I'm back on my feet running toward my favorite mountain.
As you can see the weather has changed since the last time
I was here.
Saturday I had my first run outdoors. I ran 6 miles, the longest I have gone yet. It started out cold but turned nice very quickly! I went with T for some of it. She ran longer than I did but ended up catching up with me near the end. I was so happy to be back out there running beside my river.
Getting started with the bike propping..as long
as it doesn't head into the river.
Sunday I got a lot of baking done and then went for my first bike ride of the season. I went on my hybrid as I didn't feel ready with my ankle still mending to do the whole clip in thing. Plus the roads are muddy so it's the hybrid for a bit. I went for just a short ride as it was windy and cool but man I have to say it again, "IT.....FELT......WONDERFUL!"
I also got in two walks this week. One was with a friend who is here from Montana and then today Jameson and I walked with Jaxon. I should get out and walk more often as both walks were very pleasant.
I love that things are progressing and I don't have to just swim anymore. Although I think I became a bit addicted to it as I had no intention of swimming on Saturday but somehow found myself making the time to get in a swim. Next week I think I'll just get in my two morning swims but I would like to make it to the Edge once a month to get in my swim and hot tub time. I didn't meet my goal of a race a month in March but I still hope to get in the rest of the months. My foot still doesn't have complete flexibility and doesn't like it when I speed up. But having said that I can see a huge difference from just a week ago. And that is AFTER a week of running. I still ice it a lot. It could be a placebo but it is so relaxing that is a part of the day I look forward to. (Yes, I have a boring life.)
This was a busier weekend for us socially too. Friday night we went to Flatbread Pizza with Jameson and a friend. We had a great time. Saturday night we went to a wild game dinner where there were a lot of people I used to know that I didn't recognize. Do I look that different? My friend who now lives in Montana was visiting and her brother throws this event once a year. It has been several years since we have been but it was fun. The only wild game I had was sweet and sour duck. It was actually quite good. But there were lots of good salads.
Sunday of course was Easter. Jameson and Jaxon came down to spend the day. We had a non traditional dinner of lasagna and rolls. Usually when I make rolls I make them the day before and we reheat them. Today we had them right out of the oven and they were fantastic.
I bought the desserts yesterday at our town's general store. Emily may not be a cook but her childhood BFF certainly is!
I didn't buy these but she had various peeps for sale.
I saw these on FB which is what got me there. These are cupcakes,
with frosting and lemon curd. The shell is white chocolate.
Cutest things ever!
This was an unbelievably delicious cake!
The birthday boy celebrating his birthday a day early.
Patiently waiting for his treat!
We didn't get to see Emily this weekend but she had quite a weekend of her own. She went to Pennsylvania and ran in a marathon. She came in FIRST! She will tell you it was a very small marathon but it wasn't that small! And first is first!
Looking forward to doing some running, biking and swimming this week too. Please please please don't snow anymore now that I have my bike out!!