YOU GUYS. The weather was so amazing for running on Saturday morning!
It was legit cold – like, I should have worn gloves cold – 49 degrees when we started out at 7:30 a.m.!
It. Felt. Amazing.
I was also thrilled to be out running with my friend Karen! She’s one of my fave running buddies but it had been ages since we ran together because first I was pregnant and then she was pregnant. 🙂 So fun to be out there with her again!
We were laughing over the difference in our outfits – I always tend to under-dress for runs because I hate being hot, so I was wearing shorts and a t-shirt, and she had on tights, a short sleeved shirt, a long sleeved shirt, AND a vest. Lol.
She ended up losing the vest but otherwise was comfortable – and so was I! My hands warmed up quickly. 🙂
We started our run on Hains Point and did a meandering loop around the National Mall and back.
We set out planning to do between 4 and 4.5 miles…
But we were both feeling good and having a great time out there so we ended up making it to 5 miles!
Hadn’t seen that on my watch in awhile. 🙂 And this was a postpartum distance record for Karen – go Karen!
I’m getting really pumped to start increasing distances this fall to get ready for the DC Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon in March – been WAY too long since I did a half! 🙂
The other fitness highlight this weekend?
A session with Paul from Capital Energy Training! We had another great session involving mobility and lots of hip and core strengthening – this always really helps me for my runs.
As for food highlights this weekend, we had some good meals!
I brought tuna salad sandwiches back into the rotation on Saturday post-run – it was only 9:30 when I got home but I was meal, not snack, hungry. We had brunch plans at 11:30 but I knew I’d be hangry if I just had something small!
This hit the spot… tuna salad made with a mix of plain Greek yogurt and mayo and dijon mustard with some broccoli slaw for crunch. Plus an unpictured latte. 🙂
Brunch at our friend’s place was delicious – I was especially all about that sausage and egg casserole! So good.
We spent some time walking around “Art on the Ave”, a street festival in Del Ray with all sorts of vendors selling jewelry, art, etc., on Saturday as well.
I ended up buying a DC-themed watercolor from a local artist – excited to find a place for it!
We grabbed dinner at the burger place in Del Ray with Riese and a friend after the festivities. I’m obsessed with their sweet potato waffle fries!
Brunch Sunday was also delicious: biscuit egg sandwiches.
There is an important biscuit vs. bagel debate going on on my Instagram post right now – go weigh in. 😉
Sunday evening we had a cozy night in – a homemade pasta dish with turkey meatballs, lots of sauce, and red peppers. Plus some wilted spinach I added after taking this photo!
Riese also gave us two nice long naps this weekend which was awesome because Matt and I got a TON of stuff done around the house that we’ve been meaning to do forever.
It felt really good to continue to get things more organized… lots to do still before we are fully settled in our new house but we are getting there!
Have a nice day and I’ll see you guys back here on Wednesday!