Morning, friends! I loved all your stories about getting caught in the rain in the comments of my last post! There were some pretty funny ones. :)

Who else is pumped that it’s FRIDAY?!!? Hooray for sleeping in tomorrow! Last night, I met up with my friend Sokphal for an evening run after work — 4.15 miles, check — they were hilly and hard but it felt good to get out there in the fresh air!


I busted out my MOTOACTV watch again and I’m still really liking it. Very user friendly! I set up some auto-settings — auto lap to track my splits (although I wish it beeped every mile and popped up with my pace like the Garmin does), auto start so that when I start running the workout automatically gets started, auto stop so that if I stop at a light, it stops too, etc. Pretty sweet! No music since I was chatting away, of course.

After the run, I showered and rushed back out to head over to my friend Beth’s place for a potluck with some of my girlfriends!



Yay! It was fun to catch up with everyone. Disregard the awkward underneath self timer photo. ;)

Beth decided on a BBQ theme and made ribs for us all:


Plus mashed potatoes, which I apparently forgot to photograph. Others brought corn bread:


Corn on the cob:


And my contribution was salad!


I brought a big mixed greens salad topped with sliced almonds, beets, and goat cheese. Simple and delicious! Dressed with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette I made by mixing equal parts olive oil and balsamic vinegar, plus a couple squirts of Dijon mustard.


Yum! I also went back for some mashed potatoes after I took this picture. :)


I was too distracted by conversation to take pictures of dessert, but we had Haagen Dazs ice cream. Mint chip for me — SO good. Thanks for hosting us, Beth! We need to do that more often. :)

Off to the hospital to finish out the end of my second week at my dietetic internship!


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    Potlucks are SO fun! The salad looks delish! :)

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    I’m glad your internship is going well, and I LOVE potlucks!

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    Lauren T says:

    Everything at that potluck looks so good? What is your favorite dish to bring to a potluck? Is it the delicious looking salad that you made for this potluck?

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    Hi Anne! I absolutely love girls date night! and of course can’t leave out good food =) and dessert is a must! looks like you guys had all of those =) how fun!

    It seems like you are all settled down in D.C! good for you..I have the hardest time coping with any kind of change in life..a move to a new city? forget about it! but I’m working on being more adaptable :)

    and thank you so much for your kindness and encouragement to start my own blog..I actually did recently..finally! after toying with the idea for so’s quite overwhelming..there’s so much to learn and to know! you tube is my best friend right now. let’s leave it at that haha.

    hope you have Fannetastic Friday!!

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    I love a good BBQ. I recommend charring the corn on the BBQ. Delish!

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    Adventurer says:

    Nothing like a potluck w/buddies! Well done! And great run, too.

    But…when are you going paddle boarding?! Best you’d love it — and think there’s a place on the river in Georgetown…. Look fwd to that blogpost!

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