Recovering from the 4th of July this year felt similar to recovering from a marathon. We were all exhausted but it was totally worth it.
Everyone was still asleep so I went out for my run a little later than I usually do which meant I searched for every water fountain possible to take a break at.
My coach wrote in the notes of the day to take it really really really really easy after my workout on Wednesday so I did just that. 45 minute run and I finished with 5.12 miles. Surprisingly I wasn’t sore from the speed the day before!
Our house was a complete disaster after the 4th so the rest of the morning and a chunk of the afternoon was spent putting it all together. Fun stuff.
At around 3 I had the brilliant idea for us to go on a hike together. It was 97 degrees. It wasn’t my best idea but it was a short hike .7 miles and once we made it to the waterfall it was very shaded so that made it easier.
Skye lives the life in the shade the entire time.
Battle Creek Falls Trail—> Perfect for kids if you live in Utah and you haven’t done this one yet. Maybe just do it in the morning instead of what we did.
Ice cream afterwards was necessary. I had a chocolate dipped cone and Brooke wanted a cup of sprinkles but settled on ice cream with sprinkles on top.
We ate some dinner, got ready for bed and then did a few fireworks at home. Knox was a little confused about what season we are in;)
Time for a few Friday Favorites!
*Skye has been saying the exact same thing on repeat over the last few days. DA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA. She even said it one night as she watched Andrew stand up and leave the room… not sure if she really knows what she is saying but she sure likes to tease me with it:
*THESE CROPS from Brooks. I got them last weekend and I’ve worn them 4 times (and washed them 4 times;) since then! Love the look, fit and feel. I need to order another pair so I don’t have to do as much laundry.
*Gina shared some of these with me and they are SO good. She got them at Whole Foods. I think I’ll drive up to SLC just to get these.
*We watched Brain on Fire on Netflix and it was really intense. I won’t say much more because I don’t want to give away the ending but Andrew and I really enjoyed it.
*Waffle breakfast sandwiches. Andrew made this one for me with Kodiakcakes mix, bacon and eggs and it was heaven.
*This quote. I’ve been thinking about it a lot this week.
*Brooke is so obsessed with her new riding lessons that she practices at home. She puts on her unicorn Halloween costume and sets up jumps around the house and yells out to Elf (her horse at her class) to do the things she wants it to do:)
*Candice gave me this candle from Bath & Body Works and it smells really good… it makes me hungry.
*I found my very first CDs ever at my mom’s house. Do you remember the first ones that you bought? Dave Matthews Band is still one of my absolute favorites.
What are your workout plans?
What are some of your current favorite snacks lately?
Do you remember what the first CDs were that you bought?
Last ice cream flavor/combo that you had? Are you a cup or a cone person?
-Cone but I have them put it in a cup so that the odds of spilling on myself go from a 99% chance to a 84% chance.