Monday, November 28, 2016

Week in Review (November 15 - November 21)

Tuesday (13,997) - Up early to take A to student council. Went to barre during lunch. Heather also came, and I gotta say, as much as I am going to miss Fuzed, there were definitely more people in this class with it just being "regular" barre. After work/school A had gymnastics. After A went to bed I did a mile walk on the treadmill to get more steps in. With being sick I really haven't been moving that much.
Wednesday (24,297 steps) - The last day of "summer" in Colorado. Got up for a short taper run - I can't even believe that I was able to run before sunrise in a tank top and skirt IN THE MIDDLE OF NOVEMBER. Just crazy.

Took A to her annual well-child appointment. The kid grew FOUR inches this year and is now only two inches shorter than me?? Ugh!! How has this happened? Run club after work - the employees did a little birthday celebration for A. Ran about 2 miles with Heather and A.
Thursday (15,832 steps) - Barre before work - first time I have been to a 6 am class for a while. By 11 am, it was the first snow of the season!! Traffic, thankfully, was not as bad as I feared. We made it to Runners Roost in Lakewood for run club. Heather and I ran a very short loop with Colfax, and A ran with Eric.

Rocko's afterwards. Home for final packing!
Friday (7,930 steps) - Left the house around 8. We first stopped at the post office in Arvada (per the hours on the website) to get A's passport... turns out the office didn't open until 11, so headed out towards Utah. The roads were not great in the mountains. We pulled over at Vail Pass to use the bathroom and to buy our NKOTB tickets!
By the time we were on the other side of the pass the road conditions improved a ton. We stopped in Grand Junction to see if we could get a passport at THAT post office, only to find out that they were closed and would reopen in 45 minutes. We went to get lunch at a cute diner, then went back. The line wasn't very long, but only one person was working so it still took about 45 minutes - but it is on order! A didn't want to take the scenic route into Moab. As soon as we arrived we checked in at the Motel 6 and then went to pick up my packet. Decided to stop and get food/beer at the Moab Brewery.
Got everything laid out for morning, in bed fairly early.
Saturday (69,128 steps) - Dead Horse 50k.

Headed back to the hotel right away for a shower. Margo sent me a message inviting us to a BBQ in the evening. Spent the next few hours resting and napping. Stopped at City Market to get some groceries and then went to Milan and Oza's house rental. It was great spending time with them (and Phil and Kery) - we watched a cool documentary about Iditarod and stayed until about 9:30.
Sunday (13,672 steps) - We wanted to get breakfast at the Jailhouse Cafe, but it was apparently closed for the season, so we went to Eddie McStiff's. I got a delicious french toast sandwich and A got a giant burrito.
Then we headed out onto Potash Road for our drive to Corona Arch. Oza had recommend the hike as "the best arch outside of the park." The lot was not very full and it was not crowded on the hike. Once we headed out, A told me that she had done the hike before, but we still had a great time, taking lots of pictures.

We went back to the hotel and lounged around a bit before we went to the Moab Rec center to go swimming. We had a fun time fooling around in the pool, and of course A made me go off the high dive again. We were some of the only people there, so that was nice. We did takeout from Milt's for burgers and shakes for dinner. In bed late-ish.
Monday (17,081 steps) - Went into town to get a quick breakfast at Eklecticafe. A got a huge cinnamon roll and I got a bagel sandwich.
We took the scenic way back, stopping at Fisher Towers for a hike. It was lightly raining, but we still got in another really scenic (new to me) hike on the way out of town.

The drive back was pretty uneventful, we stopped at Chili's in Glenwood Springs for a late lunch. Hit some rain/sleet in the mountains, but it was warm enough that the roads stayed dry. Unpacked, started laundry.

  • 162,027 steps
  • 36.3 miles run
  • 2 barre classes and 7+ hours of hiking
  • Current weight ??? - Didn't remember to weigh in this week... probably for the best.
Everything Else:
  • Another lovely trip to Moab. I just love it out there.

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