Long holiday weekends are the best. Especially ones that involve fireworks.
I feel like I crammed a lot into the past few days — dinners with friends, jazz in the garden, cookouts, some family time, and even a little running.
My weekend started Thursday evening. The girls and I had dinner at China Chilcano in Penn Quarter, where I spotted some festive bathroom art.
The food was so-so.
We tried some samples from China Chilcano last month during Dine-N-Dash, a charity food event where you tour participating restaurants and sample food and cocktails. We liked what we sampled at the event, so decided to go back for dinner. I wasn’t super impressed with dinner though.
I met my cousin and her husband in the city on Friday. Our original plan was to go to the Nationals/Giants baseball game (he’s from San Francisco and is a Giants fan). But she didn’t buy tickets in time, and they sold out.
So we ended up at Jazz in Garden. We had pitchers of sangria and listened to a band called Speakers of the House (old school funk, boogaloo, and rock). We stayed until it started raining.
And then we went to Daikaya for ramen. Totally hit the spot.
After ramen, we went to their apartment and sat on the rooftop with some champagne and ice cream (celebrating America’s birthday). Yep, it was still raining. We were under pool umbrellas.
Fourth of July was spent at a friend’s house. They had a cookout, and we set off our own fireworks. Sadly, I don’t have any food photos. We ate everything before I remembered to snap a pic.
On Sunday, I hung out with an old friend and then went to a sushi restaurant with little sister. No photos of the sushi rolls, which is unfortunate because sushi photos are always amazing.
I feel like I spent the entire weekend eating. Seriously.
MCM Training Week 2
Week two of marathon training went well. I got in some quality runs during the week (on the treadmill), and even made it outside for a short, painful run around the neighborhood. It was so humid, I felt like I was gasping for air the entire time.
I did my long run (8 miles) on the treadmill Saturday morning. Back-to-back episodes of Property Brothers on HGTV made the 8 miles go by a little faster.
I didn’t do any cross training this past week. I was planning to try SUP yoga on Sunday, but ended up skipping it to hang out with that old friend that was in town for the weekend. I did manage to squeeze in a little speed work though.
Monday, June 29 – 4 miles – treadmill
Tuesday, June 30 – 4 miles treadmill
Wednesday, July 1 – 6 miles – treadmill
Thursday, July 2 – rest
Friday, July 3 – 3 miles – outside in the humidity
Saturday, July 4 – 8 miles – treadmill
Sunday, July 5 – 4 miles – treadmill – speed work
Total: 29 miles
Cross training: none
Overall, it was a productive week mileage-wise. I don’t think I’ve logged over 26 miles in a week since last summer.
Goals for this week: Do some cross training and a lot more foam rolling.
How was your Fourth of July? Did you eat as much as I did??