Oh hey there, remember me? I contemplated blogging while away on my east coast adventures, and as you can see I decided not to blog…at all. The mini break was amazing, but the only downside is that I have ALL THIS STUFF I want to share. I don’t even know where to begin, and my mind is a jumbled mess. I’ll just start at the beginning and the end.
Upon arrival in DC I was in need of a feast. Let’s be real though…when am I NOT in need of a feast? Megan and I met up with Sarah at this immensely eclectic diner called Paper Moon. I was so overstimulated with things to look at I felt like I had ADD..in a good way.
I wanted to take a green leg home with me for my wall, but figured airport security would take me into questioning. The inside was just as bizarre, and the food was fantastic.
Traveling sure is tough.
We chatted running, life, and had a wonderful time. I love bloggers!
Later in the week Megan and I visited a coffee shop that had a similar vibe. I had my coffee with a cat, no big deal. I adore local coffee shops! The coffee was delicious too…I love coffee.
The final hurrah before my trek back home was another feast, but this time I earned it. I set out to run 4-5 miles, and ended up running 8 miles. I blame/thank Megan for that.
This path was gorgeous, and I can see why it’s so popular. The torrential down pour that caused snot to drip from my face, and gave me the look of a lost rat made me feel at home. DC blessed me with some gorgeous weather. The best part was that long miles = food.
This place was PACKED. I’m talking a 40 minute wait. I was getting so hangry I just about ate the books right off the wall. It was worth the wait though, and my burger/brownie was to.die.for. I also had the pleasure of meeting Nikki, and she was simply wonderful!
A perfect vegan meal, with two lovely ladies. I couldn’t have asked for a better last day in the DC area. I have two other blogger meet ups, including a wedding that will be hard to top, a mountain adventure, and exploring new cities still to share. I’m already planning my next trip! I’m also ready to sign up for another half marathon after that 8 miler!
Q: WHAT HAVE I MISSED IN YOUR LIVES!?!
44 thoughts on “Jumbled Mind”
Oh my gosh, if this is the first post of all your adventures I can’t wait to see the rest! Fantastic pictures, great looking and sounding food. I think you should’ve tried to carry on the green leg and say it really is an umbrella.
I made something you could eat (it’s vegan & gluten free) and built pirate ships. 🙂
I saw your cupcakes…..I needed some Brawny thick paper towels to wipe up the drool on my keyboard. They looked amazing.
Aww, thanks! Did you see the vegan/gluten fakecakes? They’re really baked apples. 😉
Food, Booze, & Baggage
That decor of the first place is really interesting…I love quirky places. The photos from the run are gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing the rest of your adventures!
Amy @ A Desert Girl
Good job on that 8 mile run!! You definitely earned a feast. Those brownies look really good.
I want it all. ALL OF IT. Honeslty, this whole vegan thing is kinda rocking my world lately (ahem, vegan treats from whole foods). I cannot wait to hear more about your trip! I am so jealous, I wish I could have came in your suitcase!! Next time! Bah. You just made me sooo hungry. I’m currently battle a 24hr runners headache (I’m actually dying) – thats what you’ve missed!! ❤
Vegan treats make my world go round…fo rilz.
di @ life of di.
1) Love all of the photos – the first few are so vibrant and fun! 2) Those treats look delicious! 3) Nice work on your run! I need to get back into running (well, jogging) now that it’s starting to get nice out!
The Vegan 8
I loved all of those gorgeous view pics and laughed at your wanting to eat all the books off of the wall! I hear ya, I am always hungry too! Wow, great job on the 8 mile run, I know how hard that it is to do! I seriously am drooling on my keyboard typing this wanting all of that yummy looking food…especially that burger!!
Wish I was at that diner with you gals! The amount of hummus in that sandwich looks INSANE (in a good way of course!!)
kathy @ vodka and soda
girlfriend you need to run your ass down to toronto so we can meet. better yet, run your ass to miami for #BBM2014!!!!
I wanna come to Torontoooooo!!
Bahhhh you guys had such a busy trip! It seemed like it went by so fast! I’m so so so glad we got to hang out for a little while. You guys gave me an excuse to go to Papermoon so that’s always a win. Next time I’m crashing your run!
oh goodness, as much as you had running around in your head bursting to tell, well, i have as many things to say about your photos – gah! the poets cafe looks ah-may-zing and that green man art thing is really a good find and the outdoor scenes look so.. well, poetic. glad you had a good time, but even more glad to have ya back 🙂
My home running path!
Matt @ Runner Savvy
I’ve been to busboys and poets! It’s so good.
It was worth every minute I waited.
