Weekend Trail Run at Burke Lake Park

Hi friends – before I get going on today’s post I just want to say that I’m thinking of everyone in Paris after this weekend’s sad events. Lots of love from the USA. <3

Matt and I had a low key weekend here in DC – one of the big highlights of which was a trail run out at Burke Lake Park.

I’ve only run at Burke Lake Park once before, when I did a fun 15k trail race there last December. It’s a bit of a drive from DC/Arlington but worth the trip if you have some time to spare. The weather was gorgeous on Saturday and I was in the mood to mix it up from my normal routes, so Matt and I decided to head out there for a little adventure.

The lake has a 4.5ish mile running/walking trail loop around it – perfect! It was so pretty out there – reminded me of some of my favorite running spots in North Carolina.

They also have little workout stations along the way – we stopped at a few of them just for fun. 🙂

Benches = perfect spot for dips, obviously.

Brooks sent me a cute new pair of tights as part of my Run Happy Blogger Ambassadorship – the Greenlight Capri SE in gray – and I was excited to try them out.

Cute, right? I love the pattern – creative and fun but nice because they match everything. They have a really wide, comfortable waistband and stayed put really well during the run. Nice wicking fabric, too. Two thumbs up – you’ll be seeing a lot of these.

On my feet, I had my fave Brooks trail shoes – the Pure Grit 4. These rock – Brooks gifted them to me earlier this year and I’ve been loving them ever since. Great for running or hiking – love how lightweight they are.

It was so pretty out on the trails with all the fall leaves everywhere. I’ll be sad when the trees are all bare!

Anyone else get in a fun run – trail or road – this weekend? I’d love to hear about it! Or – any great hikes to report? I’m all about the trails lately!

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