Did you have a good weekend? Oh, you did? Me too! 🙂
Brace yourselves, friends. The picture overload is coming! I’m linking up with Astleigh over at Hill Collection to share my weekend with you hour by hour. If you’re a blogger, link up with us! If you forgot to take a picture every hour, that’s okay. Even Astleigh said so! 🙂 This post is meant to help you remember the little details of your days. I wrote a post like this last month and it is so crazy to think how much I have done and how much has changed since then!
– Saturday –
I slept in my running clothes because I had my alarm set to wake up and run 12 miles. My belt was packed with my ID, my metro card, and my debit card (just in case). My mini water bottles were filled with Powerade and waiting for me in the fridge. My headband and bobby pins were right on my nightstand and I was armed with a brand new playlist on my iPod! All of this to ensure I would actually get out the door at 7 AM. One major runner fail: forgetting to buy fuel. For me, this means Gu. I always always always eat Gu when I doing a long run. Yesterday, I had no choice but to take a Snickerdoodle Larabar with me. It did the trick!
My mom knew I was out and about…and I stopped to snap a picture of Arlington in the distance!
Haunted water fountain on the National Mall?!?! How is it just on all by itself?!
My “oh no, it’s been an hour. Time to take a picture!” picture. I didn’t even clean the sink off for you. 😉 I finished my run right near a metro stop, rode the train home, and started getting ready for brunch.
Drinking a “Matchbox Mimosa” at brunch with other DC fitness bloggers! Let’s rewind for a second: on Friday, I was reading blogs and I found a really fun one called Eat Pray Run DC. Courtney, the lovely lady behind the blog, mentioned two of her friends in her post, Mar and Cynthia, so of course I clicked over to their blogs, too! I was reading and leaving comments and just having fun reading new blogs. However, the three of them were hosting brunch for DC bloggers on Saturday morning and once they figured out that I was in the area, they invited me to come! I was so excited. 🙂 Some ladies had met before, others knew each other just from social media, and still others had never met! It was great to network and talk about all things running and blogging. Most of us are training for races in the fall, so it was fun to talk about our training and hear about other locations that people are traveling to for races!
Time for a veggie frittata. I make the same kind of eggs/omelettes/frittatas all the time so I loved the flavor of pesto and goat cheese in this dish!
Photo credit: @eatprayrundc Instagram
Saying our goodbyes and taking lots of pictures in the process! These ladies were so generous. They raffled off gift certificates for Zengo Cycle, Pure Barre, and South Block Juice Company. The raffle also included compression socks from Bright Life Go, running shorts, and a SOS Rehydrate drink pack. Each of the winners were so excited! Then, everyone that attended was gifted a flavor infuser water bottle and a coupon for one of the new salads at Bowl’d, which was such a thoughtful gesture! I feel like I made so many new friends yesterday! If you’re looking for some fitness inspiration, click on over to one (or all!) of these blogs!
Mar @ Mar On The Run
Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC
Cynthia @ You Signed Up For What
Courtenay @ Got 2 Run 4 Me
Chaitali @ Running and Enjoying
Alexis @ Flecks of Flex
Lauren @ Breathe Deeply and Smile
Bri @ Bretagey
Colleen @ Live Free and Run
Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club
Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes
Sharita @ Get Fit Like That
Baking and that’s all you get to know for today. 😉 Recipe to come Wednesday!
Lost outside of my friend Lindsey’s new apartment! She is one of my best friends from Pittsburgh. We met in college and lucky for me she just moved to Virginia, so I had to check out her new place. 🙂
Laying poolside. Because I really need more sun. #not #startingtopeel #yuck
Still laying at the pool…we did dare to dip IN the pool at one point, but the water was cold so I said no to that! I spared you the selfie because it is not cute. Hahaha
Lindsey was cooking turkey tacos and I was HANGRY. She gave me fruit to shut me up. 🙂
Taking pictures of Tyko because dinner isn’t done yet…
HAPPINESS! I know this looks nicely portioned and all, but I’m not really a normal serving size kind of gal. I ate my weight in tortilla chips. Just saying.
One block from my bed! Ha! Lindsey and her roommate were going to an outdoor concert near their apartment in Reston and I said I would go, too. While Lindsey took a shower, I fell asleep on her bed. So instead of concert going, I decided to call it a night. It was a busy day!
My happy place. I’m comfy, I have a snack, I have entertainment…what else do I need?!
Good night, moon. 🙂
– Sunday –
I had been tossing and turning since 6:45, so it was just time to say good morning! While my Keurig did it’s thang, I did this:
Good morning, clean dishes. Then I 409’ed my kitchen and bathroom counters and swept the floors. Because every Sunday morning should start off with a major cleaning spree, right?! Ha!
