Meet Up Success & Link Love

As I mentioned yesterday, last night I went to a Charm City Healthy Living Bloggers meet up. There really are a lot of us and it was so nice to finally put a [real life] face to a name! Only about half of us could make it out, but everyone I met was so sweet and it was great to talk to new people with similar interests. Not to mention, I felt like I already knew some of them from reading their blogs! Many thanks to Caitlyn for setting all of this up!

Healthy Living Bloggers Charm City Baltimore Maryland MD

Back: Kerry, Jess, Megan, Dani, Kait
Front: Me, Kate, Caitlyn, Lauren

Sorority girl pose, anyone? 😉 We’re already talking about our next meet up [maybe a little SUP?] and I can’t wait! These are definitely some blogs you should have on your list..

Caitlyn – City and the Cubicle
Coco – Hot Coco
Colleen – Jimmy Choos on the Treadmill
Danielle – Da Hart Attack
Jami – Fit Jams
Jenny – Love, Eat, Run
Jess – Just Call Me Janks
Kait – Kait Makes A Run For It
Kaitlyn – Simply Complicated
Katie – Skinny Minnie Moves
Kat – The Road I’m Running
Kate – Sunshine and the Bear
Kerry – Adventures of Z and K
Laura – Hell On Heels
Lauren – Breathe Deeply and Smile
Mary – Aznstarlette
Megan – Outlaw on the Run

*Thanks to Kate for this wonderful picture!

And while I’m in a link-sharing mood, I wanted to share a few posts that especially caught my eye over the past week.

Health

When did you stop thinking you are beautiful?

When Did You Stop Thinking You Are Beautiful? – Kludgy Mom
Maintainence Isn’t Sexy. – MizFitOnline
20 Apps for Health – Purely Elizabeth

Fitness

Shape Which workout burns more calories?

25 Reasons Why You Should Run (Especially If You Think You’re Not A Runner) – Frugal Beautiful
3 Foods to Eat Before Your Summer Workout – Health
Which Workout Burns More Calories? – Shape
How to Become a Runner (Who Actually Likes to Run!) – FitSugar

Food

Edible Perspective Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Burger

35 National Peanut Day Recipes – Averie Cooks
One-Pan Farro with Tomatoes – Smitten Kitchen
Your Go-To Guide for Choosing Healthier Grains – The Greatist
From Soups to Smoothies: 15 Recipes For Kale – FitSugar
Breakfast Friday >> Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Burgers – Edible Perspective
Foods That Work Better Together – Fox News

Food for Thought

Have you ever gone to a blogger meet up?
Are there any posts you’ve seen over the last week that really caught your eye?

Marvelous Weekend Recap and Monday Meet Up!

Monday already? The weekend always flies, but it was another good one. Yet again, I failed at taking many pictures, but I do have a little bit of a recap..

Marvelous is finishing off Friday with another no-grain maple chia cake from the awesome STUFT mama and a going away party for a friend at The Red Star. We’d never been there before, but they had some good happy hour special and the food was good. I, of course, went for a salad which was a bit small, but I should be used to that. Next time I’ll definitely go for one of their sandwiches or the awesome looking fish tacos!

STUFT mama No Grain Maple Chia Cake Peanut Fluff KIND Granola

No-Grain Maple Chia Cake a la STUFT mama

Marvelous is driving out to the burbs on Saturday to hang out by my parents’ house. Their A/C bit the dust while they were away and were able to get someone to come out and fix it on the weekend. I made a little day trip out of it and headed over to Target and Trader Joe’s.. wish we had those in the city! I finally found the new flips I’ve been looking for. They’re already gone.

Chobani Blueberry Power Flip

Blueberry yogurt with walnuts, hemp seeds, & chia seeds.

Marvelous is a Saturday night was spent with friends, grilling, drinking [too much] sangria, and playing games. The boys really enjoy video games.. especially Nathan.

Nathan Madden XBOX 360

Cute, right?

We also played Cards Against Humanity. If you’ve never played, you should definitely get on it.. it’s hilarious! And only made better by sangria 😉 I also made a killer guacamole with a secret ingredient which I’ll be sharing soon. That lasted about as long as the sangria.

Marvelous is Farmers’ Market Sundays. We got there bright and early before the crowd got too crazy and walked away with a nice haul! You have to know where to go and I found a stand where everything is $2. I got 6 zucchini, 8 beets, and a ton of green purple beans. I also picked up some beautiful swiss chard, HUGE blackberries, lemon pistachio granola from Michele’s, peaches and nectarines, and of course, Zeke’s coffee. Totally lucked out with the granola.. last week was supposed to be the final week for the lemon pistachio seasonal and we didn’t make it to the market. I was pretty psyched when I saw that they still had it!

Baltimore Farmers Market Blackberries Fuji Apples HIIT

Farmers’ Market haul, huge fruits, and a great run!

Marvelous is a great run after the market. I’ve been trying to do Sunday runday and yesterday I did 10 minutes run, 5 minute sprint HIIT, 5 minute recovery, three times through for 60 minutes. It felt good to switch it up. I also went to the store to stock up on a few more things for the week.. it must be the season for ginormous fruit because these apples were bigger than my hands!

Marvelous is the Orioles sweeping the Rangers. Or really, they can sweep any team and I’ll be happy! 🙂

Marvelous is meeting up with some fantastic Charm City Healthy Living Bloggers tonight. I’m so looking forward to it.. it’s about time I get to meet these ladies!

Food for Thought

Tell me what was marvelous about your weekend!