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