Monday, June 28, 2010

a great DC weekend!

Happy Monday, everyone!  I had a great - but sweaty - weekend here in 112* heat-index DC.  How was your weekend?


Friday night I took another shot at the peanut tofu recipe from Lauren.  I did the tofu in slabs instead of cubes, and it held together much better!  I also managed not to burn it, so a big win on my cooking skills.
 We ended up not pre-mixing and doing a choose-your-own-vegatable adventure.  
There's tofu in there, I promise.

Saturday morning I got up early and went up into DC to meet Kirstin for a bike ride.  We had originally planned on biking out to a brewfest in Leesburg, but decided that 8 zillion degrees was just a tad too hot to be on the very exposed W&OD trail, especially when we were going to follow it with drinking beer all day in the sun.  Instead, we did a DC ride, most of which was new to me - awesome!  We started out on the Rock Creek parkway & did a few loops - somehow we ended up in Maryland, then somehow ended up back where we started (I was just following, my internal map had no idea where we were).  It was a great, shady ride!  After Rock Creek, we headed down into DC, rode out and around Haines Point, up past the Washington Monument, through the city down to Georgetown, a few miles up the Capital Crescent Trail, then back to the waterfront for a breezy brunch!
It's getting hot!
Deeelicious mangoritas!

We parted ways after brunch and I headed back down the MV trail home - whew!!  It was around noon and there was no shade - the thermometer on my bike said it was 98* for most of the ride.  That last 8-9 miles really zonked me.  But it was a great ride and I can't wait until we do it again!

I had time for a quick power nap, and then we headed out to Annapolis with G to meet Faith - the puppy we were hoping would join our family.  Faith was really sweet but G was kind of freaked out - not sure what it was exactly, but we decided not to bring her home with us, which made for a sad and quiet ride home.

Saturday night's plans were foiled by a team member in one of my classes....grrr.  I got up early Sunday morning, though, and took G to the dog park with some other pups he knows.  He did a lot more swimming this time, and had a great time with the other dogs.  He was less than pleased about being hosed off when we got back home.
I went swimming, Mama.

Sunday brought a lot of cleaning, housework, laundry, and another successful run!  I got back in the gym and lifted for the first time since last Wednesday, as well.  The run felt great - as usual, some tightness near the end, but still no pain, so I'll take it.

Total: 2/17:58/avg. pace 8:59 (plus 2 minutes of walking on either side).

I've got a busy week ahead, including bike rides with some blogger friends, a sports massage, and my best girl coming into town on her way back to Georgia.  

Tons of congrats to all the folks that were racing this weekend - it was a hot one to be out there!!

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great ride! I used to ride a lot of really long rides in this heat...I seriously think there is nothing better than the shower after those hot sticky rides! Glad you got the run in successfully too.

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  2. You are hardcore! Riding a crazy long run, drinking a mangorita then getting back on the bike! LOL! I would have drunk crashed! Hahaha!
    So sad Faith didn't come home with you, but you'll know when the time is right. Either that or G knows how to stay #1 - smart little dude!
    Happy Monday!

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  3. Another fun DC ride for you & the bici! Good stuff :) hopefully that trend will continue tomorrow...

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  4. oh GUH... DC heat is the woooorst. stifling! yay glad you're still liking this tofu recipe! i have another you might like....and have you tried quinoa? it's a super grain and has a ton of protein.

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