today, enjoying a rest day. Back to running tomorrow!

I’ve been busy running around all over the place for work stuff this morning, and just got home and sat down to a quick lunch. I made a big salad with peppers, mushrooms, feta cheese, and some canned tuna mixed with balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Easy and tasty!


I also had some unpictured hummus, salsa, carrots, and crackers while making the salad. :) I’m obsessed with the Blue Diamond artisan nut thins lately! Super crunchy and tasty but healthy, too. My fave is the flax seed one.

As soon as I finish lunch and catch up on some emails, I’ll be spending the rest of the day preparing for class next week! Yes, you read that right – class! No, I’m not starting school again – this time, I’ll be teaching it!


I just accepted a position as part time faculty at George Washington University to teach their Basic Nutrition course this spring to undergrads! Cool, huh?! I saw the listing on my DC Dietetic Association’s listserv a few days before Christmas, sent a quick email of interest along with my resume, met with them in person two days later and was offered the gig on the spot! The course is in the exercise science department under the school of public health at GW, so their team loved that I have my Masters of Public Health from UNC. Perfect fit! I’ll be using the same book for my course that was used when I took the equivalent to this course at Northern VA Community College as a grad school prerequisite back in early 2010. They have a separate lifestyle nutrition course, so this one is meant to be more science-y in nature, but I’m looking forward to also having some good discussions about nutrition hot topics and current fad diets/things in the media as well.

I’m really excited – it will be great to get back into academia again, and back to teaching, too (as you may remember, I taught English for a year in Prague before I went back to grad school).


So – between teaching (the class meets 2x/week), my AnneTheRD nutrition counseling client work, starting to see sports nutrition clients at the Endurance Athlete Center, and my blogging/freelance writing, it should be a VERY busy spring, but you guys know I do best when I’m overbooked. :)

And now – time to finalize my syllabus and start preparing my first couple lectures – classes start next week!

Have a wonderful day, everyone!


  1. 1

    Congratulations! As a student who just started her semester last night, I’m glad that these kids will have a great professor!

  2. 3

    Congratulations! I used to teach composition part time at local colleges and I loved it. I miss it so much. It’s so fun to be around students and I love the academic world. What Garmin do you use? I got a $100 gift card to Amazon for Christmas and I’m thinking I’ll use it for a GPS watch. Any recommendations?

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    http://Hunter says

    Congrats, Professor Mauney! You are going to be an amazing professor, I wish I could take your class. (Also- great ID photo!)

  4. 6

    Congratulations! I would have loved to take that class with you..except I go to school across town at AU. Have so much fun with your semester!

  5. 7

    That’s so cool Anne — have fun teaching this spring!

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    http://Marita says

    I have that book on my desk right now! I have a year left until graduation with a BS in Nutrition, then hoping to start an internship. Good luck on your new endeavor- teaching must be thrilling!

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    http://Maggie says

    HA! So cool! I actually work at GW in the registrar office. Its a really great university and a great place to work. Let me know if you ever need anything!

  8. 11

    Wow, looks like you’ve been quite productive in 2014!
    Congrats on your role in the PT Faculty! That’s pretty awesome and you managed to get a ID Photocard that doesn’t look like a mug shot!

    Awesome stuff!

  9. 12

    Congrats on the teaching position! If your informative blog posts are any indication, you’ll be a wonderful nutrition teacher!

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    http://Amanda%20Spoden says

    Anne, this is so cool! Congrats! I am currently enrolled in DIT 121 at NOVA and this is the book we are using too =). Best of luck teaching!!

  11. 14

    Wow, congrats!

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    http://Amanda says

    That sounds so cool! Congrats!

  13. 16

    I’m best when I’m overbooked too..isn’t it weird how that works? Congrats on the new gig!

  14. 17

    So awesome! I’d love to have you as an instructor, I bet you’ll do a great job!

  15. 18

    Wow! That’s awesome!! Congrats!!!! :)

  16. 19

    Congrats, Professor Anne! Well done!

  17. 20

    What an awesome job! I would love to teach some day so this was great to read! And don’t forget to add to your marathon to the crazy spring!

  18. 22

    What an exciting new chapter!

