Hello, my friends! It’s Friday – who else is pumped? I’m especially pumped because on Sunday morning, Matt and I leave for the beach for a week long vacation with family! I have been looking forward to this week alllllll year long. OBX or bust!
I kicked off my Friday morning on the right foot – with a run date, of course! Anyone else?
My blogger buddy Chelsea and I met up for a jaunt on my favorite – the Mt. Vernon Trail.
So beautiful out there! I feel so lucky to be able to run on this all the time.
Now that I’m not training for half marathons/races anymore, I’ve been enjoying sleeping in a little bit more on weekdays (and by “sleeping in” I mean til like 7:30 a.m….), but getting in my workout first thing always puts me in such a good mood for the day, so I decided it was time to get back into it. With the exception of yoga, which I love at night, I’m just not a huge evening workout person – if I don’t have anyone to meet or a specific class to go to, it’s really easy to find a lot of excuses why I should relax on our couch instead.
Determined to get back into a good morning workout routine, I went to 6 a.m. Crossfit on Thursday (after a failed attempt to make it to Wednesday a.m.’s class, not gonna lie…), and I emailed Chelsea to set up this morning’s run date. The best way I know to make a workout fun (and to make sure I’ll actually do it in the morning) is to have someone to meet!
Chelsea has flex Fridays for work and I didn’t have any super early morning AnneTheRD clients, so we decided to meet up at a rather civilized 7:30 a.m. Not bad at all, but it was still good to have someone waiting on me so I got out of bed. 😉
We set out with the aim to do around 5 miles and chatted away nonstop the whole time. That always makes runs fly by!
These views helped, too, as always.
By the time Chelsea and I made it back to Rosslyn, we were both super thirsty, so we decided instead of running up the huge hill back to our places that we would finish out with a sprint… and then buy some nice cold water and walk up the hill. Perrrrfect. Summer running = tough!
Chelsea and I decided that once we’re both done with crazy summer travel, we’re going to do a standing weekly run date! I really love my set run date with Sokphal on Tuesday mornings since it takes the guesswork out of scheduling, and gets me in a good routine. Chelsea and I are thinking Thursday mornings at the track, to work on our speed! Speedwork is always better with a buddy. I want to get into a good routine with morning CrossFit classes too – need to make it a habit again!
As for breakfast, I decided it was a good day for my Perfect Microwave Banana Oatmeal, mixed with some cottage cheese (obsessed – so good with the banana sweetness), blueberries, and some pecans for healthy fat. Plus a shot of espresso with a little milk, obviously.
And now, to finish out work and to start thinking about packing for the beach! I’ll be blogging next week (although timing may be slightly sporadic), so stay tuned for some fun beach photos.
Any good easy/quick beach read recommendations? I’ve been reading a lot of books for work lately (e.g. nutrition/emotional eating type stuff for my clients), but don’t have any great “just for fun” books lined up right now!
Have a great weekend everyone! See you in a few days from North Carolina!