Hey friends! It was a lovely weekend in DC, and Matt and I took full advantage with lots of outdoor adventures!

spring in dc

I love spring in DC. :)

We kicked off the weekend Friday with dinner at my parent’s – my mom made us steaks and taco salad, which is my favorite childhood salad. Sooooo good. I have written about this salad before, if you want more details on the recipe –> my most favorite salad ever. :)

steak and taco salad

Plus a little Easter card and a Cadbury creme egg, which is another old favorite of mine. Any other Cadbury creme egg fans?! Obviously not a health food item but sometimes you have to live a little, my friends. :)

On Saturday, Matt and I had breakfast at home (an egg/veggie scramble, fruit, and a muffin) and then headed out for a bike ride with a big group of friends!

biking w&od trail

To miss the Arlington hills and crowds, and to mix things up, we all drove out to Reston, parked there, and then biked farther west on the W&OD trail towards Ashburn. I’m the slowest biker ever (I like just enjoying the scenery!) and Matt was nice to stay back with me. We biked about 8 or 9 miles and then stopped at Carolina Brother’s BBQ, which is right on the trail, for a late lunch!

carolina brother's bbq

I had the pulled chicken BBQ sandwich with baked beans and veggies – I ate everything except for the veggies, which were meh and overcooked. Not interested in forcing myself to eat something not delicious!

carolina brother's bbq ashburn

Plus an oatmeal butterscotch cookie! Half was perfect – it was massive.


The rest of the gang went a bit farther on the trail and came back to meet us on the tail end of our lunch; they headed back the way we came to get lunch at Old Ox Brewery, so we met them there once we finished!

Such a fun day. We got back to Arlington in the early evening, showered up quickly, and then headed to my friend Hamid’s place for a BBQ. I didn’t get any pictures but I had a couple hot dogs that were delish – one of my favorite summer eats! And yes, apparently all I ate on Saturday was BBQ. :)

On Sunday morning, I was up and out to meet my track buddies for a group run!

running mt vernon parkway

We met up in Georgetown and did our usual 6 mile bridge loop, but in reverse to mix it up. Starting in Georgetown, we ran over the Key Bridge, then down onto the Mt. Vernon Trail. We ran south on the trail to the 14th street bridge, crossed over that, then ran along the tidal basin and down the waterfront towards the Lincoln Memorial, then back along the water to Georgetown again.

It was one of those PERFECT DC spring days – in the low 50’s, super crisp and clear, beautiful sunrise. Absolute perfection for a run date!

mt vernon trail run

The others asked for a quick break to shed some of their layers so I asked Diane to snag a photo of me while we were stopped. Josh jumped in too!

mt vernon trail run

Such a fun way to start the day. We kept the pace casual because the others are still recovering from speedy Cherry Blossom 10 Milers last weekend – fine with me!


Josh and Diane went on to run a few more miles but I thought 6 was perfect so I bowed out. Instead, I walked over to Grace Street Coffee to get an iced mocha – they make them with chocolate milk which is extra fun. :) Also, how cute are these colorful row houses?! I love Georgetown – if it weren’t so expensive (and annoying to park in) we’d love to live there!

grace street coffee

I took my iced mocha back down to the waterfront and enjoyed relaxing in the sunshine and stretching out for about 30 minutes. It was so nice to just sit and soak up the sun – such a perfect morning!

georgetown waterfront

Also – I’m in love with this new tank top, the Fremont Running Tank (affiliate link), that Brooks sent me this month to review! It’s the PERFECT summer running tank – it has little perforations in it so it’s really breathable, and it has a loose but very flattering cut – not TOO flowy but it doesn’t stick to you at all either. I don’t like wearing tight tank tops when I run so I really love it! It’s also legit cute enough to wear out as a normal tank. I’m going to buy it in another color – the teal – because I’m obsessed! Just FYI if you order one, size down! It runs large.

fremont running tank brooks

As for the rest of yesterday, I swung by my parent’s place to drop off some stuff after the run and my mom fed me some more taco salad for lunch! I’m obsessed. :) Then Matt and I spent the rest of the day getting things done around the house, including washing and vacuuming out both of our cars, which was long overdue.

By the time dinner rolled around, we were both in the mood for pizza, so pizza it was! We ordered from Lost Dog Café in Arlington, and I made us a side salad to go with it since we had a bunch of greens in the fridge.

lost dog cafe pizza

How was your weekend? What’s the best thing you ate or the most fun fitness adventure you had?


  1. 1

    i LOVE georgetown! i recently visited DC for the first time last October and absolutely fell in love. spring there seems so perfect!! i’ll have to go back again soon to try some of the places you’ve recommended :)

  2. 2

    That sounds like a perfect weekend!!! So many yummy tastes. I went to Georgetown a while ago when I was visiting the school. It’s such a cute place!

  3. 3

    Ha, love Cadbury creme eggs, too! I usually get a 4-pack and then have one every few weeks – it’s like Easter for all summer long that way!

  4. 5
    Roadrunner says

    Does, indeed, sound like a great spring weekend. Nothing like that in the DC area!

  5. 6

    Fantastic weekend! We spent ours outside as well as it was finally in the 70s in Wisconsin!
    I joined a friend for Burn Bootcamp’s free community class on Saturday morning. Do you have one nearby you? Great workout! I’d recommend!

  6. 8

    Sounds like a great weekend! We have been trying to spend lots of time outside in the nice Spring air as well.

  7. 9

    I will have to add Grace Street Coffee to the list! Normally we hit up Baked and Wired.

  8. 11

    I am a caramel egg girl myself =)

  9. 12

    What a PERFECT weekend! Also…. I am they SLOWEST biker ever, too. My friend and I once entered a biking event and had the sweeper riders go ahead of us because it was annoying to have them following us the whole time. Yes… we were last! But we were only interested in the views, too.

  10. 14

    A lady I used to work with makes a taco salad that is almost exactly the same as yours, and I’ve always loved it! The only difference is our recipe uses taco seasoned ground beef, too. Delicious!

  11. 16

    i look forward to Cadbury creme eggs ALL YEAR. Cadbury eggs + Reese’s PB eggs + spring = life’s greatest joys.


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