A Morning 5 Miler

Gooooooooooooood morning!

It’s a GORGEOUS morning here in D.C. — we had a big storm on Sunday night that finally cooled things back down a bit!


Man, I’m going to miss that view!

I met Heather this morning for a lovely 5 mile run to start out the day right :)


Clearly running = my morning coffee!


We had a great run — 5.11 miles in 44:45, for an average pace of 8:45. Good conversation, good weather, and a decent pace, too! The miles flew by :)


  • Mile 1: 8:47
  • Mile 2: 8:45
  • Mile 3: 8:52
  • Mile 4: 8:50
  • Mile 5: 8:42
  • 0.11 Nub: 7:23 (Gotta end with a sprint!)

Running is the best way to start a day!


The other best way to start a day is with one of my vegan Almond Butter Banana Breakfast Bars ;)


YUM! I love these. I had half of one before heading out on the run, too ;)

Along with my breakfast bar, I enjoyed some nonfat plain Greek yogurt and fruit. Delish!


The perfect post-run breakfast :)

And now — it’s back to studying I go! I will be SO happy when this class is over…

Have a great day!


  1. 1

    Anne, that first picture is absolutely gorgeous!

  2. 2

    Yes – the first photo TOOK MY BREATH AWAY!!!!!

  3. 3


    I love that you found a trail to run on in DC. It was one of my biggest complaints of living there. I could never find anywhere with shade to run.

  4. 5

    A morning run and a yummy breakfast… nothing better!

  5. 6

    Well, looks like we almost needed a pic of you saving me from that river grime. Apparently I lean, and run? Ha, weird.

    Loved this morning jaunt! And my breakfast bar treat! Round 2, coming up.

  6. 7

    i bet it’s so nice to get a great run in before work! i would love to get my rear out of bed in the mornings for a run…but sometimes it’s just so warm and snuggly in there :)

  7. 8

    I love that first photo! DC really does have some great trials. (I bike, not run.) Where’s that one?

  8. 10

    I am impressed that you are so awake and energized looking in that picture! I don’t think I could ever be that excited about running (especially early in the morning) but it is pretty clear that you are loving it!

  9. 11

    Great 5 mile run! I’m trying to make 5 miles my new 3. :)

    Good luck with the studying!

  10. 13

    Looks awesome Anne! Which park at you running in?? I agree with Dorry above.. I’m trying to make running 4-6 miles my new 2-3 miles. It’s been a little tough going! :P

  11. 15

    I want that breakfast! Guess I’ll have to make some of those bars :-)

  12. 16

    love the pics! I love running outside!

  13. 17

    Great run! It rained here last night and it was a little cooler this morning as well :)

  14. 18

    I’ve never seen trails like that in DC. Then again I’ve only gone as a tourist for a day or two. I would love to find a good place to run for my next trip.

  15. 19

    Great run + great breakfast = great day!

  16. 20

    The bars look delish! I’m going to try making them over the weekend (I had no idea how expensive Almond Butter is – I should have entered your contest a couple of weeks ago!! ) After making the small investment (ha-ha), I hope I like Almond Butter!

  17. 21

    I love storms but the best thing about them is the “cool off” effect it has on summer weather. We are experiencing the same thing here in Chicago.

  18. 22

    i ran 5 mi. this morning too, only my scenery wasn’t nearly as pretty! gorgeous photos. also, i am now dying to make those bars!!!

  19. 23

    That view is so gorgeous. I miss the east coast!

  20. 24

    Great run and a great breakfast! A winning combination :)

  21. 25

    Gorgeous day for a 5 mile run!

  22. 26

    Beautiful view!! Good friends and good views always make running so much better. :)

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    Michelle Heikell says:

    Nothing like great scenery to make time fly. I did 6.5 this morning (way more than my usual 3). I was window shopping the whole time. I have a ways to go before my times are as good as yours though :)


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