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Sewickley Weekend: The Food

I'm back to share part 2 of our Sewickley, PA adventures - this time, all about the food! If you missed my first post about the fitness from the weekend, read that first. :) We had a lot of great meals over the weekend - some at Matt's parent's place, and a lot out as well. Here are some of the highlights! 1. Dinner out for Matt's dad's Continue Reading …

Sewickley Weekend: The Fitness

Matt, Riese and I had a lot of fun in Sewickley, PA (outside Pittsburgh) this past weekend! As I mentioned in Friday's blog post, we drove up on Thursday afternoon to surprise Matt's dad for his birthday, and enjoyed a weekend of family time + lots of time with friends who live in the area.  I have a billion photos from the weekend Continue Reading …

Road Trip!

Hello from Pittsburgh! Matt, Riese, and I drove up yesterday afternoon to surprise Matt's dad for his birthday! We, along with Matt's younger brother Drew and his wife Morgana, were all waiting at dinner when Matt's parents arrived - his dad was SO surprised! Such fun. We just made it in time for the surprise - literally 2 minutes Continue Reading …

What to Eat Before and After a Long Run

Now that the weather should be starting to cool down and I'm guessing some of you are training for fall races, I wanted to re-share this post from a few years ago that provides tips and recipe ideas for what to eat before and after a run (long, or not). If you find this post about pre- and post-running fuel useful and are running long this fall, Continue Reading …

Cape May Weekend

cape may, nj running

Hi guys! I had a big treat this weekend: a girls' trip to Cape May, NJ, one of my favorite places ever. :)  I was there with two of my best friends from college, Turner and Kris. Turner's family owns a house in Cape May and they very kindly let us use it for the weekend. :)  Continue Reading …

Wrappin’

chicken hummus wraps easy

Hi guys! Like my punny title? ;)  It's in honor of the fact that this week the eats were all about wraps! I always love throwing leftovers into wraps - such a fast and easy lunch.  Riese and I had two similar wrap variations for lunch this week. First was leftover grilled chicken and hummus, with some greens added to mine. I ended Continue Reading …

Heirloom Tomato and Peach Caprese Salad

Heirloom Tomato & Peach Caprese Salad 2

You know what I'm obsessed with lately?  Heirloom tomato salads.  It's the perfect time of year for them because the tomatoes are so juicy and flavorful right now! To really amp things up, this version has some late summer peaches in the mix as well, plus flavorful herbs, creamy mozzarella, and a bright vinaigrette to tie it all Continue Reading …

Weekend in the Country

Hey friends! We are back in DC after a fun weekend trip - Matt, Riese, and I spent the weekend at The Homestead hotel in Warm Springs, Virginia. We had a blast - we were with our friends Lily, James, and their toddler Hank; Hank is only a month younger than Riese so it was perfect because we were on the same schedule with naps and early Continue Reading …

Family Dinners

dc running best sunrise spot

It has been such a gorgeous, much cooler week - had to take advantage with a run date, of course! My buddy Sokphal and I met up early on Tuesday morning for some casual miles. We had the monuments to ourselves - guess all the tourists have gone home! Continue Reading …

Adventures in Food and Farming

I’m back with a recap from the press trip I attended last week in California, hosted by The Alliance for Food and Farming! A huge thank you to them for having me on the trip, for sponsoring this post-event blog recap, and for covering my travel expenses. It had been awhile since I went on a press trip – I don’t accept many invitations Continue Reading …