Breakfast on Friday was my oatmeal and egg concoction again! It hit the spot. I was kind of sick of eggs and toast, so this was a nice change.
I worked all morning on edits, then took a break for lunch. I had leftover cauliflower rice and a turkey burger. I burnt the burger so our house smelled REALLY good for a couple of hours. Eye-roll.
When Jake got home, it was time to head out for our run. My chiropractor wants me using KT Tape on runs, so I got all taped up before we left.
Hoping this will help! I was not feeling a run. At all. I don't run well later in the day. I get really bad acid reflux if I have food on my stomach. My lunch definitely came back to haunt me after our first mile. We got 5 in total .
After our run, we threw on a change of clothes and headed to the expo to get our packets for our race next weekend. Once we got our packets, we headed to dinner at CB Social House - one of our favorites! We started with our staple appetizer here - fried chicken skins. They are SO good.
This kale salad sounded amazing, so we got that, too. I couldn't stop eating it. We just got the half size and it was HUGE.
CB also has some of the best brussels sprouts EVER.
We also got a burger, which was incredible. We couldn't eat everything, but we gave it our best shot!
After dinner, we decided to grab a drink, so we headed to Mother's, a super cool brewery here in town. I love flights. I don't like drinking a lot of beer because it bothers my stomach, but I wanted to try some of Mother's new beers. I got this flight and loved everything!
Jake was pretty excited that the coaster said, "Beer is 95% water!" Can't argue with those facts!
It was a fun, relaxing Friday night!
Up Saturday to get out last long-ish run in before our trail races next weekend. I wore the new hat a Go Girl rep gave me at the expo on Friday. Isn't it awesome? This is one of my all-time favorite races. It's a series and they race all over. I have done the Springfield half three times, but this year, I think I'm going to do the one in Oklahoma City!
8 miles to start our Saturday!
Then it was off to Wingapalooza to meet Jake's family!
We also ran into this pretty girl and her hubby, which was so fun!
For dinner, Lindy and Derek had us over for some AMAZING veggie lasagna, salad, and cheese bread. Thank you, guys! It was so nice to see them and catch up.
After dinner, we had plans to go listen to some live music. We were both worn out, but we thought we'd go for a little bit. We hung out with these two for a little bit!
We heard Ryan Collins, who sings 90's country. He's awesome!
Wade also came to hang out with us for a little bit!
Then my favorites, The Mixtapes!! Jake and I worked our way up to the front. <3
My favorite concert buddy!
The Mixtapes are incredible! They're one of my favorite cover bands - they play 90's stuff.
Breakfast Sunday morning before Thorn-A-Thon, the mountain bike fundraiser for Missouri Off-road Cyclists, which is an organization that Jake is on the board for.
Jake left before me because I was doing some computer stuff and he took Aspen with him. This sad little girl sat here and stared out the window while crying for about 20 minutes when they left.
Aspen was loving being on some trail! It's her favorite thing.
Keith's awesome set-up for constant jams and Aspen's favorite way to stand...she can be a weirdo.
I didn't get to stay at the event very long - I had a TON of work to do and was feeling overwhelmed. I stopped by the grocery store on my way home so I could meal prep while I worked. I also picked up this delicious sandwich for lunch. YUM.
I also picked this up. It's good, but a little too sweet for me. I could only drink a couple sips.
I prepped chicken, purple sweet potatoes, and beets for the week.
Our menu for the week - we have trail races Saturday and Sunday, so we will have lots of pasta beforehand! We both have a 15k on Saturday, then I have a 25k on Sunday and Jake has a 50k. I'm still fighting some hamstring stuff, so I'm hoping that goes away.
How awesome is this?! The first American female to win NYC in 40 years. So cool!
Lots of computer work and cuddles from this girl yesterday. She likes to just stare at me over the top of my computer sometimes.
Sorry for these pictures, but poor Aspen had so much fun running trail while Jake rode on Sunday that she tore up the pads on two of her paws. It breaks my heart! She can hardly walk right now. She just loves to run so much, she won't quit when she's hurt. Poor baby. Jake finally had to put her in his truck to keep her from hurting her paws more.
Jake and I were craving sushi for dinner, so we shared this deliciousness last night!
This roll was amazing. It was called the Kiss & Cry.
Then Jake got Andy's. Pumpkin Pie Concrete! I had two bites...
We came home to relax and watch an episode of Ozark. This poor girl stayed curled up in her chair. She might be just a little spoiled...
This is me right now. Anyone else?
We got up and did an easy 3 miles this morning. My hamstring had felt a little better over the weekend, but it was firing off for most of our run, soooo that's a bummer. I need to run to make myself feel less overwhelmed, but bad runs just make it worse. It's a vicious cycle!
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Sneak peek of one of our engagement pictures! This is just a text from Brandi, our photographer, so it's a picture of her computer screen, but I love it! We can't wait to see more!
I'm glad I got meal prep done yesterday! I have lofty goals for editing today, but I want to knock a bunch of stuff out, so I'm GOING to do it!
Anyone else love Bondi Bands?
Anyone else struggle with Daylight Savings time?
Any tips of helping Aspen's poor paws heal quickly?
How was your weekend?
Happy Monday, friends!
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