First things first — looking for some recipes for 4th of July this week? Check out my post from last year: Healthy 4th of July BBQ Recipes. These strawberries are my favorite.
Anyway! I had a wonderful weekend and I hope you all did, too! My brother was here in town visiting so I spent most of the weekend kickin’ it with the fam. On Saturday, my dad and I decided to introduce my brother to paddle boarding!
He was a big fan and we all had a blast, alternating between paddling and sitting down and floating.
After we got cleaned up, my brother, mom, and I all went to Sweetgreen for frozen yogurt. Perfect treat for a hot day!
Saturday night my family went out to dinner (plus Matt, back from the beach that evening) and on Sunday morning, I met my dad and brother for a very sweaty, very hot run on the C&O Canal.
There was a big storm in DC on Friday night that left a lot of the area without power (Matt and I were lucky ours stayed on, but my parents lost power for about 24 hours and I know some still don’t have it) — there were a lot of big trees that came down, like this one on the trail:
The run was slightly torturous due to the weather — man, it was hot — but we did it! 5 miles in 45:19, just over a 9 min/mile pace.
After we came back, the three of us plus my mom, my grandmother, and Matt all had brunch at my parent’s house!
My mom made a beautiful fruit salad:
And Matt whipped us up a veggie egg scramble!
Real men wear aprons.
Plus bacon, obviously.
Everything was delicious! Here’s my plate, minus the bacon, which wasn’t quite ready yet by this point and I wanted to dig in!
I also had a big homemade granola bar right after our run before showering, so I decided to forgo the toast.
We spent the rest of yesterday at the pool before having a quick dinner and sending my brother off to the airport. Such a short (but fun) visit! I’m off to work — have a great day, friends!
Did any of you get hit by the big storms on Friday? I hope your power is back!