Hi friends! It was a nice and low key weekend here in DC! On Friday, I started the weekend a little early with a late afternoon run with my high school BFF Jenny. As I mentioned before, she had her second child a few months ago and is working to build back up her running endurance as she trains for a March half marathon. We planned to give 6 miles a shot on Friday – and she totally crushed it. Proud of her! It was a rainy and dreary afternoon but getting to spend an hour chatting with my best buddy made the miles fly.
Jenny is in town for a couple more weeks and then heads back to Georgia – I’ll be so sad to see her go!
I headed home to shower and then Matt and I ended up heading back to Falls Church for dinner – we met up with Jenny and her sister Gretchen and brother Ben, who are also my good friends. Fun to hang with the whole crew! We hit up Koi Koi – awesome sushi. I was too busy eating to take pics. 🙂
Last week was so busy on the work front that I was WIPED on Friday after dinner and managed to sleep for like 10 hours – whoa. Felt good! We had a lazy morning at home on Saturday – I whipped up a little oatmeal mess for myself when I got up.
I mixed together Qi’a (boring by itself, but good as an addition to oatmeal – it’s a mix of chia seeds, hemp seeds, and buckwheat groats) with some oats, vanilla almond milk, and cinnamon before microwaving the mixture and then topping it with some slivered almonds and leftover homemade cranberry sauce (such a good oatmeal topping). Yum!
Plus some tea, because I knew we’d be running in a bit and coffee doesn’t sit well with me pre-workout.
Late morning, it was run time – I headed out for another 6 miler, this time with Matt! As you guys know, we are running the Charleston Half Marathon this coming weekend (very kindly sponsored by my friends at Cabot) – we did 12 miles last weekend and stepped way back this week so our legs will be fresh come Saturday.
It was in the 50’s but dreary/gray – actually decent running weather, though I missed the sun. Here is a sweaty selfie from the half way point!
We ended up making the run quite speedy – we were both feeling good! We did an out and back route and the first 1.5 miles and last 1.5 miles were quite hilly, but we did a good job powering up the hills, especially at the end. Our last mile was sub-8 minutes!
Post-run, we cleaned up then headed to Whole Foods – we needed to go grocery shopping and we needed lunch, so we figured we’d just eat there before shopping. We both got a chicken, bacon, and cheddar sandwich and shared sides of red cabbage slaw and sweet potato fries. The sandwich was HUGE – the size of my head! I only made it through about half and ate the rest for dinner (along with the second half of the sweet potato fries). 🙂
I was wiped again on Saturday night – Matt went out to celebrate a friend’s birthday at a bar in DC but I decided all I wanted was a night at home with the couch and Netflix, so that’s what I did. 🙂
Sunday morning brought a fun friend workout date – my buddy Karen and I met up for coffee at 9 (well, green tea for me – see aforementioned no coffee pre-workout situation) at Baked and Wired in Georgetown. We decided to take a walk with our drinks since it was a warm morning!
We followed our catch up date with a 10 a.m. yoga sculpt (heated power yoga + weights) class at CorePower Georgetown. Soooooo good as always. We were sweaty puddles after it was over!
I came home and whipped up some brunch for myself and Matt – two fried eggs + 90 second brown rice + salsa + guac + wilted baby spinach. This was insanely good.
As for the rest of yesterday, it was weirdly nice out (sunny and in the 60’s – what the heck?!), so Matt and I took advantage with a little tennis in the afternoon.
And since apparently I only wanted to eat Mexican food yesterday, last night we made tacos! Ground turkey cooked in Mexican spices + a homemade cilantro, yellow pepper, chopped baby spinach, and black bean mix + guac + salsa + Cabot sharp cheddar.
While we were cleaning up, I made myself a packed lunch for today using the leftovers! I put a base of baby kale in a tupperware, then topped it with leftover brown rice from brunch, the rest of the pepper/black bean mix, the remaining guac, salsa, and some of the turkey.
I can’t wait to eat this today!
As for the rest of my food today, I packed some snacks to go with the taco salad – a clementine, some carrots and leftover beets, and an almond butter Perfect Bar.
Have a great day, friends!
How was your weekend? What’s the best thing you ate or the best workout you got in?