Here’s a toilet in the woods for you.Where did I find such treasure? At Roam Fitness‘s OutRun Adventure, which was held in the often overlooked and unexplored Southeast DC.Our group met bright (well, actually overcast) and early on Sunday morning at the Benning Road metro station.From there, we took off onto hidden trails and through empty parks in this interesting part of the city.A steady rain came down on us within the first 45 minutes and lasted through the whole 2.5-hour adventure, which made it even more fun!Anthony loves rain running at 8 a.m.Every half mile or so, our Adventure leaders made us stop and do burpees, dips, pushups, and a variety of other exercises to make sure we got a full-body workout. And also to make sure we got full-body coverage of grass, dirt, and mud.
At the end of the soggy, sweaty experience, the best thing happened. BRUNCH. Banana Cafe & Piano Bar in Eastern Market didn’t disappoint!Considering I had felt wet and tired for hours, warm pancakes soothed my soul.
As usual, OutRun was a complete blast. I loved getting to see new trails and a new part of town that I definitely would not have explored on my own. (Check out my first recap of OutRun here).
Team photo!And another thing. Gluten-free rice crispy treats. The other day, I whipped these up with some gluten-free coworkers in mind… recipe here!
Unfortunately, even though I followed the directions perfectly, the result was far from perfect.They tasted great but didn’t stick together! It was a melty, sticky, messy, and delicious experience for all.
I guess I am destined for gluten.
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