Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
On Saturday morning, I ran a local 5k. It was pretty small – probably around 150 people, maybe less. I was really happy because the weather has been so hot lately but on Saturday it was a cool 50 degrees at 8am.
The race started out with a free kid’s run and Jaden had fun running it. Luckily, it was short because Jaden started out running at top speed!
At 8am, the 5k started and I was off. I enjoyed the race course and I felt okay running. I didn’t feel terrible but I didn’t feel awesome either. I used KT tape on my knee and the bottom of my foot since my heel has been bothering me.
I haven’t really run since my last 5k in July so I was sure how’d I’d do. I finished in 32:22. Not terrible but not awesome either. Average.
I ran average. And I’m okay with that. I think sometimes we forget that it’s okay to be average. It’s hard to be the best at every single thing you do. I will always be an average runner and not for lack of trying.
My calves will always be tight since I was diagnosed with compartment syndrome. My hip will always get tired because I had hip surgery. And my knee hurts.
I will never be the fastest runner or the best runner. I will always be average and I am okay with that.
We didn’t hang around too long after the race because Danny had a 12 mile run to get done.
And unfortunately, my toenail happened to be cutting my other toe the entire time I was running so I had to get home to fix it and put on a band-aid. My sock was not a pretty sight when I took my shoe off.
On Saturday afternoon, WE WENT APPLE PICKING!
I was so excited to go apple picking! I have been wanting to go apple picking for years and years but we’ve just never gone. Until Saturday.
The kids were really excited too!
Apple picking is a little pricey. In order to go out into the apple fields, you have to purchase a 1/4 peck bag for $10. So, for four of us it cost $40. I know you’re also paying for the experience which is why I felt okay spending $40 on apples just this once.
The only thing that I wish is that there had been a bigger selection of apples to choose from. Someone mentioned going in October instead of September so maybe we just went too soon in the season. When we went, we were able to pick from three different apple varieties – Honeygold, Jonathon, and Gala.
The Honeygold apples were completely gone so that wasn’t even an option. The Gala apples were very limited and practically gone. After tasting a Gala apple, I realized it was too soft for my tastes so we mostly stuck with picking Jonathon apples which were delicious.
The kids (and adults!) had such a fun time picking apples and filling up our bags.
Danny is so tall he could reach the apples at the top of the tree with no problem!
After apple picking, we headed to my brother and sister-in-law’s house for dinner and my sister-in-law came up with the great idea of using some of our apples for an apple crisp.
She found a recipe on the All Recipes website that came out amazing!
It was definitely a busy and fun filled Saturday!
On Sunday, I went to the gym in the morning and did a leg and triceps workout. Post workout, I had a Premier Protein vanilla shake.
The rest of my day was spent working the fitness desk at the gym while Danny and the kids watched the Bears game.
Today, I am off to the mall to look for a dress for a wedding we’re going to this weekend!
Have a wonderful day!
- Have you ever been apple picking? Favorite apple? Mine is a Honeycrisp – hands down!!
- What did you do this weekend?