Hello from DC!
It’s nice to be back in my old stomping groups — and especially my favorite running trail, the C&O Canal.
My dad and I hit up the trail for a nice late morning run today. Great running weather out there! We did 5 miles in 40:45 — with negative splits, meaning we got faster as we went.
- Mile 1: 8:52
- Mile 2: 8:23
- Mile 3: 8:08
- Mile 4: 7:48
- Mile 5: 7:31
We were really moving by the last mile! Our average overall pace was 8:08. It felt good to bust out a flat, fast run — Chapel Hill is so freaking hilly!
Fun was also had last night — I headed in to Cleveland Park area in DC to meet up with 3 of my best friends from high school for dinner at an old favorite, 2 Amys.
We knew it would be a mob scene, so Jenny (my MOH in our wedding) and I met up early at 6:30, put our name in, and headed next door to Cactus Cantina to get a drink and catch up/talk wedding fun before meeting the other girls back at the restaurant for dinner at 8! It worked out perfectly.
We all ordered a bunch of stuff to share. To start, some deviled eggs with an insanely delicious basil/garlic/anchovy(!)/something sauce:
Plus some roasted veggies, which don’t look like much but were SO tasty.
We got three pizzas to share between the three of us because they are small/personal sized. First, a cheese-less pizza with capers, olives, and an eggplant/tomato/garlicky puree — so good.
Next, a simple cheese and tomato topped with arugula:
And lastly the tomato, buffalo mozzarella, and basil:
All three were great. Love that restaurant — very reasonably priced, too! The four of us also got a bottle of red wine to share and spent over 2 hours at the restaurant chatting and catching up. There’s nothing like old friends, is there? We had the best time. <3
My parents and I just went to brunch with my grandmother and now I’m off to enjoy the rest of my Sunday — hope you all are, too!