• acadia,  eat and drink,  maine,  other US travel,  restaurant reviews

    Dining in Bar Harbor, Maine

    To finish out my recap of my adventures in Maine last month, here is a look at what we ate on our trip! If you missed my other posts on Maine, check them out first: – Easy to Moderate Hikes in Acadia National Park: The Tarn and Great Head Trail – Easy to Moderate Hiking in Acadia National Park: Gorham Mountain Trail, Jordan Pond and Cadillac Mountain – Short Hikes in Bass Harbor and Bar Harbor Breakfast Our first breakfast in Bar Harbor was at 2 Cats. In addition to being a cafe, 2 Cats is an inn and seemed to be very popular. I found their decor to be super cute,…

  • active life,  colormerad,  races,  training,  week in review

    Week in Review (July 22 to 28, 2013) + Color Me Rad 5K Discount

    We finally had a week of nice weather here in DC, with only one day hitting the 90 degree mark. Hey, I’ll take what I can get. This gave me a chance to run outdoors three times this week. While it was still hot, it wasn’t unbearable. Still not getting the numbers I need. Hopefully, this week will bring some better mileage!Monday: Ran 2.43 milesTuesday: restWednesday: restThursday: Ran 2.02 milesFriday: Mostly walked/ran 5.62 milesSaturday: Pilates Reformer class (50 minutes)Sunday: Pilates Reformer class (50 minutes) Total yoga this week: 0 timesTotal mileage this week: 10.07 milesTotal mileage this year: 212.21 miles Finally, I wanted to tell you about a fun event…

  • acadia,  active life,  hiking,  other US travel

    Short Hikes in Bass Harbor and Bar Harbor

    We took it easy on our last full day of exploring Acadia National Park.  If you missed my other two Acadia recaps, check them out:  – Easy to Moderate Hikes in Acadia National Park: The Tarn and Great Head Trail – Easy to Moderate Hiking in Acadia National Park: Gorham Mountain Trail, Jordan Pond and Cadillac Mountain The previous night brought quite a bit of rain and it drizzled on and off for the remainder of the day. The extra moisture created little waterfalls along the rocky cliffs of the park.  After breakfast, we headed back to Thunder Hole to see if we could get a better glimpse of its power,…

  • active life,  birthday,  restaurant reviews,  week in review

    Weeks in Review (July 8 to 21, 2013) + Birthday Recap

    It’s been another two weeks of busy-ness! I celebrated my 33rd birthday and my little brother and his fiancee came to visit for the weekend. Lots of distraction from half marathon training so AGAIN, I didn’t put in the miles that I needed to over the last two weeks. My birthday brought lots of fun times courtesy of my lovely husband. We saw Camera Obscura and She & Him at Wolf Trap on the Thursday before my birthday. It was my first time seeing a show at this venue and it is amazing! Such a great setting, and both bands played great sets. Camera Obscura at Wolf Trap She & Him…

  • active life,  biggestloser,  dc metro,  race recap,  washington dc

    The Biggest Loser RunWalk 10K Washington, DC – Race Recap

    So I am just going to come out and say it. The Biggest Loser RunWalk 10K is the only bad race experience I have had so far in my racing life. I ran the 10K last Sunday, the day before my 33rd birthday. I thought it would be a fitting way to end my 32nd year, but it was a miserable race and I was very unhappy afterwards.  If you read my previous post, you know that I was SUPER excited for this race. I love The Biggest Loser! But there were many problems with this race, and it left me so disappointed. Saturday was the only day for packet…

  • acadia,  active life,  hiking,  maine,  other US travel,  restaurant reviews

    Easy to Moderate Hiking in Acadia National Park: Gorham Mountain Trail, Jordan Pond and Cadillac Mountain

    If you missed my first post on Acadia, check it out here:  Easy to Moderate Hikes in Acadia National Park: The Tarn and Great Head Trail We finished hiking Great Head Trail and connected to the Ocean Path. As its name suggests, this Path takes you along the shoreline for views of the sea, the park’s green peninsulas and the rocky shorescape.  Along the walk, we came upon Thunder Hole. It wasn’t high tide at this time so we didn’t get to see any big waves or hear the roar.  Thunder Hole Continuing on we saw more of the rocky shore and the trees that line the island. We made our way to…

  • about me,  birthday

    Happy Birthday to Me!

    Today is my ninth 25th birthday!! Happy birthday to me! If you’re bad at math, that means I’m turning 33 years old today. Scary, huh?  To mark this special occasion, I spent some time looking for photos from birthdays past to bring you a round up of my most memorable birthdays, so here they are in order of occurrence. 1981 – My first birthday I was too young to remember it, of course, but look at that cake. My mommy made it for me. Isn’t it awesome? 1982 – My first birthday as a jetsetterI’ve celebrated quite a few birthdays overseas, and this one was my first. We traveled to…

  • fashion,  letote,  products giveaways contests,  style,  subscription service

    {Product Review} Le Tote: Clothing Rental Service

    Now, I know that I don’t typically blog about fashion on here, but I recently stumbled upon a service that I am totally in love with.    What is Le Tote? Lots of people have described it as the “Netflix for fashion,” which I find to be a semi-fair comparison. Instead of DVDs, you are renting fashion. Subscribers pay $49 per month and receive unlimited “totes” of three garments and two accessories that you can keep as long as you want. Once you are finished with all five pieces, you send them back in a prepaid envelope (no washing required!) and wait for your next tote. The big differences between…

  • canada,  explore,  international travel,  tbex 2013,  toronto

    #TBEX 2013 Highlights and Lowlights + The Rest of Toronto

    If you didn’t notice I have been putting off writing about the TBEX Conference itself. It is so much easier to write about the things I did rather than try to distill what I learned into a blog post. Check out my other TBEX and Toronto posts first if you missed them:– Pre-TBEX: Toronto Photo Walk– Toronto: The Food and The Parties– Learning How to Use a Knife in Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market– Seeing Niagara Falls from Toronto by Bus Highlights The Venue: TBEX was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Center South Building. I noticed that if you needed some time for a breather, it was very easy to find a…

  • active life,  goals,  week in review

    Weeks in Review (June 24 to July 7, 2013) + Goals Progress

    {REMINDER} If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out my GIVEAWAY before it ends on Thursday night! Now, where was I? I missed last week’s Week in Review, so I’m playing catch up this Monday morning. These past weeks have been quite eventful, and I have been trying to enjoy the summer despite the DC weather of rain, rain and humidity! Two Mondays ago I met up with my friend, who I knew back from my Los Angeles days, for happy hour at CoCo Sala. This place is dangerous because everything has chocolate in it! I ordered the Allure to drink, which has lychee, sparkling wine, rose water…