I was up at four am this morning with Kona for our first walk of the day. I never thought I’d willingly wake up this early, but it’s starting to get much easier. I went back to bed for an hour this morning though. I found a great little Catholic church in Old town Alexandria today and walked to it. It was a really cold morning and I had to bundle up.
After church, I had some yogurt with walnuts and then headed down to the gym to get in a nice workout before the Lion’s game. I’m not sure if the treadmill was off, but I finished 3 miles in 24:16. That would be my fastest time so far. I followed up the run with stretches, arm weights, and a an ab workout.
After my workout, I bundled back up, grabbed hot tea, and took Kona for a walk.
After my run, I hopped on the couch to watch the Lion’s play. Dear God, it’s hard bing a Lion’s fan. I whipped up a salad with some ingredients I bought at Whole Foods. It had bell peppers, broccoli salad, slices of cooked steak, cooked chicken, chickpeas, and kale. I was in the mood for a diet soda (I know it’s horrible for you) but I’ve been hooked on Zevia lately, a healthier version. I love cream soda so much, so I was happy to find this one.
I made a delicious almond milk latte for the game. I am going so strong avoiding the football usuals (chicken wings, fries, pizza) and I feel great. Hopefully I can keep it up! Shaughna and Mike have the most amazing espresso machine/coffee machine ever.
My quick little two ingredient latte: unsweetened vanilla almond milk and allegro coffee beans.
Today is going to be a lazy Sunday full of football, movies, puppy cuddles, and blogging!
Friday was so much fun. Karlee had the day off, and Kona went to doggy daycare to play with all the pups. We decided to go to one of our favorite places, Georgetown.
We stopped at Whole Foods before jumping on the metro. Karlee wanted coffee and I wanted some tea. We tried out the apple cinnamon Chia Bar on our way out and it tastes just like a brown sugar pop tart.
Georgetown is a beautiful place in the fall (most of D.C. is).
First, we stopped at the Old Stone House. The house is older than the U.S. and withstood the Revolutionary War, the Burning of Washington during the war of 1812, and the civil war. It was built in 1770 and remains the oldest building in D.C.
We were so ready for lunch and decided to stop at Sweetgreens because we loved it so much last time.
I ordered the vegetarian Hummus Tahini salad. (Yeah, I had the same thing last time)
It had shredded kale, chopped romaine, tomatoes, red onion, cucumbers, pita chips, local feta, homemade hummus, baked falafel, cucumber tahini yogurt.
We stopped into Dean and Deluca for coffee and ended up staying for an hour going through everything. It’s seriously the coolest place ever. We have one in Charlotte and I’ve never gone in there! Now, I will. We sampled a pumpkin malt ball…holy yum ball.
They also have the BEST espresso drinks. I’m killing my “cut back on coffee” progress. Starting tomorrow, it’s back to 1-2 a day!
We decided to take our coffee and walk the back streets. The townhouses are incredible! It’s like a painting here.
I thought they bought fake leaves and threw them on the ground; this place just didn’t look real.
We walked for about an hour around all the homes. If I would have put on my walking shoes and comfy clothes, I would have gone for longer. My eyes were taking in all the beauty.
We headed back towards the metro to make it back for Karlee’s hair appointment.
We crossed the river towards the metro and looking back at Georgetown on the hill was beautiful.
We didn’t get to kayak last summer, but we will definitely do that in June!
Karlee and I had WAY TOO MUCH fun at the Halloween store. We felt like kids again. If you follow me on snapchat, I’m sure you saw…I’m so pumped for halloween this year! My friend Rachel and I have an awesome costume duo up our sleeves.
There was a little pug dog at the salon too.
Kona was exhausted when I picked him up for doggy day care. He played all day long and it was fun watching him on the live-stream cam. After I gave him a bath, we Skyped his mommy, and then headed out for a little walk. I was exhausted too! I grabbed my leftovers from the fridge for dinner and then passed out at 8pm.
Kona and I were up early on Saturday morning. We hit the streets and then cuddled up and watched a really good movie! If you haven’t seen Camp X-Ray…get on it!
Ollie & Kona had Saturday morning sleepy head syndrome. It amazes me how well they get along.
I met up with T.C. and Karlee for a little bit to go grab a late breakfast and stop at the farmers market.
We just wandered the streets until we found a place to eat.
We found Jack’s Place. This is definitely the hole in the wall that people search for their entire lives. It’s a place you’ll find regulars, a friendly staff, and a very inexpensive menu.
Coffee first. (I ended up drinking water instead)
I ordered the “no yoke” omelet with bell peppers, onions, and tomato. It also came with an English muffin.
We walked back so we could make it in time for the Iowa game.
Boots, jeans, sweater, and vests weather! The vest is from my collection🙂
Before the football game, I made a delicious espresso and had a biscotti on the side! Can you believe the Iowa Hawkeyes are 7-0!? I fell asleep before ten. Tomorrow, I’m waking up to go for a run, and then Karlee and I are going to do something fun! Let me know if you have any suggestions.
Quote for the night!