Hey friends!

Thanks for all your sweet congrats for the race yesterday :) I’ve been feeling good today — a little sore/stiff but I think the foam rolling majorly helped! Why is it that I’m so much more sore after a 10 mile race than a 10 mile training run?? Anyone else? So weird.

Anyway! I had such a fun day today with my brother :) As I mentioned, he’s in town visiting until tomorrow morning, so I took the day off from work so we could hang!


We started our day at my favorite trail. He ran and I walked, enjoyed the weather and scenery, and took photos, obviously ;)


I realized the only other time I’ve taken photos of the trail for the blog was in the snow! Remember that post? The canal was frozen solid and people were playing hockey on it! It looked quite different today ;)





I even saw a turtle swimming!! How cute! :)


For lunch, we headed to one of my favorite sushi places in the area — Koi Koi in Falls Church, VA.

031Mmmm… edamame!


And sushi! (I had the lunch combo!)036

After lunch we headed into Georgetown for some strolling.



Obviously I made him come with me to Sweetgreen so I could get some frozen yogurt ;)



We had such a fun day! Although there was a small mishap involving a too-close-curb and a deflated tire on the drive home… haha. Was totally late for class because of it. Oh well!


Thank goodness boys understand how to put on spare tires ;)

I just got home from class and now it’s off to bed! I have to take my brother to the airport in the morning… boo! I’m so glad we got some time to hang out — he’s in the Army and is heading off for deployment on Thursday. Please send him some good vibes!

Goodnight! :)


  1. 1

    Sending your bro some love! It is great what he is doing for our country!

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    oooh I am seeing my little bro on the weekend too and I can’t wait!!!!!

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    Awww glad you had such a fun day! The weather was gorgeous here in DC so I bet it was so nice being outside and not in your office like I was!! :)

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    Good luck to your brother! The walk looks so gorgeous! There’s a little river by my parent’s house that looks just like it. Have a great night, girl!

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    I’ll be keeping your brother in my thoughts! Glad you got to spend some quality time with him before he leaves. :) And a belated congrats on the race! Sounds like you ROCKED it!

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    that is so cute you and your bro did that!! i LOVE the sushi on here-and froyo is the best thing to have after sushi!

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    Awww I’m so glad you got to spend time with him before his deployment. I have a lot of friends who are in the service and knock on wood that everyone’s been safe and sound. I wish him all the best and thank him for everything he’s doing :)

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    i’m glad you got to spend some time with him, and make sure you thank him for us for serving so selflessly! i will definitely send good thoughts and prayers his way :)

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    Good luck to your bro! He’s cute by the way ahah :)
    Glad you had a good day!

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    What a great day with your bro! You guys really look alike! :)

    Hope you are having a great week Anne!

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    Tell your brother to stay safe while he is overseas. Also I wanna check out Sweetgreens. :) Do they have many locations or only in Georgetown?

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    love you some SG froyo, huh ;) YUMMM

    glad you guys had fun, and that you could see him before he heads Out!

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    thinking good thoughts for your brother! so glad you got to spend some QT with him :) love sibling time

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    That so nice you got to spend time with your brother. I wish him the best and a safe trip to and from! Where is he deploying if you don’t mind? My boyfriend is also in the army and has been deployed for about a year. He been in Iraq and finally gets to come home the beginning of May. :)

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    Praying for your Brother and his upcoming deployment. Much gratitude for his service to our country!

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    you take such great pictures!
    so wonderful you got to spend time with your brother. whenever i see those guys and girls running around dc, i think what a great service they are doing for our country.

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    I’m sending some vibes for the FANNEtastic brother! Good luck, and looks like you had a great time with him!!

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    Definitely will send him good vibes! My lil bro (thankfully) is still in training, but I’m sure will get deployed as soon as his training is done!

    Good vibes sent to your bro and worry-free vibes and hugs sent to you!

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    Where is the part where your bro talked about how awesome I am and how cool he thinks I am? ;) Many good vibes!! :)

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    Awesome trail and scenery — and good vibes, indeed, to your brother!

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    I’m always more sore from races than training runs as well! Congrats on your PR – you’re so fast!!

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    I think you’re more sore during races cause you’re running harder! Hey, is that the C&O trail?

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    I’m glad you had the chance to spend some time with your brother before he deploys. Best wishes to him. I hope that he’ll have a safe deployment and a speedy return.

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    Love Georgetown! Seeing these photos made me want to return. And how nice to spend some quality time with your bro :)

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    Hey Anne,

    Those photos of the C&O canal are beautiful! I live in the Falls Church/Arlington area, near 7 Corners and have been looking for a non-paved path to run on. (The pavement is really hard on my knees). What access point do you use to get to the C&O path?

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    adrianna says:

    i was the same way after the c-ville 10 miler…but it didnt hit me until like 2 or 3 days later. and not like, debilitating pain, just mild, lingering soreness. i think we just rocked it so hard :)

    also, bless your brother! let him know we appreciate it all, and consistently pray for those men and women.

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