Dinner & Exercise Friend Dates

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 took the opportunity to get some serious work done and to have some fun exercise + food dates with friends. On Friday night, I had my high school buddy Hilary over for dinner.


She brought this beautiful salad with her – loved her wood bowl and utensils.


As for dinner, I made one of my “ready in minutes” favorites – Saucy Tomato & Artichoke Chicken. So easy and delicious!



We also enjoyed a glass of unpictured wine. :) So fun to catch up with her!


On Saturday morning, I met my friend Karen for a coffee + walking date, and then, after catching up, we hit up the 10:30 a.m. power yoga class at Edge Yoga together.


I hadn’t been to Mark’s weekend class in a long time, and WOW. I’d forgotten how hard it is! We definitely got a good workout. Our arms were literally shaking by the end of it! :)

I was starving when I got home and threw together a big salad – arugula, string beans, peppers, feta cheese, quinoa, and some canned tuna mixed with homemade balsamic vinaigrette (olive oil + balsamic + dijon mustard + lemon juice). Delicious!


The rest of Saturday was spent getting work done – emails, and prepping for teaching at GW this week. The evening was capped off with a fun dinner out with my girl Gena – we hit up Duke’s Grocery in Dupont and I didn’t get any photos, but it was really tasty. Loved the ambiance/space, too!

I’ll be back tomorrow to share Sunday’s adventure – a 15 mile LA marathon training run. Have a great day!


  1. 1

    I LOVE exercise friend dates! When I was still in LA, one of my really good friends and I would have catch up dates at the gym (or over FROYO ;) ) and they were my favorite! We’d plan a certain time to meet on the ellipticals. If we were going to lift weights or do more while we were there, we’d do it either before/after but would get in a little extra cardio while catching up. It was so fun!

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    Love that you have friends over for food and do little catch up dates more often…I need to make a better habit of it myself!

  3. 4

    Fun weekend!
    I love working out with friends. With my friends we are always motivating each other which I love!
    I have been trying so many of your recipes and I can’t wait to try that chicken dish. Sounds delicious!

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    That chicken artichoke recipe looks fantastic. I love that it is easy and quick and done in a single pan! Cant wait to try it! I will be checking back often to check out other recipes.

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    Love exercise dates with friends! And that artichoke chicken looks delicious :)

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