Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday Round-Up

We had a great weekend!  So fun to get away and have a change of pace.  Our family went to Bear Lake, Idaho.  The weather, for the most part, cooperated.  We were able to go on a hike, play in the lake, visit a craft fair and just relax at the cabin.  My two cousins that were there with their own families have kids the same ages as mine, so they were all completely entertained!

I was able to get my all important 20 mile long run in.  It's so fun to run somewhere new and enjoy the scenery.  I was set on the distance I needed to cover but I wasn't worried about the time.  I stopped and took pictures along the way and actually walked most of the last 2 miles because it was all uphill!  Nothin like good hill training at the end of a 20!

I'm not sure if these pictures can do Bear Lake justice, but it's breathtaking!  My girls even met me at the end of my run!  What a great way to spend a few morning hours...

This is Bloomington Lake - a half hour north of Bear Lake.  We hiked in about 20 minutes and enjoyed the beautiful views.  People were out cliff jumping and also swinging from a rope into the lake!  A few from our crew gave it a try and said it was a blast!

Onto a new week...  I've got lots of excitement coming up!  This is actually a taper week for me however, I'm going to hit my mileage really hard during the week, session with the trainer on Tuesday and then scale back on Saturday to probably 12 or 13 miles for a long run. 

Last call to S Club Mama from Nebraska... you have til the end of today to claim your iTunes card!  Tomorrow we may have a new winner, so be sure to check in!  And another giveaway to come!

**Side note - I was so excited to see my new Ikea catalog in the mail when I got home this weekend!  I know it has nothing to do with running but it's my other love, interior design.  I will be referring to the pages for weeks to come!  Anyone else love the design styles of the Swedes? : )


  1. Beautiful places! It must have been great to run in a place like this!

  2. IKEA is great fun. Nice photos of your trip!

  3. great pics! so glad the weather cooperated. Love that you got your big run in on vacation

  4. Oh my gosh, you posted tons of gorgeous pictures! Seeing all pf your vacation pics is getting me excited for our vacation:) Thanks for sharing!

  5. Welcome Back. I love Ikea.

    I posted some stuff about Ragnar. I will work on more as I remember it.

  6. Beautiful pictures. I love to run in new places, it can be very invigorating!

    I love to look through Ikea catalogs too.