Hi friends, and happy Marathon Monday – I’m cheering on everyone running 26.2 up in Boston today! Here are a couple Boston Marathon-related articles I enjoyed and thought you all my like, too:
- Profiles of the dozen people over 80 years old that are running the Boston Marathon – so inspiring!
- A preview of the elite runners out there today – and their potential chances of winning
- As for the weekend, it was another lovely one, so I tried to spend most of it outside!
One of the big highlights was a farm fest of sorts that I went to on Saturday! Does this photo make anyone else want to sing the “Red Solo Cup” country song? 🙂
Last week, From the Farmer emailed their customer base that one of the farms they source from, Wiffletree Farm, was having a spring party involving beer, bbq, and live music. Tickets were only $6 (food/drinks were extra) and the weather was looking amazing. Um, sign me up! I emailed a bunch of our friends and ended up getting a crew of about 15 people on board to join me and Matt for the adventure.
The lines for food were super long and they ran out of some stuff by the time we got up there (I think they majorly underestimated how many people would show up!), but it was still a blast with good friends. The weather could not have been more perfect outdoor chillin’!
Other weekend food highlights included dinner out on Friday to a new spot in Tysons Corner called Barrel and Bushel with some high school friends (my high school BFF Jenny is here visiting – yay). We all loved the restaurant – beautiful open air concept, great service, and really good food, too. I had a delicious salmon salad as my entrée, but the real highlights were the appetizers – an insanely epic cheesy biscuit and blackened old bay deviled eggs (I know – amazing).
Another highlight – Matt and I met friends for brunch yesterday at Boulevard Woodgrill in Clarendon. I’ve gone there for dinner a ton, but never tried their brunch! Matt and I shared a salad to start and then I split two frittatas with our friend Lauren. We shared the Greek frittata (pictured below) and a crab and sausage frittata – delicious!
In addition to enjoying lots of good food, I also enjoyed some fitness fun, of course! On Saturday morning, I hit up Urban Athletic Club via ClassPass with my friends Karen and Kathleen. Great and fun workout, as always! I’m getting pretty good at monkey bars, too. 😉
And yesterday, Matt and I got in a 6 miler before brunch. We’re looking forward to the GW Parkway Classic 10 Miler next weekend!
Eden Kickstarter (sponsored)
I wanted to end this post with a shout out for a company that has a kickstarter going right now – Eden! They’re a new environmentally friendly company that makes fresh, cold-pressed juices from imperfectly shaped fruits and vegetables. I thought this was an interesting idea – not only important from a food waste standpoint, but also from an overall image standpoint, too! Eden’s core belief is that diversity and imperfections are not flaws to be corrected but traits to be celebrated. And they use their line of juices to fight aspects of our culture that threaten diversity, conservation, and overall health – things like a superficial mindset (aka the Photoshop culture, creating unrealistic/unattainable beauty standards), food waste (in the U.S., we throw away close to 40% of the food we grow, and in many cases, not because it has gone bad but because it doesn’t meet cosmetic standards).
I’m a huge cold-pressed juice fan, as you guys know – especially green juices. Considering fewer than 35% of Americans are eating the recommended daily servings of fruits and veggies, we can use all the help we can get!
With Eden’s line of fresh, cold-pressed juices, they hope to help limit the amount of food wasted in the U.S. by using produce that consumers and retailers usually throw away for cosmetic reasons. They’ll also aim to make nutrient-rich food more accessible to those who struggle to get nutritious foods and those who want a simple way to improve their diets.
Join me in funding Eden’s Kickstarter campaign by going to drinkeden.com. And check out the awesome Rafflecopter giveaway from them below, too – you’ll have a chance to win one of three $150 VISA gift cards. (U.S. and Canadian residents only, please – and your email will not be shared or sold in any way, just used for Eden company updates.)
And now, it’s back to work for me – while keeping a close eye on the marathon coverage! Have a good one, my friends!