A nice Monday morning run in one of my favorite places.
The combination of Andrew and I getting engaged in St. George and it being the home of my favorite race… running here is my favorite (unless I am doing it in the middle of the summer and it is 110 degrees). I also grew up here and I have a million great memories in this city with my family in our swimming pool (pretty much the only thing you can do in the summer;) and riding my bike next to my brother on the running trails during some of his runs when he did cross country. Oh I also have fond memories of my mom taking me bowling there whenever I had an early out day from school.
I was going to do 8 but decided 10 would be a good idea because Monday running always feels great after the rest day. I used to really fear rest days (and rarely took them many years ago). Now I love them for many reasons, including the fact that my runs the day after a rest day always feel the best.
Always a fun sign to come across while out on the trails. Ouch.
Red dirt is my favorite dirt.
The morning started off snuggling with Brooke. Andrew has a class now online every morning from 6- 8 a.m. so until Knox comes back it is just the two of us in the mornings.
She is in a stage that she really loves being ‘twinners’ (a stage that I never ever grew out of) so she was happy about our matching hair. She pulls off the top knot a lot better than I do though ha.
Later on in the day we grabbed some bananas for snacks and we were off to rock climb with the boys.
Pretty crazy slot canyon. The kids explored and dug for dinosaur bones.
They got to work climbing. I was a great cheerleader… someday I won’t be a wuss.
Brooke practiced some yoga while we were out too.
After climbing we went to the restaurant that Andrew worked at when he was a teenager. PS I have 7 different restaurants on my resume… I was a server for many years. My favorite restaurant to work at was a sushi restaurant mainly because it meant I got free sushi every day of my life for 2 years. The chefs loved making all sorts of weird rolls for me because I was pretty much the only one that would try anything and everything sushi wise.
More breadsticks for us (we had these on Sunday too) with our pasta and salads. It was delicious.
After that we were right back on the road again to get home. It got dark at around 5:30 pm while we were driving which was strange. Day light savings is a weird thing.
We got home and it had been a few days since my last grilled cheese so I bet you can guess what we had;)
Beretta was missing us like crazy of course and she was happy to have us all home together.
And an interesting video—> Marathon Chemistry: The Science of Distance Running from Health
Just a few days left to get your Sorry For What I Said At Mile 20 hoodies!!!
Where did you grow up? Have any favorite memories from the city you grew up in?
Do you remember your first introduction to seeing/learning about people choosing to go out and run for fun?
-My brother and his cross-country meets… when I would ride my bike with him during some of his Saturday runs I remember wondering how in the world running straight for miles on end could be entertaining?! It wasn’t until a few years later that I actually tried out going for a run with my sister and that is when I started understanding why my brother chose to go out and run.
Who else has ever been a server? What restaurant(s)?
Are you adventurous with trying out new foods?
-I will try pretty much anything but I am really good at eating the same exact things that I love over and over again.