First of all, a GIANT congratulations to my Dad! He competed in Ironman 70.3 Kansas on Sunday, kicked major butt, and qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship this fall!!! He works incredibly hard, and this is so exciting for him! Yay Dad!
I got up extra early on Friday to run 7 miles with the sunrise, quickly assemble (i.e. haphazardly smash) clothing items into my travel bag, and last-second remember to pack my glasses… and was on the road by 8:30am! The drive seemed much longer this time than it was with Erin 2 weeks ago, but miraculously I made it without getting lost, and I was so excited to see Sarah!
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday:
Our eating theme of the weekend was Mexican and berry cobbler food baby.
For dinner on Friday, we made avocado Chicken Enchiladas based on this recipe <–though we swapped out the first 10 ingredients for a can of enchilada sauce because we’re cheap and easy that way.
We made an enchilada two-person assembly line to fill the tortillas with chicken, avocado, and cheese, and put them in a pan with the enchilada sauce…and then we performed enchilada surgery on the soggy tortilla roll-ups to add in corn as an afterthought.
They were super tasty.
Fun fact: It’s impossible to get an appetizing picture of a half-eaten enchilada.
We ate leftovers all weekend (I’m justifying my breakfast enchilada by calling it a breakfast burrito), and we went to Qdoba on Saturday afternoon to continue with the Mexican tradition.
For dessert (and all snack times), we decided on the same cobbler we made last time:
We also explored the downtown area, shopped around in local boutiques, stared in amazement at window washers washing tall building windows with an incredibly long mop, and watched movies. Miss Movie Savvy Sarah introduced movie-illiterate me to Silver Linings Playbook and Horton Hears a Who, and we saw The Fault in Our Stars in the theater.
I was warned to bring tissues to The Fault in Our Stars, but I thought I would be fine since I’d already read the book, and I’m a movie crier but not a movie sobber. …wrong! I am now a movie sobber. Sarah and I participated in a theater-wide collective eye-wipe after the credits finished. (also why we watched Horton Hears a Who later that night…because we deserved it.)
Thurs: 40 min strength + 20 min steady-state AMT
Fri: 7.5 mile run (easy)
Sat: 7 mile run (easy) at Sarah’s–my right knee hurt (??) toward the end of the run, and it hurt to walk on for most of the day
Sun: Rest–knee felt fine
Have you ever done a triathlon?
Last movie you’ve seen in a theater?
Do you consider yourself a movie buff?