The Storm Before the Calm {Recipes & Moves}

We’re halfway through the week, barely done packing and heading West on a jet-plane in just a few hours. Hello, Wednesday, it’s so good to see you.

Before leaving the District, the last few days were jam-packed with good eats, pools of sweat and a complete downpour that has the temps back within the manageable heat range. Our fridge is clear, as the result of a few new recipe creations; my muscles ache, demanding rest, thanks to a few workouts that challenged them.

And, thanks to the (possibly dysfunctional, thankstotherain) iPhone, we have frozen moments to show it all off! We’ll start with the nutrients – welcome the newest salads in my rotation:

White Bean, Yellow Squash & Red Pepper Salad

white bean and veggie salad

In the mix: sauteed kale & yellow summer squash (thanks to Good Life Farm); sliced cucumber (also fresh off the Farm), red pepper and avocado; rinsed white beans, black pepper & a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette.

Citrus Kale Salad (a la Eat Live Run’s Detox Salad)

kale & orange almond salad

In the mix: kale, orange slices, chopped avocado & sliced almonds. I drizzled a little bit of olive oil & balsamic vinegar on mine, but her salad dressing recipe sounds tasty, too!


Once they’re fueled with all the good stuff, muscles move!

Yoga at work, yoga after work…

sidecrow at workstudio dc yoga after work

D on the bike, lemons on the run {Chris of Crossfit Dupont, about to rock us}…

chantilly criterium 7.2012lulu run bootcamp 7.10.12

lululemon run club workout – 4.5 mi run, bootcamp in the middle!

40 seconds of each: squats, push-ups, mountain climbers
Run the stairs in between!

The views are a great distraction:

steps behind lincoln view 7.10.12
view from Iwo jima 7.10.12


And once the muscles are exhausted, it’s time to rest.

This vacation has been on our agenda for months; we can’t wait to see family and old friends, soak up the Southwestern rays and explore some new (to D) areas of the desert! We’re ready for the calm that comes with a nice glass of vino on my parent’s deck, sleeping in and relaxing at home.

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What storms are brewing in your world?

Humor me, it’s a long trip back…



Filed under about me, cross training, home, Lululemon, lunches, recipes, running, travel, Yoga

8 responses to “The Storm Before the Calm {Recipes & Moves}

  1. My body is never going to let that side-crow pose happen.

  2. love it!! Happy travels, enjoy that rest. Love the bean kale dish. Perfect summer bowl.

  3. That white bean salad looks amazing! I might snag some of your co-op produce this week to make one of my own 🙂

  4. That White Bean Salad looks delish! May have to add that one to my lunch menu 🙂 Looks like you had a nice end to your day!!! I have been wanting desperately to get into yoga, but have no clue where to start…any suggestions?!?

  5. Woohoo! Sounds like a fun trip. I’m just itching to be outside as much as possible since we get approx 8 weeks of sun here. Tonight going to a local outdoor music thing and have a glass of vino with friends. Otherwise, the manfriend and I are heading to the midwest at the end of August to visit his family and have a little engagement party round 2. Oh and wedding planning…gah.

  6. You can almost see the finish line!! And where’s your hot lulu billboard? That’d be on my wall in no time!

  7. the salads in this post look so delicious! you know I love adding avocado to anything… I hope y’all are having an amazing vacation! come to NYC next! 🙂

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