Hello, and happy Monday! Or Tuesday.
Ryan was visiting for the weekend, so we packed it with exotic animals (er, llamas), exploring parks, foam rolling, and starting season 3 of Sherlock.
Aside from taking pictures with our furry friends, we talked to our people friends, played cornhole (Ryan and I made an epic cornhole comeback after being down by like 17 points), and ate delicious food. My favorite was the Reese’s ice cream sandwich cake (which I confirmed with 3 pieces), and Ryan rank-ordered the four different kinds of macaroni and cheesy potatoes for us.
When the sun went down a bit and the evening cooled off (relatively speaking), our friend Brian dragged a dried Christmas tree out of his shed and lit it on fire! This fire was SO TALL. You can see the outline of the tree below.It started raining soon after the fire went up…but we managed a few drizzly s’mores.
The day before, Ryan and I explored a new-to-us nearby park, Prophetstown State Park. We checked out the Native American prairie, hiked trails, got bit by mosquitos, and ate gnats (I’m a great camper). Also learned that “comfort stations” are, in fact, bathrooms—not nice lounge areas as the name may suggest.
Native American prairie
I didn’t run much this weekend, but I tried to on Friday morning. I made it about 30 minutes before my right knee started hurting again, so I’m back to icing and not running. Fortunately, I can elliptical/AMT, lift weights, and even do plyo moves just fine and without pain, so that’s what I’ve been doing instead. And foam rolling. I might have been a little too enthusiastic with the foam roller on Friday because my quads and IT band and hip flexors were painfully sore for 2 days..
Has anyone dealt with IT band issues? Or super tight quads?
Do you have any unique pets?
Most fun thing you did over the weekend?