July 8, 2013

4th of July Weekend

Long weekends are the absolute best. They're such a great way to reset when you get stuck in a little bit of a rut.

This weekend was no exception. 

I had originally wanted to head out of town for the weekend but had to work on Friday so that put a damper on my getaway plans but one of my sisters reminded me that DC is quite possibly the best place to spend the 4th of July, so I got over it pretty quickly. 

Wednesday, I got out of work and headed to yoga. It was a small class, which was perfect ad afterward, The Pilot and I went to pick up some things for the bbq we were hosting on Thursday.

We ended up being out later than normal and decided to ride bikes to a pub around the corner for dinner and beer while watching the Mets game. 

Thursday morning, I woke up bright and early to get started on prepping for friends to come over. We parked over at my pool and spent the day in and out of the water with The Pilot manning the grill. 

After spending the day soaking up the sun, we made our way to the National Mall for fireworks. Lying on the lawn of the Washington Monument looking up at the fireworks was absolutely the best possible way to spend the 4th of July.


Baby you're a fiiiiiiiiirewooooork
Post-fireworks, it took us about 2 hours to get home in crazy tourist/Metro traffic. 

On Friday, I spent the better part of the day working from home. I did manage to run 4 pain-free miles that morning which was super exciting and then headed to yoga after work. After class, I headed out to Yard's Park to meet up with Leanna and friends for a picnic/concert on the park. It was an absolutely perfect evening and we had way too much fun having an epic 90s sing-a-long to all of the greatest boy band songs of the 90s. 

Yard's Park
Saturday morning, I was up early for an easy 2 1/2 mile run on the treadmill before heading out to Woodley Park to meet Teri for a yoga hike! It was so much fun! We started off by doing yoga, then hiked into Rock Creek Park, did more yoga, hiked some more, did more yoga...you get the picture. I loved it (and am planning on writing a more detailed post about it later this week).

This is in the MIDDLE of DC. 
After getting our Om on, Teri and I headed to the Nationals game. It was a great game. The Nationals played the Padres and it was a close game right up until the end with the Nationals taking the win.

After the game, we headed over to Leanna's apartment for what was basically an adult sleepover in that, there was wine. We watched Madagascar 3. Have any of you ever seen that movie? I call Bolshevik on its PG rating. That is an adult movie made in cartoon form and it was hilarious. After Madagascar 3, we watched Empire Records...my favorite movie...ever. 

Sunday morning, I headed out for a 6 mile run. I made it 3 before I had to stop and walk the rest of the way home because my knee started hurting. Chalk it up to overdoing it this weekend but I was absolutely crushed. I think my run put a damper on the rest of my weekend because I was really out of it for the rest of the day. I still spent the day lounging poolside but called it an early night and headed home to snuggle with the puppy and watch movies before going to bed.

It was such a great weekend and just another classic example of how much I love living in DC. Good friends, good food, and good times permeated this weekend and I loved every second of it. 

It's tough to be back at work this week...but not really, because later this week, I'm heading out to the Left Coast!

How were all of your weekends? Full of fireworks and bbqs I hope!


  1. Okay, this sounds like the perfect weekend. I'd LOVE to spend a 4th of July in DC. Lucky girl ;)

  2. I went to your "favorite" city for the 4th :) Glad you had a good time and enjoyed your long weekend despite having to work. Hope your knee is doing better!!

  3. Yoga hiking sounds amazing! Can't wait to hear more about it!

  4. That yoga hiking sounds amazing!! I would LOVE that!!!! I wish there was something like that around here! Looks like you had a great holiday weekend!


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