Good morning my friends! How were your weekends? Any fun adventures to report? Ours was really low key, which was nice – I’m feeling refreshed today! 60% of the weekend was basically spent like this, which was glorious. Zara was so snuggly!
(Obsessed with my fox slipper socks I got for Christmas from Matt!)
In addition to watching some Netflix shows, Matt and I also watched the movie “Moonlight”, which was really well done – highly recommend it! We did spend some time apart from the couch, though, don’t worry. 🙂 Here are the non-couch weekend highlights.
On Friday night, Matt and I had a cozy night in – unpictured chicken + roasted potatoes (with rosemary, olive oil, salt, and pepper) and leafy broccolini (with olive oil, salt, and pepper) were on the menu. The broccolini leaves ended up like kale chips – crunchy and salty and so good!
Saturday morning called for yoga (I hit up Nikki’s 9 a.m. class at Edge Yoga, which is always a favorite – I hadn’t been to her class in way too long!) and errands before joining Matt for a homemade brunch. On the menu: bacon + a veggie and egg scramble (spinach + peppers and onions + eggs) and some fruit.
On Saturday night, we had a special treat – our trainer Paul from Capital Energy Training and his wife Ally invited us over for dinner! Matt has been training with Paul weekly for 5 or 6 months now and I’ve been partnering with him for a year, so we’ve become friends. It was fun to spend a non-workout evening with him and to meet his wife, too!
It was a chilly night and they had a roaring fire going when we arrived. Wine + fireplace = so cozy! Also, this wine was so good – must remember it!
We had some fun appetizers, too. Endive boats filled with walnuts, blue cheese, and apples. Delicious!
Plus a yummy cheese, fruit, and nut plate. Loved the slate board!
Dinner was delicious – multiple courses and with wine pairings, too! So fancy. We were impressed. 🙂 We started with a yummy mushroom soup with truffle oil.
The main course was a really good fish (topped with a unique spice blend that included anise, cloves, etc.) and a side salad I brought with us.
For dessert, we enjoyed an almond flour apple crisp with some gelato!
Such a fun and delicious evening – thank you so much for having us, Paul and Ally!
And speaking of Paul, we finally made our schedules work to have another session last week! We’ve both been so busy lately it had been awhile, and unsurprisingly I’ve backslid a bit and am reeeeeally tight again (although not nearly as bad as when we first started working together). We got back to basics, focusing on loosening and strengthening the hips and hamstrings in particular.
It’s a good thing we had a session because I am getting back into running more often again as I ramp up training for the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler coming up in April (I’m partnering with Cabot again for the race)!
On Sunday morning, I was up and out for a run date with my college friend Sarah (we missed you Kathleen!). Pre-run waffle (Van’s brand) with PB and banana FTW:
It was chilly but sunny – gorgeous day for a run! Felt good to be out there.
Sarah is getting married in less than a week!! So excited for her – can’t wait for the wedding on Saturday! We had fun chatting wedding stuff and catching up on life, as always. Nothing like a run with a good friend. 🙂
We started in Georgetown and ran along the waterfront, over Memorial Bridge, down onto the Mt. Vernon trail going south, then turned back and ran north all the way to Roosevelt Island, did a quick loop on the trails around the island (pictured above – it’s about 1 mile if you do the outer loop), then ran over Key Bridge and back to the Georgetown waterfront to finish out 8 miles. (<—I know local readers appreciate seeing these rough route ideas!)
I ate a Kate Bakes bar in the car on my way home, then had some leftover bacon, some crackers (clearly I was craving salt!), and Matt’s maple cinnamon latte to tide me over while I took an epsom salt (affiliate link) bath and showered up.
About an hour later, it was time to feast! Matt was out doing his own long run (he’s doing Cherry Blossom 10 Miler, too! I invited him to join me and Sarah but he wanted to go a little later and listen to a book on audible) so I was solo for brunch this time. I had two fried eggs, a hearty savory waffle (Swapples brand – sweet potato curry flavor) with tons of guac on top, and some leftover salad on the side to get in some refreshing crunch/greens. It hit the spot!
Tell me your food/fitness highlights from the weekend! 🙂