Happy snowy Monday to you! Well, it’s still a winter wonderland in D.C. at least. So much so, that schools are off today which means I get to enjoy a long weekend! One of the things I love about living in D.C. is that even if we get hit by a snowstorm, you can still venture out in the city and find some restaurants/bars that are open, reducing feelings of cabin fever and wanting to rip your hair out.
Typically, I do my long runs on Saturday but that definitely was not happening this weekend, so I bumped it up to Friday morning (our offices closed at noon for staff that needed to go in and grab work, but I got everything Thursday). I knocked out my 7 miler on the treadmill–mentally tough, but I got it done!
I ate my usual cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread with an espresso shot beforehand, and overall I felt really good. Right now, I’m struggling with the whole ‘long run pace’ thing–should I run my long runs the entire time at my goal pace, or slightly slower?
After a lunch date with a girlfriend, I got home right as the snow was starting to fall.
It wasn’t heavy at first but was coming down steadily. Brandon and I hunkered down for the night with wine and Rusty pup. The forecast was calling for 20-30 inches of snow! Cray.
We typically don’t let Rusty on the sofa, but snow storms call for snuggle time.
I love how he took up the majority of the love seat. Saturday morning, we woke up to a winter wonderland.
We must’ve had at least 15 inches of snow that morning, and the snow continued to fall until 9:00 or so that night. I don’t know about everyone else, but in my mind snow storms call for mimosas. Plus it was Saturday anyway, so double duh to that.
Don’t worry, I balanced it out by having protein oatmeal, so my day wasn’t totally unhealthy.
I made it extra chocolate-y by adding a dollop of Justin’s chocolate hazelnut butter on top. #Win. Brandon and I decided to venture out to Barracks Row Saturday evening to grab some dinner and drinks. Barracks Row is normally a happenin’ spot on the weekends, but this weekend was a little different.
It was so quiet and peaceful out!
We hit up Lola’s, a local bar, and I ordered a chicken cobb salad and had a vodka soda. Wild!
It was nice to get out of the house for a bit. We spent the remainder of our evening having some champagne and watching Spectre.
Sunday morning, I found out our gym was opening at 9:00, so I packed up my duffel bag and trekked 10 blocks to get my 3 mile recovery run in. Check out how dead the streets were!
I felt pretty proud of myself for making the walk over to get my run in. I’m really trying to stick to my training plan as much as possible–I want to crush this half marathon! After the gym, I met up with Brandon at Ted’s for brunch. Love that place. We shared an order of cheddar grits to start.
Clearly Brandon was not trying to wait for me to finish taking the picture before digging in. I mean I can’t blame him, their grits are pretty bangin.’ I ordered a veggie egg white omelette with a side of fruit and a biscuit, along with a soy chai latte.
So good! They also have amazing homemade pop tarts, and we got two to go–chocolate peppermint and strawberry. Snow days call for extra treats in my book.
I spent the rest of the day doing a little work, watching football, and gearing up for week four of training. Hope you guys have a great Monday!
Anyone else get hit by Jonas? How do you survive cabin fever during a snow storm?
Do you run your long runs at goal pace, or slightly slower?
How many extra mimosas are allowed during a snow storm?!