Busy weekend–time to recover!

The weekend started out with a late Friday night trip to pick my mom up at the airport followed by an early morning alarm so we could get out and run! My mom joined us for the first 3.5 miles of our almost-13 so she ended up doing about 7. Pretty darn good, I’d say!

It’s surprisingly hard to selfie 4 people!

Crossing the Key Bridge

Crossing the Key Bridge

Unfortunately my mom turned around just a bit too soon to see the cherry blossoms across the river. We, of course, had to stop for another photo…but I’m not talented enough to have captured the blossoms or monument in the background. I guess I’ll have to keep practicing.

It was a surprisingly challenging run–we were all tired, but now it’s taper time before the Nike Women’s Half on the 27th!


After a trip to the farmers’ market, we showered and headed back out to go to the Tidal Basin to see the blossoms! Holy schnikees I don’t think I’ve seen that many people in one place before! (My mom pointed out I went to the 2009 inauguration…she’s right, there were more people then.) After walking to and from the Tidal Basin, with a pit stop at the White House, we probably added 3-4 walking miles to our already active day. Boy oh boy, that explains why I fell asleep at 9:00 on the couch without even finishing my reward beer!


Sunday was another busy day. We woke up and went to the gym. I swam 2k and my mom joined my roommate for a Zoomba class.

Then we spent four hours on a crazy adventure to buy a new patio set which included trips to two Targets, Kohls, and Home Depot to rent a truck. But, guess what? Now I have a super awesome new patio set! I just happen to be writing this post at it right now.

Crab cakes in Annapolis were calling our name so we headed that way and had an odd restaurant experience, beautiful views, and yummy ice cream.

It was really windy!

It was really windy!

Eating ice cream is surprisingly difficult when it’s so windy!



Now, my mom is in training for the week and I’m back home recovering from the busy-ness and attempting (again) to work on a paper. Right now a run sounds much more appealing.