Friday, July 6, 2018

Fast Friday: Our fourth and other stuff.

Happy Friday! How was everybody's Fourth? We had a really great day, but first, let's talk about the rest of the week.

Friday night we needed to get out of the house. We've been trying to get out and do something fun with the whole family once a week, or at least a few times a month this summer. We went to the duck pond and park for some outside time.

One of the duck ponds close to us has a cool little forest to explore. I remember one of my grandma's taking us here all the time and taking our pictures so I can't help but take pictures of my kids when we are here.

On Saturday we found out that my family was going to go spend some time at the cabin. We haven't been up there all summer so we decided to go with them. M spent most of the time riding on the four wheeler with my grandpa. 

And then they decided to spend some time swinging on the rope swing he made. We had a different rope swing but it broke (it wasn't super safe) so he made a better one with a harness and everything. I went on it too and it was way more fun than I remembered. 

Sunday was a good restful day, I dressed up in my fourth of July colors because it's always a special Sunday for me. No one else sat still long enough for a picture, but they were dressed in American colors as well.

On Monday we visited my dad's office because I needed a cleaning (he's a dentist). The kids took pictures with my phone to entertain themselves. 

 Then Monday night my sister in law and I went on a good run. I kept saying how perfect the temperature was and how great we were feeling, and then I saw this sunset and I'm pretty sure I said how pretty it as about 10 times and then stopped for a picture haha.

Tuesday we needed to get out of the house again. We have this need a lot in the summer because we all like to be busy doing something. So we went to my sister's house to play for a while. V took his bear on a ride on the swing before playing with the trains. 

I got the next book in the Bayern series by Shannon Hale a while ago and finally started reading it. So far it's as good as Goose Girl and I recommend it. 

The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday! So we usually party pretty hard on the Fourth. This year we partied but not as hard as normal. We started the day off with a big family breakfast! 

We stayed around playing spike ball and visiting while the kids swam for while. V wanted to run through the sprinklers at first but insisted on wearing goggles too. Then he decided to swim with the others. 

We all went home so V could nap for a little bit. It turned into almost a 4-hour nap. I'm not much of a napper except when I'm not feeling well so I read while they rested. Then we went back for dinner and went to visit Trevon's dad. From there we went to a spot where we could see the jets fly over. This is seriously one of my favorite things about the fourth. 

At first, we didn't think we were going to see the jets because it was later than usual, but then the surprised us with a double flyover. 

We ended the night by watching fireworks with a huge group of people at my uncle's house. He does a big firework show every year. 

Thursday was pretty low key, we took some time and went to the library but then we just relaxed for the rest of the day. We all needed some good rest. 

Here's what my workouts looked like this week:

Saturday: long run ---> 9.5 miles

Sunday: Rest day

Monday: easy run ---> 4.5 miles

Tuesday: speed work ---> 2 miles

Wednesday: Rest day/Playday

Thursday: Strength Training

Friday: Tempo run ---> 3 miles

Total miles for the week: 19 

What is your favorite holiday?

If you could only have one breakfast food for the rest of your life what would it be?

Are you reading any great books lately?

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