Popped Quinoa (WHAT?)

Good morning and Happy Tuesday! The best kind of Mondays are Mondays that are actually Tuesdays….Four day week, here I come! I had a great weekend filled with lots of food and friends. On Saturday night, three of my friends who are moving out of DC had a going away party. Prior to the party,…

Healthy Hogwarts Stairs

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending the opening of the new Milken Institute School of Public Health building at The George Washington University. As some of you may know, I completed my undergrad degree in Exercise Science and my graduate degree in Public Health at GWU, so I have been a GWU School…

Grass for Dinner

Last night I had my first running date with a friend and I loved it. She is training for a 10k (6.2 miles) in June, so last night she was scheduled to run 5 miles. Even though I ran 7 miles on Monday morning, my legs felt good and I was itching to get outside…

Happy Anniversary, Mean Girls!

In case you weren’t aware, today is the first day of May! (what?! where?! when?!) I am really looking forward to consistently nice weather. This year we had a crazy winter and this past week we had so much rain–flash flooding and everything. Woof. This week is DC Yoga Week. This website is awesome–you can…

Things I’m Loving Friday

One of my favorite bloggers, Julie from Peanut Butter Fingers, does a post every Friday titled “Things I’m Loving Friday.” I always love these posts because they often give me ideas of new things to try–like a book or a lotion–and also because it reminds me to focus on the things that make me smile…

7 Tips on Writing a Group Fitness Class Review

About 10 days ago, I was lucky enough to be able to review a group fitness class for Active Life DC. The review was published online yesterday. You can find it here. Tips on Writing a Class Review 1. Take a notebook and pen While you may think you have a great memory (and hey,…

I found the wall.

When speaking with runners and reading running blogs, I often hear people (….or read, if I am reading blogs) talk about ‘the wall’ that they hit during a marathon. I have never run a marathon. But let me tell you, I sure did hit that wall. On Thursday I ran a random amalgamation of miles…