Morning, friends! Itâ€™s a GORGEOUS one here in DC today â€“ much cooler, less humid, and breezier! Loving it. I didnâ€™t have plans to run today but I did enjoy a nice long walk to and from a coffee shop this morning for some early morning AnneTheRD client meetings. Iâ€™m thinking a little evening kayaking might be in order, too!
On the menu earlier this week, we enjoyed some salmon! Even Matt liked it, and he normally isnâ€™t super into fish. ðŸ™‚ Perfect summery and light but satisfying dinner!
This was a Blue Apron meal (paid for by us), but it would be really easy to recreate at home. Just pat dry the salmon, season with a little salt and pepper (I used some garlic salt, which was a nice bit of added flavor), then sear in a pan for a few minutes on each side or until itâ€™s cooked the way you like it. I usually leave the middle a little rare.
It was served atop a super fresh and summery salad of corn (sliced off the cob and then sautÃ©ed in a pan briefly), peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, shallots, and basil. I added some additional tomato and peppers, plus some extra basil from our little window box (which is thriving). It was tossed in a red wine vinegar and olive oil (I used garlic olive oil) mix. Simple and tasty! Plus some toasted garlicky bread on the side.
We had some of the salmon and a bit of the salad leftover, so I turned it into a big salad the next day for lunch. I added some greens and avocado to the mix, plus some homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Yum!
And because I need carbs at lunch or Iâ€™m not satisfied, some leftover roasted potatoes with ketchup on the side. ðŸ™‚
Yes, my ketchup to potato ratio is a little intense. I LOVE ketchup. Anyone else?!
Hit the spot!
On the workout front this week, I got in a short run (2ish miles) on Monday â€“ I wanted to get out and move but I wasnâ€™t feeling a longer run and I was tight on time, so I told myself to just get out there for about 20 minutes. Before I realized it I was already done, and I felt great. It was the perfect amount of time to get the blood flowing!
Yesterday morning, I hit CorePower Yoga in Georgetown with Chelsea for a 6 a.m. Sculpt (yoga + weights) class via ClassPass. My favorite instructor (Mandy) was teaching â€“ sheâ€™s SO GOOD. By the time we finished, it looked like weâ€™d gone swimming. #allthesweat
It was a rainy morning yesterday but super pretty with the canal in Georgetown. Love Gtown in the morning before the crowds descend!
And now, time to get back to work! I have another AnneTheRD client (via phone this time) in a couple minutes, and then I need to buckle down and spend some time this afternoon working on a presentation that Iâ€™ll be giving at FNCE (the annual dietitian conference) in Nashville in October. Iâ€™ll be speaking with fellow dietitians Regan Jones and Danielle Omar about understanding SEO and website analytics and using them smartly to grow blogs/websites and nutrition practices. It should hopefully be an interesting and helpful session â€“ Iâ€™m really excited that our proposal was accepted! For those attending and booking flights soon, we speak on Tuesday morning (the last day of the conference) at 8 a.m., so stick around until then if you can!
I will leave you with this silly photo, which makes me smile and will hopefully bring a smile to your faces, too. Zara didnâ€™t know what was coming for her! ðŸ˜‰ Have a great day, everyone!