July 4th Weekend Highlights

What a fun weekend! DC had gorgeous weather (which is VERY unusual for 4th of July – it’s usually brutally hot) and Matt and I took full advantage.

On Friday morning, I got in a nice run – 5 super hilly miles – and then Matt and I parked ourselves at our apartment pool for the day. That evening, we watched the DC Fireworks via kayak with my friend Ashley!

Best seat in the house!

On Saturday, Matt and I met up with my childhood friend Stephanie, who was in town visiting, and her fiancé Alex. First stop: LPQ for brunch. Steph and I shared – I got the tomato avocado omelette and she got the summer special pea and cheddar quiche, and we split.

Then it was off to Great Falls Park (the MD side) for a hike!

It was a perfect day out which meant all of DC had the same idea, so it was PACKED out there. We took a quick visit to the overlook to see the views…

And then decided to avoid the crowded Billy Goat Trail and instead hiked around on some of the wooded trails on the other side of the canal.

Everyone was apparently on the Billy Goat Trail because it was empty in the woods! Perfect. 🙂 Crowded hiking = not fun.

As for the rest of the weekend, I didn’t get any photos, but we spent it enjoying a BBQ at a friend’s place on Saturday night, met some high school friends for drinks on U street, and did a little more pool relaxing and brunch-ing, too. I also got in a nice 75 minute yoga class yesterday at Edge Yoga, my local fave.

How was your weekend? Have you ever watched fireworks via kayak before? I saw some people out there on paddleboards watching them, too!

p.s. Today is the start of the final week, week 4, of the Summer Shape Up! If you’re participating, click here for your week 4 meal plan from me, and click here for your week 4 workout plan from Gina! I’m looking forward to a week of healthier eats after a pretty indulgent weekend (although at least I stayed active)!

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