The past few weekend updates have been a little weaksauce. Well hold on to your hats because this past weekend was EPIC.
Ok epic might be an exaggeration, but it was a lot of fun because we headed to Washington D.C. And I ran my first race of the season!
We got in pretty late so we just crashed on Friday night.
We headed to the expo to pick up my packet, then headed a little north to Sticky Fingers Bakery. It was pretty crowded, but we were able to score a couple of seats. We ordered some food and Eric got a cinnamon roll and I got a cupcake.
While the food and desserts were definitely good, I think Philly has D.C. beat with vegan food. I think Philly is often overlooked because it’s so close to NYC, but after visiting a few different places, Eric and I both agree that Philly is awesome for food.
We were pretty beat from walking and riding most of the day so we headed back to Maryland.
Eric and I were up bright and early Sunday morning to take the metro back in to D.C. for the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler! The plus side? We got to catch an amazing sunrise over the Capitol.
As always there was a crazy line for the bathrooms and I missed my corral starting and had to jump in with another one.
The first two miles were pretty crazy. It was elbow to elbow and I got jabbed quite a few times. My pace was all over the place. I think if I was to do this race again, I would try to run with friends and my camera and just enjoy it and take lots of pictures. It’s really crowded, but really pretty. The crowd support was kind of meh until the end. It also seemed hard for people to get around to cheer others on. I actually never saw Eric the entire race!
We decided to grab brunch in the city and walked a few blocks to Busboys & Poets. We were able to beat the rush, but it was pretty funny to see the place packed with runners.
We also just so happened to meet them by a Total Wine. I think we are stocked up for a bit. I had to get a case of Shiner because I have been missing Texas a lot lately. Anything that brings home a little closer…