The weekend has been blissfully low-key. When Friday finally rolled around, exhaustion set in, and I wanted to do absolutely nothing. Of course that is not reality, so Josh and I went for a nice Indian dinner and I learned all about new foods.
As it turns out, Indian food is a vegetarian lovers dream. We had everything from fresh Roti and Naan, to spinach and cheese, to chickpeas with rice. We went to Aroma in Shirlington, and I highly recommend this place. Their service was spectacular.
After dinner we went immediately home. I had some work to do and had grand plans to snuggle with my favorite guy.
Saturday morning came around and Josh and I headed to a friends birthday party. Since I actually had time to spare, I successfully curled my hair! Sarah Beth taught me how when she came to visit and I have been meticulous about getting it right ever since. It’s the little things I tell you.
With my extra free time Saturday morning I also made a delicious breakfast.
Whole wheat bread with mashed avocado, egg scramble with onions, tomatoes, and nutritional yeast complemented with fresh cantaloupe.
The party was great! Being around kids is the perfect reminder of why I don’t have any (yet). SO many loud noises and responsibilities. I digress…
We hit up the outlets at Potomac Mills while we were out that way and both did really well at J. Crew and Nordstrom Rack. By the time we drove back, got groceries, and unpacked everything it was dinner time. Rather than go out to eat, which is definitely the not-so-healthy norm with us, I offered to assemble dinner.
I made a big salad with chickpeas, kidney beans, feta cheese, and tomatoes alongside some corn on the cob.
We went to bed super early again because we had a very early wakeup call this morning to participate in Bike DC. We both overslept, nearly missed the start, and had to haul booty across town to make it in time.
The ride is 24 miles and goes through a good portion of DC (mostly Rock Creek Park), many areas of Virginia, and around many monuments and memorials. The course was tough as there were many long, slow hill climbs that almost got the best of me.
We had a great time despite the couple of traffic jams we experienced on the narrower roads.
Since we biked from my apartment and back, I set a new PDR of nearly 33 miles.
It was a great way to spend a morning. I am sure I will feel it tomorrow, but what a cool experience.
I am in dire need of a nap. ASAP.