Saturday was packed with working at the gym (love this job!) and then a BBQ with my college friends. I love that we have been getting together for 12 years. As we caught up with each other about the happenings in our lives - I came to realize how many runners we have in our group. I really do not think a single one of us ran in college and to see us transforming into runners is absolutely amazing to me. I love this!
|Sadly, I didn't take many pictures at all - I am a bad blogger|
Sunday was a long run with the girls and we had a special guest join us for a bit of it - RTB teammate Andy came down to the trail to join us. Technically, he was already there running, so I guess we joined him? He ran with us for about 30 minutes before he had to head out ditched us. It amazed me that he was showed up because this guy biked 100 miles the day before. He is badass. Anyway, I should add that coming into this run, I had taken two days rest because my foot was feeling a bit sore. Not the entire foot, and not a plantar fasciitis thing - more like the tendon on the side of my left foot. I felt great Saturday so I thought I was much better. For the first 7 or 8 miles, I felt great. Then I started to feel a little sore. Then by mile 10, it was definitely hurting. For the rest of the day, my foot, calves, hamstrings and glutes were in some serious pain.
|Apparently Izzy didn't think it was an ice bath - but I sure did!|
Thankfully, the rest of Sunday was quite relaxing because we went to my inlaws cottage. The water is still quite cold, so I sat in the pond and called it an ice bath. Close enough and I think it helped. I also had Ward massage my foot and legs. He is the master of massage. My workout plan for the week - yoga, biking, rolling. I do not want this to lead to a full blown injury.
|loving us some s'mores by the fire|
Today I was itching to do some kind of physical activity, so I went biking for an hour on my new bike. I only stopped once because I had to get a picture of this beautiful lupine hill. I'm thinking it's pretty early because this hill is normally 100% covered with those gorgeous lupines.
After that, we headed downtown for a local 5k. We went down to cheer on my brother-in-law and some friends while I took pictures for Maine Running Photos.
|Wade coming in 3rd overall (AG winner), Ward trying to keep up on the bike -|
after running the Sugarloaf Marathon last Sunday!
Then we were off to watch the Memorial Day Parade.
|Jackson, Tucker, & Izzy with Grammie|
|and Scoutie & Wade|
And then Jill and I thought it would be a fabulous idea to garden. 6 hours later, we have many rows full of seeds for tomatoes, beans, pumpkins, squash, lettuce, kale, spinach, onions and more. Gardening is tough work!
The entire time we were planting, I was praying to the garden gods that everything comes up and we have a kick ass garden. We'll see!!! At least we'll have 6 tomato plants - because Stacy was super sweet and brought over her extras for us.
I am beyond tired right now. I hope you all had a glorious Memorial Day weekend.