Decided to take a couple days off from running & biked in the morning.
I then talked to Eli for the last time while hes serving. It was his last preparation day, and he & his comp went to an adidas outlet. He bought shoes for both me & Austin for $50. It’s a good thing I dont have an adidas outlet near me here or else my bank account would be in trouble!!!
I got the kids later in the afternoon & we went to Cherry Hill for a couple of hours.
I had a obgyn appointment to switch up the BC & get my IUD out. Thank the heavens above that devil is out of me. Paragard gets a solid 1/10. The 1 is only because it did its job…. the missing 9 is for all the other fun side effects.
That evening was The Bachelor season finale part one. I hate how obsessed I have gotten with this show. I wont lie, I teared up a couple of times. LOVE CAN BE SO HEARTBREAKING, YA KNOW?
Started the day off with biking again. I really wanted to run, but felt that taking 3 days off would be beneficial to help with my fatigue & some knee pain that I’ve been feeling. I am scared to peak before the marathon & show up on race day “overcooked” & injured. So the plan is to take some extra cross training days here & there when my body needs it!
I then “played mom” by cleaning up the house, taking Davis to tennis practice & then taking the kids to the park.
The park was actually one of the coolest parks I’ve been to, featuring a zipline & lots of spinny things:)
That evening we visited Austin’s grandparents, & then I watched the bachelor season finale. What a show. Team Tyler.
Had the kids in the morning, & they just wanted to chill all day which I was perfectly fine with.
Later that afternoon I went over to my parents to help make some signs for Eli. My “cute poster handwriting” has really gone downhill through the years hahaha.
Had a solid workout in the morning, but my knee is killing me. It started with some discomfort last week, and it turned into PAIN during this run. I was going to have Austin pick me up, but because I was feeling good & I knew he was still sleeping, I just finished the run. This was probably a bad idea😬
We then headed to the airport to PICK UP ELI!!!! His flight landed at 9:47, but it took F O R E V E R for him to actually get off the plane because the plane was in a “traffic jam” or somethin.
I was the designated “video person” & I pulled a Pam from season 9 episode 12 of the Office & didn’t capture a single second when I thought I was recording everything. Lol.
We went to Costa Vida for lunch on the way home & then showed Eli a couple of the changes around Kaysville, then just chilled for the afternoon & evening.
Same old daily routine. In the late afternoon, Austin started to learn how to make t-shirts from my dad. My mom & I ran some errands so I could pick up ingredients to make sweet pork salads on Sunday. We went to Winco, they have a bulk foods section that is the second best I’ve seen (first place spot goes to Sprouts, due to the fact that they have bulk cinnamon almonds). They had these peanut butter balls that were amaaazing.
Started the morning off with an amazing long run. Felt strong & smooth the entire run while maintaining goal marathon pace. Idk if it was the pizza fuel from the night before or listening to NFs new album for the first half… but it was one of those runs that reminds you why you love running.
I then ran some more errands with my mom. We went to Walmart, the DI & Platos closet. At Walmart I finally got these M&Ms to try… while they did indeed have that glorious Nutella flavor, almond M&Ms are still my fav. M&Ms are always my go-to when a chocolate craving hits.
Ended the night with helping Austin with more shirts that he had been slaving away on all day😂 The shirt making process is not an easy one to say in the least.
Started the morning off with my Sunday Come Follow Me lesson from Dont Miss This tradition. Instead of walking, I biked. I haven’t biked on a road bike for almost a year so it was fun to break my beach cruiser back out!
During church, Austin & I taught our new Sunday School class for the first time. I couldn’t be more excited to teach our class of 13-14 year olds!!!
We then spent the rest of the afternoon hanging with family, napping & getting ready for the next week!
Before bed, my in-laws gave the family some gifts they got from their 10 day European river cruise. I got this beautiful bracelet & a mug to add to my mug obsession collection.
Austin got this shirt.
My in-laws thought it was just a regular Adidas shirt😂😂😂 I think Austin likes this one even better than an Adidas shirt though.