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Hey guys! I’m so glad you enjoyed my fun Avocado Toast Recipes post from yesterday – let me know which combination is your favorite! 🙂

Avocado toast 12 ways facebook

And now, for some Friday randomness!

First things first: for those who are interested in my virtual group intuitive and mindful eating program, we just opened sign ups for the next LIVE version of the 6 week program, which will begin on April 2. You have until next Thursday to sign up if you are interested in joining us in April! It won’t be offered again as a live program until late this year or early next year, so don’t wait if you are interested. (Not feeling the live program? We have a cheaper self-study option, too!)

On the fitness front, I’m enjoying a rest day today in preparation for tomorrow’s last long run gearing up for the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler next weekend! I’m planning on doing another 8 miler since I skipped last weekend’s long run due to my New Mexico travels.

As for yesterday, after getting up really early for boot camp workouts on Tuesday and Wednesday I was feeling the sleeping in a bit more than I was my track workout – lucky for me, Matt expressed interest in getting in a run, so we headed out around 7:30 for a short jaunt before work. Nice to get that extra hour of sleep! We kept the pace super casual because we did a really hilly route – oof!

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I decided I’m going to run the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler for “fun” rather than trying to race it this year – my training hasn’t been where it would need to be for me to try to PR, and to be honest, I’m just not feeling it right now – I’d rather just get out there and enjoy it. So that’s what I’m going to do! Just FYI in case you were wondering why I was bailing on track workouts a week and a half out from a race I talked awhile ago about trying to PR. 🙂

Food highlights from this week included last night’s dinner – my in-laws were in town (my mother-in-law has a work conference here this weekend) and I decided to whip up my Asian Sheet Pan Salmon with Veggies for everyone. It ended up being two sheets instead of one sheet – love all those veggies!

sheet pan salmon with veggies

It was a hit! Love this recipe – so easy and yummy. I made the sauce earlier in the day so all I had to do when my in-laws arrived was throw everything on the pan and drizzle the sauce over it before baking – easy! Plus some microwave plain brown rice:

asian sheet pan salmon recipe

Our other favorite dinner this week was this sun basket (<- affiliate link for 3 free meals) chicken dish – the artichoke, olive, and nut tapenade was soooo good, and so was the seared romaine!

sun basket chicken dinner

I also had some fun meals out on Wednesday – I met my friend Karen for breakfast after my early boot camp class and before heading to my volunteer teaching gig. We hit up our old friend Le Pain Quotidien – their omelettes always hit the spot! And as always, I loved the time to catch up with my good friend, too. 🙂

le pain quotidien brunch

Post-teaching I treated myself to lunch at Glen’s Garden Market in Dupont. As usual, I had their mix and match prepared foods plate. I was in the mood for all veggie this time, so I had the kale apple salad, the cucumber tomato salad, the chickpea carrot salad, and the miso ginger sweet potatoes. Yummy, filling vegetarian combo! Plus a local Capital Kombucha (strawberry flavor – yum):

glens garden market lunch plate

I will leave you with a cute photo of Zara snoozing in her favorite spot yesterday afternoon – my clean laundry basket. 🙂 So cozy!

cat in laundry basket

Also, if you want a laugh, this New Yorker post about emails entitled “Sorry for the Delayed Response” is soooo good. And so true!

Time to wrap up the workweek! My grad school friend Lauren is coming into town for a visit and I can’t wait for a fun girl’s weekend. She’s staying through Monday – I’m planning to be back with a weekend recap on Monday, but if I disappear and come back Tuesday instead, you’ll know why. 🙂

Have a great weekend my friends!

p.s. If you are a food blogger interested in learning how to make those cool “hands in pans” recipe videos (like the one below for my 5 Minute No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars), consider signing up for this great how-to recipe video basics course (affiliate link) created by fellow dietitian Regan Jones. The course includes really simple, easy to use step-by-step videos that walk you through exactly how to create your own recipe videos without a ton of time or hassle, including getting started with equipment all the way through post-production editing. If you’ve been wanting to get into doing recipe videos but aren’t sure where to start, this is the course for you. 🙂

 

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