Weekend Adventures

Hi friends! How were your weekends? Matt and I both kicked it here in DC this weekend, which was lovely. Nice to relax and enjoy a lot of fresh air, because the weather was beautiful!

On Saturday morning, Matt and I got in a fun workout – one of our favorite running boot camp type workouts.


We set out to do a 3-ish mile out and back run, with the plan to stop at mile 1, at mile 1.5 when we turned around, and again at mile 2 for little mini boot camps. We did a boot camp finale at the end, too.


I masterminded the mini boot camps at mile 1 and mile 2, and he did the one at the turnaround (mile 1.5) and our grand finale. Fun to split up the duties and get creative!


My boot camp stops included dips, push ups, handstand walks, planks holds with opposite knee to elbow touches, eagle abs, supermans for lower back strengthening, and lateral leg exercises (leg lifts, etc.).


For Matt’s stops, he had us do high knee tucks, jumping jacks, sprinting in place, and leg throw downs. Fun!


As for the running, we did a super hilly route but aimed to keep the pace speedy. Matt has been playing a ton of soccer lately so he’s fast – and I’m so pumped my track workouts mean I can keep up with him again! I was really proud of our pace, especially given the hills. Yay!


As for the rest of Saturday, I spent it with old friends! My high school BFF Jenny is in town visiting and we went wedding dress shopping with our good friend Lara, who is getting married in July. Gretchen, Jenny’s sister, joined us as well!


It was so fun spending the day with these ladies. Highlights included: getting to go back to Global Bridal Gallery where I got my wedding dress, seeing Lara in all sorts of beautiful gowns, enjoying some baked goods and caffeine at Baked and Wired in Georgetown after visits to Hitched and JCrew, etc. Great day!

On Sunday, Matt and I enjoyed the beautiful weather! After sleeping in and relaxing with some coffee, we headed out to play a little tennis. Matt is getting good! It’s been really fun to play together now that the weather has gotten so lovely.


Tennis was followed by lunch at Sweetgreen, obviously. :)


We got some stuff done around the house and did some errands the rest of the day, and I spent last night at a Haunted House (Shocktober’s Paxton Manor) with my friend Ashley. It was awesome (and for a good cause – all proceeds go to Paxton Campus, a Loudoun nonprofit that helps children and adults with disabilities) – definitely recommend it! I’m now even more excited for Halloween. :)

The weather is amazing today, too – it’s making it hard to focus on work, as I’m sure it is for all of you, too, but I better get back after it. I’ll sneak in a walking break a little later! Have a great day!

Are you a haunted house fan? What’s the best one you’ve been to? My other fave in the DC area is Markoff’s Haunted Forest!


  1. 1

    I miss Fall :( It’s still super hot here in South Florida!

  2. 2

    Such a fun day! Thank you so much! I can’t wait until July!

  3. 3

    I am a haunted house fan! I haven’t been to one in years but I went to the Eastern State Penitentiary in Phili in college and it was a lot of fun!

  4. 5

    well arent you lucky with the weather. its cold, rainy, windy & cloudy here :(

  5. 7

    Love the idea of a run/boot camp–I might have to try that with my guy sometime!

  6. 9

    I LOVE your shoes!! I want a cute blue color :) YES i love haunted houses- I love being scared… (when I know its fake!)

  7. 10

    Markhoff is beyond scarey!! Only been once…..that was enough for me :)

  8. 11

    No way – cannot do haunted houses!! Used to love them, now I’m terrified haha

  9. 12

    We don’t have anything like that here but I reckon I’d be a fan! Well done on the bootcamp run! Was that the total time with pitstops included?! Awesome!

  10. 14

    That is awesome that you and Matt enjoy working out together. It seems like a fun way to spend time together. I haven’t been in a haunted house in forever but I don’t know if I would like it. If it was really creepy and realistic I wouldn’t be a fan. I’m a baby when it comes to anything scary – especially horror movies.

  11. 15

    What a fun way to work out together! I HATE haunted houses and most things about Halloween (gasp)!!

  12. 16

    Ah, I dislike all things scary. It is definitely all in my head, but I can’t sleep after doing scary so I pass on haunted houses.
    I have seen Sweet Green mentioned here before. It looks so delicious. I definitely need to try that the next time I am on DC. Do they have more than one location there?

  13. 18

    i just read that question as haunted “house fan” like a haunted ceiling-fan. Ugh, case of the Mondays!

  14. 19

    I love your mini bootcamp runs – always so many great ideas for mixing it up!

    We don’t really do Halloween here in Australia … I don’t think I’ve ever seen a trick-or-treater in person lol

  15. 20

    I used to love going to haunted houses when I was younger, but I get too scared now! Haha! I went to a really good one growing up in Virginia Beach that was in the middle of nowhere in an old building.

  16. 21

    I am not huge on hauned houses. I don’t think I’ve ever been to one! But I love celebrating everything else Halloween. :-)

  17. 22

    Wait, the last pic…. Did you get lasik?!?

    • 23

      Huh? Lasik? I’m just wearing biking sunglasses since we biked to and from the tennis courts/lunch.

      • 24

        Ah ok makes sense! When my friend got Lasik those are the glasses they gave her to wear in the sun so that’s why I was asking. Anyway, very random, Lasik just terrifies the crap out of me.

        • 25

          Ohh, gotcha. I was super confused, ha. I know a lot of people that have gotten it lately! It scares me, too, but it does seem to work. I don’t wear glasses or contacts (my vision isn’t perfect, but it’s good enough unless I’m driving at night – I have glasses in my car), so I wouldn’t get it, but Matt has considered it since his eyesight is terrible.

  18. 26

    Boot camp stops while running are such a good idea! I’ll have to add that in next time :)

  19. 27

    Congratulations Lara! Glad you were all able to get together for some bride-time! :)

  20. 28
    Roadrunner says

    Great workout, Anne and Matt! And neat that you could get to the haunted house!

  21. 29

    This looks like such a great weekend!! I’m going to check out those haunted houses :)

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