Alex and I are still running together at 5AM, but it’s sure nice to finish with the sun up! I remember our winter runs when we would be in the dark the entire time. We knocked out 6 miles Thursday morning.
Have I mentioned before that breakfast is my favorite? Because it is. We used to do smoothies for breakfast for a really long time. I loved the convenience of them, but I’m just a food lover - I like the actual act of eating. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy smoothies, but I think I prefer real food.
Eleanor, my sweet angel niece, is getting so big! She’s finally fitting in some of the onesies I got her.
After my run and breakfast, I headed to meet one of the kiddos I’m tutoring. Anyone else love drinking coffee out of their mug while driving?
I got my evaluations back from one of the courses I taught last semester. This one made me laugh! GOAT is an acronym for Greatest Of All Time. I’ll take it!
And so the shedding begins. I always said I’d never own a dog that sheds. Good thing she’s cute! ; ) I’m trying to do a better job of brushing her regularly.
She thinks everything is a treat...
Lunch yesterday was a burger on a Hawaiian bun. I don’t think there’s much better than a good burger!
Rhea eats the dirt in my plants. It drives me nuts.
I spent the day organizing our office. I gave the girls bones because they were being crazy. They stayed entertained for hours! I got new chickpea bones from Fetch Pet Supplies here in town. The girls loved them!
Sriracha on any chips or crackers is delicious.
Our new yard is quite a big bigger than our old yard. We have a push mower, which works great, but it definitely takes awhile to mow. I think it takes me about an hour and half to an hour and 45. Luckily, I enjoy mowing. Look at those pretty lines!
Still one of my all-time favorite meals - Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken. YUM. Wrap chicken breasts in bacon, dip in mixture of brown sugar and chili powder (I did 1T brown sugar for each chicken breast and then probably 1/2T of chili powder total), bake at 400 for 25/30 minutes. Chow down.
Alex wanted to knock out her long run today, so Cassie and I joined her. I had half a bagel with butter and honey before I met them.
Cassie and I introduced Alex to one of our favorite runs from our high school days. It’s called the Mansion Run and it has some serious hills. The route goes by a farm that has Clydesdales. Getting to see them and pet them is definitely a highlight of the run!
Every day is a good day for a horse selfie.
Post 10 hilly miles! All finished before 7:30 AM!
I saw this at Walmart, of course I had to get it. Do you guys think it will be any good? I’ll let you know.
One of my besties is getting married tomorrow - I cannot wait to celebrate her special day!!
Happy Friday, friends!
I think Lu likes rugs as much as I do. If she’s napping, it’s on one of our rugs.
Wow, it was hard to get up this morning to run. Jake and I (and his family) got home from Vegas about 1:30 on Monday. I slept the entire flight home, we picked up our girls from my parents (thanks, Mom and Dad!), grabbed a snack, and slept some more. It felt so good to be in our own bed again. Vegas was amazing, but now it’s back to the real world.
I love sharing meal ideas for a lot of reasons, but one of them is totally selfish - I forget about old meals that I used to love, so I get so happy about these reminders!! I am definitely going to have this again. Cottage cheese topped with sweet and spicy tuna, avocado, and hot sauce, with crackers on the side. Mmm. Don't knock it till you try it.
We had a wonderful weekend in Vegas with Jake’s family (and some close friends)! Here’s a picture of our group on our first full day there. We spent the day at the pool and it was wonderful!
PS - I can’t make pictures smaller from my phone, so if you’re reading this from a computer, I apologize about the massive photos. I’ll edit them once I’m home!
This throwback made me smile. My Dad lived in London for awhile when he was younger - he went to high school over there! For my parents' 25th wedding anniversary, we went to England for two weeks. I can’t believe this trip was 11 years ago! My parents saved up all their points from flying so that the four of us could fly first class. It was incredible. Such an amazing trip!
We are back to normal posts! I’ll start up with TMI with Chelsea again next Wednesday. For anyone just tuning in, I spent the weekend in Colorado at a Trail Sisters running retreat. It was incredible. You can read all about the weekend HERE and HERE!
Piper, my sister, sent me this picture of my precious niece wearing a onesie I got for her. Eleanor looks adorable in anything! <3
Let’s pick up from where we left off yesterday! I spent the weekend in Boulder, CO for a Trail Sisters Running Retreat - I split the weekend into two posts, so this post will cover Saturday and Sunday. THIS post covers Thursday and Friday.
I woke up SO sore Saturday morning. The 17.5 miles from the day before definitely wore me out. But, I was stoked for another day in the mountains! I grabbed breakfast at our lodge and got ready.
Wow. This weekend was one that I will never forget. I came home with such a full heart, lots of new friends, and an inspiration to crush some more trail time. Since the weekend was full of so many amazing things, I’m going to break it up into two posts. In this first post, I will cover Thursday and Friday. On Tuesday, I will cover Saturday and Sunday.
I seriously wish I could start this weekend over again from the beginning. If you’re a lady and you ever get a chance to go to one of the Trail Sisters Run With Her Retreats - do it. I promise you’ll love every second.
Let’s rewind to Thursday morning - I got up at 4:30AM, showered, had breakfast, then headed to the airport. My Dad dropped me off because Jake was on call and couldn’t be that far from his office. (Thanks, Daddy!!) I was hungry when I got to the airport, so I grabbed a fruit cup and some coffee.
I am seriously loving this breakfast. The sweet potato toast is so easy to make. You just slice a sweet potato lengthwise - I usually get 4 slices out of mine. Once sliced, I toast mine in a toaster two times on the highest setting. This makes the slices crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. I have been topping ours with almond butter, chia seeds, flax seed, and honey. YUM! We have also been having egg muffins with our sweet potato toast.
I write about whatever is going on each day. I want to use this space as a place to document my dissertation and training journeys.