Workouts This Week

3/17 Monday- Rest

3/18 Tuesday- Run 3 miles

3/19 Wednesday-Rest

3/20 Thursday- Run 4 miles

3/21 Friday- Rest

3/22 Saturday- Run 9 3 miles

9 miles was on the schedule.  It was in the 60s which is perfect running weather.  I set out for my run and it was going well, I’d planned to run on the Custis Trail down into Rosslyn and cross over the Key Bridge and then turn back.  As I was running down into Rosslyn I tripped on I’m not sure what, a crack in the sidewalk?  I scraped up my left palm but my knees are fine.  I had the water bottle strapped to my right hand so that took some of the force too.  My right hip was killing me and I wasn’t sure what was wrong so I called Zac to come pick me up.  Thankfully I was running along the road at this point and not on a remote part of the trail where a car couldn’t go.  I got home and stood in a hot shower, stretched it out a bit and then pretty much laid on the couch for the rest of the night.  My hip is still sore today (Monday) so I plan on trying the bike or the elliptical today to see if either of those help loosen it up.

3/23 Sunday- Rest

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Workouts This Week

3/10 Monday- Rest

3/11 Tuesday- Run 4 miles

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3/12 Wednesday- Rest

3/13 Thursday- Run 3 miles

3/14 Friday- Rest

3/15 Saturday- Rest

3/16 Sunday- Run 6.5 miles

I originally had 8.5 miles on the schedule for Saturday.  We had lots of errands to do the remaining prep for my bridal shower so that didn’t happen.  I got up on Sunday with enough time to run the 8.5 miles, but the Rails to Trails trail was only plowed out to 3 miles!  I ran the extra quarter mile thinking maybe I’d get to where it was plowed again but no such luck.  My feet kept punching through the snow so I just turned back then.  With going slow on the few icy parts of the trail I ended up being out for 1 hour and 20 minutes so it was still a solid run.  My shoes were so muddy though!

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Workouts This Week

3/3 Monday- 3 mile run

3/4 Tuesday- Rest

3/5 Wednesday- 3 mile run

3/6 Thursday- Rest

3/7 Friday- Rest

3/8 Saturday- Rest

3/9 Sunday- 8 mile run

What an awful run.  My stomach did not feel well during the run for some reason and towards the end, my right hip was hurting as well.  There was lots of walking.  I’m proud of myself for pushing through and getting the 8 miles in, although I didn’t have much choice since I had to get back somehow!  Hopefully next weeks runs are better!

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What I Ate Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday so no meat for me.  I’m headed to the 7:30 pm service tonight.

Breakfast: Smoothie

I had some fruit to use up so I threw it all into my magic bullet with a few other things and let it go. Ingredients were blueberries, strawberries, a banana, a container of toasted coconut vanilla greek yogurt and a splash of milk.

20140305 BreakfastLunch: tuna noodle salad

I like to mix a bunch of stuff into mine, today’s had onion, red pepper and celery

20140305 LunchDinner: leftover couscous and shrimp with feta and tomatoes

20140305 Dinner

Sippin’ and Paintin’

On Friday night Neha, Mo, Lauren and I redeemed our Living Social vouchers for Sippin’ and Paintin’!

We had dinner at Asia Nine before and then headed over to 918 F Street for our class.

Sip and Paint BeforeOur teacher was named Gavin.  Our first instruction was to paint the entire canvas green.  He said that painting on a stark white canvas just doesn’t turn out very well.

Then, we painted our landscape in layers.  Gavin instructed us which colors to mix together for everything and walked around to help us along the way.

Sip and Paint DuringWhen he said paint a bunch of brown in the foreground I got a little nervous that it would look ugly.  But, after waiting for it to dry and painting in the remaining few layers I am really happy with the result!

Sip and Paint FinalNow…where to hang my masterpiece?