These two, always ready for a photoshoot.
Aspen LOVES cuddles.
I think they miss our old couch...they aren't allowed on the new one. Poor babies.
They always want to be together, even if it's in one of their kennels. Haha!
They're the best homework helpers.
They're my favorite!
Jake and I took our furbabies on a camping weekend in November. It was SO much fun. We got to enjoy incredible views, camp in our new tent, go on a trail run, and spend some time exploring.
The girls loved running on the trail without their leashes - it was Lu's first time being off leash on a trail and Jake got her to listen and follow him perfectly!
We cooked Paleo scrambles for dinner and breakfast and they were both PERFECT! We used lots of veggies, a protein, and avocado!
We loved sitting around the fire chatting!
We are both counting down the days to make another camping trip happen!
I'm sure you've all been there, you're excited for a workout and ready to crush it. But sometimes things don't go as planned. Whether the weather doesn't cooperate, you have a sore/tight spot that won't go away, your energy is zapped, or your mental game just isn't there, bad workouts happen. I'll share a few of my latest:
The run when the sun is shining and it's a little windy - my FAVORITE running conditions, by the way! But then out of nowhere, a downpour. I was then stuck trying to decide if I turn around and run the 3 miles back to the house, or keep going and finish my 7 mile loop. I was soaked when I got home, oh, and the rain had stopped half a mile from home!
Or the time you were so excited to row that you rowed away all the skin above your tailbone? Yeah, that one hurt - I'll spare you the picture!
Or how about the HIIT workout you wrote up that you're super excited to do, but as you start warming up, you have ZERO energy. I think I made it 6 minutes into the 45 minute workout before I just laid down on my yoga mat. I think Jake found me like this in the driveway...
And probably my worst workout fail - tripping over NOTHING on the Galloway trail and sliding across the pavement on my elbow. Not only did I scrape some skin off my elbow and knuckles (not really sure how that happened...) but I also broke my watch! Luckily Jake was there to make sure I was okay before he laughed at me. I can't seem to live this one down, though, because every time we run over that spot (I swear there's a raised portion) Jake always warns me. Eye-roll.
Workout fails happen. We just have to accept it and move on, being ready to start fresh the next day!
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.