This past weekend was everything I had been wanting in a weekend for some time now. It was the perfect mix of fitness, friends, family, football, and fun. That’s a lot of F’s!
The weekend started with my weekly ballet class in Washington, DC. I love ballet! Can I just say that again? It is incredibly refreshing, while being a fantastic workout at the same time.
After ballet I met Becky at her place and then we walked down Connecticut Ave. in search of a breakfast place. The American City Diner was a place we had both seen a few times but had never been to so we decided it was the perfect place to grab breakfast.
The coffee was really good, so I knew the food was going to be good. I always worry about breakfast places with bad coffee…
For breakfast I ordered an egg beaters omelet with bacon and cheese with a side of homefries and an english muffin.
Becky ordered corn beef hash, scrambled eggs, homefries, and an english muffin.
Both meals were very good and at a VERY reasonable price. I must say though, our waitress Linda was just about the most adorable person I had ever met. Linda has worked at the American City Diner for over 15 years and was just about the most helpful and giving waitress I’ve ever had. I will definitely return and request to be sat in her section in the future!
Saturday afternoon Neal and I traveled out to Gainesville, Virginia for our friends Kristy and Travis’ son’s 1 year birthday party. I wish I had taken a few photos because it was just about the most adorable party!
Homemade salads and Nationals baseball closed out our Saturday. I went to bed pretty early (9:30PM) which was just what I needed… especially with a 5 mile run scheduled for Sunday morning.
Sunday morning I woke up at 7:30AM (that’s 10 hours of sleep people), had some coffee, balanced our checkbook, and then headed out for my run.
Since moving to Maryland I’ve been wanting to find a good trail to run on and today was that day! Neal and I headed over to Rock Creek Park, one of its many entrances, and hit the trail. We ran 2.5 miles towards DC and then the 2.5 miles back towards our car. I ran on a 2:1 interval (2 minutes of running and 1 minute of walking) and finished the run in 59:28 (roughly a 12 minute pace).
The weekend was really perfect, but if I’m being honest, I ended the weekend feeling a little blah weight wise. Now I haven’t weighed myself since my scaleless summer ended, but I’m just feeling really heavy these days (Flo’s on her way too). I’ve eaten a lot more carbs than normal and I think that has something to do with it.
Moving into this week I want to make sure that I make the most of my workouts, stick to my eating plan, cut out desserts/extra sweets, and drink lots of water! Here’s my weekly plan October 1-7.
|Monday||P28 bagel with light cream cheese||Salad with veggie patty||Butternut squash||25 minute run and weights|
|Tuesday||Smoothie||Salad with butternut squash||Quesadillas||Off|
|Wednesday||Egg whites and Ezekiel Bread||Salad with veggie patty||Pork tenderloin and lentils||4 mile run|
|Thursday||Smoothie||Salad with pork tenderloin||Salmon burgers||x-train|
|Friday||Egg whites and Ezekiel Bread||Salad with veggie patty||Pumpkin burgers (recipe coming soon)||35 min run|
|Saturday||Toast with peanut butter and banana (fueling)||—||—||Secret Workout!! (details coming 10/8)|
|Sunday||—||—||—||6 mile run with Becky|