Hey friends! I hope you had a great weekend – and I hope those of you who ran the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half or Full Marathon had a great race! I was sad to miss the half marathon for the first time since 2012 but I think I made the right call to skip it this year. (I still needed a little more time after being burned out following the Marine Corps Marathon a few months ago!) Plus, now I’m even more excited for the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler (<- last year’s recap) in 3 weeks!
On Friday night, Matt and I had a cozy night in – we had leftover Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala and got a good night’s sleep so we’d be ready for our long run date on Saturday!
We headed out around 10:30; since the race was still going on in the city, we stuck to Arlington for the run. We had 8 miles on the agenda and did a fun point-to-point (where you start and end at separate places).
Also – I was thrilled to find that the water fountains in Arlington are still on (in DC, they are all off). Hooray! We stopped a few times for water and I also ate a few dried tart cherries as fuel. I didn’t need much for an 8 miler but that little bit made a difference! (see also: How to Fuel a Long Run)
We had a nice run – it was cold but beautifully sunny, and we had the wind at our backs most of the time, too. It also helped that the run was net downhill. ;)
8+ miles, check!
We finished the run in Crystal City and did a short walk and stretch before warming up in a Starbucks – and getting some treats to re-fuel, too! We both had whole milk lattes and then shared some fun pastries – a donut and a blueberry scone. (Yes, Matt is still doing the mostly gluten free thing, but when there are times he really wants something, he goes for it!)
We hopped in a Lyft to get home, and then after showering we had the protein portion of our re-fuel – some bacon and eggs. :)
On Saturday night, we went to my college friend Sarah’s wedding at the gorgeous Meridian House in DC! It was black tie so we got especially dolled up for it – fun!
My dress is from Macy’s – my mom and I were shopping there a few months ago and I tried on some of the formal dresses just for fun, and we really loved this one! Perfect since I had this wedding coming up so soon. I loved the panel of sequins on the front and back – here’s a photo of the back in better lighting!
The wedding was gorgeous – I didn’t get any other photos so you’ll have to take my word for it. :) Another huge congratulations to Sarah and Jochem – we’re so happy for you guys!
On Sunday, we slept in, did some stuff around the house, and then I treated myself to a yoga class at Edge Yoga later in the day. Always feels good to do yoga the day after a longer run!
As for last night, we had a fun dinner at a friend’s house! They made fajitas – delicious.
It was hard to get up this morning because it was so dark out (good ole daylight savings time), but Chelsea and I wanted to get in a workout before the big snowstorm apparently hits us later tonight, so we went to the 7 a.m. class at Urban Athletic Club. As always, a great workout! And now, I’m riding out my straight wedding hair (I got it done at a blow dry bar) for one more day. ;)
Before I go, one last reminder that I’m participating in a FREE live Q&A panel tomorrow (March 14) at 4 p.m. EST., during which fellow RDs and I will be sharing tips and lessons learned for growing our businesses, both in person and online. If you’re interested, here’s my affiliate link for more information/to sign up for the panel (and to see bios from the other panel speakers). It’s completely free and I hope you’ll join us! Also – it will be recorded so you can watch it later if necessary, so be sure to get on the list even if you can’t join for the live event.
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Have a great day guys! I will leave you with this fun photo of Queen Zara, reigning over her domain. ;)
If you ran RnR DC this weekend, how did it go?!
Who else is gearing up to potentially get a lot of snow tonight?