A New Packed Lunch & I’m in Runner’s World!

Hello and happy Friday!

I made a delish and super easy packed lunch earlier this week with the leftovers from my Kale & Chicken Quinoa Salad! I threw the leftovers in a tupperware:


Grabbed a Stonyfield Oikos to have with it:


And then for snacks, I packed an orange:


And two mini Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins!


I’ll share the recipe next week – they’re delicious and made with almond flour and coconut flour! I’m obviously not gluten free, but I just felt like experimenting with some fun different flours. I hadn’t baked in WAY too long.


In other completely unrelated news, I’m excited and very honored to share that my Twitter handle is featured in the December issue of one of my favorite magazines, Runner’s World! I’m dying to get my hands on a copy so I can see it in person, but friends have been sending photos and blogging about it so I borrowed a few pics from them. :)



photo via Meghann 

There’s an article in the issue about social media and running, and they include some people to follow on Twitter, from elite athletes, to funny runners, to mommy runners.


Photo via Tina 


Photo via Meghann

One of the sections is runner “Foodies (or Drinkies),” which is where I’m featured, along with a few of my good blogger buddies!


Photo via Tina

Here’s a close up of my shout out that Meghann (who is also featured in the article) texted to me this morning. :)


Thanks, Runner’s World! Can’t wait to see the full article and follow some fun new running peeps! Who are your favorite runners to follow on Twitter?

And speaking of running… I just signed up for a Turkey Trot! I’ll be rocking out at the Alexandria, VA 5 Mile Turkey Trot – it’s an old favorite that I’ve done a couple times before in the past, but not for years. I’m excited to return to it and see how my pace has improved, and to work up an appetite for Thanksgiving, of course!

Are you running a turkey trot this year? Any other fun races on the docket? I’m also doing the Living Social Glow in the Dark 5k next weekend just for fun (they’re hooking me up with a press pass for the event), and I’m starting to look into late winter/early spring half marathons if you have any recommendations! I’m starting to feel the itch to train for something again… :)


  1. 1

    congrats on being in runners world!!

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    I think it’s pretty awesome – yay!

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    Wow! Congrats! Looks like I’m going to have to treat you with a little more respect.. :P

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    So cool! I’m doing a Thanksgiving Day 5k and once again will be donning my full body turkey costume. This year though, my mom will be dressing as a pilgrim and chasing me! HA~!

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    Summer Harrington says:

    Congrats, Anne! I’ll be doing the rock n roll half in DC, I believe it’s in March. Then the Nike women’s half in DC is in April but bummer that registration is a lottery for Nike.

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    Congrats! I’ve been told I was in the “funny” section… Have yet to get my copy, but have also seen it in a photo. So cool!

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    Well done on getting a mention, you must be thrilled! Great way to put you in good spirits for the weekend! We don’t have thanksgiving in Ireland but I’ll definitely sign up for a Christmas run this year! :) The muffins look very cute!

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    That’s awesome about being in Runner’s World, congrats!!

  9. 14

    awesome! congratulations! and good luck in the Turkey trot! Im running one too! Lea

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    Congratulations! I saw you in there!! I also love following @stuftmamma. Can’t wait for the muffin recipe. They look super yummy.

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    Congratulations, Anne.
    P.S. Just go email from my daughter that she went into labor at work.OMG she was just kidding. I was getting ready to take a trip to be with her (#10 grandkid)

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    Congrats on the Runner’s World shout out! I just signed up for an Ugly Sweater run the Saturday after Thanksgiving. In 2012, I will have participated in the “Happiest 5k” & the “Ugliest 5k”!

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    That’s wonderful! Congratulations!

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    Kudos on being featured in Runner’s World -you’re a total celebrity! ;-)

    Looking forward to following your training for the Turkey Trot Run -sounds so fun!

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    Kudos on being featured in Runner’s World -you’re a total celebrity! ;-)

    Looking forward to following your training for the Turkey Trot Run -sounds so fun.

    Congrats again for the well deserved recognition!

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    Congrats on Runners World – how cool! I’m running a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving, a 10k next weekend and then I’m debating a Santa Run in december….

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    I’m doing a turkey day 5k and going to just try to keep up with my dad. He just got into running this year and I can’t let him beat me (ha).
    I’m looking into the B&A trail half marathon in March. I hear the trail isn’t really a technical trail, more like a paved trail, and it is a relatively flat course.

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    That’s awesome! I saw the RW mentions and was heading over here to say congrats!!
    I’m doing a Turkey Trot 5k, and meeting a few blogging friends there. Looking forward to it!

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    yessss!!! I love Runner’s World, congrats! I’m running the San Francisco Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving, then I will binge eat stuffing and turkey. I’m really psyched for the “Awesomely 80’s” San Francisco race in a few weeks… ALL 80’S NEON! Theme races are the best :-)

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    Congrats on RW! that is so cool!

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    How exciting, Anne! Congratulations!! November is such a wonderful month for you! How’s the preparation for the big exam coming along? I’m sure you have nothing to worry about ;)

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      RD exam prep is on hold until January since I can’t take it until late January/early Feb! For now, finish internships, write and present masters paper, and graduate. YAY!

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    I’m doing the LivingSocial Glow in the Dark 5K this Friday too, so maybe I’ll see you there :) Your post actually inspired me to look up Turkey Trots given that I’m actually going to be in town for Thanksgiving this year, and I think my boyfriend and I are going to do the SOME Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger in DC. We’re looking at the 8K Jingle Bell Run in December too. My boyfriend signed up for the Rock N’ Roll Half in March, but I’m still unsure if I want to commit to a half!

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      Awesome – please say hi if you see us! :) That’s so awesome you signed up for a Turkey Trot! I love Jingle Bell runs, too – I’ve done the DC 10k one before and it’s great. I’m thinking about doing the Rock n Roll DC half as well – I did it 2 years ago before it was RnR (same course, though) and loved it!

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    I’m doing my first Turkey Trot (5k) in Johnson City, TN this year – figured it was a good way to get my exercise in before the eating starts! haha I just started running back in April/May, so 5k is the most I’ve tackled so far. haha A friend and I are debating whether to register for and start training to run in Knoxville’s Covenant Health 1/2 Marathon (they also offer a full marathon option as well as a 5k) next April – but I’m hesitant to commit to such a long race – it’s kinda scary!

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    Runner’s World – that’s so great! Congratulations! I like to work out in the mornings, but don’t usually eat anything. Do you have any suggestions for what I should eat before I go running?

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      It depends how long you’re running for! If I’m doing a “shorter” run (e.g. 3 to 5 miles) and going really early in the morning, I’ll just have half a banana or a handful of cereal as I head out the door. For days when I’m doing longer runs, I’ll have toast with peanut or almond butter and a sliced banana on top.

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        Oh yum, almond butter with banana sounds delicious! I’ve always heard peanut butter and banana is a great way to give you energy. Thank you so much!

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    I am going to run a turkey trot. The boy and I are going to his hometown and they have a 4 mile race. Can’t wait!

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