Hey guys! I figured I’d pop in to say hello even though I know some of you are probably off enjoying the holiday! 🙂
We had a great weekend – a good combination of relaxing at home, spending time with friends, and getting in fun workouts – perfect! On Friday, Matt and I kicked things off with happy hour + dinner at Screwtop, a cute wine bar in Clarendon, with friends Heather and Mike. Obviously a sparkling rose and nachos needed to happen. Screwtop has THE best nachos – omg.
The four of us made short work of the nachos and then Matt and I both had salads for our entrees. Balance, my friends! I forgot to take a picture of my salad, but it was less exciting than the nachos anyway. 😉
After dinner we walked next door to Bakeshop and finished off the evening with cookies! I had an oatmeal blueberry cookie – delish!
On Saturday, I was up and out for an early run date with friends! It was rainy and cold but not cold enough to be snowing/sleeting, which was nice, since that’s what was originally called for!
There were a ton of people out and about despite the dreary morning, and we ended up having a fun run! I was with my friends Sokphal and Diane, plus a couple of Sokphal’s friends. It ended up being warmer than I thought it would be (high 30’s) and I was totally overdressed – I haven’t quite remembered how to dress for in between temperatures yet! I ended up having to just carry my coat in my hand the whole time – oh well!
I covered 6 and a half miles with the gang and then they went on to do more. They put the hard sell on me continuing with them, but 6.45 felt perfect and I knew it would leave me feeling good vs. exhausted the rest of the day, so I declined any extra miles. 🙂
It was rainy and gross the rest of the day so Matt and I chilled at home! I hit the grocery store on my way home from the run so we had lots of provisions, and Matt whipped us up an epic brunch feast. Bacon + eggs with veggies and avocado + berries + a shot of espresso with a splash of whole milk.
A bit later I prepped a slow cooker meal for us to enjoy for dinner – a Moroccan Chicken Stew packed full of veggies! It was so good – I’ll share the recipe later this week.
As for yesterday, I had fun workout date plans with my friend Karen! We met up a little early to grab coffee (well, tea for me – I can’t do coffee before a workout because it’s hit or miss on my stomach) and take a stroll to catch up. It was a beautiful morning!
After our stroll we hit up a CorePower Yoga sculpt class at the Georgetown studio. Our fave instructor, Mandy, was teaching – we hadn’t been to her class in way too long! So hard and awesome – it’s basically hot yoga + a boot camp in one.
Post-workout lunch – leftover chicken veggie stew with some brown rice.
Since it was so gorgeous out, Matt and I spent yesterday afternoon doing a short hike with friends!
We hit up Scott’s Run Nature Preserve – lots of nice trails to explore!
Such a treat to have a sunny and warmer day in January (it was in the high 40’s/low 50’s)!
After our hike the four of us got an early dinner at Citizen Burger Bar in Clarendon – this has become our weekend ritual lately (hike + burgers) with our friends Shane and Matt – I love it!
Matt and I shared a salad to start:
And then it was burgers all around! I think this was my best combo yet – grass fed beef + pickles + bacon + cheddar cheese + sauteed mushrooms + ketchup/mustard/bbq sauce on a truffled brioche bun (brushed with truffle oil – SO GOOD). Plus sweet potato fries!
Pretty solid weekend. I hope you guys had a good one, too! Matt has the day off from work today so I’m going to take most of the afternoon off so we can hang. He just made us another batch of these awesome gluten free banana muffins this morning – I’ll share the recipe details tomorrow! So good.
Tell me about the best thing you ate this weekend – or your most fun workout!
Do you tend to overdress or underdress for runs? I prefer to be slightly underdressed since I always get hot quickly, but when it starts to get cold out I always overdress at first before I remember what combinations work best!