First I got off work on Thursday at 11:30 AM. We were given 3 hours off and I didn't take a lunch. I went to the park in town to do 3 miles before going to ride Eli. It started off amazing and just stayed that way. It was cool and overcast. There was fine mist at the beginning. Perfect running weather. Just over halfway through my Garmin beeped that the battery was low. OMG. I knew I was on track for my fastest 5K. I just hoped the battery would last. Thankfully it did! I am so tickled with this pace. It actually felt easy. Now the rest of my runs this weekend were not like this. But I'm hoping that I'm onto something and will need to re-evaluate my goals.
Then I went to the barn and I just had a great ride on Eli. He's 20 now and things haven't been so good. But he gave me such a great ride. Great way to start my weekend!
It was a busy week and my 7 day fitbit step total was the highest I think it's ever been on Friday.
114K! Usually breaking 100K takes some effort or some long runs.
On Friday we had tickets to the Cardinals game. We were going with my parents and it was their first time at this Busch Stadium. I believe this is the 3rd Busch Stadium, but I'm not sure. It opened in 2006.
We had fun! There were fireworks after the game. They do such a good job of this and everyone has a great seat. It's fun to just sit there and wait for the lights to go off and the fireworks to start.
My mom took this photo of us. I don't really love it. I think it makes both of us look heavier than we really are. She got close (as opposed to zooming in) and I also feel like it's shot upwards a bit. But there you have it. . .
We didn't have any plans for the 4th. A friend from my barn gave me some homegrown blackberries and I attempted to make a pie. I tried this years ago and it flopped. It was super runny and disappointing. This time it turned out much better!
But holy sweetness! I guess cause I don't eat much sweet stuff anymore, this was a shock. We got some vanilla ice cream to top it with. That helped toned down those blackberries, but my teeth were still coated in sugar. Thanks for Carb-Ease Plus from Advocare. I popped that before inhaling this hot mess of sugar! :)
Yesterday I went to the barn to ride and found this:
Swollen knee from a little cut above the knee. I opted to ride him lightly for 40 mins to see if the swelling would go down. It didn't. It did get warm when it wasn't before. So maybe riding wasn't the best idea. But Eli puffs up like a stove pipe from the most superficial cut. So I knew that's what it was from. I put ointment on the cut and hopefully this is better today. He was going to give me a really sweet ride so I was bummed that I had to go easy. :(
Today is someone's birthday at the barn so I made a patriotic cake.
Now unfortunately it's Monday. I didn't gain any weight from this crazy weekend when I got on the scale this morning. :) WHOOP! I leave for Canada in 3 days! Well the first stop is Detroit. The nerves have kicked in.