Somehow we always forget that sleeping the four of us in one hotel room = not a lot of sleep is going to happen at night but that’s okay, right? It just means I’m out the door early for a quick 5 miles (@ a 9:23 pace yesterday… really branching out this time;).
My Park City run included either going UP or DOWN. No flat. I’ve opted for lots of flat these days so some hills were a good change for me. Isn’t it amazing all of the beautiful places that our running shoes take us? I love running on trips because of all of the new things I get to see along the way.
We hung around the hotel for a little while before going out for some breakfast. We went to Bridge Cafe and I say that they have the best pancakes I’ve ever had but Andrew thinks that I might think that based on the fact that they were eaten in the mountains and on vacation. Their home fries are also amazing. If you are in Park City, go here for breakfast once.
Andrew’s french toast had ham and cheese in between each slice. Combining sweet and salty!
After we were fueled, we were ready to start all of the activities.
We started by taking the lift up the mountain… we were going to first go for a hike but decided since the lines were short for the alpine slide that we would go for that first instead.
Andrew and Knox went down the mountain as fast as humanly possible and Brooke and I went about 1 mph…
We did the Alpine Coaster too and it was my first time doing this… It is basically like the slide but I thought it was even more fun so if you are ever here, try the coaster too!
And then we left for our hike. We packed a bunch of snacks and expected to be out there hiking for a few hours..
But some tired legs (mine too:) prevented us from going as far as we were planning.
We stopped at a really pretty overlook and ate some snacks for a bit before heading back own (the chair lift took us most of the way… we didn’t hike this high up but that would have been cool).
FYI not sponsored but I found a new running clothes (I’ve needed some new things because my old clothes aren’t fitting super great anymore) company that I am loving and wanted to share with you in case you are searching—> rabbit. Whatever fabric they use is beyond soft, comfortable and flexible. I love the colors and cuts they have in everything and they might have taken over my former #1 spot for favorite running shorts (the hopper)… I want to buy them in every color. Just wanted to share in case you are needing some new gear.
Andrew told me to go over near this sign and take a picture with it… I have no idea why, I don’t have control issues in the slightest;)
Dinner at 4 p.m. We were there before the early bird special. Eating early makes me really happy because it means less nausea and that I can go to bed early. We tried out Burgers & Barley and it was really good. Next time I would get Andrew’s mac & cheese burger though.
We sat by the pool for a bit watching these two. PS our kids can swim at this point but the pool still terrifies me (anybody else?!)… I can’t blink the entire time they are in there.
In bed and watching Smurfs (sorry for the blurry picture) by 6:30 pm. I try to return to my former energizer bunny (what my mom calls me) self but then my body reminds me that getting in bed early is always the better idea.
You guys are amazing! I LOVE your accomplishments.. send them to [email protected] if you want to be featured!
Hayley!!! “I wanted to share this accomplishment not because it was in any way a PR but because 6 miles into this Half Marathon I desperately wanted to quit! My good friend, Emma and I decided to sign up for the Seacoast Half Marathon in Salisbury, Ma on June 18. Little did we know that it would be 85 degrees with 90% humidity. The first 3 miles went great but heading into the 4th mile, everything started to hurt and my pace decreased rapidly. The next 9 miles were truly a test of mental strength and putting one foot in front of the other. I cried a little and told myself to just get through each mile. Knowing I had a friend waiting at the finish line was a huge motivator, Thanks Emma! Not my fastest race but could not have been any more proud than to simply finish it! Check out my recap here!”
Sadie wrote this for her friend Caitlin! “Caitlin ran the lululemon 10k in Toronto on June 17 and crushed it! Here is a picture. She is my inspiration for running and the one who first introduced me to the concept of working out! My life wouldn’t be the same without her!”
Would you say that you are a dare devil or not so much? Has it changed over time?
-Before kids = skydiving, jumping off of cliffs into the water, chasing adrenaline…. after kids= NOOOOOO WAY!!!! I lost all of my fearlessness!
Have any fun weekend plans? A long run?
I am wondering about seeing Cars 3 soon with the kids… if you have seen it will you please let me know what you thought of it?
When you go out to eat for breakfast… do you usually go for the sweet meal (waffles, pancakes, french toast) or more of the omelet type meals? Also, do you like bacon or sausage or none? I’m all about the hash browns or potato sides (I have a severe love for potatoes if you haven’t noticed yet. I wonder how many I have had in this life?