Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone had a nice Labor Day weekend. I stayed in the DC area with a quick trip to Baltimore for the Charles Street 12 Miler.
Monday 8/31– 2 mile walk
Tuesday 9/1– 2 mile walk
Wednesday 9/2 – 2 mile walk
Thursday 9/3 – 2 mile walk
Friday 9/4 – 3 mile elliptical
Saturday 9/5– 2 mile run @13:01 min/mile + Charles Street 12 Miler @12:28 min/mile
Sunday 9/6 – 60 minutes restorative yoga
Total: 25 miles (8 walk | 3 elliptical | 14 run)
Groan..another week in which my plans went a bust. I really really really need to get my runs in the morning, but ever since I returned from vacation it has been a struggle-fest to wake up early on weekdays. On Friday I went to the gym for 3 easy miles on the elliptical.
Run #1: 2 miles @13:01 min/mile (13:20, 12:40)
This week’s schedule called for a 14 mile long run. I decided to run an easy 2 miles before the Charles Street 12 Miler. I arrived super early for packet pickup and it was still dark by the time I checked in everything. Because I was unfamiliar with the area I decided to run laps around a lit parking lot behind the Shops at Kenilworth. It was boring, but I felt safe and knew the start was around the corner.
Run #2: 12 miles @12:28 min/mile (12:29, 11:53, 12:35, 12:15, 12:04, 12:22, 12:31, 12:19, 12:41, 12:43, 13:14, 12:27)
Oh boy..this race was no joke! I re-read a bunch of race recaps and was reminded this was a net downhill race. I forgot (from my college years) that Charles Street is full of rolling hills. I’ll have a full recap to come, but looking at my splits…you can tell the course kicked my butt!
It was a humid morning and I am glad I brought my water bottle with me for the race. Lesson learned from the previous week. I hope hope hope Chicago will be 40-50 degrees on race day…wishful thinking haha.
On Sunday my legs felt super sore! It has been awhile since they felt that way (note to self: Jennifer you need to resume hill training). My friend Laurel and I went Yoga District for a restorative yoga class, it was definitely relaxing.
Fun (Food Edition)
The weekend was full of friends and food. After the Charles Street 12 Miler, I quickly returned to DC because I had a house guest for the weekend (my friend Laurel was visiting me from New York). Laurel arrived around lunchtime and we went to Cafe St. Ex for some deliciousness. I had a fried green tomato eggs benedict.
The next day Laurel, Cliff and I met some of my good friends / former b-school class mates / former co-workers (my current company recruited quite a few of us from school) at Scion for brunch. This particular group can always make me laugh and it was so fun to catch up with everyone.
That evening Laurel, Cliff and I met my friends Jenn and Brett for dinner at Beau Thai (haha….get it?) in the Shaw neighborhood of DC. There were so many items on the menu that I wanted to try, but I went with my usual, chicken pad see ew. Afterwards we checked out Chaplins’ for a post dinner drink.
On Monday, I visited my friend Ali and checked out her new house. We went to Meridian Pint for brunch and I had a Thai chicken noodle salad – it was perfect and I must recreate this one day.
Sadly the long weekend had to come to an end. I spent the afternoon/evening with Cliff watching Narcos a new Netflix drama about Colombia’s Pablo Escobar (we are three episodes in and enjoying them so far). I will end this post with my last Labor Day weekend meal – chicken pot pie!
How was your Labor Day weekend?
Have you heard of Narcos?