Recapping Life Lately

Hello friends! This past weekend was jam-packed full of fun activities, I just had to share! Here we go:

Saturday: The day started with an 8-mile training run for my upcoming half marathon. Cole and I headed out to the Burke Gilman trail that morning and ran, ran, ran. For some reason, this run was incredibly difficult. Usually I can feel comfortable with around 6-7 miles, but 8 totally did me in. I guess this is the point of doing long runs once a week…to increase your endurance for the big day. Race day is August 24th so a little over one month away!

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After the run, we headed down to Madison Park beach to enjoy the sun and water. It felt so good to lay around and soak up some rays! 

Saturday night, Cole, me, my friend Emily, and Cole’s cousin Ryan went to Ballard for the Seafood Festival. I was pretty excited to get my hands on some fresh salmon, which I did 🙂

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The night was complete with a detour to Hotcakes. I enjoyed the gluten-free molten chocolate cake with caramel and ice cream! Well deserved after than morning run!

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As you might imagine, I came home and crashed that night. Rightfully so because I knew the next day that we were going on a hike with Cole’s cousins.

Sunday:

Little did any of us know that the hike would end up being 10 miles…5 of which were uphill! Regardless of the distance and my screaming legs, we had a fabulous time. We hiked up to Myrtle Lake and I couldn’t wait to jump in! Freezing cold yet refreshing. My favorite part of the hike was having four dogs with us. Something about hiking with lots of dogs makes me feel really safe. I love our little pack 🙂

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On the way home we stopped for some DQ. A blizzard has never tasted so good in my entire life. Serious. The rest of the evening was spent…zzzzz….Dogs included 😉

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