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4th of July BBQ Recipes & A Beautiful 6 Mile Run

Posted Jul 03 2010 9:45am

Good morning!

First things first: going to a BBQ this weekend and need something to bring? Try my Healthy Deviled Eggs ! No mayo here, just deliciousness :)

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Or my Hummus Guacamole !

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Or my Oatmeal Banana Coconut Cookies :)

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I hope you’re all enjoying your holiday weekends. It’s a beautiful day here in D.C. – perfect for a run! So that’s just what I did :)

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Heather , Ashley, and I met up this morning for a 6 miler in Georgetown along the Capital Crescent Trail.

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It was gorgeous! We’ve had a big break in the humidity and it’s felt like fall weather all this week. It’s starting to heat up again this weekend, but still way better than it has been!

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We had a great run – the best I’ve had in quite awhile, in fact! Maybe my speed is finally coming back? I lost a lot of it when we started doing crazy long runs in crazy hot weather while training for the half marathon .

We ran 6 miles in 51:38, for an average pace of 8:36.

  • Mile 1: 8:45
  • Mile 2: 8:50
  • Mile 3: 8:39
  • Mile 4: 8:32
  • Mile 5: 8:25
  • Mile 6: 8:25

Woohoo! I love running with Heather and Ashley :) We had a blast chatting away the entire time. I’m going to miss them when I move!

After the run, Heather headed on home and Ashley and I sat on the wall overlooking the water for a bit while we cooled down.

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It was fun watching all the kayakers go by :)

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Now it’s time to get back to homework, sadly. I didn’t get as much done yesterday as I wanted to, mostly because any attempt at work came to a screeching halt when I came face to face with a MOUSE in the cupboard in the kitchen. The mouse stared in shock, I screamed and slammed the door; I’m not sure who was more terrified. Needless to say, I spent the rest of the night freaking out , including enlisting the help of my neighbor’s cat to try to get it to catch the mouse. Instead, the cat just stared at me and my neighbor, like, “Wtf am I doing in here?” and proceeded to go hide under my bed. Sigh. Now I’m clearly scared to do anything that involves the kitchen.

And yes, I know I’m a total wimp. Mice are scary!

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