We ran into some of our favorite peeps at the local rodeo last night. Summer nights do not get much better than this.
Strawberry Days Rodeo = you MUST get the strawberries and cream. This was Andrew’s first experience with this goodness and he know understands why I went on and on about it leading up to the rodeo.
Some other treats made sure to make an appearance too.
We found Brooke’s new favorite thing in life. The rodeo. She was squealing and cheering and going nuts over everything pretty much the entire time.
And her reaction…
To the motorcycle jumps. I had no idea she was so into this kind of stuff but now that we know that the kiddos loved it, we will be going to a few more of these this summer.
They were too busy watching the show to smile for a pic. I’ll take that as a good sign.
Strawberry Days, you are our newest family tradition. Year #1 was a success.
But leading up to Strawberry Day’s was not so much a success ha… it was a drive-thru Chick-Fil-A and everyone eat in the car kind of a meal because we were all hangry;) It sure tasted good though.
Okay, let’s talk about earlier on in the day… I had my first dress fitting. The dress I found was the sample and they are making mine from the very start (which means a lot of fittings). The lace came in yesterday and it is gorgeous (the entire dress is lace which I am in love with).
A few more random things I feel the need to discuss.
*I’m actually pretty good at eating lunch with one (and sometimes two) 3 year olds using me as a jungle gym.
*My sister-in-law sent me this picture and it made my afternoon.
*My mom sent me this because she says it is her new motto:
*Hanging out on Andrew’s porch. Pretty stoked to be moving in here soon.
*Family’s that nap together, stay together;)
My run yesterday = 8 miles @ 8:05 average pace with 50 push-ups afterwards (with a break after each set of ten:)
Let’s talk about shoes for speed work and/or racing! In the past my favorite speed shoes for shorter intervals (800s and shorter) were the PureConnect and then the PureFlows or PureCadence for race day….
But now——> I might have found one of my new favorite racing/speed work shoes with these babies. The women’s NEURO from Brooks! I felt like I was bouncing off the ground with each push-off. I feel energy with each step. I can’t wait to try these out on the track because I always feel more spring on the track than the roads and the combo of these plus the track = I can’t wait. Brooks put in the Dynamic Hammock System which they say helps the shoe to fit (and I felt like it did too) like a second skin!
The sole of these shoes look different than any other pair of running shoe I have ever tried. The Neuro is a neutral shoe that is lightweight and made to enhance performance (aka run faster and more efficient:). The shoe is perfect for road running/racing and it weights in at 7.9 oz! The top of the shoe is made with mesh to keep your feet nice and dry. I feel like I will be able to get more miles out of these than from the Pure line. I’ll keep you updated with how they do during a race (so far I have just used them for a tempo, normal runs and shorter intervals ((1-2 minute repeats)—> about 50 miles total). PS the Launch 3s are currently my go-tos but I’m stoked to have an awesome option for speed now too.
Do you use different shoes for your speed work vs all of your other runs? Specific racing shoe?
What is your run today!?! Fill me in on the details?
What did your wedding dress look like or what does your dream wedding dress look like?
Weirdest food combos that your kids/friend’s kids/nieces/nephews have come up with?
-That oreo sandwich is pretty bizarre.