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Enjoying Winter Running + The Easiest Healthy Dinner

Good morning, friends! First things first: if you’ve been thinking about signing up for ClassPass (which I reviewed here), do it this week – they have a sweet $50 off your first month (it’s $99/month) deal right now! Use this affiliate link to get it – offer expires on 1/17 at 11:59 p.m. I <3 ClassPass – basically an all-access pass to all the best fitness studios in your area, and so much cheaper than drop-ins if you bounce around a lot like me!

In non-fitness studio news, I got in a great run yesterday with my brother!

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I had to take him to the airport around 11 and we wanted to get in a workout before he left, so I got up early, worked for a few hours, and then grabbed him around 9:30 for a late morning run. It’s days like these where I’m super grateful to have a flexible schedule. It was really cold but so nice and sunny out!

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It was a great fun – I felt strong and we had fun chatting.

We ran a SUPER hilly route along the Custis/W&OD trail, so I was really pleased with our overall pace! Bringing back that speed!

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Splits:

  • Mile 1: 8:37
  • Mile 2: 8:21
  • Mile 3: 8:10
  • Mile 4: 8:58
  • Mile 5: 8:37
  • 0.24 mile nubbin pace: 7:41

Awesome run! Thanks for the great company, Steve. :)

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On the food front, I wanted to share a really quick and awesome dinner that Matt and I made recently, in case you guys need some new easy weeknight dinner ideas!

We wanted something easy and we had a lot of eggs on hand, so Matt whipped up a very loose variation of Huevos Rancheros. He sautéed some onions and baby spinach in a pan (peppers would have been good here too, we just didn’t have any), then, once they were soft, added in a package of cooked 90 second brown rice and stirred until hot.

We divided the rice/onion/spinach mixture on two plates, fried up a couple eggs (2 eggs for me, 3 for him), and threw them on top with some hot sauce and salsa. Done!

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It was SO good, and ready in like 5 minutes. Try it!

Before I go, a couple things:

  • As I mentioned, I’m writing some freelance articles for the Wild Blueberry blog this winter/spring, and my first one went up yesterday! The post focuses on having a healthy new year, and includes a full couple day’s worth of meal ideas (breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, and dessert) as well as some nutrition tips. Check it out: Kick Off a Healthy New Year with Wild Blueberries.
  • On a completely unrelated note, my brother-in-law’s girlfriend and my friend, Morgana, is in an ad competition that has the chance to be aired during the Superbowl and win her (and those who she created the video with) a million dollars. Their ad (which is for Doritos, obviously not something I normally recommend, but I do love me some Superbowl ads), called “What Could Go Wrong?” is hilarious and also features some of her beautiful dance moves (she works as a dancer in NYC – so cool). Watch the video and vote for them, if you like it! :) You can vote once per day until the competition ends. Good luck, Morgana! I hope you guys win! :)

Comments

  1. 1

    Looks like a great run! Checking out your post on blueberries now. Have a great Wednesday!

  2. 2

    Hi Anne! I couldn’t get the link to work – it still is showing up as $99. Is it for any city, or just DC? I am in Boston.

    • 3

      Hey Lindsey! Apparently you will get a $50 VISA gift card in the mail vs. getting the discount right when you purchase. Not sure why they made it complicated like that! You’ll get an email from ClassPass after you sign up to confirm your address for the gift card kickback.

  3. 5

    Yum! I love Huevos Rancheros. This would be a perfect easy dinner option for when I get home late from class. Thanks for sharing!

  4. 6

    Oh how I miss me some W & OD Trail! I was able to get a nice 6 mile run in when I was back visiting last week, but I’m not sure when I will be back in VA again. I really love the different scenery depending on where you start/stop your run and miss being around all the nature that is lacking from Chicago haha.

  5. 7

    Eggs are always a go-to quick meal for us as well. We usually do omelets with veggies and cheese, a piece of bread or two with PB, and another side veggie. Or “fried rice” with eggs, frozen veggies, frozen rice, and some nuts thrown in. Quick, delicious, healthy!

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    Eggs are a great addition to any meal, aren’t they! You could have that meal at any time of the day too!

  7. 9

    That dinner idea looks great! I have a lot of those ingredients on hand so I think I will whip this up tonight! :)

  8. 10

    I eat healthy most of the time but this girl loves some cheddar cheese Doritos. I hope your BIL’s girlfriend wins :)

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    Roadrunner says

    Good to see your speed gradually coming back. Well done! And will check the blueberry post…

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