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Goodbye May, Hello June!

Lots of fun stuff happening lately!

First off – donuts. Oh how I love donuts! The DC area is getting in on an Outer Banks beach vacation treat: Duck Donuts! These were excellent! I can see what everyone is talking about when they rave about these!




The annual PBS Memorial Day Concert on the lawn of the Capitol Building was awesome as always! 



If you have never been to Harper’s Ferry, VA/MD/WV, I highly recommend it! All 3 states converge at this beautiful spot and there are historical sites, outdoor adventure activities, and much more!


I am trying to eat more veggies at lunch, I get tired of a typical salad and then realize that I end up in a rut of eating basically nothing green at lunch for weeks at a time! So this is the #summerofsalads that are of a non-traditional variety! This tasty combo below lasted the whole week and was so yummy! Strawberries, broccoli, almond slivers, get crumbles, chickpeas, and a poppyseed slaw dressing. 



Last week I had the pleasure of getting to attend a VIP pre-opening dinner at Arlington’s new Tupelo Honey Cafe! Usually I hate Facebook ads, but seeing the ad was what led to getting on the list for this event!  I know this is a popular chain throughout the south and I can see why! Every single thing I ate was so tasty! Can’t wait to go back again!

Last weekend I said goodbye to May with another year of running the Virginia Wine Half Marathon. It was hot and humid but luckily overcast! 

I love you, wine!

And wine tasting back at one of my fave wineries afterwards was a largest way to celebrate a great run!

Oh! And last but certainly not least! A HUGE thank you to everyone who shopped my Stella & Dot eBoutique in the month of May! Thanks to you, we were able to make a donation of $400 to Nepal earthquake relief !

That’s all for right now! Be on the lookout for another post very soon, I just finished a really great book that I can’t wait to share about!


Virginia Wine Half Marathon

Yesterday was definitely not the best day for 13.1 miles! It was already 70+ degrees at 5am! By 10am it was over 90. Blah. Definitely did not turn out to be one of my better races but it was a fun day overall. Up at 4:15am to get ready then drove out to Virginia wine country to the winery where the race started. The halfway point was a wine and water stop. Then more rolling hills to run (or walk, as the case may have been….) back to the finish where there was a giant wine festival. We skipped that and went to the winery that we ran on a team for (North Gate Vineyard) and hung out there, enjoyed a free wine tasting, and even some wood fired pizza. Then dehydration set in and I was generally useless the rest of the day and even slept the hour ride back home.

Pre-race pseudo-paleo dinner: