Weekend Adventures

Hey, hey! Another Monday already – does anyone else feel like this weekend went by especially quickly?!

On Friday night, the weather was warm so we decided to enjoy our grill and deck for dinner! Matt’s mom was in town for a weekend workshop so Matt whipped up food for the 3 of us – grilled chicken + baked beans + grilled asparagus. Yummy combination!

grilled chicken baked beans

The chicken was enormous so I’ll be eating some of the leftovers for lunch this week. :)

On Saturday, Matt and I slept in and then met some friends for a hike. A cold front was on its way along with some storms, but thankfully they held off until we were done hiking!

potomac overlook park hiking

We hit up Potomac Overlook Regional Park in Arlington with friends Shane, Matt, and Matt’s girlfriend Christine, and had fun strolling around, hopping over rocks, and chatting with them as we enjoyed the trails!

potomac overlook regional park

Christine’s dog Tucker was also along for the adventure – such a cutie!

corgi hiking

We hiked around for a couple hours before heading to south Arlington to grab a late lunch at a spot called William Jeffrey’s Tavern. I had the BBQ pulled pork sandwich – it was delicious! Plus some of Matt’s fries. :)

william jeffrey's tavern lunch

It stormed while we were eating and when we came back out the temperature had dropped about 25 degrees. Whoa!

Matt and I spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing and then met up with his mom in Georgetown for dinner after her workshop. We hit up Mai Thai – I’d been there before and it’s always yummy! We all shared some of the fresh summer rolls, then I had a veggie and shrimp dish with a garlicky brown sauce and brown rice.

mai thai georgetown dinner

From there, we headed to a friend’s birthday celebration for a bit!

On Sunday morning, we slept in again and then I headed out to meet my girls Kathleen and Sarah for a late morning run. We are all running the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler and working on building our distance back up!


We met at Kathleen’s place over near the Capitol and did one of my favorite big loops involving the Capitol, the national mall, and a bit of the tidal basin for good measure. :) It was cold and a bit windy but sunny – solid running weather – and we were having such a good time out there we ended up going farther than we planned! Time flies when you’re having fun – I love these two. :)


I was rocking a new pair of tights (the Ghost Crop Running Tights) gifted to me by my friends at Brooks as part of my ongoing ambassadorship, and they are my new fave. So cute (how fun are the colors?!), REALLY comfortable, and higher waisted so they don’t move around at all while you run (or give you awkward low rise muffin top). They come in a cute lighter/pastel print, too! I hope they make them in solids as well in the future – I’d love to get a bunch of pairs since they fit so well.


They are also a really interesting texture – very lightweight and stretchy, although they didn’t let the wind through so I wasn’t cold at all. They were also perfect from going straight from our run to brunch because they don’t show sweat and dry really quickly!

We ended up covering 7.3 miles – great run! Also, this is Kathleen’s post-baby running distance record – way to go girl!!


After the run, we met up with Matt and Kathleen’s husband Zach + their baby and all of us walked over to Union Market for brunch. I got a mocha from the cute coffee place and a biscuit, egg (x2), cheese, and bacon sandwich from Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.! You guys know I love my biscuits. :) This one was really good – the photo doesn’t do it justice!

mason dixie biscuit co

After relaxing back at home for awhile in the afternoon, Matt and I headed back out for dinner last night, this time to Kapnos Taverna in Arlington for some Greek tapas with Matt’s mom and my mom! Fun to have both the moms together. :)

We got a ton of stuff and shared – and I brought home some leftovers to enjoy this week! No leftovers of the baklava, though, sadly. ;)

kapnos taverna arlington

I’ve got another busy week ahead, although I’m hoping this one will be a little more low key than last week. :)

Have a great day guys!

What was the most delicious thing you ate this weekend? I can’t choose – we were spoiled by lots of fun meals out this weekend and everything was so good!


  1. 1

    Everything looks amazing! It’s hard to pick the most delicious food from this weekend, but local pizza and a latte on Saturday definitely hit the spot!

  2. 3

    I wish I had known about that Potomac Overlook park when I lived in Arlington! It looks beautiful.

  3. 5

    I hope you had an amazing weekend! x

  4. 6

    What a fun weekend! There was lots of good food (and company) in my world this weekend, but for some reason the meal that stands out is an insanely good turkey BLT on Sunday! Definitely made me remember why I love BLTs.

  5. 8

    I made roast beef in the crockpot yesterday, and then turned it into a bowl with mashed potatoes, corn and green beans. It sounds a little strange, but it was delicious! :)

  6. 10

    Wow! What a weekend full of great eats and fun times with friends!
    The most delicious thing I ate this weekend was probably avocado and poached eggs on toast with an iced latte. It was just the thing I was craving after a 13km walk :)

  7. 12

    OMG I love Mason Dixon biscuits!! Whenever I make it down to Union Market I always pick some up.

  8. 14
    Roadrunner says

    Great runs and hike, great running tights, great food! Doesn’t get better than that!

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