Weekend Adventures

Hi friends! DC gave us the most perfect fall weather weekend, and I took full advantage. Before getting in to the weekend proper, let’s rewind to Friday. I kicked off the day with an early run with my friend Chelsea!

As you guys know, we have been doing track workouts each week, but since I was running the Marine Corps Marathon 10k on Sunday I asked if we could do a low key run instead. Wednesday morning (our usual meeting day) was pouring, so we pushed it back to Friday.

It was pitch black when we met up at 6 a.m. so we kept to the streets, running through Rosslyn and over Key Bridge. This view never gets old.

Neither does this view, which always reminds me of my buddy Mary since we did this route a lot together! Miss you, girl!

It was such a fun run – we spent the whole time chatting away madly. It had been a couple weeks since we’d met up and we had a lot to catch up on!

4 miles – done! It was still dark when we finished, lame. This makes me excited for the clocks to change soon so we get pretty sunrises and more light in the morning!

On Friday night, I met up with my friend and fellow DC area Registered Dietitian Sarah Waybright for dinner. We hit up Teaism in Gallery Place, and I got my standard fave, the trout with lentils and carrots. So good! Plus a side of seaweed salad. I ended up saving a bit to take home since it was a massive plate!

Shameless plug for my friend: if you’re in DC, Sarah has started offering private one-on-one healthy cooking classes to break you out of your food ruts. For more details on her cooking class packages, which will provide you with the skills and knowledge to make simple, quick, and balanced meals and snacks, click here. Use the code “Fannetastic” for $15 off any of the packages. 🙂 Such a great service – I figured some of you would be interested!

On Saturday, I spent the morning catching up on emails and running some errands, then met up with my friend Heather for lunch! She was in town to run the Marine Corps Marathon and stayed with us on Saturday night – so fun to have her. 🙂 We hit up Sweetgreen, as per usual. #obsessed

Saturday night was all about chilling to rest up for our respective races! On the docket: carving pumpkins!

We pretty much nailed it, if I do say so myself. 😉 We bought one of those cheap carving kits from CVS and used the designs included in the packet. Voila:

As for Sunday, we were all up early to race – the 10k for me and Matt, the marathon for Heather! I’ll be back tomorrow to share a recap. For now, I’ll leave you with a photo of the post-race brunch at Liberty Tavern. They have an epic buffet – must go back again soon!

As for dinner last night, Matt and I had family over for steaks on the grill and a tasty Strawberry & Fennel Barley Salad. I’ll share the recipe soon – it was really good!

And now, back to work! Have a good one. 🙂

Anyone else carve pumpkins yet? What design did you make?

What was the best thing you ate this weekend?

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