Monday evening Tim's parent's treated us to El Porton, their favorite restaurant. They do have really good Mexican food there. We came home and watched a movie.
Tuesday was fairly similar to Monday. Once again Tim did homework, I slept in and then helped in the basement. Tuesday I put in some of the wiring, but after awhile I had to stop because Hal needed to plan out our next steps. So, I went for a run. I got my best 5K time: 25 minutes and 10 seconds. Slowly, but surely I'm getting better at this running thing. After my run I power washed the deck. Tim usually does that every time we visit, but I figured since he was doing homework, I could fill in for him.
Wednesday morning I felt pretty lazy. I eventually got out for a run. I decided rather than go for another best time I would go for endurance and do a longer run. I never thought I would see the day when I willing went for a long run. I ran for 1 hour along the canal. At first I was kind of disappointed in my time. I did 5.2 miles in that one hour, but I reminded myself that the road along the canal is dirt and pretty rocky in some places.
Tim but his homework on hold Wednesday afternoon so we could all do something fun. We got in the car and drove to some fruit stands to buy some fresh cherries and apricots. They were really good. We then drove up to camp Zarahemla. This is a girl's camp owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. About 13 years ago Tim made and put up signs for the camp for his Eagle Project. His signs are still there.
When we got back to my parent's house in Rexburg, my sister, Karen, and her daughters were also there. We get to hang out with them for a few days before they head back to New York.
Unfortunately for Tim, I think all these family members at my parent's house have been kind of distracting. I don't think he's been nearly as productive with his homework, but we're at least having fun!
Now that I'm back in Rexburg, Spencer and I are trying to get back on our schedule to train for a triathlon. Friday morning we woke up early to go swim. The lap pool and some problems with the chemical levels so we were asked to swim in the lazy river instead. We loved it. It was so nice not to have to turn after every 25 meters. We could just swim until we wanted to take a break. I think we're going to try to swim in the lazy river in the future regardless of chemical levels.
Friday afternoon, Karen and I took the girls to Smith Park and we were able to meet up with my friend Crystal and her kids. It was good to see them and get an update on their family. That evening, Tim and I went to our friend Warren's house and made him dinner in exchange for him changing the CV joint on our car. I definitely think we got the better end of the deal.
Saturday afternoon Karen, the girls, Tim, Spencer, and I went swimming at Rexburg Rapids. Karen's girls were so excited. They were extremely disappointed when we were told the pool and reached maximum capacity, but luckily a family left about the same time, opening up some room for us. It was really nice having 4 adults there when there were 3 little girls to keep an eye on. It made it so every little girl could pretty much go where they wanted, because there was adult there to help them.
Saturday night, Spencer and I went on a 13 mile bike ride. Spencer takes me on some pretty difficult rides. The first 3 or 4 miles is up hill and I really struggle with the uphill. Spencer told me I had to keep up at least an 8 mph pace up the hill, but that didn't exactly happen. I was just happy to make it to the top without getting off to walk. It was a fun ride though. Biking is definitely my favorite activity out of swimming, biking, and running.
We went to church today with my parents. Last time we went to church in their ward, Tim and I took Karen's 3 girls by ourselves. Today it was a lot easier to accompany the three girls to church when their mother and three other adults were there too! They are actually very well behaved at church.