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Georgetown with Marie :)

Monday: 3m 9:25/pace

Last weekend, my BFFFF came into town and she’s never been to the DC area, so we started our weekend at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for breakfast and had crab cake eggs benedict & waffles. Being the professional I am, i forgot to take pictures, so just imagine how good those Maryland crab cakes were on top of Mr. Eggs Benedict…mmmm.

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Then we came to the amazing idea of trying something new, different and SUP’ing came across the table. After we stuffed our faces breakfast we threw on bathing suits and headed into Georgetown. If you’re interested in paddling or kayak’ing on the Potomac River head over to boatingindc.com. Everyone was super friendly and laid back, which is just what we needed.

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I didn’t know what to expect and i thought would be a harder than it was. We both started on our knees, stood up and just cruised around for an hour. It was so relaxing & freeing and I can’t wait to go again!

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I’m sure we probably burned like, 1000 calories in that hour so we had to eat some of it back and headed to one of my favorite cupcakeries, Baked & Wired.

 

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flapjack (maple & bacon), lemon, chai & coconut

Baked & Wired is just off of M street along the canal—very pretty walk and less congested than the main street.

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And we saw this little guy big turtle in the canal..

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If the cupcakes weren’t enough we almost passed by this place…

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I got the smore’s flavor..

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Now that i’ve successfully made myself hungry, I gotta grab lunch. Hope everyone is doing well! Expect a recap of my running life from last week soon, it’s progressing slowly but surely!

Last Week’s workouts!

Monday: 40 min TRX workout + Boxing + abs +Walking around DC

Tuesday: 3.3m 9:04/pace, 30 min chest/biceps

Wednesday: 45 min lower body (focus on hamstrings), lower back + core

Thursday: 5m fartlek 8:36/pace (pushed pace for .25 mile 1x per mile), 30 min back/triceps

Friday: 5.2m tempo 7:43/pace

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: Rest

Total Miles: 13.5 (i cut out my long run because I had 2 speed workouts this week, didn’t want to push it)

Have you ever tried a macaroon? 

SUP?

 


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A Much Needed Staycation

Monday: 6m fartlek 7:26/pace, 35 min biceps/back, 30 min abs

Tuesday: 5m easy 8:10/pace

Cameron surprised me by booking a hotel in Georgetown over the weekend for a staycation! We had bad luck both to and from Gtown with the train just sitting for 20 minutes.. which led to pictures like this..

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and 5 minutes later the fun wore off which led to pictures like this…
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We finally made it to the hotel & got cleaned up for our dinner res (how douchey fancy do I sound?) at Neyla, a very good Mediterranean place.

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I loved the wallpaper in the hotel bathroom! Whenever I’m wearing real people clothes, I have to document it.
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We ordered a sampler meal at Neyla, with a little of everything and a pitcher of white sangria.
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Later we ended up at a bar…

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Which led to us walking down M street to the Exorcist stairs. I know it’s a strange thing, but our first night together was spent strolling M street & these stairs. One day i’ll tell ya the story!
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The next morning we went for a run along the canal.

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And then afterward, Baked & Wired for coffee & cupcakes. Seriously Cameron nailed our weekend.

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The rest of our day was spent shopping and walking and more food.

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Thunder Burger! Also, best fries ever, i ate every. single. one.

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I highly recommend taking a staycation if taking a real vacation just can’t happen with budget or timing. We needed this!

Anyone ever Staycation? Where?

How many miles today?