6 miles @ 8:20 pace on treadmill/ Weights
Holy cow my hamstrings were sore this morning! Rolling this morning was borderline painful 🙁 but it definitely helped. My run went fine. Nothing hurt, not even my knee… knock on wood! I also did some quick weights at home.
Ashley’s birthday was last week and every year she likes to have a little pool party to celebrate 🙂 After my run yesterday, I was more than happy to hang out by the pool. I really needed to fix this tan line I got from Boston…
Notice the Nuun tattoo on my left shoulder. This was taken the day after the race. I couldn’t believe how much sun I got! Check out these tres amigas… Heather, Ashley and Ashley 🙂
Florida lived up to it’s nick name, the Sunshine State, and was sunny as ever! The birthday girl started things off with her favorite drink of vodka, cranberry juice and a splash of Sprite in her new Tervis Tumbler. The garnet color of the cranberry juice and gold color in the pattern of her cup made her drink the colors of her Alma Mater, FSU…
The boys grilled chicken and burgers. Zach, Ashley’s husband, makes the best BBQ grilled chicken ever! It’s so good! I brought some juicy watermelon- a poolside must! The other Ashley made some delicious buffalo chicken dip.
It was my job to cover the desert, so after consulting Ashley’s hubby, I decided on one of her favorites, a Carvel Ice Cream Cake! Figured that was perfect to cool us off. I also brought along some Publix chocolate chip cookies. There’s nothing super spectacular about these little cookies, but let me just say, they are ADDICTING! Soft and chocolaty and just yummy. You can’t have just one.
Not-the-Bday-Girl Ashley brought candles for Bday Girl Ashley’s cake and it was fun trying to light them with the wind- not! We got a couple lit and sang a horrible rendition of Happy Birthday before she made a wish and blew them out.
And, as with all girls days, we chit chatted away! The boys eventually went back to the apartment and we laid out our towels to get our tan on! It was a successful Birthday Pool Party if you ask me! Too bad half of our friends were working or unable to make it 🙁 Just an excuse to have another party soon! Love you Ashley! Happy Birthday 🙂
AND Happy 29th Anniversary to my parents!
What’s your favorite poolside treat?
Any tan lines you’re trying to get rid of?