How can it not be a good day when you wake up to this view out your hotel room window?

view from marriott at the inner  harbor baltimore

After a long day of conferencing, it felt great to walk outside and discover it was warm and beautiful out.

pier 5 in downtown baltimore

It felt weird taking pictures of somewhere I’d been so many times. Smile

cathedral in baltimorehard rock cafe baltimore

The roommates and I:

fitbloggin roommates

New mom and work-out rockstar Tina; fellow-RD and Fitbloggin’ speaker Katie; and newly accepted culinary student and DC local Amanda.


After our less-than-stellar crab cake dinner, we made sure to find a restaurant that would make up for it. When we saw M&S Grill had tables outside and could sit us fairly quickly {a huge achievement the weekend of Preakness}, we knew we’d found our spot.

m&s grill at the inner harbor

M & S Grill is the little sister to seafood powerhouse McCormick and Schmick’s, so it was sure to please.

m&s grill menu

And it did. I’d had my fill of seafood, so I dug into a fresh strawberry spinach salad that pretty much knocked my socks off.

spinach strawberry salad with pecans

Spinach topped with strawberries, red onions, and spicy hot pecans, served with a thick and spicy peanut dressing.

spinach salad with spicy peanut dressing

Along with a side of parmesan potatoes in case the salad wasn’t big enough.

roasted parmesan potatoes

We must’ve spent a few hours at dinner since it was dark by the time we left.

m&s grill at night

inner harbor baltimore at night

And with that, Fitbloggin was over just as quickly as it started.