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Goodbye May, Hello June!

Lots of fun stuff happening lately!

First off – donuts. Oh how I love donuts! The DC area is getting in on an Outer Banks beach vacation treat: Duck Donuts! These were excellent! I can see what everyone is talking about when they rave about these!

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The annual PBS Memorial Day Concert on the lawn of the Capitol Building was awesome as always! 

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If you have never been to Harper’s Ferry, VA/MD/WV, I highly recommend it! All 3 states converge at this beautiful spot and there are historical sites, outdoor adventure activities, and much more!

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I am trying to eat more veggies at lunch, I get tired of a typical salad and then realize that I end up in a rut of eating basically nothing green at lunch for weeks at a time! So this is the #summerofsalads that are of a non-traditional variety! This tasty combo below lasted the whole week and was so yummy! Strawberries, broccoli, almond slivers, get crumbles, chickpeas, and a poppyseed slaw dressing. 

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Last week I had the pleasure of getting to attend a VIP pre-opening dinner at Arlington’s new Tupelo Honey Cafe! Usually I hate Facebook ads, but seeing the ad was what led to getting on the list for this event!  I know this is a popular chain throughout the south and I can see why! Every single thing I ate was so tasty! Can’t wait to go back again!





Last weekend I said goodbye to May with another year of running the Virginia Wine Half Marathon. It was hot and humid but luckily overcast! 





I love you, wine!



And wine tasting back at one of my fave wineries afterwards was a largest way to celebrate a great run!

Oh! And last but certainly not least! A HUGE thank you to everyone who shopped my Stella & Dot eBoutique in the month of May! Thanks to you, we were able to make a donation of $400 to Nepal earthquake relief !

That’s all for right now! Be on the lookout for another post very soon, I just finished a really great book that I can’t wait to share about!

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Virginia Wine Half Marathon

Yesterday was definitely not the best day for 13.1 miles! It was already 70+ degrees at 5am! By 10am it was over 90. Blah. Definitely did not turn out to be one of my better races but it was a fun day overall. Up at 4:15am to get ready then drove out to Virginia wine country to the winery where the race started. The halfway point was a wine and water stop. Then more rolling hills to run (or walk, as the case may have been….) back to the finish where there was a giant wine festival. We skipped that and went to the winery that we ran on a team for (North Gate Vineyard) and hung out there, enjoyed a free wine tasting, and even some wood fired pizza. Then dehydration set in and I was generally useless the rest of the day and even slept the hour ride back home.

Pre-race pseudo-paleo dinner:

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