Good morning! Let’s pretend it’s not Monday (unless you’re one of those lucky people that has today off work) and recap Sunday’s 15-mile adventure instead.Since we were busy kicking it at The Homestead on Friday/Saturday + all the city was covered in snow, I decided to push my long run to Sunday. Which turned out being a great idea, because it was sunny and slightly less snowy out!I tackled the first six miles solo, running around Arlington and the Mall. Early Sunday mornings are pretty quiet around town — I ran without music and just enjoyed the peaceful streets.I started winding my way up through the city, hoping to spot some street furniture for you guys. But all I could find was this lone chicken wing on 16th.And THEN I found Miriam, who was waiting for me at mile 6!We chatted away and decided to actually act upon my silly suggestion to run up the massive hill to the National Cathedral. Monster incline!Luckily the downhill finish from the top felt pretty awesome. We hit up a few more city streets in my old neighborhood, Adams Morgan:and THEN met up with Leah at mile 14.5! She even had Gatorade in hand for us!I finished the run a half mile later (15 for me) — and Miriam continued on to tackle 26.2 miles! She was actually supposed to run a marathon yesterday which was canceled due to snow. Since she couldn’t run her formal race, she decided to run an informal marathon around DC herself. Leah and I were proud to join her for part of the journey! Nice work, Miriam
Anyways, when I got home a couple hours later (I actually went straight to church after my run (no worries, it’s a casual church where it’s cool to wear running clothes) (why can’t I stay on topic?)) I was staaaaarving. I made a big omelet with a side of GREEN juice!I finally perfected the recipe that I drafted a while back.The lineup (which makes two smoothies – one for me, and one for Anthony!): big handful of kale, 1/2 a big apple, 1/2 a big pear, 1 carrot, 4 stalks celery, half a cucumber, tablespoon fresh ginger, a peeled lemon, 1/3 cup almond milk, 1/4 cup apple juice. The key is to go heavy on the lemon. It gives the drink zesty goodness
Have a run-derful day, you guys!
- Favorite flavor juice/smoothie?
- Have you ever run 26.2 but not in a race?
- Do you run with music or not?
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