I had a wonderful weekend here in D.C.! I decided to stay until this morning instead of leaving last night, so now itâ€™s time to hit the road back to Chapel Hill! But first â€” a fun recap.
As you know, I was in town this weekend for my 10 year high school reunion! Time flies, right?!
The main event was a cocktail party on Saturday night. We had a great turnout, and it was really fun seeing everyone and catching up with good friends as well as people I hadnâ€™t seen in ages!
Fun times! I feel like a 10 year reunion = people still look pretty much the same, just with better clothes and cuter hair ðŸ˜‰
There was also a reunion picnic on Sunday. Here I am with my friend Gabe, his wife Angela, and their adorable 1 year old, Ella! Totally jealous of her purple tights.
Yesterday morning (yes, after being out late at my reunion), I dragged myself out of bed to go meet miss Emily for a run! Big sunglasses were clearly necessary.
At first I was somewhat questioning my sanity at getting up early to run after being out late, but the weather was GORGEOUS and it turned out to be a great run with great company ðŸ™‚
We met up on the GW Parkway Trail, which is one of my favorite running trails in DC â€” itâ€™s SO beautiful, right along the water across from all the monuments!
Emily was doing a long marathon training run (20 miles!), so I said I would keep her company for the first 6. We ran the 6 miles in about 55 minutes at a comfortable 9:06 average min/mile pace, chatting away the whole time. I heart Emily â€” sheâ€™s a great running buddy! ðŸ™‚
- Mile 1: 9:15
- Mile 2: 9:12
- Mile 3: 9:05
- Mile 4: 9:02
- Mile 5: 9:04
- Mile 6: 9:02
It was a wonderful run on an absolutely beautiful morning. Check out our new friend who was also out enjoying the weather:
And with that, Iâ€™m hitting the road! Iâ€™ve been listening to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series on CD and itâ€™s SO GOOD!! Makes the drive go by so much more quickly. Iâ€™m about halfway through the third book, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornetâ€™s Nest, right now. So entertaining!
I hope you all had wonderful weekends. Thank you for all the great feedback on my Project Food Blog Challenge #4 entry post: Cranberry Caramel Date Bars! Voting is now open and, as always, I would be very grateful for your vote! Click here to vote for me ðŸ™‚ Thank you!