  19. 23

    Congrats on the new position at GW! I’m finishing my Event Management Certificate there – it’s been a great experience! Best of luck :)

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      http://Jenny%20Paxton says

      I did GW’s Event Management Certificate program back in 2004 and loved it too! Such a great, practical course. Congrats on your position, Anne – so exciting!

  20. 25

    From one Colonial to another – congrats! I’m earning my MPH through GW’s online MPH program!

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    http://Jennifer%20Henshall says

    Congratulations on the teaching gig, Anne! I spent almost 10 years teaching undergraduate communication courses (public speaking, interpersonal comm, group comm, gender and comm, etc.) while studying for my Master’s and then for a career shortly thereafter. I’ve been out of teaching for two years — since I had daughter #2, but really miss it when it comes time for what would have been my new semester prep. Maybe I’ll go back to teaching one day after my children are grown. I really loved making a difference while being able to do something I was so passionate about. For now, I’m enjoying my time as a stay-at-home mom. Although, I’ve been doing some public speaking lately (encouraging blood donation and such) and got a chance to speak at a press conference and be interviewed by three news stations this past Monday as January is National Blood Donor Month.

    I’m so thrilled for you that you’re keeping yourself busy with what you love — life doesn’t get better than that!

    Happy prepping!

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    http://Amelia%[email protected]_heart_kale says

    Congratulations! That is incredibly exciting news. :)
    I would like to teach nutrition one day, but for now I enjoy seeing clients for their personal needs/ freelance jobs/ and my role as the school district RD.

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    http://Anel says

    Congratulations , Anne! That’s awesome!

  24. 31

    That is awesome that you’ll be teaching at GW! Congratulations!

  25. 32

    That’s so exciting that you’re a professor! Anne – you are such an inspiration!!!

  26. 33

    Congrats Anne!!! That’s awesome!! Good luck!

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    http://Katie says

    Awesome News!! Congrats! I wish I was one of those students ;) Too bad I already have my minor in Nutrition! However I’m sure you could teach me a semester’s worth of more foodie info!

  28. 35

    That’s great news! Good luck with your course prep.

  29. 36

    Great news! I wish I was an undergrad there so I could take the class. Sadly, I already have a non-nutrition related bachelor’s :)

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    http://Kris%20S says

    How exciting! Good luck with the prep! Can’t wait to hear about how the course is going! :D

  31. 38
    http://Lindsay says

    Congrats! Are you getting one of your team of interns to help you prep for the class?

  32. 40

    Congrats Anne! Your ID photo is way too flattering :)

  33. 41
    http://Lindsay says

    Congrats, Prof!!

  34. 42

    That is amazing news!

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    http://Betsy says

    Congratulations, what an achievement!

  36. 44

    Congratulations. I was recently appointed as adjunct faculty at GW law. Maybe I will run into you at some point :)

  37. 46

    Congrats…on the position and the gorgeous photo ID! You are going to be such a busy girl, but will do great!

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    http://Turner says

    Congrats, Anne! So many exciting things are happening for you!

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    http://Renie says

    That’s wonderful, Anne. I’ll bet you are a very good teacher. Good luck

  40. 50

    Congratulations! You deserve it! Busy, that’s when humans work the best!

  41. 51

    Huge congrats, that’s awesome news!

  42. 52

    Wow, Anne, congratulations!! You’re inspiring – every new job/experience you post leaves me saying “Wow! I’d love to do that!” :)

  43. 53

    Congrats on your teaching gig, Anne! That’s fantastic! It sounds like you’ll have a busy schedule, but one that you have built around your passions, which is great! I’m working on figuring out how to do the same thing. Keep up the hard work!

    P.S. My brother is a GWU grad! It’s a great school!

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    http://Kristen says

    Loretta DiPietro, the dept chair in Exercise Science, is AWESOME! You’ll love her! Congrats!

  45. 56

    Congratulations on the teaching job!!! This sounds amazing :) Good luck!

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    http://Marcey says

    How exciting! Congratulations, this will be an awesome journey!

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    http://Colleen says

    what kind of watch do you have? I am looking for one that just gives me my pace and mileage on an easy display, and have yet to find one that I want to keep.

  48. 60

    This is so awesome! Congrats!


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