YOU GUYS! I had the best morning. I got in a beautiful sunrise run in DC and there was no snow or ice anywhere to be seen! WOOHOO!!!! Spring, is that you?! Please?!
My buddy Sokphal and I hadn’t run together in WAYYYYY too long – our schedules haven’t been working out, and then it’s been too icy/snowy to run most mornings recently anyway. So glad to finally catch up with her over some miles!
I’ve really missed this view:
We did a nice 4 mile out and back along the GW Parkway Mt. Vernon Trail while chatting away. On the way back, the rising sun made everything look gold/red! Beautiful!
- Mile 1: 8:14
- Mile 2: 8:21
- Mile 3: 8:33
- Mile 4: 8:51
Loving this fun springy jacket my friends at Brooks gifted me. Especially the little flower petal like front – it’s like that in the back, too! Super cute cut.
I can’t even say how nice it was to get out and get some fresh air this morning. I know I’m not alone when I say that weather has a BIG impact on my mood. I know I’ve been really lucky to get the hell out of dodge a couple times lately for some sunshine and warmth, but MAN this winter has been bumming me out. So gray and cold and never ending! I got in an afternoon walking break yesterday in the warmer weather and I had forgotten how much being able to do that lifts my spirits during the work day. So nice to be able to leave the house and not freeze to death or slip on ice! Even Zara seems pumped. She loves sunshine and open windows as much as I do! 🙂
I’ve kept things really low key on the workout front this week (easy walks on Monday and Wednesday, Tuesday was a full rest day, and tomorrow doing an easy swim) because on Saturday morning I’m running the DC Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon! Given how snowy/icy this winter has been, my training hasn’t exactly been awesome, so I’m planning to run the race for fun with my girls and not worry about pace. I have two 10 milers (Cherry Blossom and GW Parkway Classic) coming up later this spring, so I think I’ll try to race one of those, instead, now that I can actually train again. We’ll see!
Who else is running Saturday?! Fingers crossed that the current weather forecast (rain) is wrong. See you guys out there! It’s one of my absolute favorite DC races – here are my previous recaps if you want a sneak preview of the course! FYI: it’s awesome but also big and crowded, so show up super early. 🙂
- Rock ‘n’ Roll USA 2014 Recap
- Rock ‘n’ Roll USA 2013 Recap
- National Half Marathon (before it went RnR) 2011 Recap
When I got home from the run I refueled with some sunny side up fried eggs, Ezekiel toast, and smoked salmon. I’m obsessed with runny egg yolks lately. So good!
Plus a Suja juice I picked up at Whole Foods last night.
And a latte, obvi.
I’ll be back tomorrow with a fun new dinner recipe – stay tuned. 🙂 Have a great day! It’s going to be sunny and warm here today – looking forward to another afternoon walk!
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- I loved this post from my friend Gina recently on “the art of moderation” – very intuitive eating-esque!
- Also, this –> “Things You Should Know” via Robyn