This morning’s run! Have you heard of parkrun? It was started by a guy in England (I think) who got some friends to join him every Saturday in a park for a 5k. Now it’s exploded into hundreds of weekly 5k’s all over the world! There are only a few in the US but I just found out one started in DC! So I went to that. The course was a liiiittle short. It’s timed and you scan your barcode every week, so you can track your progress over time which is cool! I don’t think I’ll go every week, but it’s nice to have it available! I followed that with two more miles on the C&O towpath.


So, it would appear that I am on a bit of a coffee streak.

And on that note, perfectly tucked away on regents canal between Whitmore and Kingslands Road bridge in Dalston, lies a enticing little coffee shop called ‘Tow Path’- perfect on a sunny day!

I’ll be keeping this review rather short but here is the checklist:

  • Good italian coffee
  • Food menu is rather limited but is very fresh and actually tastes good.  It is more the type of place to have something to nibble on rather than a full meal.
  • There are mats and blankets outside that overlook the canal and are perfect to unwind

It is a must if you’re in the area or cruising along the canal. 

plus! you have the added bonus of being able to get your bike checked while you’re there - there is a small bike garage right next to coffee shop run by some rather friendly chaps!