Weekend Wrap-Up: Sometimes You Just Need Time to Clean Your Apartment

This morning I’m linking up with Holly and Tricia for Weekly Wrap!

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This wrap-up is going to be short and sweet! After an incredible long, Labor Day weekend in New Orleans, this weekend is just what I needed. It wasn’t particularly exciting (I watched a lot of Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix, did a little Runner’s World recovery yoga, and cleaned my apartment), but I’ve started off this Monday morning actually rested.

I did a late night run on Friday night, where I kicked myself repeatedly for not going earlier. That was until I caught a view of this…

Hi, beauty.
Hi, beauty.

I capped that run at 4 miles (it was supposed to be 5) because I had two long runs last week — one on Monday and one on Sunday — due to Labor Day travel. That took my weekly mileage to just over 31 miles, which is really, really high for me. I spent the weekend trying to stock up on stretching, foam rolling and sleep time. I think I did okay!

Saturday included a little work at the store, a trip to Potomac River Running for race day fuel, a little pasta take-out, and an early night for my long run.

Actually didn't drink the wine! But I was all about that focaccia bread.
I actually skipped the wine! But I was all about that focaccia bread hiding in the paper bag.

I left for my run on Sunday at 8am, not my planned 6:30, but the weather was amazing. I was actually still cold when I stepped out of the house. I took my test clothes, fuel and gear out, and I think they’re ready for race day. I even got a boost of inspiration by the cyclists participating in the Nation’s Tri through Rock Creek Park.

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My favorite part of the weekend, however, was my birthday gift: Explosions in the Sky + Death Cab for Cutie in concert at the Merriweather Post Pavillion on Sunday. I sat outside in the cool fall weather with the music I love (and a really good grilled cheese sandwich). It’s the little things.

How was your weekend? What was the best part?

Weekend Wrap-Up: Oiselle Meet-Up, Pancakes + Rambles

This morning I’m linking up with Katie for Marvelous in My MondayHolly and Tricia for Weekly Wrap and Weekend Snapshots!

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I know I say it every other week…but this time I really am going to let the photos talk this week! This weekend, I really only snapped photos that included food.

I’m missing one really big thing from the weekend, but I think I’ll wait until Thursday to share :- ) Some things are better left off the internet and enjoyed in the real world for a little bit.

Weekend highlight? Meeting many DC/MD/VA Oiselle Volee birds for brunch at City Tap House on Saturday! It was wonderful to meet some fabulous women I know online in person (hi, courtney + jenny!) and get acquainted with a group of completely new runners. The delicious breakfast was a just a bonus. I was sorry to have to run straight off to work afterward, but it was well worth it.

Photo via Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC
Photo via Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC

Weekend low? Perhaps Sunday morning’s long run…it was only a 10K, but I was ready to walk and turnaround home after just a mile. My lack of sleep is killing the quality of my runs and my attitude. On the bright side, it’s good practice pushing through some crummy miles! I kept chugging.

Weekend eats… (I promise I eat more than sweets. Maybe.)

Alex's homemade spelt flour pancakes, which I topped with berries, hemp seeds, pumpkin spice and maple syrup.
Alex’s homemade spelt flour pancakes, which I topped with berries, hemp seeds, pumpkin spice and maple syrup.
Westray's foodtruck ice cream parked in Gallery Place...three scoops to share. Who can choose just one flavor?1
Westray’s foodtruck ice cream parked in Gallery Place…three scoops to share. Who can choose just one flavor? I think the honeymilk + strawberries was my favorite.
One chocolate doom cupcake from Baked + Wired.
One chocolate doom cupcake from Baked + Wired.

How was your weekend? What’s your go-to brunch order?