Let's see - last I posted, Beast Mode was switched on. At the end of last week I tweaked my knee/ITB (which has never bugged me from running) during some cross training. I took the weekend off instead of pushing it into an injury, and enjoyed eight miles feeling great this morning. I am still icing/rolling it lots but it definitely seems to be resolving. Sort of ironic that you do cross training to avoid injury and then I hurt myself doing cross training.
No worries though - Beast Mode is definitely still on. :) I am loving every minute of running right now, and the fire, desire, commitment, and drive are brighter and stronger than ever.
Last week I had two kids start new jobs, one kid finish up summer school, one kid start a travel soccer league, five kids go on a three-day church youth trek, one little kid super sick, and a bunch of other things going on. Busy, busy, busy, busy.
On Saturday morning we all drove down to Salt Lake and picked up my parents! They are here for a week from New York and we have already had lots of fun. I love them so much and it is so wonderful to have them here in my home and spending so much time with the kids and Josh and I. Yay! We have lots of fun planned for the rest of their time here, and Josh has some time off with the holiday, so it is going to be an awesome week.
We have been watching the Olympic trials and enjoying all of it, especially the Track and Field. I get caught up in every single race. I am way disappointed that Jeneba Tarmoh declined the third place position in the 100m and won't be doing the raceoff with Allyson Felix today. That would have been SO cool to watch!!
I leave you with a picture of some of my little kids enjoying their summer in the fun pool that their Auntie Shanon got for Amanda's birthday. More soon!