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Sunday…where did you go?!

on July 23, 2017

Howdy! How is it the end of the weekend already?! Sunday seemed to just up and vanish today!

But let’s rewind, because we have been MIA for the last couple days.

On Friday, Brooke and I dropped Ken off to begin his epic journey with a work group riding from Steamboat to Salt Lake City. It is about 400 miles in 4 days. They are only slightly crazy.

Since we were already in town, Brooke and I grabbed some tea and a muffin before making our way to the pool. It was before 8 am and there was NO ONE there. It was perfect!

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After running a few errands, we headed home for the evening. I managed to sneak in a 3 mile run before getting dressed to go out for a ride with Brooke. Unfortunately, as soon as we opened the door to go outside, it started to POUR rain. Then game the lightning and thunder. The storm lasted well into the night, so I was forced onto the trainer for 45 minutes.

I made sure to make myself feel better with some ice cream for dessert πŸ˜‰

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He’s famous!! Heehehe. Just chillin post 100+ miles πŸ˜‰

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Mid-storm rainbow. It was on FIRE!

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Saturday was a bit of a whirlwind. Without the husband, I had to get creative with my long ride and run this weekend. While Brooke was working on waking up, I hopped on the trainer in the basement (since the bike was already set up). Did an hour while she played.

After a quick wardrobe change, Brooke and I set out for some adventuring! We did 23 miles in about 2 hours before heading home to shower.

Some friends invited us to happy hour at 5 so we set off into town around 4:15.

Brooke had a blast playing with some kids (it was about a million degrees), while I got my social game on and actually talked to adults. Weird.

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Once we were home and the kiddo was in bed for the night, I finished up my Endurance Running Coach Certification! I am officially a “coach” now. BAM!

This morning, we opted to skip Church to try and get the long run done before it got too blistering hot out. It mostly worked πŸ˜‰ Since I was aiming for 18, I figured I could get 15 in with Brooke and then finish off 3 around the house.

We did 3 5 mile blocks (2.5 out and back). This way, we would never be more than 2.5 miles from the house. That is a distance I can walk, even if I bonk!

Block 1:

The coolest of the day since we were starting before 9! Jasper got to come with us for this one! Felt pretty good considering the 3 hours of riding from the day before!

We found a frog. Probably the highlight of the day!

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She was so excited!!

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I took her DVD player and she was content to watch Bambi and the Cat in the Hat for the duration! As well as point out every bird and animal we passed!

Block 2:

Still felt pretty good! Left the dog at home because it was getting hot! Finished off 10 miles feeling pretty happy! It was nice to be able to head into the house to fill my water and grab some extra food between blocks!

Block 3:

Not surprisingly, things started to get harder πŸ˜‰ Brooke was a rock star as I battled to finish. Did some walking on the steeper hills and was VERY happy to get home and finish off 15 miles!

A quick drink and setting up of Brooke with some toys and crayons and I was out the door again. Jasper demanded coming along with me. I think he regretted it when he realized how hot it was! I was DRENCHED! Did 3 easy miles to finish off the day. Had to stop to give an older couple some directions, I didnt mind! Long run done!!

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After some lunch (forced down) and a cool shower, I crashed on my bed for a bit! Not sleeping, but chilling and playing with Brooke. She put on an animal show for me before painting me a bunch of pictures!

This guy feels pretty good about his 8 mile day!!

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All in all, I would call it a great weekend of training! That 18 sure felt like 26 so I am going to call it my max long run for August and start to taper a bit! That sounds stupendous right now!!

Brooke is currently having a tea party in the bathtub and I am about to get my booty up to make some dinner. Someone has to, right?!

Hope that you had a lovely weekend as well!!

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