DC Cherry Blossom Run, Take 2

Hey friends! I got in another fun DC cherry blossom run yesterday – my grad school friend Lauren didn’t fly out until late afternoon, which gave us plenty of time to get in a cherry blossom jaunt in the morning!

dc cherry blossom run

I first ran the cherry blossoms over the weekend as part of my last long run for cherry blossom 10 miler training (it’s this coming weekend!); this time, though, we had the blossoms all to ourselves! Quite the nice change from Saturday’s crazy crowds. :)

2017 dc cherry blossoms

Lauren and I parked at Iwo Jima in Rosslyn, then ran over Memorial Bridge and straight to the tidal basin. It was a cloudy morning but the grey skies actually looked cool with the pink blossoms.

2017 cherry blossoms dc

We spent about 20 minutes walking around, taking photos, and enjoying the scenery. :)


tidal basin cherry blossoms 2017

dc cherry blossoms

Such a fun way to spend the morning with my friend! We ended up covering just over 3 miles, not including the walking around at the tidal basin. :)


Post-run, we showered up and then hit Sweetgreen for lunch with Matt, who was working from home yesterday. Yum – always hits the spot!


After lunch, we headed into the city! Lauren met up with our friend Steph to check out the Spy Museum, while Matt and I headed to the Hirshhorn Museum because Matt snagged us tickets for the super popular Infinity Mirrors exhibit!

infinity mirrors

It was really cool, although the lines were crazy long so we had to wait ages for each of the exhibits. The one below had the longest line, but luckily it turned out to be our favorite so it was worth it!

infinity mirrors dc

After the museum adventure, we met back up with Lauren, headed back to Arlington, and then I took her to the airport. I was so sad to say goodbye – thank you for coming to visit, Lauren! Missing you already!

As for last night, Matt and I finally cooked a meal at home after a weekend of eating out! On the menu: steak lettuce wraps a la Sun Basket (<- affiliate link for 3 free meals). We added some black beans to the mix because we had some on hand to use up – delicious addition! Loved these. Also, yay for natural light at dinnertime – and for getting to eat outside!

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It’s back to work today – have a good one, my friends!


  1. 1

    That museum is so cool! Pretty trippy with all the mirrors. I’ve seen so many pictures on IG of the cheery blossoms and they truly are gorgeous! What a view to run in!

  2. 3

    I just saw that exhibit on the news last week and it looks AWESOME! So jealous that you were able to go!

  3. 4

    That mirror exhibit looks incredible! I hate waiting in line, but that looks like it was worth it!

  4. 5

    I LOVE that last picture in the museum!! WOW!!

  5. 6

    That museum exhibit looks awesome!

  6. 7

    Had so much fun this weekend! Thanks for being the hostess with the mostess :)

  7. 9
    Roadrunner says

    There is nothing quite like cherry blossom season running — and Sweet Green! And a neat museum experience!

  8. 10

    Things only bloggers get excited about, natural light at dinner! ha ha looks like a fun couple of days!


  1. […] Matt and I took a cab down to the race and by the time we got there, the sun was rising and the city was looking gorgeous. I was so excited to see that not only were the cherry blossoms still out, but they were actually looking even more full than they did when I ran around the tidal basin last Saturday and Monday! […]

  2. […] needing to get home for work. So wonderful to catch up with her – it had been too long! Last time I saw her was when she came to visit DC shortly after I found out I was pregnant. […]

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