Ah, wine. How we love thee!
We all had a blast yesterday celebrating my friend Sarah’s imminent departure from single-dom (she’s second from the right in the picture below)!
The party started bright and early at 11:30 a.m. at Chrysalis Vineyards.
It was a beautiful day to be out in the boonies of Virginia!
Our second stop was Swedenburg Estate Vineyard!
We enjoyed lunch with a beautiful view of the vineyards
And our last stop, and my favorite of the three wineries due to the friendly staff and cool vibe, was a newer winery called Quattro Goomba’s Winery.
Apparently quattro goomba means “four friends” in Italian Cute!
The place was really cool — it felt like we were hanging out in someone’s house! There was also a guy jamming on the guitar, which added to the cool atmosphere.
Plus, they had WINE SLUSHIES!!
After our tasting, we bought a couple bottles of wine and some wine slushies and headed out to the picnic tables in the backyard to chill.
(Beth, please open your eyes next time. Thanks.)
What a fun day! We continued the party later in the evening with dinner and drinks, although the drinks didn’t last too long since we were all pretty exhausted!
Happy (almost) wedding, Bitting! Can’t wait for the main event
The last time I tried to take Turner running on my favorite trail was during the aftermath of the DC snowpocalypse. Let’s just say we barely made it to the trail and after about 2 seconds of attempting to run in 500 feet of snow, we gave up. So she was pretty pumped to see the trail in all its glory today
It didn’t disappoint!
We ran a speedy 5.34 miles in 44:09, for an average pace of 8:16. Yay! I think my speed is slowly starting to come back! (I totally lost it at the end of my half marathon training)
- Mile 1: 8:14
- Mile 2: 8:20
- Mile 3: 8:27
- Mile 4: 8:14
- Mile 5: 8:17
- 0.34 nubbin pace: 7:40 (woo!)
Disclaimer: we took a short (untimed) walking break at the turnaround point to stalk a random bridal photo shoot going on
Before Turner hit the road, I made us a quick lunch.
Hummus and veggie pita sandwiches (does anyone else go through hummus like it’s going out of style?!):
And salads! Mixed greens, feta, tomato, green beans:
Topped with a drizzle of hemp oil, fresh lemon juice, and cracked sea salt and pepper. Yum!
Hope you all had great weekends, too! I’m trying to finish up some more BioChem studying before I hit the hay. My final exam is Friday — it’s going to be a long week!