I’m backkkk!! What have I been doing besides working + studying (sorta…I need to earn 26 PDUs aka hours..to renew my PMP certification by the end of January)? I’ll highlight the run, fun, and food from the past month:
Four races to be exact. I didn’t race race them of course, they were all for fun. First up was the Across the Bay 10K – I ran this last year and it was just as fun. Leading up to this 10K I was worried my quad would act up, but it didn’t! The exercises were working and I think 2 miles+ running down the Chesapeake Bay Bridge helped a lot.
A couple of weeks later I participated in the Annapolis Running Classic and ran/walked the half. Even though my quad was feeling better – I wanted to approach it conservatively.
A little fun run on Thanksgiving Day. It was my third year running the SOME Trot for Hunger 5K (here are my recaps from 2013 and 2014), so I won’t be writing a new recap since everything pretty much remained the same. Here are some Cliffnotes:
- It was a warm warm morning – I was a Sweaty Betty
- I ran with my friend Laura and made sure to finish with our friend Brett
- We finished with a time of 38:56 or 12:32 min/mile – my results are missing, I’ll have to email the race organizers
- Packet pickup moved to Navy Yard this year – boo hooy for me
Don’t worry….recaps (10 to be exact) will be posted before the end of the year! I have one more race left in 2015 – the Surf-n- Santa 5 Miler in Virginia, Beach. On a related note, I volunteered at the .US National 12K in Alexandria. I handed out medals (so fun) and was able to see Coco and some of my Oiselle teammates.
A SoulCycle opened in my neighborhood, so I took advantage of the first timer rate ($20). While everyone was super friendly, I thought it was okayyy. I wasn’t a fan of the choreography (not too complicated with some jumps, but didn’t find it very creative), the music (it was techno-y, I was hoping for some pop like Brit, Tay-Tay, or Biebs – I guess I picked the wrong class), and it was super warm (the instructor turned on the fan when class was almost over). I would say RIDE DC was my favorite DC studio with all the performance tracking, but sadly they closed for business a couple of months ago.
I’ve been wanting to hike Maryland Heights for some time now. A couple of weekends ago I visited the trail with my friends Jenn, Brett and Elise. It was a beautiful, cool day for a walk.
The hike was no joke… it was steep…my butt was so sore the next day! All the pain was worth it, the view of Harpers Ferry was fantastic. We missed the fall foliage by a week, noted for next time.
While Cliff was in the Philippines visiting his grandmother, I visited a quasi-new Filipino restaurant called the Purple Patch in Mount Pleasant. I shared the (Filipino) Chicken and Waffles with my mom. It was topped with ube ice cream…my fave!
A family friend brought these apple roses for Thanksgiving. Aren’t they beautiful? Definitely a Pinterest win! They were also yummy!
Food highlight of last weekend – splitting duck poutine at Dogfish Alehouse.
Work should slow down a little bit as we approach the holidays, so I am hoping to get back to a regular posting routine over the next couple of weeks. I miss reading and writing. I’ll also start resuming my workout posts next week as I up my running/training game.
Are you a SoulCycle fan?
Have you gone hiking this fall?