I got in not one but two runs this weekend – what a nice treat!
First up was a run date with my friends Mary and Sokphal on Saturday morning. So fun to catch up with them!
We met up early and it was really windy and chilly, but not as bad as I expected. The sun helped!
The three of us were reminiscing about the CRAZY windy Cherry Blossom 10 Miler we ran back in 2016 – so windy that they had to take down all the race signs, tents, etc! We had wind gusts up to 50 mph.
So now anytime it looks windy and cold we are like, “But not as bad as that time we ran Cherry Blossom!” I somehow managed to PR the race that year, too – maybe someday I’ll be able to beat that time!
As for now, I was pretty proud – this was the first time in years that I’ve seen 8:xx on my watch under average pace!
My second run of the weekend was Sunday morning, in absolutely gorgeous spring weather!
I met up with my friend Grace, who I hadn’t run with in WAYYYY too long.
We used to run together fairly often back in 2012/3, and then kind of lost touch which was a bummer. We ran into each other a few weeks ago out and about in Arlington and decided to get back out there!
Grace has 2 kids now (last time we ran together neither of us had kids – whoa!), so we mostly chatted about mom stuff which was fun.
Looking forward to more run dates with her again – we were talking about maybe training for a fall race together. We’ll see!
Another 4 miler – 4 miles is my sweet spot right now!
Speaking of races – I mentioned awhile ago that I was thinking of signing up for the GW Parkway Classic 10 Miler. Well, I think I’m going to table that idea – I knew it was going to be tight already in terms of ramping distance up in time for the race… and then I got sick in early March and didn’t run for 2 weeks.
So now I feel like I definitely don’t have enough time to safely up my the distance in time for the race, which is in only 5 weeks. I could probably do it but don’t feel like risking the injury, especially since my right ankle has been bothering me lately when I run.
I’ve been wanting to do more trail running anyway, so my new plan is to look for a fun 10k-ish trail race this spring instead. Any recommendations from my local readers? 🙂
The rest of the weekend was spent enjoying some time with Matt’s parents, who were in town for my mother-in-law to attend a conference. We met them out for pizza on Saturday with Riese in tow, and then on Sunday before they left town we had a nice brunch at our place.
It was warm enough to eat outside – woo!
Other highlights from the weekend included taking Riese to the park to enjoy the weather on Saturday, plus a fun mom + toddler playdate with a couple friends and their littles yesterday.
The kids played while the moms enjoyed snacks and bubbly. 😉
The other highlight from the weekend was dinner out on Friday night!
Matt and I had been trying to make dinner plans with our friends Steve and Clare since their wedding back in November – we finally found a date that worked for everyone and met up at Ristorante Piccolo in Georgetown.
Chicken marsala for me (plus some starter salads and apps we shared) – yum! Good times had by all.
How were your weekends? Any fun workouts or good meals to share?