Half marathon coaching continues!

I had the perfect run yesterday with buddies – the corporate made the miles significantly fly by and it was an ideal climate day for a run.

It was a pleasant deal with after the nonstop rain we had all final week… and that we’ll apparently have this week too! 

Self timer leaping picture fail – ha!

dc run date with friends

Almost 9 miles — woo!

dc rock n roll half marathon training

Mary needed to get residence after about 6 miles, so Sokphal, Kathleen, and I dropped her off again on the automobiles after which did one other quick loop, ending at Compass Coffee for pastries + lattes.

This the easiest way to finish a run for my part – I’ve been lacking this since we haven’t been assembly up for our long term dates wherever close to a espresso store currently! Thanks for the enjoyable miles, women.

I had a cream cheese kolache (sooo good, I’m obsessive about the fluffy but doughy texture and it’s simply the proper sweetness stage) + a latte with a splash of their almond butter syrup. I at all times ask for much less syrup as a result of it’s so aggressively candy in any other case, however I like just a little taste. 🙂

compass coffee rosslyn

After I bought residence and showered, lunch was an unpictured make-ahead freezer burrito. Yum!

I used to be feeling actually good on Sunday morning for the run most likely as a result of that is how my Saturday night time regarded:

This part of motherhood is tremendous enjoyable and energetic and in addition tremendous exhausting and overstimulating. I discover I’m craving stillness and calm, particularly on the finish of the day, greater than I used to! 

Just sitting and watching this fireplace whereas Freyja sat subsequent to/on me was so pretty and calming. 

Dinner earlier than the hearth sitting was a crusted fish (it jogged my memory of a hybrid of my Almond Crusted Tilapia Recipe and my Sage & Pecan Crusted Tilapia Recipe, however made with cod) with some balsamic pan seared peppers and tomatoes and roasted zucchini. Yum! After I took this image we ended up including some leftover pasta and grated parmesan to our plates, too – it labored properly with the whole lot!

crusted cod with veggies

The different two dinners this weekend had been the same old steak + taco salad with my mother and father at our place final night time, and a enjoyable sushi dinner out with buddies on Friday. 

the sushi bar

We additionally had some actually yummy lentil soup for lunch one of many days – I feel on Friday? – Riese randomly loves lentil soup! Plus some crusty bread and cheese. 

lentil soup and bread

Back within the day I posted this recipe for 2 ingredient lentil soup – principally lazy lentil soup – and this was a bit fancier with some veggies within the combine and beef bone broth stirred in. 😉

It’s trying like a busy week – I’m wrapping up reviewing purposes/interviews for the job posting I shared a pair weeks in the past, which is tremendous thrilling – and I’m actually joyful as a result of our ordinary nanny is again on the town after three.5 weeks away! She was residence visiting her household, which is superior, however these of you which might be mother and father know the way laborious it may be to determine/line up again up care (particularly when it’s simply half time care)… the previous few weeks have been loads of piecing collectively varied sitters + my mother as soon as a type of sitters bailed final minute (thanks mother!), working within the evenings so much to make up for lack of labor time throughout the day, and many others. It might be good to be again into our regular routine with 2 constant full days per week of childcare! 

Have an incredible day, and keep dry if you’re right here in wet DC!

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