Friday Randomness

Hey guys! Popping in for some Friday randomness to kick off your weekends. Enjoy!

1) I got my hair cut yesterday! It was LONG overdue, and earlier this week I had one of those moments where I was suddenly like: “I can’t handle going ONE MORE SECOND without cutting my hair.” My head feels so much lighter! :)

hair cut

Having a lighter head totally made this morning’s long run a little easier – it actually was noticeably different in terms of how much weight/bouncing my bun had going on. I tackled my big 22 miler – I’ll share a full recap on Monday!

2) I made a really yummy wrap creation earlier this week. It was good enough to share!

chicken hummus sauerkraut wrap

We had some leftover tortillas on hand (from making my Mexican Lasagna last week) so I’ve been making wraps for lunch as a fun way to mix it up from my usual grain salad bowls. This week’s creation, which was so good I made it twice, was hummus + chicken + baby kale + sauerkraut (it’s good, I promise! adds a nice crunch). (Related: why you should start eating sauerkraut)

chicken sauerkraut wrap

Sabra sent me some of this fun new honey mustard spread (made with hummus!) to try so I threw some of that in there too! Thumbs up – added some good flavor to the mix! #allthehummus

sabra honey mustard

3) Want to strengthen muscles that help your running? Throw a band around your ankles and take steps sideways while keeping your core engaged. Paul from Capital Energy Training had me doing this at our session this week – such a great cross training move for runners!

hip strength for runners

Monday and Tuesday were both rest days because of my busy travel schedule so Paul and I did a more active (vs. the usual restorative/stretching/mobility focused sessions) workout this week – fun to mix it up!

Matt and I are heading out of town this weekend – spending a couple low key nights in the Virginia mountains to celebrate our 4 year wedding anniversary, which is coming up on October 13. <3 I can’t believe it’s been 4 years!

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See you guys back here on Monday! Looking for something cozy to make this weekend to take advantage of the cool fall weather? Try my Sweet Potato Lentil Chili or Butternut Squash & Turkey Chili! I’m also eyeing these Wicked Good Pumpkin Protein Pancakes from my friend Tina… they sound amazing!

Any fun outdoorsy/workout adventures or especially yummy food experiences planned for this weekend?


  1. 1
    Alison Ashburn says

    Hi Anne,

    Do you have a particular brand of sauerkraut that you prefer?

  2. 4

    awww happy anniversary!! <3 i looove adding saurkraut to everything!! my favorite is to mix it into some spicy hummus for dipping, haha. this weekend i'm going to OSU in columbus for Garba, which is like this huge indian dance during the festival of Navaratri, and i'm excited to see friends and dance for hours :D (oh hey how's that for cross training xD)

  3. 7

    After reading about this I decided I had to make my own version of your Mexican Lasagna this weekend. I’ve been craving nachos so thought this would be a much better compromise ;-). Vegetarian refried beans, sauteed peppers & onions, chopped meat, salsa, olives and pepper jack cheese with the corn tortillas. I’m so excited to make them, thanks for the great idea!

  4. 9

    I just ordered bands like that off Amazon to do that exact move! Recommended by my chiropractor.

  5. 11
    Roadrunner says

    Enjoy the anniversary!

  6. 12

    sauerkraut on wraps/sandwiches is legit awesome!
    the heavy bun/ponytail struggle is REAL. i’m getting to that point, too. feels amazing to take it out, like literal weight off; ha!
    this weekend…short run compared to all those running Chicago marathon, which i’ll be watching. so excited for all the runners!

  7. 14

    Our 4 year anniversary in a week after yours. I’ve been reading your blog for so long I remember before you were even engaged!

  8. 16

    The feeling of getting your hair cut and having a lighter head is so nice. Small thing that makes a big difference. Happy anniversary! My parents are high school sweethearts and their 30-year dating anniversary is Monday :) Enjoy your trip!

  9. 18

    I love putting sauerkraut on wraps!! so yummy

  10. 19

    You hair is so gorgeous. How is it so thick! Blonde hair is supposed to be fine – how dare you! ;)

    Happy anniversary!!

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