Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Weekly Recap 6/2/14 – 6/8/14

Sorry for the extremely belated weekly recap post y’all! It’s been a very busy few days. You may have noticed that I have taken down my squat challenge count for the month of June. Unfortunately, due to my ITBS, I have decided to move my personal squat challenge to another month since my physical therapist has requested full dedication to recovery. I am very happy to oblige if it means getting back to running sooner!

Let’s get back to my busy weekend – I was in Aspen, Colorado working the Bondi Band booth for the Ragnar Trail Snowmass race! It was absolutely beautiful, from the airport all the way to my hotel and where the expo and race took place. The show went wonderfully and it was outside the whole time which I loved! Also, after working this event, I have decided that I have to run it! Here is the way it works – the location where we were set-up (along with all the other sponsors and vendors) was actually one of the two camping locations (the other one was right across the street). It was the start and end location for each of the three trail courses. There was a 3 mile trail, a 4 miler, and a 6 miler. Each team was made up of 8 members, all of whom ran all three courses at some point between Friday at 11 AM and Saturday at 4 PM (including the middle of the night)!  Sounds like a blast, right?! Just make sure to get a headlamp for the night running (Night Ize has some GREAT products, which I got to see in action over the weekend). I also just found out there is going to be a Ragnar Trail race in Austin, TX this October. I will be working the event, but if it is at all possible, I’d love to run it as well.

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View from my hotel

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Another big event from this weekend is a puppy rescue. On Friday, Robert took an alternate route home to avoid heavy traffic and on his way he saw a box on the side of the road labeled ‘puppies.’ While stopped at the light he noticed a little head poke out of the box and immediately he stopped to bring it home. In the box there was a little bit of food as well as a health record. According to the health record (if accurate), the puppy was a 4 month old Maltese. He was the sweetest little baby in the world! We named him Dug (yes, like the dog from Up), and he spent the weekend at home with Robert and our two pups.

Robert went to get Dug some puppy food from PetSmart and ended up chatting with another lady who had a baby Maltese with her and of course told her about Dug. When Robert went to go check out, he found out that the food had already been paid for by that wonderful lady. I love kind-hearted people, and truly believe there is more good than anything else in this world! On Sunday we found Dug a wonderful home with a long time friend of Robert’s family (and they are keeping the name we picked)! Win-win for us because we get to visit him whenever we want (although I will not deny I got very emotional when we took him to his new home because I got attached to that little boy quickly)!

Isn’t he precious?!

So you can definitely see it has been eventful few days and that is why I have been MIA from the blogging world. As for workouts, I didn’t really break a sweat but that was not my goal. Being in recovery mode, I am following my physical therapist’s advice each session, and last week’s goal was to do stretching, foam rolling, and icing on my non-PT days.

My Workouts This Week:

Monday: Yoga + 100 Squats

Tuesday: PT Session #1

Wednesday: Yoga + PT Session #2

Thursday: Travel Day/Stretched

Friday: Worked all day at the Ragnar Trail Snowmass

Saturday: Worked all day at the Ragnar Trail Snowmass

Sunday: Travel Day/Stretched

Monday Wednesday Motivation!image

QOTD:  Would you like to do a Ragnar Trail event?

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  1. Dug is adorable! I want to hug Robert for stopping and picking him up.

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    1. I am so glad he found Dug! I struggle to not get upset when I think about the horrible person who put him on the side of the road.

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  2. I didn't know you were away. I hadn't seen you online lately so I was concerned #bloggerlove!
    Wow, your new home is gonna be full of all sorts of puppy love. I'm with Lesley, Hugs to Robert for saving him!

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    1. Y'all are so sweet to check in on me :0) #BloggerLove indeed!

      I am so happy that Dug will get to live a happy life full of love forever!

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  3. Wow what an eventful week!! Colorado sounds as beautiful as it looks!

    I'm SO glad your husband stopped and picked up that sweet baby. Love the name and yay for finding him a home! It was super nice for that lady to pay for his food, too! :D

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    1. I am so glad Robert found him and brought him home too! Poor little guy did not deserve being abandoned like that at all.

