Saturday Morning Roundup

There really is nothing like enjoying breakfast and coffee on Saturday mornings.

I’ve got my long run done for the week, we’ve got the doors open letting in all the fresh air, the animals are napping at my feet, and I’m eating (my favorite).  It’s time to just relax.  I love it.




Let’s backtrack. 

Last night was a very nice, well needed quiet night in with the family.

I got my new book in the mail, and I started reading it once I got home from work. With a little snack of Ghardetto’s and Annies cheddar bunnies. 🙂


…while compressing of course.  It’s not just for style yall… gotta prepare for the for the run in the morning 🙂

Zach and I made homemade tacos with carne asada and  onions + a bunch of  tomatoes, peppers, and basil from the garden.  Turned out DELISH.


We watched The Dark Knight Rises while I rinsed down dinner with a nice glass of wine…and polished it off with cheesecake 🙂



We made it to bed around 11 and my body was happy for a relaxing evening come morning.

This Morning

I slept in this morning until a little after 8, which was amazing.  My body must have needed the extra rest, and I was happy to oblige.  Thankfully, Denver has really cooled off so it wasn’t too hot by the time I finished my prerun ritual of a Larabar (yum) and coffee around 845.

Workout for the Day:  90 minute run (9.15 miles) 9:50 pace.

The beginning of the workout was still nice and almost cool, upper 60’s.  I started with a couple slower miles, closer to 10 minute pace, to warm up my legs.

I hit a trail around mile 3 and found some beautiful wild flowers


Colorado has beautiful mountains, but in general the landscape is pretty brown, so the wild flowers that pop up really stand out in contrast.

Those flowers were probably the highlight of the run.  I tried to stay in the shade as much as possible (it warmed up quick unfortunately) and just worked to keep moving and finish.  Ultimately my pace was 950, which I’m fine with for the long run.

Farmers Market

Once I finished my run, Zach and I headed out pretty quickly to the Market, the second (and favorite) part of our Saturday morning family ritual.


It’s around a 15 minute walk to get there, and Gus pulled us the entire way.  I guess he was excited for the market as well!

Because we got there a little later, some of the vendors were a little picked over, but we still got plenty of good stuff!

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Fresh produce, live music, and face paint.  My kinda party! 🙂


Our loot for the week.  Sweet corn on the cob, lettuce mix, fresh apricots, onions, sourdough bread, a watermelon, and a good looking steak.

I’d say we’re starting off our Saturday pretty well 🙂

My plans for the rest of Saturday include finishing eating my (second) breakfast and read a bit more of my book.  We have plans to head out with friends a little later, so I want to relax until then 🙂

Happy Saturday Everyone!

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