Sundays are always bittersweet for me… I love them so much but it also means back to work is imminent! This week though, I’m only in the office for two days before heading to San Diego for a week… so it’s not so bad.
I started off the day with an early 6 mile run. I did it on the treadmill in 59:30 (very close to a 10 minute mile) and to be honest, it was ROUGH. At the beginning, I didn’t think there was any way I would finish, but as the minutes ticked by and I zoned out a bit I somehow ended up making it. It wasn’t physically hard, I was just really struggling mentally. I was glad I was able to pull thru, but decided I really can’t do any more long runs inside. Partly because my treadmill only goes up to 60 minutes, but mostly because I’m going to drive myself insane if I keep up with the indoor long runs.
I was so happy to see almost 800 calories burned (especially after Friday night’s margarita, chips and guac!) but even happier that it was over.
Fuel wise, I had a banana before the run, and then coffee, an apple, another banana, toast with a huge serving of peanut flour (1/4 cup or 16 grams of protein) mixed with water. I’ve been trying to really listen to my body and make sure I’m eating enough to refuel with running even though I’m following Weight Watchers and therefore watching what I eat. I think this will be more important as I move into 7-8 mile runs and beyond, because today I haven’t really been that extra hungry.
After the run, breakfast, and a very needed shower, we went to church, and then headed to check out the National Museum of the American Indian. None of us had ever been to that one before, and it makes it so much more fun going with curious kids!
Don’t worry – we parked really close and didn’t want to carry our jackets, so sprinted to the entrance after this to stay warm. The museum was really cool! We only stayed for about an hour so didn’t see that much of the museum, but it was definitely a fun Sunday activity. It’s funny because even though I live in DC, I rarely take advantage of the more “touristy” things like going to museums, but I really should.
The building itself was SO cool.
There was a fountain around almost the entire outside of the museum, but since it is chilly out, the whole thing was frozen!
There were things you’d typically think of at an American Indian Museum – like canoes.
But then there were some really cool unexpected things, like a necklace made entirely of wildcat teeth!
So cool, right?
After about an hour, we were all starving so decided to leave the museum and head to the Silver Diner. It’s not your typical diner because they try to source all their ingredients locally and the food is actually quite good. The thing they have in common with other diners is the menu has everything you could ever want, so while Nora had eggs and bacon, Charlotte had spaghetti and strawberries (odd, I know), Wil had a turkey sandwich with fries, and I got grilled flounder.
It was actually awesome. There was grilled flounder (obv) with low-sodium teriyaki, brown rice, edamame, parsnips, carrots and broccoli, and then a mango/peach salsa on top of everything. I ate the whole plate minus a little brown rice. Now that’s some diner food.
And I’ll leave you with this.
Are you into museums? What is your favorite one? What’s the most well-known thing to do where you are from? My favorite one is the natural history museum, hands down.