Weekend Food + Fitness

Hey guys! Boy, is it hot here. I took an Uber ride 1 mile this morning instead of walking – no shame. Can’t wait til it cools down and walking is actually enjoyable again!

We stuck around DC this weekend and got in some fun adventures despite the heat. On Friday night, Matt had to work late so I had a cozy solo night – I made a shrimp pasta Blue Apron dish (plus some additional frozen peas for more veg volume) and then kicked it on the couch with some Netflix. Super relaxing!

shrimp pasta blue apron

On Saturday morning, Matt and I hit up Urban Athletic Club (via ClassPass for me) for a fun boot camp workout with my buddy Kathleen. She’s almost 8 months pregnant now and still crushing it! So proud of her.

urban athletic club workout pregnant1

Post-workout, the three of us met up with Kathleen’s husband Zach for a little brunch action at Kafe Leopold, nearby in Georgetown. Avocado toast FTW – plus an unpictured iced whole milk latte. I got a side salad, too, because I wanted some veggie volume – I was super hungry! They had small sliced apple and radish on the salad – great crunchy toppers!

cafe leopolds brunch

Matt and I spent the rest of the day relaxing and getting some stuff done around the house. We went to dinner at a friend’s place on Saturday night – I didn’t get any photos but we had a blast! Delicious pasta with shredded pork – perfect fuel for my Sunday long run.

My track buddy and I knew it was going to be really hot on Sunday so we made plans to meet at Fletcher’s Cove on the C&O Canal so we could do the entire run on the shaded Capital Crescent Trail. She had a longer run on the docket (she’s training for Chicago, which is a few weeks before the Marine Corps Marathon, which I’m running) so she headed out at 6 a.m. for some extra miles then met up with me at 7 a.m. to do the remaining 12. Even at 7 it was already crazy hot and humid!

fletchers cove running

The three of us (me, my track buddy Diane, and one of her friends) set off north on the Capital Crescent trail. Our goal: no heat stroke. We slowed our pace and made frequent stops for water breaks/stretching. The shade on the trail was so amazing – it made a HUGE difference.

capital crescent trail shade

Despite the heat/humidity, I actually felt pretty decent on this run! We did 6 miles up, just past downtown Bethesda, and 6 miles back. I had my Nathan hydration vest with me as usual and made sure to drink a lot of water, and I also ate a couple Clif margarita shot bloks – love these because they are super salty. Great for summer runs!

clif margarita shot blok review

The way back was especially awesome because it’s slightly uphill the whole way out – which means you get a nice slight downhill on your return! After my past two long runs were total struggle fests, it felt good to have a decent run. Just over 12 miles – check! My legs are sooo sore today with the boot camp + long run combo – definitely enjoying a rest day today!


I pounded some tart cherry juice and a banana with almond butter when I got home just before showering, and then Matt and I went to brunch with family. Workout + brunch is clearly my thing! We hit up Boulevard Woodgrill in Clarendon. I had an unpictured salad to start and then enjoyed their open faced omelette – ham, cheese, bacon, asparagus, and happiness. Their breakfast potatoes were awesome too – so crispy!

boulevard woodgrill brunch

What was the best thing you ate this weekend?

Anyone else brave the heat for a run/workout outside?


  1. 1

    I ran on Saturday, and it was so hot that I was a puddle by the time I got home. And I’m only doing Couch to 5K (last workout of week 7), so it was a 40-minute workout. I usually go to the gym to lift afterward, but I just couldn’t deal with the tiredness from the heat.

    My poor husband is training for the triathlon in Chicago on 8/28, and he went out, AT NOON, on Saturday, for 9 miles. I can’t even imagine.

  2. 3

    What kind of pasta is that in your Blue Apron meal? I’m curious about the color!

    The best thing I ate this weekend was for brunch yesterday. My boyfriend and I went to a delicious Mexican place downtown. I ordered the avocado toast with an egg on top. It was so good! The sourdough toast was from an amazing local bakery.

  3. 5

    It has been so hot that I’ve mostly stuck to indoor workouts. I admire you for sticking it out in the heat!

  4. 7

    I did all of my workouts indoors this weekend, couldn’t handle that heat and humidity in NYC.

    Though the heat did not stop me from roasting veggies – string beans, asparagus, and mushrooms. I mixed the asparagus and mushrooms with farro and tossed it all with a homemade spinach basil pesto – lunches for the week are done.

  5. 12

    The best thing I ate was definitely the branzino we grilled on Saturday night – YUM!

  6. 13

    Looks like a great, but hot weekend! I need to start my long runs earlier… but yesterday I definitely sought shelter from the sun in the forest and on the trails. It’s a nice way to switch up long runs anyway!

  7. 15

    I am always in such awe of your workouts – you’re so dedicates & awesome!

    It’s hard to say what my favorite food was because I had quite some amazing meals this weekend! My affogato with blueberries, chia/hemp/buckwheat cereal, & granola was amazing as was my croissant sandwich from a local coffee shop/bakehouse & our rissoto last night. 😄

    I took my workouts to the gym. It’s incredibly hot & humid here in TN!

  8. 17

    I’m seriously not made for the heat! We had a record yearly high of 30 Celsius (86F) last week and I thought I might melt! No where has proper air conditioning here so sleeping was DIFFICULT!

  9. 19

    I do not miss the humidity, that’s for sure! Good for you for getting out there to get it done!

    I had a Ragnar Trail Relay race in Lake Tahoe this weekend! 16.2mi total spread out over 3 loops: 7.1mi at noonish (hot, so hot!), 5.8mi in the pitch black dark of 9pm (cold…so cold!), and my final 3.3mi at 7am (chilly, then warm). Great time trail running and camping with friends!

  10. 21
    Roadrunner says

    Well done on the 12-miler in the heat, Anne. Impressive! And, yup, did venture out — to ride 31 hard miles on a road bike. Brutal!

  11. 22

    I did an Olympic Triathlon yesterday in Columbus, Ohio, and it was HOT! But, like you, I felt surprisingly good despite the heat.

    This might sound weird since I don’t “know” you, but have you ever done a triathlon? I know you swim and bike too, and I feel like you’d really enjoy them! They are so FUN!

  12. 24

    Love those baby belly and workout ball shots!!

  13. 25
    Jenny Paxton says

    I did 13 miles (was supposed to do 15) on Saturday and it was such a struggle. I’m so impressed with your strong one! I love summer weather but it makes MCM training tough. I did an open water practice swim on Sunday, which was a refreshing change up. Kathleen looks awesome (we met on the CB 10 Miler course this year :)

  14. 27

    You are BRAVE to be running in that heat! Cant believe it was so hot so early but good job driving all the way out there :) and i agree, WO + brunch is the best combo, especially on the weekend!
    Happy week :)

  15. 28

    I take a very early morning walk. It is just too hot in Austin.

  16. 29

    I ran on Saturday morning and it was already 20 degrees Celsius at 5.30am – in the middle of winter. Crazy Brisbane weather!

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