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  4. I've always said I would want to do a Ragnar event... I bet its exhausting, but so much fun.

    THAT DOG!!! Oh my word... I would never give these babies away.

    How fun to work events. I need to do that more often myself. Being in those environments is just the coolest.
    ... & those MOUNTAINS - WOW!!!!

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    1. It was so hard giving him away, but I am glad I get to see him whenever I want! :0)

      The mountains were amazing! I bet running in that altitude is tough though (we were almost 8,000 ft elevation)!

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  5. I am DYING to run a Ragnar! A trail Ragnar would be so challenging but also so rewarding. I would be so sad to say good bye to Dug too, but I'm so glad he found a good home and got to keep that awesome name :)

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    1. You could always come down to Texas for the Ragnar later this year! :0)

      I am so happy Dug has a good home and will be happy and loved forever!

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  6. Your pics of Aspen are amazing. A Ragnar is on my to do list! Your new puppy is the cutest..although I cannot imagine just putting a puppy (or anything living) in a box on the side of the road. However, the woman who paid for his food balances out the bad with good! Enjoy your new addition to the family!

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    1. I can't imagine doing that either...I don't know what their situation was, but you don't get a dog unless you are ready to take care of him for his WHOLE life!

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  7. Wow those pics are beautiful! I would love to go to Colorado some day. What a wonderful story about the puppy too. It's nice to hear there is kindness out there. As far as Ragnar, no, I don't think I would do one. I get car sick so easily, I can't imagine hopping out then running for miles!

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    1. Colorado was seriously amazing. I want to go back for a hiking or skiing trip sometime!

      The Ragnar trails are nice because you don't have to be in a car for the whole time. You can just hang out at the camping site until it's your turn to run!

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  8. Those mountains are gorgeous! And my heart melted at the sight of Dug! So cute!

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    1. That little guy melted my heart too!!

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  9. Oh wow! First off I love Colorado! It's so beautiful, only if it wasn't so darn cold.
    Secondly, how awesome that you guys were able to rescue the pup! And find him a home where you will be able to watch him grow!
    Lastly boo to ITBS. I am prone to it too and it's so annoying.

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    1. I know right! I don't handle the cold well. Although I still would like to try skiing someday!

      Dug is so cute and I am glad we were able to rescue him and find him a loving and happy home! He truly deserves it. In fact, all dogs do!

      Agreed, ITBS is quite annoying!

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  10. Aspen is gorgeous! Sounds like a very busy weekend! I can't believe someone would just leave puppies in a box on the side of the road! So great that Robert stopped and you two found him a new home.
    I was asked to run the Napa Valley Ragnar in CA, but I'm on the fence about it due to travel costs. :/ The Ragnar trail relay sounds interesting! Maybe I'll see you in October in Austin! :)

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    1. I can't believe it either! Breaks my heart thinking that if Robert took his normal route home he would have not seen poor Dug. God was truly looking out for that sweet little guy that day!

      A Ragnar race in Napa sounds amazing!! You could always come down for the Texas one in October... it's only a few hours away from Dallas :0)

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  11. I'd love to do a Ragnar run one day - it sounds so fun!

    Glad you guys were able to get that little puppy into a safe new home!

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    1. It looked like everyone was having a blast! I like how they did the trail ones too...just hang out at the campsite until it is your turn to run instead of being in a car constantly.

      I am so glad we found Dug a safe and loving home too!

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  12. Ragnar puts on great events, I have run their Wasatch Back relay:) I've often thought having a job working for them would be a lot of fun they are based out of Utah so maybe one day.....

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    1. That would definitely be a fun job!!

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  13. I would love to to a Ragnar relay, trail or road! I wish I had the extroverted nature to work the Bondiband booth. I'm terrible at talking to strangers in person! What a great job to rescue that sweet puppy and even more amazing that you didn't keep him! And yes, I do believe that 99/100 people are genuinely good, like you guys and that lady who paid for the dog food. Yay people! :)

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    1. Oh man, I love talking to everyone! It is so much fun. Plus I get to sell a product that I truly believe in and love myself!

      I am so glad we were sent to rescue Dug and that we could bring him and his new family happiness :0)

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