Sunrise Run + Food Highlights

Hey friends! It’s a beautiful day in DC and I started it by enjoying a sunrise run. My favorite. :)

sunrise run dc

My friend Sokphal and I hadn’t seen each other in awhile and I missed her! I decided skipping today’s track workout and doing a fun DC sightseeing run with her instead sounded like a very good idea. :)


We did one of our usual favorite DC monument runs, starting at Iwo Jima and running over Memorial Bridge to the WWII Memorial and back.

wwII memorial

We decided some walking along the reflecting pool was in order, too. This was Sokphal’s shakeout run before racing the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half Marathon on Saturday so she wasn’t trying to do anything crazy – which worked out well because neither was I. :)

reflecting pool dc

Almost 4 miles, check! I know the distance on my watch is going to drive some of you nuts – sorry about that. ;)


(Watch doesn’t include our walking break, obviously, or that would have been a REALLY fast run!)

Also: how awesome are these St. Patrick’s Day themed shoes Brooks gifted me in anticipation of our annual blogger ambassador trip next weekend?! The inside says “Kiss me” in one shoe and “I’m a runner” in the other, lol. Unfortunately these are sold out on their website, but they are the Launch 4 (affiliate link), which has all sorts of other fun colors – felt great on the run, too! I’m a huge Launch fan.

brooks st patrick's day shoes

Back at home post-run I had a latte and my flour free breakfast pancake with slivered almonds and some frozen wild blueberries. Yummmm! I did the microwave method in a shallow bowl again – just pop it in for 3 minutes.

flour free breakfast pancake

As for other food highlights this week, I randomly had a lot of shrimp! Went out to dinner at Matchbox near Capitol Hill on Tuesday and I had a salad with really good grilled shrimp to start, plus a couple slices of pizza! Their pizza = amazing.

matchbox dc dinner

As for last night, Matt and I made shrimp tacos a la Sun Basket (<—affiliate link for 3 free meals). Sooooo good. Tacos = always a good idea. I really liked the sauce and the quick pickled cabbage, too! (That’s Matt’s plate pictured – he had 4, I had 2!)


As for today, I’m whipping up a slow cooker Chicken Tikka Masala dish for dinner tonight – stay tuned for the recipe tomorrow! :) I know you guys love slow cooker recipes – and I do too, because they are so easy and require very little prep and then you have an awesome meal ready and waiting by the time dinner rolls around!

slow cookere chicken tikka masala step 1

Have a great day, my friends! I’ll leave you with some links from around the web:


  1. 1

    I haven’t been running lately, just kind of fell out of it. Doing a ton of lifting and interval training on the tread. You always make me want to lace up my tennis shoes and get out there!

  2. 2

    So good to see you and that mileage…haha! Your food looks delish – per usual!

  3. 4
    TrackBuddy says

    Missed you at the track today – but looks like you guys had a lovely run! :-)

  4. 6

    How can your food look really yummy?? Do you know it is midnight in my country? Could you tell me how far the other my class. If not, it must be really … lol

  5. 7

    Ugh, I keep seeing those shoes and they’re taunting me. My birthday is St Pats day and I need them to match my socks!

  6. 9

    So jealous about the new shoes!! I went online at like 2pm the day the came out and they had already sold out. Major bummer; I love the Launches and St Paddy’s lol! But they’re awfully cute on you!

  7. 11

    I just saw those shoes on Tina’s blog!! Really love them. I love morning workouts- so peaceful out!

  8. 12

    Yum, I love Matchbox. That looks like an especially beautiful run to start your day :)

  9. 13

    the watch numbers are perfect! 3.77 and 33:17…all 3’s and 7’s (ish! :)

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