How is it already July?! In case you missed out on last week over here, the top 3 most viewed posts were:
Anne, Ashley, Meghann and I started our day off with some time in the hotel gym. The sun comes up very early in Seattle so once we were up, we decided to get in a workout. We started off with a 15 minute warm-up on the elliptical and then did a short circuit workout. I have not been on an elliptical in years but back in college, the elliptical was my favorite. I got in many hours of studying while on that machine… a win-win right?!
PS we stayed at an EVEN hotel (my first time at one) and all of the rooms included workout equipment. They also had a mat and foam roller for you to use in your room.
Ashley led us in the circuit workout. When you are with a bunch of bloggers, you get plenty of pictures throughout the day.
Afterwards I decided to try out the rower. I lasted 4 minutes. That thing is so crazy hard. Wouldn’t it be awesome to have one of these at your house though? I’m asking Andrew for one for my next 6 birthday’s combined. The rower has been a favorite of mine during different running injuries and it is such a killer workout. I feel like my core was at it’s strongest point ever when I used to do this a lot.
Oh and on Saturday I tried the Woodway out for a few minutes. I’ve only been on one of these once before and they are a whole new experience. I think they feel closer than a normal treadmill to what it feels like to run outside.
We met at the lobby at 7:30 for bagels, cream cheese and fruit and then we were off for the day.
We were able to be in the Cheer Line for the Special Olympic USA Games Athletes.
This year there are 4,000 athletes participating. It was beyond incredible to be there cheering them on during their walk to the stadium. It was so inspiring and so exciting to see them and feel their energy.
This was definitely an experience I will never forget.
Once all of the athletes made it to the stadium we explored the Fan Club area for a while! I wish we were able to be there for more of the games but it was amazing to get a chance to high-five many of the athletes!
Seattle was COLD yesterday. I should have prepared better but I was shivering for a chunk of the morning. We got to Henry’s and I ordered a hot chocolate first thing followed by this salad.
From there I was off for the airport and got in a chat with Skye before boarding my plane. I look extremely creepy… Sorry about that Skye. I made it home at about 8:30 last night and loved jumping in my bed again. Poor Anne had to endure my snoring the last few days but Andrew got a break;)
I got this picture from Andrew and the kids yesterday during the day. Getting three kiddos to church on time (… or close to on time;) is not an easy task.
Back to mom life again and I can’t wait:) PS this happened before I left to the airport on Friday… of course we were running a bit late too ha.
Also, Andrew tried to teach Skye how to crawl while I was gone… She was after that candy—> She gets that from me.
Friday afternoon included two of my favorite parts of the trip.
1. Seeing the Levitate 2s that come out soon. They are gorgeous and I can’t wait to get my feet in these.
2. We went around the room and everyone shared their latest Run Happy moments or what Run Happy means to them. It was awesome. There were probably 25 of us in the room and each of us tried to condense our strong feelings about running into just a few minutes. The stories were all so different from each other but so similar at the same time. We all came from so many different places and experiences and yet running did many of the same things for each of us. It gives us our ‘me’ time each day but also brings us connection with other runners where we usually overshare our life details over the miles. It relieves our stress and anxiety and puts us in a better mood than when we left. It builds our confidence and helps us to feel healthier and more alive. It helps us to feel more confident and gives us that sense of accomplishment and progression that humans crave. It gets us through the toughest of times and is there for us during the happy times too. It brought me YOU guys and this community online where we get to learn from each other and bond. I hope this week is filled with some Run Happy moments!
What does Run Happy mean to you or when was your last Run Happy moment?
-1.5 weeks ago at Andrew and Brooke’s race. I got to see Andrew achieve a new PR and run a bit with Brooke during her race and see her happiness from accomplishing something hard!
Who has a rower? Who uses a rowing machine? When you are at the gym, what cardio machine do you use the most?
Who is doing a 4th of July race this week?
What was the best part of your weekend?