Big excitement over here – my brother’s wedding is tomorrow! Matt, Riese, and I are flying off to Boston this morning for the festivities and can’t wait.
Before we go, though, let’s close out the week with some highlights: the biggest of which was my annual run date to see the gorgeous DC cherry blossoms with the girls!
Every year a handful of friends and I get together to run the cherry blossoms on a weekday early in the morning – it’s the best way to see the blossoms without the crowds, and way easier to get there via our running shoes vs. via car!
Like in previous years, we parked at Iwo Jima in Rosslyn and ran down from there.
The sun was just starting to wake up as we reached the Lincoln Memorial (where the November Project was working out)!
From there, we ran over to the tidal basin, entering via the MLK statue!
Perfect timing – the sunrise was gorgeous.
My partners in crime for this year’s run date were Sokphal and Chelsea – fun to have some time to chat with them as always!
Kathleen came and met us too, but she skipped the run portion because as you can see she is very pregnant! 🙂 Due in May with #2 – excited for her!
It was a bit crowded by the entrance, but once we walked around the tidal basin a bit the walkways cleared out quickly and the blossoms were looking gorgeous, especially with the blue sky backdrop!
We were really excited to have a clear morning after a couple years of more gray cherry blossom run dates – it was stunning out today!
Great weather for both running and cherry blossom viewing. 🙂
So much fun.
We have done at least one cherry blossom run every year since 2012 or 2013… I think the best year photography-wise was our 2016 cherry blossom early morning run date… we had THE most epic sunrise backdrop for our photos.
We were all sad to say goodbye to the blossoms, but we had to get home, so after walking around the tidal basin for about half an hour we ran back to Rosslyn.
I didn’t have my watch on me unfortunately, but I believe we ended up running about 4.5 miles, and probably walking another half mile at least while down at the tidal basin.
What a fun morning!
I felt really good out there running-wise, too, which was a nice change after my super sluggish run on Sunday in Philly.
I will leave you with a couple random things.
First up: most delicious meal of the week goes to these vegetarian quinoa and black bean tostadas with cabbage slaw and avocado. Major yum.
They were a Sun Basket (<- affiliate link for $40 off) meal and a total winner… def want to make them again soon.
And second, if you’re in the DC area or nearby and interested, I’m honored to be presenting one of the keynotes at the DC Metro Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual meeting next Friday, 4/12!
Find out more info and sign up here: http://eatrightdc.org/2019-annual-meeting/
And now, we are Boston-bound! Have a fabulous weekend and I’ll see you guys back here on Monday with a recap! And for any of you running the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler this weekend here in DC… have the best time and let me know how it goes!