Let's see, it's been more than a week since my last update. A few things have changed but most have remained the same. :) I start coaching (very part time) for an organization called Playball, which is a kids sports program. I'm LOVING it so far. I spend a few hours each week in daycares/pre-k teaching kids (2-8) movement and sports skills.
On the home front, we hired someone to come and "frame" our bathroom mirrors and extend our chair railing. I'm told it's pretty easy to frame mirrors yourself but we are not skilled in that area nor do we have any tools. We love the way it turned out. We are just waiting on painters to come out and paint the chair railing and our living room as an accent or we may end up doing it ourselves. Below is a picture of the guest bathroom. It's not a good picture because I just took it to send a friend but figured I would share it here also. We actually did make those shelves ourselves, I'll share that DIY tutorial soon!
We did do something that's a constant in our life though, we went hiking. Surprise! A few weekends ago (on August 5) we went back to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and hiked over 13 miles (again)! We just couldn't stay away with the amazing weather we've had. We wake up super early and drive over 2.5 hours each way in one day to hike. We climbed Mt LeConte which started out really foggy but made for some great pictures! The Mt LeConte hike is 11 miles and gaines over 2,700 ft in elevation! After lunch, we drove up to Clingmans Dome and did a few miles on the Appalachian Trail.
I'm still going to boot camp with my neighbor and walking the hill in my neighborhood at least once a day. We've also started running more frequently, although it's so hard when it's hot and humid! My plan is to do boot camp until our hiking trip and then when we get back do the She Sweats 12- Week Run Builder program again.
Grocery Shopping/Food Prep
I won't bore you with our food prep and grocery shopping because it's basically the same as it has been for the last six years. :) We did hit up Chipotle on Sunday (on our way to Costco, of course!). We haven't been there lately because we've been going to Moe's and trying to limit our dining out but we had a BOGO coupon so we used it! Some days we get a burrito and some days we get a burrito bowl. Sunday it was kind of a mix...did you know you can get tortilla(s) on the side? We do this and make our own sort of burrito or just put a lot of guacamole in it & eat it. ;-) Read our 5 Chipotle Hacks here.
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