We don’t get the chance to run together very much anymore (remember how our second date was a trail run?!) so I am very happy that we now get the chance to lift together. Our relationship really thrives when we have things like this that we are doing together because otherwise kids, routine and work take over.
Ever lifted while wearing a full coat ha? Our weights are in the shed and it was quite cold yesterday so I kept my coat on for the majority of the time.
Andrew convinced me to add some weight (5 lbs to each side;) to the bar yesterday ha because I am convinced I should just be using the bar for a while. We did 3 x 10 of deadlifts, squats and bench press. Both of us were very tired by the end!
PS see that corner of our shed… One of my brothers gives food storage for Christmas presents. It really is such a good idea to have and we are set up with a lot of beans, wheat and rice for a very long time!
While one person is using the bar the other person is playing fetch with Beretta. And if you forget to throw the ball she will make sure to set it close to you so that you remember.
The morning started with Emilee. She is leaving out of town this week so I’m wondering what my odds of actually doing speed work on my own will be… My goal is to surprise myself and have a great solo session:)
Within 3 minutes of getting her dressed in a t-shirt she changed out of them into an Elsa costume and then…
Into Brooke’s church outfit. We doesn’t need toys, she just needs 50 outfits to change in and out of all day long.
Remember Andrew’s guest post a few weeks ago about getting a truck while I was out of town?! He ended up getting it last week and he is so happy! He has wanted a truck for a very long time and he found a 2015 Tacoma that he loved. The kids love it too and it is the only car they want to drive around in now.
Andrew says the truck is now the 7th member of our family.
The three of us went up to Salt Lake City for a few errands and while we were there we used a gift card for lunch that I won from Sarah Makes It. If you want amazing recipes and the most entertaining person to watch cook (she dances during a good chunk of her recipe stories and I don’t think I’ve ever watched her stories without smiling), you have to follow her.
The restaurant we won the gift cards to were for Ginger Street and it was amazing! We had the pad thai and the yellow curry and I already want it again. Andrew and I usually order two dishes and split them because we want to try everything.
I know you are going to think I’m being dramatic but Andrew agrees with this statement too—> Ginger Street has the best froyo we have ever tried and we have tried A LOT of different froyo places. It was homemade and just so so creamy. I tried all four flavors—> chocolate, strawberry, coconut and lemon.
They are still trying to convince me that they should be sharing a room right now.
Andrew and I have an official date on Saturday morning at 10 am (12 EST) to watch the trials. The big kids will be gone but I’m sure Skye will enjoy watching it with us too. I was going to try to make it out to Atlanta to watch and it didn’t work out with schedules but we are going to have a blast watching together with some donuts I’m sure. I’ve never been so excited to watch a sporting event in my entire life as I am for the trials this Saturday… and I think it is going to motivate me more than ever to get there in another four years!
I keep finding myself reading every article and all of the race predictions for the trials and can’t help but continue to talk to you guys about it. I loved finding this elevation chart for the course and wish that every course showed how many feet you climb and drop in each mile. This is sure going to be a hilly race!
I bet it will be so fun for the spectators there to see all of the athletes so many times because they will be running the same loop 3 times before heading on a 2.2 mile final loop!
*Interesting read—> How Atlanta Organizers Will Get 3,138 Hydration Bottles Into the Right Hands at the Trials. That is A LOT of bottles to get out there! The athletes will get bottles 6 times along the course so that takes a lot of organizing.
*Loved this interview with Jared Ward that I listened to last week. I see him out running around here and he is just the nicest person ever.
Here is a tour of the course too in case you want to see what it is going to look like! PS I am so bummed that Amy Cragg won’t be running the trials this year due to illness.
Have you ever done a course with multiple loops/laps before? Was it hard to go out again for the 2nd or 3rd loop?
I picture it being hard to go past the finish line again when you are feeling tired. For the 50 miler I did last March they also had a 100 miler going on at the same time which was 2 loops of the same course that I did. I remember finishing and wondering how in the world people were going out for another loop!
Do you ever share dishes? Would you rather share with others to try different things or stick to your own meal?
-The more different meals that I get to try in one sitting the happier I am.
Those of you with dogs… do your dogs love fetch? Another game?
-Beretta would play fetch for a week straight without stopping if we let her!
What are you having for lunch today?