Another Unexpected Rest Day

My mom and brother ended up staying a little later than expected. We all ended up sleeping in late so we got a late start to the day. That wasn’t too big of a deal, we kinda missed trash and recycle pick up but that wasn’t that big of a deal. We never really have much trash anyway. Our recycle bins are pretty full, but we’re just going to have to deal with that until next Friday.

Anyway, my mom and brother ended up leaving Ace here to stay for a little bit. My mom was worried about having 3 dogs (him, Niko, and my uncle’s dog Luther) all at my grandma’s house (which is where my mom and bother are staying while they’re in Illinois) so we offered to watch him. He’s a very good boy. πŸ™‚ He and Lily kinda grew up on the farm together, Dean’s met him several times and they like playing together, Finn had never met him before yesterday, but they seem to get along, so watching him will be easy enough. πŸ™‚ There was no way Niko was staying here though. He’s never aloud to stay at my house for more than a day or two (and even then only if my mom or dad is here with him) ever again. The first and last time he stayed here he attacked Lily over a treat and left a really deep tooth mark in her leg. And that was back when he was younger. Now he’s fully grown and weighs 125 pounds….But anyway, it’ll probably be fun to have Ace here for a little bit.


Anyways, since we got up late Luke and I got a late start to our day. That wasn’t too big of a deal, we still got everything we wanted to do done, it just sucks because we needed to go grocery shopping but didn’t get that accomplished and I didn’t get a run in today. Hahaha it’s all good though, we’ll probably get groceries on Sunday and according to my fancy new Garmin Fenix 5 I could use another day of rest anyway, so I guess that worked out alright. πŸ™‚


So the first thing we had to do was go to Luke’s work building to get some stuff taken care of at the bank (haha it’s an employee owned credit union, so it’s in his building and only open when Luke’s work is opened). Then we had to drive to another bank to cash a check he got. Since the other bank is so small and whatnot they don’t keep much cash on hand. Once we got all the boring adult stuff done we went to the mall to so some shopping and then went out for lunch.


My face when I have to adult.

At the mall we went to Hot Topic (for the second time this week) because more band t’s we’re necessary. Haha in my world there’s no such thing as too many band t’s. Especially if they’re Green Day t shirts. πŸ˜‰ Luke also got this super sweet limited edition Supernatural Funko Pop. It’s Dean inside of Baby and it’s really fucking awesome. It was also really fucking expensive, but we both thought it was totally worth it haha. After Hot Topic we went to Pink because I was in desperate need of some new pants, but I won’t actually wear anything that’s not yoga pants/running leggings haha. While we were in there Luke and I both decided that I don’t look like I belong in that store, but dammit I like they’re yoga pants!!! And I got a very pretty pair while we were there. πŸ™‚

So yeah, after being adults we reverted into teenagers, went to the mall, and bought Green Day merch and collectible nerd stuff. It was great!


After our nerdy needs were satisfied we decided to go eat at Bo Lings, because we absolutely neededΒ Chinese food. If you’ve never been to a Bo Lings you totally need to go! They have some super awesome Asian Cuisine for a pretty decent price. My huge plate of noodles and bowl of egg drop soup was only $12 and Luke’s sweet and sour chicken and soup was $13. Anyway, funnily enough, I was the one who wanted Chinese food but I actually ended up getting Singapore rice noodles. Not gonna lie thought, I was super proud of myself for trying something new. I don’t usually do that haha. Plus it ended up being super yummy and I have all sorts of left overs, because look at all that food!!


After we stuffed our faces full of delicious Asian cuisine we took our dogs to the dog park because we felt really bad that they had to be locked up when Niko was here. Haha we probably would have taken them to the park anyway though. We’re always at the dog park, but when you have 3 border collies it’s basically necessary.


This photo is actually from Wednesday, but like I said, we’re always there and I liked this photo.Β 

After the dog park we chilled at home for a little bit. Niko kept barking/howling last night so he woke us up quite a few times last night. That coupled with all the running around we did, we were both exhausted and ended up napping. It was really nice though. πŸ™‚ And then at 5 pm Luke had to go to his weekend job and now Β here I am at 6:14 pm. I’m currently washing our couch cushion covers because Niko got them all dirty. I also desperately need to vacuum and mop because Niko got wet and muddy and then came into my kitchen and shook mud everywhere…So I guess I’m going to go deal with that right now.

I hope you had a great Friday! I know I sure did!!


Sometimes I actually wear makeup.Β 



6 thoughts on “Another Unexpected Rest Day

      1. Ashley Dailey Post author

        Well, I believe your watch doesn’t provide your VO2 max? lol I had a 225 but that was a while ago and I gave it to my sister. But the Forerunner 235 does. And the forerunner 235 also has the rest feature, but after using it for a little over a week I’m pretty sure the Fenix’s is more accurate. At the very least it doesn’t automatically reset how much rest you’re supposed to get every time you do a new activity. But anyway, I’m not entirely sure how it calculates how much rest you’re supposed to get, but after every workout it basically estimates how hard you worked (and it gives you actual numbers and a little description on whether or not you’ve improved or maintained your aerobic or anaerobic fitness which I think is super neat!!) and then recommends how many hours/days you need to rest or do easy training until you’re ready to train hard again. Like I said, I don’t know how it calculates this, but I’ve been testing out the numbers, and even skipped a run just because it was telling me I should, and I felt AMAZING on my next long run, so I suppose it’s got to be somewhat accurate. It also provides your training load, and if your currently maintaining, improving, or overloading. And it’s also a multi sport watch, so instead of only tracking running (and cycling? lol I can’t remember if the 225 tracks that. I know my 235 did), I have a whole list of things I can record. Running, trail running, indoor running, hiking, climbing, swimming, paddle boarding, skiing, lol the list is super long and that’s just what I can remember off the top of my head. But you can also create your own activities to track and what those stats the watch will display while you’re doing your custom activity. I made one for yoga that shows my heart rate and activity time, which is something that I’ve actually wanted to be able to do for a while! It’s also constantly taking your HR instead of just during activities (although the forerunner 235 does this as well). I really enjoy that feature for some really strange reasons lol. Umm it also has a compass app and weather app which is super neat, aaaand that all I can think of off the top of my head right now! Lol I hope that all made sense, I was up late last night and just got up, so I’m a tad bit groggy. πŸ˜‚

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      2. Bound to Be Me

        This watch sounds amazing!! I have been wanting to track yoga as well and can never get it right on my current watch. The 225 has some other sports options but you have to do that while on the computer. You can’t change it on your watch. I kind of feel bad- My current watch is only a year old and I would much rather have your new one, haha! Thanks for sharing all of this. I love talking and learning about new stuff like this!

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