Eats + Exercise

Hi guys! I kicked off my Thursday with a early morning run date – nice way to start the day!

My buddy Chelsea and I decided the weather was finally cool enough for a weekday run date – hizzah! My first postpartum race (the Marine Corps 10k) is coming up in a month… eek! I’ve been running once a week consistently (usually 3 or 4 miles), but it’s time to add a weekday run back into the mix so I feel more comfortable come race day! I’m not trying to RACE the race, just enjoy it/be ready for the distance by that point. :)

We did a simple out and back 3 miler with two stops – one for a mini-boot camp in a parking lot, and one for a water fountain!

Running still feels HARD, you guys, but I’m sure if I start being more consistent again/running more often it will get easier. Being distracted by talking definitely helped – as did the lower temps! Thanks for getting me out there, girl!

Sidenote – if you’re looking for a new sports bra, I’m still really loving the Brooks UpLift Crossback – Brooks just gifted me a new one in an updated fall color and I wore it on this morning’s run. SO comfortable and supportive, I love that the cups are built in so nothing falls out or gets misshaped in the wash, and the hook in the back is nice so it’s really easy to take off (and put on). Highly recommend! (FYI: the UpLift is the C/D cup version – thanks, breastfeeding – the UpRise is the variation I normally wear for A/B cups (unfortunately no hook in the back on that one though), and there’s also the UpHold for DD/E cups.)

brooks uplift crossback sports bra review

As for other fitness this week – I hit up a yoga class on Tuesday morning with my friend Kathleen. I’m still LOVING yoga and going consistently 2 to 3 times per week now (in the early mornings), which has felt really good both physically and mentally!

On the food front, earlier this week we had a simple beef and bok choy stir fry with brown rice. (Another sidenote: I bought Matt this pan for his birthday back in July and it’s THE BEST PAN EVER – insanely nonstick and a durable high heat material that doesn’t leach anything scary. Just wanted to share if you are in the market for a new nonstick pan! It’s nice and lightweight too.)

Despite the less than awesome yellow lighting because it was dark outside photo, it was yummy. :) If you want some stir fry ideas, check out my mix & match stir fry recipes post!

I ate a lot of my usual staple meals this week (grain salad bowls, avocado toast, flour free breakfast pancake, etc.) so I don’t have a ton of other food photos, but I did have two fun meals out! First was a lunch date with Matt on Monday – we had to do an errand together in the city and were right by Kramerbooks in Dupont, so we treated ourselves to lunch there. I hadn’t been in awhile – so good! I had the crab cake (that’s an avocado and chickpea combo underneath it – yum) plus a side of fries.

kramerbooks lunch dupont

And second was a lunch date with fellow dietitian Danielle. We’ve been trying to meet up for months – so glad we finally made it work to catch up! Always nice to chat with fellow RDs. We hit up Rustico for lunch – I had the turkey burger with a side salad.

rustico ballston lunch

Time to get to the rest of my to do list and get organized to hop out for a meeting in a few! Tomorrow is my birthday, so there won’t be a new blog post – Matt is taking the day off and we are going to have a fun family adventure day with Riese! I’m thinking a hike will be involved… looks like weather should be good which will be a nice treat!

Have a great day and weekend, and I’ll see you guys back here on Monday!

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  1. 1

    I just wanted to report that I made your maple curry sheet pan chicken for dinner last night, and the flavor combination was delightful! Next time, I’ll remember to ask my husband to buy the pre-cut butternut squash, and then it will truly be the laziest throw-together dinner.

  2. 3

    Tomorrow is my birthday too–so fun!

  3. 5

    I keep forgetting to thank you but today’s lunch reminded me to do so. Awhile ago you posted some avocado toast mix-up recipes and I mashed up your ideas a bit for one of my favorite quick and easy lunches.

    I mix feta with chickpeas, olive oil, dill, garlic powder, and salt/pepper. I take one of the tiny individual wholly guacamole and spread that on a crostini then top it with the feta/chickpea mix. So good!

  4. 7

    Happy early birthday!! Hope you have a great day off tomorrow celebrating :)

  5. 9

    I hope you are having the best birthday today, Anne!

  6. 10

    So fun to have a weekday lunch date with Matt. Happy Birthday, enjoy the day!

  7. 11

    Do you like your Garmin watch? I’m looking for a running watch for GPS, pace, heart rate, etc. – but also considering an Apple watch, which would allow me to utilize podcasts while running, have a phone with me, and be able to ditch the annoying arm band I currently use. Why do you use Garmin?

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      I love my Garmin – I actually like that I can’t see texts/alerts and stuff on my wrist… I feel like it would be distracting. I always have my phone with me when I run (in a waist belt) but this way I can’t actively see it. To each their own though! Might make more sense to streamline in your case it sounds like :)

  8. 13

    Good to see you getting out for runs during the week. Cool weather certainly helps, but so does sheer determination. Bravo!

  9. 14

    Happy Birthday! Hope it was lovely!! :)
    Kramerbooks has the BEST lunches, and thanks for the sports bra rec; I’m in the market currently!!

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