On Friday I took the kids into DC to meet up with Kyle and some friends who have boys the same age as ours. There ended up being no traffic so we got their earlier than I expected and drove through Bethesda, our old post college stomping grounds. Our friends live in Friendship Heights area of DC right by Mazza Galleria (one of my favorite malls) and some of the best stores. I loved living that close to a Neiman Marcus, Saks, Bloomingdales, and the biggest J.Crew and Pottery Barn. It was a shopaholics dream :) I didn't get any pictures of the kids running around Friday night but we had the best pizza from Pete's New Haven Style Apizza. It was a veggie with the best arugula on it and had the thin Italy style crust. I will say one major downside to living in the suburbs is the lack of good restaurants!
On Saturday we dropped the kids off at my parents house and headed up to Pennsylvania to celebrate my brother in law's 40th birthday. My sister in law had a party at their house and it was so much fun. We just ate and played drinking games like beer pong and flip cup just like old times. It was a blast.
These aren't the best quality photos but it's the first time Kyle and his four brothers have all been together since last Thanksgiving or Christmas. It always fun when the whole crew is together.
I wore my new Lilly Pulitzer Blythe Dress and I'm obsessed. I got so many compliments on it and it's so comfortable.
On Sunday we got back to my parents house just in time for my uncle to show up with a bushel of crabs! I brought about 15 home with me that I plan to pick for crab cakes.
If you like crab chips like me these Herr's Kettle cooked ones are so good! Not that good for you but so good.
Today officially starts the beginning of my training for the Army 10 miler in October! I haven't run a 10 mile race since 2009 and I haven't run any races since 2011 so I'm starting slow to get back at it. I love love love Hal Higdon training programs and have been using them since my first half marathon in 2006. If you've never used them you can find them here. Prior to my half marathon I had never run more than four miles and his training program made it so easy to train and not feel worn down by the process.
Here is the 15K training- which is the same one he uses for 10 miles since it's just 0.7 mile difference. I promise to keep you up to date on my progress.
|1||Stretch & strengthen||2 m run||30 min cross||2 m run + strength||Rest||2 m run||30 min cross|
|2||Stretch & strengthen||3 m run||30 min cross||2 m run + strength||Rest||3 m run||30 min cross|
|3||Stretch & strengthen||3 m run||35 min cross||2 m run + strength||Rest||4 m run||30 min cross|
|4||Stretch & strengthen||2 m run||35 min cross||2 m run + strength||Rest||2 m run||40 min cross|
|5||Stretch & strengthen||4 m run||40 min cross||3 m run + strength||Rest||5 m run||40 min cross|
|6||Stretch & strengthen||4 m run||40 min cross||3 m run + strength||Rest||6 m run||50 min cross|
|7||Stretch & strengthen||3 m run||45 min cross||3 m run + strength||Rest||4 m run||50 min cross|
|8||Stretch & strengthen||5 m run||45 min cross||3 m run + strength||Rest||7 m run||60 min cross|
|9||Stretch & strengthen||5 m run||45 min cross||3 m run + strength||Rest||8 m run||60 min cross|
|10||Stretch & strengthen||3 m run||30 min cross||2 m run + strength||2 m run or rest||Rest||15-K Race|
Now remember my summer reading challenge?? Yeah I've totally fallen behind. I could not get into Truly Madly Guilty so I just downloaded The Singles Game and I'm hoping I'll like that one. I plan to try Truly Madly Guilty again in a few weeks. We're at the beach next week so I'm hoping I'll be able to get through 2-3 books while I'm there but we'll see.
Have a great week friends!