After spending a nice Thanksgiving at home with just our family, the kids and I loaded up in the car Friday morning for a trip over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house. (Which also means OG's & Nana's houses too.) The kids had a lot of fun playing with their aunts & uncles as well as a cousin that they rarely see and thanks to Nana & Papa and my mom too, I had the opportunity to go for a jogging stroller free run in the snow as well as a much enjoyed lap swim visit with my sister. I don't think there are too many places that you can swim outside in the 30ish degree weather and snow.
sister (who was home on leave from her swim team at Boise State) and I had a great time at the pool. Well, I should say I had a great time because I was cross training, she was actually doing a pretty intense workout that I don't think was probably much fun. It was pretty fun to watch her though and also watch the lifeguards drool over her (not every day they get an Olympic Trials Qualifier in their pool). I'd say she swam laps all over me, but I was smart and had my own lane, so there was never any competition. I even tried a little water running in honor of SUAR... that really isn't so much fun. The only disappointment I had was that it didn't actually snow while we were swimming, that would have been really cool.
After a long trip home yesterday afternoon, it's back to life (i.e. laundry, dishes, unpacking...), back to running with the stroller and back to catching up on all the blog reading... I can't believe how much I missed by not being on the computer all weekend!
Tomorrow I'm going to have a special training video from Jeff Galloway... should be pretty cool, so make sure to come back!