(LOTS of pictures today, FYI)
Before I get to how much fun we’ve been having…Today I’m at 161lbs. Such is the game of losing weight. Admittedly, I ate lots of snacks while Grandpa was here. So, yeah. I also did something I haven’t really ever seriously done which is trail running! Ali and I met on Friday morning and ran 5 miles on the Quarry trail. Besides my crappy shoes that made my feet hurt, I felt SO great! I locked the keys in the car and that was a bummer, but I was so happy with the way I felt and the fact that my knee and nothing “hurt” the next day…just sore ankles and calves from doing something totally different. I also felt really good on my long ride on Saturday.
At this point, my eating has got to come back on track and I’ve got to be fairly strict about everything I eat. If not, I’m not going to reach the goal I have by Kelly’s wedding in late August. I can do it, I know I can!
Oh man we had so much fun with Grandpa Mike here. We said goodbye to him this morning, which is always a bummer. We’ll see him again though for a long while for Auntie Kelly’s wedding and some time at his house in August!
Mike was really nice and let me ride on Thursday while he played with Sam then again on Saturday morning. I’ve been doing my long rides alone so it was extra awesome that we could go together for three hours. THE best.
While we slept and biked, Dan was smoking his most awesome pork. A really yummy feast after our long ride for lunch on Saturday. He made cast iron skillet cornbread and collard greens to go along with it. Holy cow delicious!
Went out for a long walk up the Abe’s Lake trail and made it to this gorgeous meadow. It’s seriously pretty! We were out for a solid two hours. He hiked so well and crashed again for his nap. We all liked that.
The past five days have flown by and we wish he could stay longer, but we’ll see you again in three short months for tons more fun!