Hello my friends! Matt and I had a nice, relaxing weekend here in DC. It was great to be home after all our travels! I treated myself to a calming evening yoga class on Friday at my old favorite Edge Yoga via ClassPass – perfect way to begin the weekend.
Saturday was rainy and all about eating! I slept in and then met a group of girlfriends for brunch at Founding Farmers in DC.
I think Founding Farmers is way overrated (and always SOOOO crowded/stressful when you first arrive), but the company was wonderful. Always good to catch up with old friends! Part 2 of Saturday’s eating adventures was dinner at Rustico in Ballston for my high school friend Hilary’s birthday! I love their food – the kale barley salad topped with salmon always rocks – and it was really fun to catch up and reminisce.
I was up early on Sunday for a run date! The weather could not have been more amazing.
I was so happy to be out and about enjoying it via my running shoes! 🙂 Nothing better than a crisp and cool but sunshine-filled morning run.
I ran with my track buddy Diane and two of her friends who were all getting over colds, so we kept the pace casual and enjoyed the views.
6 miles – check! I felt good out there – nice and energized after a rest day on Saturday.
Matt and I spent the rest of the day outside! I had a snack when I got home (toast with nut butter, sliced banana, and plain greek yogurt on top) and we mowed the lawn and tidied up the house because my parents were coming over for brunch! We decided on scrambled eggs with bacon and a side of sweet potatoes, peppers, and mushrooms.
Ready to eat! Matt cooked the bacon and the veggies/potatoes out on the grill, which is always nice because then our house won’t smell like bacon for 3 weeks.
Ready to eat!
Yum – this was so good. I love going out to eat, but sometimes eating at home is even better. Especially when the day is beautiful and you can eat outside!
Matt gets major props for his beautiful OJ presentation. 🙂
The rest of yesterday was spent getting our house/deck ready for spring! We planted new herbs in our little herb boxes (2 basil and 1 dill):
And we bought a bunch of flowers for our deck and front yard, too. Last year we planted a bunch of flowers in the front only to have rabbits eat them the next day – they literally looked like they had been mowed down. Womp, womp. This year we did our research on flowers that bunnies do not like. 🙂 No worries for our little deck flower boxes, though – the bunnies can’t reach these!
We were tired from all our outdoor efforts and in the mood for something light so we grabbed Sweetgreen for dinner. Easy and hit the spot! Plus, I was able to add my own avocado at home and not pay a billion dollars for it like I usually do. 😉
I’ve got a busy week ahead – lots of Joyful Eating program work to do, plus some AnneTheRD client meetings and blog stuff, too. Better get to it!
How was your weekend? Did you get nice weather, too? How did you enjoy it? Anyone run the GW Parkway Classic 10 Miler on Sunday? Perfect day for it!