I got to sleep in this morning (well, until Riese woke up) – but yesterday I was up with the sun.
It was super ugly outside, as you can see.
Are you a social runner or a solo runner?
I was telling my buddy Sokphal yesterday that I don’t know what I’d do without her in terms of early morning weekday runs! I just would not make it happen on my own… have to have someone to meet to be held accountable. 😉
We took an artistic self-timer shot on Sokphal’s phone – we are barely in the frame but I love how cool the tree looks!
One last pic – I can’t help myself it was so pretty! Our view while we were running along the trail – we did an out and back on the Mt. Vernon Trail this week instead of crossing Memorial Bridge into DC.
I got stuck in some traffic on the way to her place so we just had time for 3 instead of our usual 4 miles.
The faster (for me) pace felt good – it’s encouraging to see those paces inch down while effort feels similar! Progress.
Post-run foam rolling with my helpful assistant along for the ride 😉
My other fitness fun this week was an early yoga class with my friend Kathleen, and a super early pilates boot camp with my friend Jen.
It was an extra hard class this week – sooo many burpees and jumping lunges!
As for food highlights this week, we had some yummy salmon tacos – this is one of my favorite easy dinners. Pan sear salmon in a little oil + some Mexican seasoning, then shred it and throw it into tortillas with guac, slaw, etc.
Mine has a bite out of it from a pint-sized friend…
If you love tacos and want another recipe idea, try my Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos – great for meatless Monday!
Another tasty meal was this saucy chicken dish – it was a Sun Basket (Ecuadorian Chicken Stew and really yummy.
Another yummy Sun Basket – a really flavorful Asian dish with rice cakes, ground pork, cabbage, and mushrooms. Riese was really into the rice cakes!
We had some blueberry pancakes leftover from the weekend so I enjoyed those a couple times this week, too.
I started reading the book Followers this week and it’s made going to bed early hard because I get so into it! It’s a well written and easy read and super engaging… check it out if you’re looking for something entertaining/terrifying (the premise of the book takes our current internet-obsessed culture and fast forwards into an extreme version in 2050… yikes).
Have a nice weekend guys! I’m doing a meal…