Phil had this whole weekend off – the first in a very long time – so we decided to not make any plans and just hang out. It actually turned into quite an eventful weekend. First, I have to tell you about this amazing pie shop Phil discovered in Georgetown called Pie Sisters. For the past month he has been coming home with different flavors and I think we’ve now tried them all. My favorites are the chocolate bourbon pecan and the banana cream. They have these mini pies called cuppies (get it? cup pies?) and Phil usually brings home a few. So of course we started Saturday off by getting more pies.
we got choc cream and banana cream. drool.
After we stuffed our faces, I rode a real bike for the first time in about 15 years!!! Phil “donated” a bike to me from his shop, fixed it up a little, and off we went. I was really nervous because I hate riding in traffic and had no idea what I was doing but he was a very good teacher. We decided to ride on the W & OD trail and rode for about 14 miles (albeit very slooowly) into Fairfax and back. It was so much fun and I can’t believe it took almost 2 years for us to actually do this. It’s pretty ironic since he lives and breathes bicycles. Here is Phil fixing up my bike!
On Sunday I was supposed to run the Nike Half (unofficially…) but we woke up late. I guess when you don’t have a bib on the line and no real commitment (long story), it’s a little harder to get up at 6 a.m. to run 13.1 miles. Especially when Phil is THE hardest person to wake ever. However, we still made it out to the race. We ran from Gtown to Hain’s Point to look for his sister, who was walking/jogging the race. We found her around mile 6 and walked/jogged with her the rest of the way. She is a speedy walker and I am actually sore from it!
On our way to the race:
Now I am sad the weekend is over but that means back to running! I took today as a rest so tomorrow I’ll do a few miles before work. I’m really looking forward to these few weeks of easy running because my training “officially” starts May 13th!
What did everyone else do this weekend??
What is your favorite pie flavor??
Favorite pie shops??