It’s soooo cold in D.C., but yesterday was sunny so I decided to bundle up and head to my favorite trail for a run. I hate the treadmill!
Yep, that would be snow on the ground! Luckily it wasn’t slippery since there’s dirt underneath.
This is the trail where my friend Ashley and I did a lot of our longer training runs for the Army Ten Miler in October. It’s also where we’ll be training (starting very soon!) for the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in March!
I love this trail — it’s flat, goes for miles, and has beautiful views of both the canal and the Potomac river.
My run was actually rather nice once I warmed up! It was refreshing to be outside. Plus, I had entertainment:
It’s so cold here that parts of the canal were frozen solid, and there were some people out playing a game of ice hockey! Not sure if I’d feel safe doing that, but to each their own… note the sweet shoe goal
At one part on the trail there’s even an adorable ferry!! Shockingly, it was closed… I can’t imagine why! Certainly not the ice…
I ended up running 5 miles at about a 9 and a half minute mile pace… slower than usual since I kept stopping for photos
Time to figure out dinner and get organized! I head back to work tomorrow morning (I’ll be working on site Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays now instead of from home like in the fall), so I also need to get my lunch ready. Now that I won’t have the luxury of being at home for lunch anymore, I’ll definitely be sharing some fun packable lunch ideas with you all I also start class again tomorrow night — my first nutrition course!
Have a wonderful rest of your Sunday!