Hi guys! I hope you had nice weekends and that those of you in the US are gearing up for short holiday workweeks! The highlight of our weekend was getting to celebrate our friends Steve and Clare, who got married on Saturday night at the beautiful National Museum of Women in the Arts in DC.
So great to catch up with some of our good friends who were in town for the wedding, too! (My dress is from Nordstrom Rack, but a couple years ago.)
I didn’t get many photos at the wedding because I wanted to be in the moment/not on my phone, but I did snag a few shots of the appetizers because they were so creative! The bride loves Mexican food so there was a lot of Mexican-themed appetizers – my favorite was these tiny chicken tacos (on a colorful bed of crushed corn chips – so fun)! They also had A QUESO FOUNTAIN during the reception – best thing ever.
On Sunday morning I met my friend Karen for a run date – I knew I’d be tired after a late night followed by an early baby morning (so not used to being up late anymore… morning came FAST), but I figured some fresh air would be nice and I was right.
Such a treat, as always, to have this undivided time to catch up with a friend in nature. It was really peaceful out there on Sunday – we ran in Rock Creek Park and I love the sounds of the water. So calming! We were saying it’s amazing this is right in the city because you feel so removed from the hustle and bustle of the action.
3.5 miles, done!
The other fitness highlight from the weekend was a training session with Paul from Capital Energy Training! Matt has been working with Paul weekly for years now, and I just started back up a couple weeks ago, so we did back to back sessions on Saturday morning. We are keeping things really low key and focusing on mobility and alignment for the moment, which will be helpful because my body is crazy tight and out of whack. Worse than it was when we first started working together a few years ago pre-baby, when he helped me a ton with mobility and strengthening my hips so running didn’t hurt! One of my favorite moves he showed me over the weekend is using a band to get a good stretch. You wrap the band around your waist and then position the ends around your knees as shown. It felt nice!
In terms of food over the weekend, we were mostly eating random leftovers and usual staples, but we did go out for Thai food last night. We’re considering moving to Del Ray in Alexandria (any Del Ray readers want to share how you like living there?), so we grabbed dinner at a Thai place there after touring around some houses. Riese ate some brown rice, plain chicken, and steamed veggies, and we brought home the rest of what she didn’t finish and mixed it with my leftovers – perfect lunch for me today! I ended up eating it at 10:30 because I was hungry early – remember you don’t need to wait until arbitrary meal times to eat if you are hungry. 🙂
Two more things before I go:
- I wanted to share this Facebook post from a fellow fitness blogger about how we can donate gently used running/fitness gear to those who have lost their homes and belongings in the California wild fires. I’ll be sending a big package this week!
- My friends at Brooks gave me the heads up about Charity Miles, a cool app that lets you walk, run, and bike for a cause. Consider downloading the app and logging your miles – with every mile you move you will raise money for the charity of your choice! What a great way to encourage movement while doing good, too. If you’re interested in raising money for the Brooks Booster Club specifically, get more info here!
Have a nice day, friends!