Hello Monday! As most of you are aware, DC welcomed Pope Francis last week. It was so funny to see downtown DC so empty and quiet. Because I live close to work, I still went into the office Tuesday-Thursday (most people were able to telework). I heard sirens throughout the day (which is not an unusual occurrence with the White House close by) and saw excited parade goers walking towards the mall. Vendors were even selling pope stuffed dolls…not sure how I feel about this! I snagged this shot when I went to grab some lunch. Anyways…onwards to running + funning!
Monday 9/21– 2 mile walk
Tuesday 9/22– 2 mile walk
Wednesday 9/23 – 2 mile walk
Thursday 9/24 – 2 mile walk
Friday 9/25– 2 mile walk + 4 mile run
Saturday 9/26– Clarendon Day Double – 5K @10:27 min/mile and 10K @11:54 min/mile + 3 mile walk
Sunday 9/27 – Rest day
Total: 26.3 (13 walk | 13.3 run)
Run #1: 4 miles easy
Nothing special – a boring TM run at the gym.
Run #2: 3.1 miles @10:27 min/mile (10:19, 10:03, 10:55)
The plan called for a 12 mile long run this past weekend. I signed up for the Clarendon Day Double (5K + 10K) as part of the training run (after each race I also walked up a 1.5 mile hill). The 5K was definitely speedier than what I would have liked to run…ummm almost 2 minutes/mile faster. The first 1.5 miles of the race was downhill…I blame it on gravity haha 🙂
Run #3: 6.2 miles @10K @11:54 min/mile (11:37, 11:11, 11:36, 11:51, 12:35, 12:32)
After walking up the hill with Caitlin and Meghan, it was time for the 10K. I still went out too fast for the first three miles and I tuckered out after mile 4. At that point I started to feel a little pinch/odd sensation in my left quad, but it wasn’t hurting so I kept going. I remember reading Courtney’s recap from last year…. and she was sooo right….the 10K can be a rough one depending how you paced the 5K. It was soooo nice to see Courtney, Kathryn G., Julie, Kathryn T., and Preston cheering me on at the finish. Of course what is the best thing to do after a race? Brunch! It is always nice to see the Oiselle ladies.
I wanted to go for an easy 3 mile run on Sunday, but my quad was still bothering me a bit so I decided to rest.
After the Saturday brunch I headed over to Maryland to celebrate my cousin’s 4th birthday. How cute is the birthday cake? My cousins (all of them) are pretty creative and thoughtful – I am always impressed with their decor, food and themes 🙂
On Sunday I met my friend Nathasha for brunch at the Fainting Goat. I couldn’t believe we hadn’t see each other since the Love Run Half Marathon in March. It was nice catching up on training (Natasha is also running the Marine Corps Marathon) and our 2016 race plans. In addition to MCM, we’ll be running the Rehoboth Half Marathon in December with our friend Emily.
I had the Crispy Pork which was a sunny side up egg, salsa verde, fingerling potatoes and pork <-duh haha.
After brunch I went grocery shopping and made two soups – Skinnytaste’s Baked Potato Soup,
and Skinnytaste’s Crockpot Creamy Tomato Soup…all stocked up for the week!
How was your weekend?
Any favorite soup recipes?