Hello from Baltimore/DC! It’s been a pretty busy weekend — mainly full of friends, running, and food. Perfect combination. We arrived in DC on Friday and met up with some old friends ASAP. Within two hours of landing, I found myself sipping my favorite cocktail at Ghibellina with Jessie:We had so much to catch up on that I completely lost track of time — and had to sprint out the door to make it to dinner! Anthony and some of his old coworkers were waiting at B Too, a Belgian restaurant down the street.Not surprisingly, lots of mussels and french fries were on the menu.Anthony got a steak which came with MORE FRIES.What else goes with the word Belgian? WAFFLES.
We left feeling very full and very carb-loaded for the next day! Which was maybe perfect since I had a 10k to run?Recap of that coming tomorrow!
After my race and Anthony’s rugby game, we zoomed back to 14th street to meet Miriam and Dan for brunch at Piola. Miriam was one of my best, oldest running buddies in DC. We’ve covered hundreds of miles together over the years. Miss her so much!We had pleeeenty of time to chat because we opted for all-you-can-eat endless pizza and apps. Here’s one of 5000000 pizzas we ate.Piola was a perfect post-race restaurant! That was a lot of pizza.
Fun fact: I entered a pizza-eating competition in 2008 and ate 1.5 pizzas, beating the teenage boy next to me in this photo.
Okay, that was random. Back to the trip!
After we parted ways with Miriam and Dan, we experienced the glorious ups and downs of public transportation. Metro to bus to lightrail made what would be a 50-minute drive into a 3-hour adventure…But we made it to Baltimore, eventually!And kept it pretty low-key when we arrived. A quick dinner plus a sort of good, sort of not good movie at the Charles, topped off with a peanut butter-banana crepe from Sophie’s. I may or may not have fallen asleep during the movie.So, I was very well-rested for this morning’s run, which went from a planned 6 miles to an extended 10?Perfectly blue skies above the harbor! And green grass at Patterson Park.Anthony and I got a bit carried away and decided to see every neighborhood near the harbor. Including a stop for my favorite random Baltimore structure:
And a tribute to Frederick Douglass.Now we’re off to cheer on the Ravens, because we just realized they’re playing and everyone is wearing purple. Why not?
- Did you race this weekend?
- Favorite Belgian food/drink?
- When is you and your spouse’s anniversary?