This week we are back in our home state of Minnesota! Kevin’s parents are hosting the whole family at a cabin on the lake, and we are having the BEST time.
It’s so fun being back in the Land of 10,000 Lakes & Caribou Coffee!!!! Couldn’t resist this mug! It’s perfect for vacation. I’ve made a goal to be “fun” and actually get in the lake water every day! I’m 2 for 2!!!! I’ve gotten plenty of water up my nose, but I practically feel like I’m reliving my childhood. Of course, my nieces & nephews love it too that I’m playing along.
Kevin’s parents also invited my little sisters to spend the week with us, and Hbear is in the middle of getting ready for xc this fall. That means we’re running every day together even though I’m a little slow for her. She’s gracious about it. :) Today we checked out the Central Lakes Trail in Alexandria — it’s 50+ miles of nice paved trail. I’m a fan. A little less rugged for me. I’ve also been walking every day with my mother-in-law and doing a bunch of squats and push-ups. I’m dying to find a pull-up bar. I hate going for days without doing them! I’m afraid I’ll lose my skills.
Of course, I had to try jumping rope on the dock. And yes, I did legit double unders, and I have the video to prove it. It was a little harder barefoot and on a wobbly deck! By the way, I’ve already been asked a million times, so my suit is the Seafolly Dotted Boyleg Maillot from Anthro. I cheated a little and bought the solid print one from Zappos (they didn’t have any prints) to check my sizing for the Seafolly brand. I’ll just send it back because it’s free shipping/free returns, and I do it all the time. It was expensive, but it was worth every penny. Haha. I’ve already been wearing it almost constantly this week, and it’s great for doing actual water activities (as opposed to just sunbathing) with a boatload (an actual boatload!!) of children. It’s also really nice quality so I’m sure it will last a while. If you’re curious, I’m wearing a 6. It’s pretty fitted, but in a good way. Best one piece everrrr.
Of course, I STILL MISS MY BABIES!!!!!!
B&P are in the capable hands of my CF BFF for the week so I’m not worried at all like I usually am. I just can’t wait to see them again. Boyd would have LOVED the lake.
What’s your favorite thing about your home state? The 10,000 lakes!!!! And Minnesota nice. And loons & lady’s slippers are pretty cool too. Plus everyone knows we are super tough because we withstand some of the brutal winters ever (maybe my least favorite thing about MN).
P.S. Soo before I left town, I got two exciting pr’s at CrossFit. 2 rep max deadlift = 270!!!! So close to 300 I can taste it. And Push Jerk = 140. Hooray!!!!!
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