Monday, July 2, 2012

What day is it?

Whew!

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!

10 comments:

Teamarcia said...

That is a fabulous pic! So glad you're enjoying summer as it flies by and the beast mode is still going strong! Did not hear about no race off--disappointing for sure. :(

Katie @ msfitrunner said...

I just wanted to say hi and I'm so glad I found your blog! I remember reading about you in runners world mag months ago - you are truly an inspiration. I love your goals and your aspirations to qualify for the Olympic trials - with that attitude, you will get there. I'm really looking forward to following along.

Beth @ Miles and Trials said...

Glad that Beast Mode is still on, and hoping your knee/ITB doesn't give you any more problems. Have a great time with your parents. Happy 4th of July to you and your family!

Suz and Allan said...

You guys have been busy! Hope you are ok and that the pain is gone for good. Looks like the kids love their pool!

Annette@(running)In the Right Direction said...

Yeah to aunt shannon that looks like tons of fun! Must be great to have your parents come visit from NY. Do they ever think of staying or they like it in Long Island?

L.A. Runner said...

Love the pictures!!!!! Take care of the ITB, and it sounds like you are already doing the right things. Enjoy your parents' visit!

Jen@runfortheboys said...

So proud of you for listening to your body and taking the weekend to let it heal :-) Yay for summer visits and busy crazy days!

Kathy said...

Glad you are bouncing right back and had a great 8 miler.
I'm always relieved once summer comes to have a break from the kids school routine. But summer always seems exponentially busier once I'm in the middle of it.
But fun! Lots of fun!

Julia said...

that is absolutely the best photo ever! love how much fun they are having and the joy they have on all their faces! hope you have the BEST week with your family and your parents visiting:) and so glad to hear that your knee is feeling better!

lindsay said...

What a fun pool pic! Glad all are having a good time with the grandparents in town :) Hope the knee/ITB is still cooperating for bReast mode ;)