Weekend Wrap-Up: Truckeroo, A 10K Milestone and Brunch

Happy Monday, everyone! I’m linking up with Tara at Running ‘N’ Reading and Katie at Marvelous in my Mondays for this week’s weekend update. 

Screen Shot 2015-05-31 at 8.11.55 PMHi, friends! I ran my first 10K on Saturday!!! I’ll recap it on the blog tomorrow, but I am so happy and proud of myself for accomplishing a new milestone. Although I know I don’t need races to call myself a runner — I feel a little more like one than I felt on Friday.

Let’s get to the weekend. I went to Truckeroo on Friday night in the Navy Yard and chose a grilled cheese with carmelized onions from The Big Cheese truck for dinner before the race! This would have been a fine idea had I not followed it with an ice cream sandwich from Captain Cookie. Don’t get me wrong — it was the best ice cream sandwich I’ve had.  I chose vanilla ice cream mashed between one warm chocolate chip and and one peanut butter cookie. Unfortunately, my stomach didn’t appreciate the delicacy as much as my tastebuds did. Luckily, it didn’t affect my race in the morning, but I was nervous.

Truckeroo at the Navy Yard
Truckeroo at the Navy Yard
Grilled cheese from the Big Mac food truck at Truckeroo
Grilled cheese from The Big Cheese food truck at Truckeroo

On Saturday, I woke up early, walked over to the Lawyers Have Heart 10K on the Georgetown Waterfront and earned my first medal. After the race, I walked home, showered and treated myself to brunch at Founding Farmers. I ordered eggs florentine and a mimosa, but once my breakfast arrived I decided to request my favorite strawberries + cream waffle too. I received a few funny looks from the people next to me, but I was starving. No regrets. I didn’t have a lot of food to eat in my apartment post-race so by the time I reached the restaurant…I was ready to inhale everything in sight.

IMG_4338The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing, enjoying a bottomless mimosa brunch at Eastern Market on Sunday with an out-of-town guest and meal prepping for the week ahead. Sunday’s dinner included a lemon pepper salmon and an incredible spinach, quinoa and roasted vegetable side my roommate made. Sunday also included one heartbreaking Game of Thrones finale. Why do we subject ourselves to the pain?!

That moment when you try to plate a meal nicely but end up splitting the salmon…

How was your weekend? Do you have a lot of food trucks where you live? Did you also catch last night’s GoT finale?

Weekend Wrap-Up: Great Falls and My Longest Run

Happy Monday, everyone! I’m linking up with Tara at Running ‘N’ Reading again for this week’s weekend update. 

Screen Shot 2015-05-31 at 8.11.55 PMOh, my, it’s another late Monday night wrap-up! I’m going to let this weekend wrap-up be photo heavy (and show off those beautiful waterfalls I saw Sunday). This weekend our house had visitors from Ohio, and it was a great excuse to share our favorite parts of the city (the memorials, the Arboretum, Union Market, H ST, Eastern Market) and see a few new ones. There were indeed a few firsts this weekend, including a trip to Great Falls Park in Virginia and my longest run to date! I am also over the moon over the fact that I had another great training week with 2.0, 3.1 and 5.5 mile runs. I am officially signing up for the Lawyers Have Heart 10K on Saturday! 😀

Check out those waterfalls!
A perfect little nook in a rock at Great Falls.
Took our out-of-town guests to Baked + Wired in Georgetown. I decided on a homemade ice cream sandwich, and it did not disappoint. Go get a cupcake when you’re in town!
More post-hike food: Indian at Indigo.
Longest run to date: 5.5 miles 😀
Sunday dinner: salmon, quinoa and lemon green beans.

How was your weekend? Do you also get to writing your weekend update a little later than planned?!