Heather @ HeatherRunsFast.com
The best part of traveling is the food! That running path is gorgeous! Glad you had such a great time and glad you’re back. Sometimes a break is just what we need 🙂
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
I love that you check out all the local coffee shops when you travel — I’m the same way, and although I’ve hit some definite duds, coffee is coffee and I love it pretty much no matter what. Also… I’ve missed your face! Don’t leave me again.
karla @ finding my fit
I wish you had stopped in lovely Wisconsin during your adventures. Coffee and a nice nature run (ehhh probably a walk) would have been absolutely wonderful!
Im counting down the days until my vacation. Cue local coffee shops, skiing, and RELAXING.
* Vegan Sparkles *
Ohhh sweet ‘tater fries! Looks like you had an amazing trip! Great to have you back. 🙂 xx
That trail looks gorgeous! Glad you had an amazing trip 🙂 🙂
GiGi Eats Celebrities
DUDE YOU Seriously make vegan look GOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDD and I am not talking about the food pics!!!!!! 😉
I am sort of PISSED you didn’t fedex me that green man. I could use a Jolly Green Giant in my life. Cause you know a giant has got to have a giant………….. NOSE – DUHHH! And you know I love men with BIG SCHNOZZES!!
You’re too good to me my friend. You make me proud of my brownie loving booty. MEEROOWW. Have we already discussed the love of big noses?!?! I think we have…regardless…#twins.
Change of Pace
The food looks AWESOME! And that run dreamy. Glad you had such a great time and got to hang out with so many great people!
Is this an April Fools joke or is that food real???? What a great trip. It must be so nice to be able to run the way you do so that you can eat all you want. That’s what I call livin’! Too bad you didn’t head further north near Boston or I would have loved to have met up with you. We could have eaten everything in site and I would have cheered you on as you ran. I have an idea, just head on up in a few weeks for the Boston Marathon! No biggie! 🙂
Funny story…(actually not funny really at all, it sucked) I had my layover in Boston!! I was in that damn airport for like 4 hours, I wanted to die!! Little did I know my plane was going to be delayed another hour, I might have just ventured out into the streets! Owell, next time!
THAT BROWNIE. It’s welcome in my mouth anytime.
You are super lucky that DC was feeling friendly during your trip! They’ve had it real rough. It looks like a really fun vacay 🙂
1. Some day I dream of having a blogger meet up with you!
2. You find the greatest food in america every where you go!
3. So impressed you doubled the distance you were planning to run IN THE RAIN!! All star status!
4. That was a lot of exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YES, having a blogger meetup with you would be epic, and I kind of make it my goal to find LEGIT food when I travel. I just MUST! HAHA.
What a wonderful trip! I’m in love with the 1st restaurants decor. So awesome! If you happen to be on the East Coast in September, you let me know. Okay? Okay!!
I’m so glad you had such a wonderful time, and I actually kind of love that you didn’t blog. Not that I didn’t miss your smiling face mind you, but more because it’s good to leave the blog on the back burning for real living sometimes. Trying to juggle both can be too much, so I’m glad you picked one and went all out. The restaurants, the food, the running trail (my god the running trail) all look incredible.
Holy hummus is right!
Life After Swimming
Ahh love! You should totally send me that picture 🙂 And I look so stinking short hahaha. Sooooo glad we finally got to meet! Now I wanna go visit you…one day! hehe
Megan has the photos on her phone, and they are much better quality there! YES, I would love for you to come to my side of the world someday, you’d love it! 🙂
Nicole @ FruitnFitness
Glad you had a wonderful trip! I can’t imagine a planned 4 mile run turning into 8, I would be exhausted!
The Zen Kat
Glad you had such a great trip! Bummed I didn’t get to see ya, BUT excited to schedule some blog friend time in Seattle in June! Woo Woo! I’m with ya on not blogging while traveling. It’s hard to find the time. So cool you got to see Sarah! 🙂
Looks like it was a great trip.. full of awesome eats!
Choc Chip Uru
Sounds like the perfect trip, what a way to clear your mind!
And to fill your stomach, this food looks incredible 😀
Choc Chip Uru
Christina Does It All
Eeee love!! what a fun/pretty/yummy little trip!!!
Davida @The Healthy Maven
COME TO TORONTO!!! Not nearly as pretty but we do have good food!!!
Rach @ This Italian Family
Such yummy eats!! Glad you had fun, girl!
An Unrefined Vegan
Ahh, DC. My old stomping grounds! Looks like you did it up right!! Glad your trip was fantastic – good to have you back :-).
YAY I’m so glad you had a fun time!! Those fries and brownie look to die for… I will always, always “splurge” for those. Especially the crisp fries and fudgy brownies. YUM! And hooray for good runs too! I haven’t been able to run in 2 months because of pain in my left knee, but I’m hoping that I’ve rested long enough for whatever problems there were to have gone away. Fingers crossed for a good run on Tuesday! 🙂
Luv What You Do
I love taking blogging breaks..especially while traveling, but I get so jumbled when I get home too. Glad you had a fun trip and got to see Megan! Those fries adn that brownie look AMAZING!