Morning friends! We had a fun weekend – the big highlight of which was a Father’s Day brewery outing yesterday!
We went to Vanish Brewery out in the Virginia countryside a couple months ago and Matt has been talking about wanting to go back ever since, so I decided to plan a trip out there with some friends on Sunday to celebrate his first Father’s Day! It was HOT out so we stuck to the shade and the covered areas, but it was really fun. Riese enjoyed herself too – she likes being out and about and in the mix! (We had to give her an outfit change near the end of the adventure, hence the different clothing!)
The only bummer was that I was really excited to have their BBQ again for dinner (we had it last time and it’s SO GOOD), but they were all out by the time we decided to get some. Such a bummer! We settled for sub par pizza instead – boo. Oh well!
Other weekend highlights included a cozy night in on Saturday (yep, more pizza – but this was good pizza!):
A yummy dinner on the deck on Friday night with my family (we had our usual family fave – steak and taco salad!):
I’ve written about taco salad before, but it’s a recipe I used to have all the time as a kid – it’s so good and so 90’s, I love it. It’s greens + grated cheddar + crushed up Frito’s corn chips + kidney beans + tomatoes + Catalina dressing.
I also had a great run with friends on Saturday morning – my whole previous marathon training/long run gang got back together for a run for the first time in ages! So fun to catch up with them, especially because it was gorgeous out on Saturday morning – we started early so it was still cool out.
Hello, beautiful Georgetown waterfront!
5 miles – yay! They went on to do more but this was just right for me – and probably will be for quite awhile! We have a favorite “bridge loop” we do around DC that’s a little over 6 miles that I want to do with them again soon, but I don’t see myself running any farther than that anytime soon. It’s nice to just see running friends again, run whenever I feel like it, and for however long I feel like! I’m sure at some point I’ll get the itch to train more seriously for a race again, but this feels very right for now.
I’ve started bringing snacks with me to eat immediately post-run on my drive home because usually when I get home from runs it’s time to feed Riese, I need to shower, etc, and I found I was getting way too hungry before eating. I brought along a couple of my Oatmeal Banana Coconut Cookies (<- recipe) to snack on on Saturday – hit the spot and tided me over! (Don’t worry, I took this photo before starting the car…!)
And then after feeding Riese and showering I had a much more substantial breakfast – two scrambled egg, spinach, cheese, and smoked salmon wraps with berries on the side. Yummy. Plus an unpictured mocha (my fave is to mix half regular whole milk + half chocolate whole milk – perfect amount of sweetness)!
As for the rest of the weekend, we spent it doing lots of playing, taking some nice long family walks, attending a baby shower, etc!
Have a nice day guys!