I have a Beck/postpartum update HERE if you want to check it out today:)
Andrew has a few more days off for paternity leave so I took advantage of that yesterday and went on a hike.
My sister joined me and we went on the trail that I used to run at least once a week last year. We used to run this trail the day after a hard speed workout and now just walking it left me out of breathe! There is a time and a season for everything and right now I’m enjoying hiking the trails for my movement.
We found a bit of snow while we were out and if you are wondering why my sister is carrying a rock in the above picture it is just in case we run into any animals!
Of course you know how a good chunk of the rest of my day was spent…
It really warmed up in the afternoon so we got outside with the kids for a bit.
And Brooke was very proud of this picture she took of Beck and asked for me to put it on the blog:)
I have a few tangents to share!
*My neighbor sent this text to me yesterday morning. It was 23 degrees outside at the time! Brooke has started to join Andrew in the desire to wear shorts in freezing weather so I had to hide her shorts.
*Sam’s Club frozen orange chicken > Costco & TJ’s versions of of frozen orange chicken. Try it.
*It is so strange to me that last year at this time it was the week leading up to running CIM! I remember being so invested that week in getting plenty of sleep and making sure I was eating all of the right things in preparation for the race and then a year later and I’m just hoping to get enough sleep to remember what my name is and to eat something other than just the kid’s leftover food;)
How has it been A YEAR since my last race?!
*Did you see that Crystal McGee set the fastest known time on quad-crossing (from North Rim to South Rim to North Rim to South Rim to North Rim again) of the Grand Canyon. According to her Strava she finished the quad-crossing of the Grand Canyon with a total of 95.54 miles with 21,647 ft of climbing in 28 hours and 11 minutes.
*If you are looking for an advent calendar of service ideas for this month, this one is a great one!
*If you ever see a Sodalicious store between Thanksgiving and Christmas I am REQUIRING YOU to drive-thru and get their chocolate and peppermint cookie. It is in my top 3 favorite treats ever.
Just another reminder of a new Beck post here!
Who has a December birthday? What about a December race?
What are some of your favorite service ideas to do this time of year?
Ever been to the Grand Canyon? Ever run there?
Where do you get most of your groceries from? What is your favorite grocery store ever?