It was cloudy when I first came outside, so I kind of got to see the sun rise, which was cool! The weather on this morning was beautiful. 74 degrees and 60% humidity. I even felt a breeze. It made me think FALL! And it made me think of running because it’s just so much easier when the air is crisp like that!
I made my bed…and here are the pillows I chose!
See Friday’s comments for throw pillow color suggestions that I did not listen to. 🙂 I really wanted to do navy, but Pier I didn’t have that big fluffy pillow in navy. It was at a store 30 miles away and they couldn’t order it but I could go pick it up BLAH BLAH BLAH –> Moral of the story: I chose a different color scheme. I destroyed Pier I’s pillow wall creating different pillow arrangements ha! I created a reddish option, a navy option, a baby blue option, and then this tan/teal option. Ultimately, I loved that fluffy tan pillow and I loved the beading on the teal and tan pillow. I already had the two yellow pillows (they’re from Target) and I was going to put them in storage, but my arrangement was looking a little sad and my walls are yellow anyway, so I think it brightens it up a little!
Lindsey came to DC and we had plans to eat brunch at Ted’s Bulletin. While we waited for our table, we walked around Capitol Hill and stopped in District Doughnut. Because everyone needs a little sugar before breakfast. Haha!
This is a Fluffernutter doughnut and it’s just as amazing as it sounds. So sweet and the icing was delicious! I told you before I like getting dessert so I can just take a bite…I love friends who will indulge with me. 🙂 I also NEED to try the Snickerdoodle doughnut!
A much more balanced meal! This is the Garden Omelette with egg whites and more coffee. Oh, I had so much coffee on this Sunday.
An episode of The Three Stooges was playing in the restaurant. 🙂
We did lots of walking on this day! After brunch, we walked over to Eastern Market. It’s an indoor and outdoor food and arts market! I haven’t been there since the early spring and there are SO many more vendors there now that it is summer. I liked looking at the antique pieces (because I knew my Dad would like them) and the pieces of art…I do not feel like I am artistically gifted, so I love seeing other work, whether it’s hand drawn or through photography. Lindsey and I also LOVED these brightly colored woven bags. The woman said they are handmade in Madagascar!
We found a bookstore that was quite possibly the most narrow, yet filled bookstore I have ever been in. You absolutely cannot go in there and find something at first glance ha! The sections were labeled by genre and the books were in alphabetical order by author, obviously, but there was still SO much to see! As you can see, some books didn’t even make it to the shelf…they line the stairs. And the man who runs the store was sitting in a literal CLOSET right inside the front door because the open space on the first floor was obviously full of books. Such a unique place!
I just love to ride bikes. 🙂
We’ve walked and biked and walked and walked…and now we are hanging out with Lincoln.
And I am napping.
We’ve left Lincoln, stood in the world’s longest line for a bottle of water, hiked up a huge hill to the metro, and made it back to my apartment. I love riding the escalator out of the metro station because when you look up…you just see up and up and up. 🙂
I am shopping for a night stand at Tuesday Morning. Because I like to torture myself and NOT buy my furniture all at one time. But really, I do like shopping, so it’s fine…
Criteria for night stand: fun color and has a drawer. Marshall’s, we have a winner! To those who are interested in me and my throw pillows, this display convinced me to keep my teal pillows and add the yellow that you saw in the above picture. I arranged it like that all pretty in the morning…and then by the time I went out on this particular shopping trip, I packed up the pillows in my car because I was returning those things! No way was I going to have teal pillows. I always choose the color teal. Well, Marshall’s and your cute night stand, you have convinced me. 🙂
Both pictures are time stamped as 6:30. The nightstand can be explained as “Look Mom and Dad, I finally made a decision…” and the selfie cannot be explained at all. Saved Snapchat, perhaps?
Dinner and a book on the patio. I don’t know why I call it a patio, because it is really a balcony, but go with it. P.S. I’m reading Bossypants by Tina Fey and I want to quit. It’s not as LOL funny as Mindy Kalig’s and Chelsea Handler’s books. Have any of you read Bossypants? Should I keep reading?
Big Brother AND the first Steelers preseason football game were both on TV. Good thing they were only one channel away from each other so I could flip back and forth! AND I FORGOT that Bachelor In Paradise was on so I missed the first hour. Who would like to recap that first hour for me? Thank you. 🙂
Snack and coloring book. I got my mom a coloring book for her birthday because she had been talking about it and while I was at the bookstore, I decided I wanted one for myself. 🙂
I started writing this blog post, but I thought I would give you a look at how much progress I made coloring…I am a perfectionist so apparently I color slowly. Plus popcorn and reality TV…I must not have been in the zone!
Now that you know EVERYTHING about me…how was your weekend?!