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Weekly Recap: May 15th-21st, 2017

Monday: 

  • Active Rest

I was still kinda getting over my cold on Monday, so I was still taking it a little bit easy. I did, however, start a step challenge on Garmin Connect with my sisters, our dad, and my sisters boyfriend, so that kept me motivated to stay moving. At the very least I hit my step goal and that’s something I don’t typically do on my rest days. 🙂 Oh and I also spent some time weeding in my garden. That totally counts for something!

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Tuesday:

  • 2 miles

Everything about Tuesday’s run felt hard. But the first few “getting back into it” runs always are, so I wasn’t too worried about it. I was just glad that I finally felt well enough to get a decent run in and not feel like absolute death while I did it. Then after my run I spent an hour weeding in the garden. I have a feeling that most of my summer is going to be consumed by weeding haha.

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Wednesday: 

  • 5 miles

On Wednesday I battled heat, humidity, and a wind advisory that turned into a tornado watch, but I got a solid 5 miler in! Well, it was a bit slower than most of my runs have been in the previous few weeks, but considering I was just sick and I was fighting against the elements, it felt like a solid workout. Haha I actually went out without a plan, so I kinda surprised myself by covering 5 miles. I also did a bunch of walking and more weeding on Wednesday and I pulled ahead of everyone else in our step challenge. Go me!

Also this is super unrelated, but my lilies are starting to bloom and they’re super pretty. 🙂

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Thursday:

  • 45 minutes of yoga

I ended up feeling really sore and tight after my huge leap back into running and walking and working in the garden earlier this week. So Thursday ended up being an impromptu rest day that involved a nice little nap followed by 45 minutes of yoga in the afternoon. Ah that was nice and very much needed.

Friday: 

  • 3 miles

Oh man, thanks to the thunderstorms that rolled in the night before, the humidity was at 95% when I ran on Friday. That made this easy run feel a lot harder than it normally would. Especially for me; the asthmatic runner. I got through it though! I like to think it was because of my tasty pre-run snack. I mean, how can I be in a bad mood after having my favorite flavor of Honey Stinger waffle? 🙂

Speaking of Honey Stinger; the 10 Reasons Why I Love Honey Stinger post has been crazy popular (in terms of views, that is) ever since I wrote it. So that’s been pretty neat. 🙂

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Saturday:

  • Rest Day

I shoulda run on Saturday. I totally had time…haha oh well. 

My mom and dad showed up at my house around 7 am, then they both slept until 1:30 pm. Then we hit the road and my dad drove  the 5 hours to Illinois. So in those hours they were asleep I coulda run, but oh well. 


Sunday: 

So yeah, I didn’t run today, but I sure got my calorie burn on! I spent the day helping my mom, dad, and brother clean out the house so that they can sell it. I was in charge of burning things, and burn things I did! As you can see, I’m ready for a shower! And dinner and bedtime wouldn’t be so bad either. 😉



 

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Hello Again, Colorado! 

It’s good too be back! Even though I’ll only be here until Sunday, I’m definitely going to make the most of the short time I’m here. 😄

Me, my brother, and his friend all stayed up a little too late last night playing darts with Luke and my brother in law. Oops haha. I went to bed around 11 pm but couldn’t fall asleep until a little after 12:30 am, and my brother and his friend didn’t get to sleep until around 1:30 am. But even though we all went to bed late we still got up at 7 am, and were out on the road by 7:30. Not bad!

I wish I could say the same about the long ass car ride though. It’s pretty brutal being in the car for like 10 hours. I’m super impressed with my brother though, he drove the whole way! I don’t know how he did it, we were riding in my mom’s tiny SUV and it is super uncomfortable to drive for extended periods of time. I drove it for 4 hours once and my hips were achy, my feet fell asleep, and I wanted to die haha. But he made it the whole 10 hour drive, and with only three short out stops for gas and snacks.

You have no idea how excited I was to see this in a gas station in the middle of nowhere, Kansas.

Luckily my brother’s friend is pretty cool and we all got along really well. We spent a lot of time joking around and showing each other funny memes and stuff, and I also posted quite a bit on my Instagram story, so that all definitely helped time go by a little faster, but oh man, sometimes it just seemed to drag on and on and on…At least some of the scenery was pretty.

 


We finally got to my mom and dad’s apartment around 4 pm Colorado time (I think?) and that’s when the real fun began!
My parents didn’t know I was coming. I had told them Luke and I were busy this weekend and that I couldn’t come. So when we got here, I told the boys to be quite while we walked up the steps and then I started knocking on their door in the most obnoxious way ever. My mom opened the door looking absolutely perplexed, but once she realized it was me she started screaming and hugging me. So that was a lot of fun. 🙂

Once every one calmed down a little bit we started making plans for the weekend. Tomorrow we’re going hiking on Rabbit Mountain first thing in the morning, and on Sunday we’re going to go visit my sister and then all go to the zoo together. Once we had that all figured out my dad had to go to work so my mom took us out to dinner and then did a little bit of shopping.

Dinner. 😊

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Two Stephen King books for $4 and a gummy pig! How awesome is that?!?

After that little adventure my mom and I took her dog Niko for a walk while the boys chilled at the apartment. It was a short walk, but oh man was it pretty! Haha not gonna lie, I was kinda winded near the end of the walk! The elevation really got to me I guess, plus Niko was getting really tired and I was basically dragging his 130 pound ass back to the apartment. That was fun. Definitely a good workout! 😉

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After our walk I took a quick shower and then went grocery shopping with my mom. First we went to a farm and home supply store for dog food (I can’t for the life of me remember the name on it) while we were there she noticed the holes in my leggings so she found and bought me a new pair. Haha she’s just awesome like that. Then we went to walmart to get food and what not. It seems like every time I’m with my mom we somehow end up going to walmart…Whatever.

Now we are finally back at the apartment and I don’t think we have to go anywhere else for the night. Thank goodness! I’m pretty well done in. Currently my mom and I are painting while my brothers friend is showing us memes. Ah, I can’t think of any better way to bond that with acrylic paint and internet humor. 😉

Tomorrow should be a very fun filled day as well, and I’ll try to take lots of pictures to share with you all!

~Ashley