This Week’s Food + Fitness

Hello my friends! I’m back in DC after a fun quick overnight press trip in Richmond with Sabra, my favorite hummus brand! I posted some fun Instagram stories yesterday that are still up for a little longer – check them out for a preview, and I’ll be back tomorrow to share more details on the trip, including some fun new hummus recipe ideas.

For now, though, here’s what I’ve been up to this week outside of the actual Sabra headquarters visit. :)

The Richmond adventure kicked off on Tuesday evening with a fun group meal; we were treated to dinner a really cool farm to table restaurant called Shagbark. Isn’t this place gorgeous? It was so bright and open! We were seated in a private room but the rest of the restaurant was really cool, too.


The food was delicious!


I went with the goat cheese and beet salad (check out the insane amount of gorgeous goat cheese!), the rockfish, and the apple crisp. Everything was amazing!


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We definitely did not go to bed hungry, that’s for sure. :)

I was hoping to have a fun run date on Wednesday morning with a couple of the other bloggers in attendance, but we ended up bagging it due to rain and the fact that we were up pretty late the night before. What is with it always raining in Richmond when I run?! (See also: my Richmond Marathon recap, a wet/muddy XTERRA 10k trail race, and running in the rain the last time I was in Richmond for a Sabra event.)

Anyway – I was planning to sleep until breakfast, but I woke up before my alarm with about 45 minutes to spare, so I decided to get in some light movement at the hotel gym. I was sore from my Tuesday boot camp class so I stuck with easy elliptical and some stretching while listening to a podcast!


For breakfast, Sabra told us to just rock room service – works for me! I ordered oatmeal and scrambled eggs – I didn’t realize the eggs were going to come with potatoes or else I would have skipped the oatmeal! Oh well. :)


I got back to DC last night after a fun full day – again, more on that tomorrow! As for this morning, I was up and out for a boot camp with Chelsea and Kathleen. :) As usual, we hit up Urban Athletic Club via ClassPass. Graham, the gym owner, was teaching today which was a fun treat – we hadn’t seen him in awhile! He snagged some photos for us since the class was small. :)

urban athletic club workout

And now, I will leave you guys with some recipe inspiration – my old fave Curried Barley Chickpea Salad (vegan!) recipe page has been updated with new photos! I love this recipe – it makes a great packed lunch, especially if served over greens! Check it out – it’s an oldie but goodie. :)

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Have a great day guys!


  1. 1

    ohhhhh that curried chickpea salad looks so good!! i’m super obsessed with chickpeas these days, love how versatile they are! also that first photo of your salad with the goat cheese? literally drooling.

  2. 3

    what a fun little trip!!!!! and breakfast in the hotel room… who cares how many carbs they sent you that is the best!

  3. 4

    What a fun trip! I always loved Richmond – so close to DC, but such a nice small town feel.

  4. 6

    Holy moly that is a HUNK of cheese!! I’m not a huge fan of goats, but if that were blue, I would be all over it. Jealous of your trip!

  5. 8

    That chickpea salad looks so good! Looks like a fun trip, glad you had a nice time!

  6. 9

    Wow, that salad. I hate to leave cheese behind, but that would have tested my limits.

  7. 11
    Roadrunner says:

    What a neat trip!

  8. 12

    Hi Anne, I read this from top to bottom and I’m still thinking about that slice of goat’s cheese, hahaha!

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