Monday, April 2, 2012

Weekend Recap

The weekend never seems to be long enough ....

But mine started off great when I met Jason and his co-workers out for happy hour on Friday night. The bar tender almost had to cut me off after 5 waters! I know, things were getting crazy. Afterwards, we decided to continue our bad eating day (I had 5 bread sticks for lunch) and go to the Shake Shack for dinner. 

I have never been before, but their hamburgers and fries were pretty good. I guess their milk shakes are pretty good too, but I didn't order one. Fail.

Saturday, I was excited to sleep in and managed to do so until 8am. Woot! Jason had a 6 mile run on his schedule and I had a 85 minute run on mine. We decided to just run together even though our paces don't match up. I didn't mind running a little slower and taking it easy since I had a long workout planned for the following day. How does that saying go? Those who run together stay together :)

Anyhow, it was a nice run and we were able to check out a trail near our house: The Anacostia River Walk Trail that goes along the Anacostia river. We picked it up near RFK stadium then ran along the river front. 

It's a pretty nice trail that was very empty. One part of the trail leads you over to Kingman Island which reminds me of being in the Chesapeake. I think I will use this trail again as it's a nice break from sidewalk city running.

On our way back and about 5.5 miles into the run, I had something special happen to me! A bird pooped on my shirt!!! It was so nasty, but it made Jason laugh so hard. We continued to finish up the run even though I looked like a mess. Once back at our house, I changed shirts and finished up my run for a total of 9 miles.

Later in the day we went to Conte's/Fresh Bikes and spent way too much money. The best deal of the day came when I was able to purchase a full sleeve wetsuit for only $70! This is basically the price of two rentals so I figured it was a great deal. I will be using it for Rumpass and Mooseman so I will definitely be getting my money out of it. I also came home with a pretty new ISM racing II saddle. I changed out saddles and threw boomer on the trainer to test it out. Ugh, I didn't love it. The front part feels too wide and rubs my thighs. I played around with the fit for a good hour and just still was not in love with it. In the end I ended up putting back on my old saddle. I do want to ride with the ism saddle outside though before I totally write it off.  Maybe I will get the chance to do so this week on one of my shorter rides.

That brings us to Sunday .... Sunday was an adventure that involved 3 bikes, a trip to Cambridge, and oh about a million and one dogs that wanted to kill us!!! I will leave this story for tomorrow ....

Happy Monday All :) 


  1. I think the theme of your weekend was "killer dogs and running with slow people."

  2. Victoria filled me in on the killer dogs. Glad you are alright!

  3. You can put a zip tie under the saddle to 'squeeze' the nose together for the ISM, it may make it a bit more comfortable. That being said, I tried to like it for a few months when I first got my road bike, but it just wasn't for me.

  4. Awwww "those who run together stay together!" I love it!

  5. Sounds like a good Saturday! I like that you have matching watches.