Weekend Recap

Just the usual weekend recap around here:

I got a good six inches of hair chopped off on Friday after work. I don’t know why I always avoid getting my haircut; I actually kind of enjoy sitting in the chair and feeling my head get lighter. I love my haircut, but given that I’m too lazy to style it properly, I probably won’t go this short again in a while. Also, it’s barely ponytail length, as I learned the next day while getting dressed to go work out.  Good thing my hair grows fast!

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Mike met me in Shirlington afterwards and we went to happy hour at Cheesetique. We got a cheeseboard and mac + cheese to share. They have happy hour specials on their wine and cheeseboards till 7 PM, so I think we’ll be doing this again soon :)

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I woke up groggy and hung-over on Saturday, thanks to a glass of wine (see culprit above) I enjoyed the night before (seriously, I have NO tolerance), but after a little food and water, I made it to the gym! I did a short run on the treadmill to warm up before 8:30 AM spin with Mike. I love doing morning workouts on weekends because it gives me a ton of energy and the rest of the day is mine.

We did some chores around the house before joining Mike’s coworkers at brunch at Ambar near Eastern Market. $35 for all-you-can-eat plus endless mimosas/ bloody marys. I liked that the food was cooked to order, vs sitting out in a buffet – and the food was really good. We had seven people in our group so we ordered and split 2-3 of almost everything on the menu and devoured it all. The veal soup, eggs Benedict, and blueberry waffle were my favorites!

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After a leisurely brunch, a few of us headed across the street to an oyster bar because they had $1 oysters and we couldn’t pass that up. I must have gotten lazy b/c I have no pics of that, or the dinner at home with friends afterwards. We did a hot-pot style dinner (our new electric skillet is getting TONS of use!) and sat around talking till nearly midnight. Loved having a social weekend and catching up with so many friends :)

Sunday was a seriously lazy day, and I considered pushing my long run till Monday evening…till I saw gale force warnings for Monday, lol. I finally headed out in the afternoon (40 degrees, hello!) and did 10 miles in two loops around the house. A few miles into the run, I was warmed up and felt strong, and it ended up being a GREAT run. Such a contrast to my struggle-bus 9 mile run the week before – just goes to show, one crappy run isn’t a predictor of future performance!

Mike watched the game in the evening, while I watched a lecture for class – with a break to watch the half-time show :) I thought Katy Perry did a great job, and Missy was awesome.  Also, apparently they’re re-booting Heroes?? Hope it’s as good as the first series!

heroesreborn_1What TV show would you like to see rebooted? I wish they’d bring Battlestar Galactica back…(nerd alert) – I was a huge fan.

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3 thoughts on “Weekend Recap

  1. I LOVE your food posts. Even though I’m vegetarian, everything always looks so delicious. I wish there were somewhere like Cheesetique around here.

    Your new hair cut looks good… although I’m with you on the frustration of struggling to get your hair into a ponytail :-)

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