Hello & happy Monday to you! This was the first weekend where I felt like spring is so close to being here–the weather was mild and beautiful all weekend. I don’t want to even think about the fact they’re calling for snow Friday. Barf.
Anyways! I had an awesome weekend and I can’t wait to recap it for you guys! Here’s how it went down:
Saturday: I was up and at ’em a little before 6:00 to tackle a 15K ‘race.’ I made some adjustments with my fueling based on how I felt during last Saturday’s 10 miler. This time, I added 1/2 a banana to my pre-run fuel.
Plus my usual shot of espresso! I also picked up a couple more Gu’s in the Espresso Love flavor–clearly I love caffeine. I brought along my handheld so I could take sips of water every mile or so, which really helped.
No matter how cold it is or how tired I feel, I will never get tired of seeing this sight during my morning run.
So beautiful! I ran my usual route on the Mt. Vernon trail and all around the monuments. I never take it for granted I’m able to run around some pretty awesome places.
Also fun fact–I spotted Courtney during my run! I was right around the last mile and was feeling a little tired, so I’m glad I bumped into her. It was just the push I needed to get me to the finish!
I averaged an overall 9:19/mile during my run. Not too shabby!
Also, check out those sweet new kicks on my feet! My new Nike Pegasus shoes felt amazing during my long run and I’m excited to rock them during my race.
After my run, I refueled with some chocolate protein oatmeal and a soy dirty chai latte.
Followed by a date with my foam roller. It hurts so good!
I think Brandon was super jealous of my sweet new running shoes, so he requested we hit up the Nike outlet to get a new pair. He spotted this gem for our first pit stop.
You gotta have a belly full of waffle fries before you do some shopping! I need to make note to look at the outlets for running shoes–they had my current pair (in a different color) for less than I paid.
Saturday evening, we headed out to Convivial to celebrate Brandon’s birthday. I decided to get wild and ordered a cocktail!
This restaurant was so good! It’s definitely more for adventurous foodie types (which we are). I had some of the best fried chicken ever.
Along with duck egg beignets and scallop boudin blanc!
The portions were more medium sized so we were able to share dessert–sticky toffee pudding with maple ice cream please!
This place was so yum! We will definitely be back 🙂
Sunday: I slept in until 8:15 and headed out for 3 Garmin-less recovery miles. Even though the air was chilly, the sun was shining and felt nice and warm. I made myself a chocolate cherry protein smoothie afterwards!
I love adding 1/4 avocado to my smoothies! If you don’t do this, you’re missing out. For real.
Sunday afternoon we invited some friends over to watch the Caps hockey game. I didn’t feel like cooking, so I picked up some snacks from Trader Joe’s to serve. We had hummus with carrots and quinoa chips, arugula, proscuitto and burrata flatbread, and mini chicken tacos!
Deeeeelish! They also brought over ginger cookies from a local bakery and I shoveled like four of those things down my throat.
The rest of our Sunday was spent catching up on Walking Dead (hello Richonne!!!) and indulging in some Reese’s peanut butter cup ice cream cake.
I hope you guys have a great Monday!
Share your weekend highlights!
Are you an adventurous foodie?