Cherry Blossoms in the Morning

Greetings from Virginia! I came home to my parents house yesterday afternoon – my mom and I had a very big weekend planned full of lots of shopping and many things to cross off our wedding to-do list! Needless to say, today was a VERY busy day!

Maybe being on my feet for 9 hours straight running around isn’t the best way to prep for a 10 mile run early tomorrow morning, but you got to do what you got to do!

Today I started my morning off with a quick trip to DC. I had to pick up my packet for the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler at the National Building Museum and I figured the earlier the better with traffic in the city. I got there at 10:00 and there was a line already around the block!

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Luckily everything was pretty organized and the line moved very fast.

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I had never been in the National Building Museum before this morning and let me just say that it was gorgeous!

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What a lovely place to have a race expo, right?

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Like I said the line moved pretty fast so I was in and out of there in no time.

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I was excited to find out that I am in the Red start group which is pretty close to the start line! I think I am the first or second group to go and a good wave corral start is always an awesome way to start any race!

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I did my usual lap around the expo but it was pretty much the usual suspects so I didn’t stick around too long, my mom and I had bigger plans for the day –> Side Note: The Chicago Marathon Expo is my all time favorite so far!

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After picking up my bib we headed over to Georgetown in search for a few things for the wedding. I wanted to hit up Georgetown Cupcake (also known as DC Cupcakes on TLC), but the line was out of control.

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Is it normal to want to wait in line for 2 hours for a cupcake? Obviously this is #1 priority for my next trip to DC – I need to try a cupcake here ASAP!

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After trekking around Georgetown for a bit we headed up towards Reston Town Center in search of lunch. My mom read my previous post on SweetGreen and wanted to try it out for herself!

I was super excited for lunch as soon as I saw the April Salad on the menu!

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Romaine (and I added Spinach), feta, cucumbers, (hold the tomatoes), spicy quinoa, mint, lemon squeeze, baked falafel with a cucumber basil yogurt dressing? Yes please!

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It was one amazing salad.

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Sweetgreen never dissapoints!

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And you know what happened next? Just as I was thinking how awesome Georgetown Cupcakes would have been, we walked outside of sweetgreen and right next to us was Red Velvet Cupcakes!

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Surely it was meant to be for me to enjoy a cupcake (or two) today!

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My mom and I got 4 cupcakes to share/bring home with us – peanut butter, carrot cake, red velvet and birthday cake.

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They are amazing!

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The peanut butter one was insane and I have had bites of the other 3 flavors and they are pretty much out of control!

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Dear Red Velvet Cupcakery, I’ll be back!

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After lunch my mom and I spent the rest of the day hanging out, doing some things we needed to do for the wedding and just enjoying the day together. I was a much needed girl day!

I am off to bed because I have the race in the morning but I will leave you with some pictures of my awesome race shirt that they gave out today:

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I am sort of in love with the fact that the course map is made to look like a cherry blossom branch. Pretty amazing stuff!

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#2504 – If you see me tomorrow, holler at me!

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