Andrew and I have found that one of the best things for our relationship is exploring outside together.
We will be doing this mountain bike/run thing together for the rest of our lives!
Just breathing in the mountain air. It is the best medicine on the planet.
We did 10 miles with 850ft elevation gain.
I love how the trails let my body take it easy/recover (soft dirt and they force me to slow down), but then they still give me the best lung workout (I was breathing heavily on every up) possible.
Twenty-four days until race day. After doing the course on Saturday, I am feeling beyond giddy to race!
This ice bath was my idea, and I immediately regretted it until my legs went numb. My legs were feeling it from Saturday, so we hit the river after we picked up the kids. I haven’t sat in the river in a very long time, but my lower body felt brand new once everything dethawed.
The water was probably around 50 degrees, and I sat there for 15ish minutes.
Just a bit about why ice baths can help. I love the little things that help with recovery like this, but I will forever stand by sleep and eating enough being the most important parts of recovery, so put yourself to bed early tonight if you can:)
Andrew had zero desire to join in on the ice bath situation.
Beck couldn’t take his eyes off of the ducks.
We went for rice bowls and a hot chocolate afterward, which hit the spot.
And then got in some errands and family time.
I can now see why my mom had to buy me my very own dog when my sister moved out to go to college… We might have to buy Skye a horse when Brooke moves out for college, ha. Skye is Brooke’s shadow.
Time for a few tangents…
*We took a kid’s potty break on our way home from St. George 6 minutes into the ride.
*Megan posted this, and I can’t imagine living this way! When I was single, I ALWAYS slept on the same side of the bed too. Always.
Even when we travel and sleep somewhere new, I always sleep on the left side of the bed.
*We went on a little hike together before leaving, and we lasted 20 minutes in the heat.
*Someday, we will remember to bring our backpack for Beck.
*This NO SQUAT Booty Workout is amazing. I get sick of doing squats, and this one gave me just what I needed… it’s going to help me power up those hills.
I am pretty sure my hair has grown 2+ inches since I cut it, and it is at an awkward stage for curling it, so I am putting it in a ponytail all of the time again. What do you think… Cut it again and keep it shorter or grow it back out long again?
What side of the bed do you sleep on? Would it feel strange for you to switch it up?
Ever do an ice bath? What helps you the most with recovery?
Random q for people in a relationship….Go to bed mad or fix the problem before you go to sleep?