Hi guys – popping in for some weekend highlights today. One of the biggest highlights was a really nice hike out at Mason Neck State Park – nature is my happy place and it felt good to get away (even though it’s not that far away – about 1 hour from DC) and enjoy the scenery and nature.
We spent a few hours on the trails there with a group of good friends. Matt took this picture and was joking that if we had a band, this would be the album cover. 🙂
The sunset was stunning – the others had to head out but Matt and I stuck around to take it in. Beautiful and so peaceful.
Another weekend highlight was cheering on runners in the Marine Corps Marathon finish area, and stopping by to say hello to my Watermelon Board friends who were there giving out watermelon to runners and spectators after the race. As you guys know, I’m partnering with them again this year and Matt and I were supposed to run the 10k as part of Team Watermelon, but we ended up giving our bibs away for obvious reasons (#pregnancy). Those of you who won one of our 10k bibs, or one of the full marathon bibs I gave away – how did the race go? It was a little warm out there but I hope you guys had fun races. 🙂
Also – how cool are these carved watermelons they had at their booth?! So creative!
They challenged me and Matt to carve watermelons this year for Halloween, and we’re going to do it next weekend – I’m excited! I think we’ll take the traditional hollow out the middle approach, though, because I want to eat the watermelon inside…
Random sidenote – I got a ton of compliments on my shoes while I was out wandering around the finish area, and it made me realize that even though I’ve worn them a ton I had forgotten to write about them! My friends at Brooks gifted them to me as part of my Run Happy Ambassadorship. They are the Brooks Revel shoes (affiliate link), and they are made to go from your morning run straight to your errands/around town adventures while still looking good. They are really comfortable and cushion-y, and I love the pattern and the fact that they match everything! They look good with jeans, too. 🙂
And while we’re talking about Brooks, I wanted to mention that they came out with a new pattern in my old fave Ghost Crops (aff link)! I LOVE these tights – they have a nice and high waist, stay put really well, wick sweat nicely (without showing sweat), and are really lightweight and breathable. And the new pattern is insanely cute.
ALSO – if you’re looking for a good lightweight fall rain running jacket, check out the new Canopy Jacket (aff link) – it’s really soft and cozy, not stiff or heavy like some rain jackets can be.
The rest of the weekend highlights were food-related – brunch at Lyon Hall with friends (those donuts were awesome)…
And lunch at Lebanese Taverna. Hummus, pita bread, and I are still having a moment.
Time to get back to work – lots on my to do list today. It’s a dreary day here today which kind of matches my mood… feeling pretty drained both emotionally and physically. I’m treating myself to a lunchtime yoga class in a bit though so hoping that leaves me feeling a bit restored.
I hope you guys had a nice weekend – if you ran MCM full or 10k, let me know how it went! And for my fellow dietitians, I hope you are having fun (but not too much fun without me) at FNCE this year! My first year missing it since I started going in 2013…!