D.C. Victory Lap

I’m baaaaaaaaaa-aaaaaack!!

And it feel awesome to be home 🙂

If you’re new to the blog, in mid-August I moved from Washington D.C. (well, Virginia) down to Chapel Hill, NC to completely change careers and pursue my dream of becoming a Registered Dietitian! I just started a Masters of Public Health in Nutrition at UNC and have 2.5 years of courses and dietetic internships ahead of me. So far so good! You can read more about my journey on my About Me page. 🙂

I had a FABULOUS day yesterday. I’m back in DC for the weekend to visit friends and family for an early birthday celebration (it’s on Tuesday). When I posted about my DC weekend plans, Kath commented that she would be here on Friday enroute to a wedding! We decided it was fate and we needed to play 🙂

(Feta Makes it Betta!!)

Kath’s blog was one of the very first healthy living/food blogs I started reading, back in… 2006?!… when she first started it. We became online friends (she used to work in PR, I used to work in PR, she went back to school to become an RD, I’m now finally going back to school to become an RD, etc…) and have met up a number of times over the years 🙂

Kath is staying with the lovely Emily, who just moved to DC from Charlotte! Emily and I first met back in July when she came up here to look for housing 🙂 It was fun to see her again, too!

It was a GORGEOUS day yesterday, so we decided biking, walking, and sightseeing was in order! I met up with Kath, Emily, and their hubbies at Gravelly Point, a few miles into their bike ride.

And then we were off! We biked on the BEAUTIFUL Mount Vernon Trail along the Potomac River — one of my favorites — chatting and stopping for pictures along the way 🙂

Once downtown, we ditched our bikes and headed out on foot to explore!

Look — my two states as of late are right next to each other at the WW II Memorial!

We made our way towards the Washington Monument, where we had plans to meet up with Allie, another fun DC-area blogger!

Found her 🙂 I heart bloggers!

We decided that “Mission: Find Sweetgreen” was in order. What’s Sweetgreen? Only my favorite frozen yogurt place in the whole world. No big deal.

Our journey took us past the U.S. capitol!

And then — success 🙂

It was just as good as I remembered. So good that I dove in headfirst without taking a photo, heh.

And then — back we went! Walk, walk, walk, and then bike, bike, bike.  It was such a fabulous day and in beautiful weather, too. In total, we walked almost 7 miles and I biked about 7 as well — whew! My legs were pooped 🙂

The evening ended with a wonderful dinner at one of my favorite D.C. seafood restaurants, Sea Catch, with my mom and Matt. I basically fell into bed afterwards, content 🙂

I will leave you with this entertaining photo — look at all the people in the foreground:

Heh. People watching is the best — I always wonder what the heck everyone is doing! For example, what do you think the two people with their palms pressed together are doing?? Partner stretching? Heh.

Have a wonderful day — it’s gorgeous here again and I have plans for more outdoorsy fun, followed by a birthday dinner and drinks outing with my girls! I missed this city 🙂

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