After my run Friday, I enjoyed this plate of leftover goodness - especially my favorite brussels sprouts! Mmm.
Here are some pictures of the house we will be staying in when we go to Colorado for our wedding. Isn't it gorgeous? We are SO excited for May 26th! <3 I posted a little about our plans on Friday, but it's just going to be us and our families, then we will come back home and celebrate with all our friends!
On Friday evening, I went to Branson for my Dad's 40th high school reunion. Chris St. George, who owns St. George's BBQ, catered the event and the food was OUTSTANDING.
I ate WAY too much, but it was SO worth it. Then I had this delicious cobbler. So amazing.
One of the people from my Dad's class was making shots called Red Roosters - you take a shot of Zing Zang, tequila, and orange juice. They were yummy!
This was our view for their reunion, they were staying at the Branson Landing.
Twila, one of the girls who went to my Dad's high school, made these awesome name tags! I loved seeing all their high school pictures. It was a super fun night!
Then it was up Saturday to get a long run in! I chowed down on some Ezekiel bread with PB and honey and some coffee. I wore my new rabbit tank top, which was perfect for the hot weather on Saturday.
This run was not great. It hurt REALLY bad, but I got 12 in, and I hit my 1,000 mile goal for the year! I was pretty excited about that!
12 miles for the day!
I mixed these things together for a recovery shake afterwards. It hit the spot.
I'm currently obsessed with this song! I listened to it on repeat on my way to meet friends for lunch.
Mexican after a long run, heck yeah! I had a shrimp taco salad and it was delicious.
After lunch, I was supposed to go home and work on computer stuff (whoops), but then I last minute decided to go to a country music festival at Drury University. My friend Kayla and I threw our boots on and headed that way!
It was a blast getting to spend the day with some of my favorite girls!
Some times you need a friend to reapply your lipgloss! Also, I had these nachos for dinner and they were delicious.
Jake was at a bachelor party this weekend and he sent me this picture. Isn't it awesome? I was so jealous.
I woke up Sunday starving, so I made pancakes and eggs for breakfast, which I ate in bed while doing some computer stuff. I didn't feel like running right then, so I decided I'd wait and run on the treadmill later since it was hot outside. I cannot run in the heat. I'm a baby.
I saw this on Instagram the other day...I need it!
I needed to do 6 miles yesterday, but it was SO hot and the Y wasn't open when I tried to go run inside, so I attempted to run outside but it didn't go all that well, so I only did 3. Whoops. Then Jake came home and we went out to lunch and shared this salad and these wings.
After lunch, we watched the start of a bike race downtown, then went to our friend Cassie's flower truck to get some fresh flowers. Check out Ozark Mtn Flower Truck - it's awesome! Lu and Aspen loved them!
I think some girls missed their Dad this weekend...
We had dinner plans with my parents and their good friends, so I did some meal prep before they came over to our house for a drink before dinner. Jake is having THIS enchilada casserole for lunch this week.
We went to Galloway for dinner - my guilty pleasure is vodka water with Mio added to it. So good! I also had the chicken Caesar salad, which is one of my favorites.
I was so happy to have Jake home! We aren't apart very often, but I sure miss him when he is gone.
After dinner, we spent some time looking at houses (another guilty pleasure), drinking some bourbon, and I made a to-do list on a paper towel...my life revolves around to-do lists.
Lu was passed out pretty hardcore on Jake's recliner.
Aspen hasn't been feeling very well the past few days, so I took her on a little walk/jog before my run this morning. She absolutely loves to run, so I was hoping it might make her feel a little better. She wagged her tail the whole time, but I could tell she wasn't her normal self.
I did an easy 3 miles this morning to finish up the 6 I needed yesterday. It's amazing how much weather affects my runs. I felt SO good this morning!
Definitely a little sweaty, but nothing like yesterday!
This is one of my favorite features about Strava - seeing my matched runs. Seeing small progress is motivating!
I'm getting my hair trimmed later today - I realized I hadn't gotten it cut in over a year...not good! I'm lucky that they could squeeze me in! I have some errands to run and some computer work to do today. I got most of our meal prep finished yesterday, which is a good feeling!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Monday!
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