Recovery: am I supposed to be taking it easy?

In traditional Heidi style, I was way overbooked. The day after the marathon was filled with a physical therapy appointment (to check me out and test out my stress fractured foot), an oil change, and a pedicure appointment with Carmel. 🙂 My sore little toes loved it!

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At least I wore compression socks!
I drank smoothies…

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…and smelled the roses.

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I even found time to do a brook trout manicure before my trip to Minnesota…

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…and I snuck in a photo shoot at the next local brewery- North Abbey Brewing. The space was recently purchased, so they’re in the middle of demolition and starting to move equipment in. I can’t wait for them to build their dream so I can see (and taste!) the finished product!

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I spent my day and a half at home being a busy bee, then loaded up the car to go visit the TU Western Restoration staff at their retreat in Minnesota. It was pretty cool for me to visit the driftless area in another state. I love learning through travel! We had some beautiful weather, took a couple field trips, and I ran on the trails near our cabin.

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I loved this trip. It was wonderful to meet some new people and see some old friends! 🙂 after the retreat, I drove a half hour south with my friend, Mike, to catch my first Iowa fish. Trout season was closed in Wisconsin and Minnesota, but Iowa was just a stone’s throw away.

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The Asian Lady Beetles were terrible. I’m not positive, but I think it’s because they live in soybean fields, and during the harvest time, they’re evicted.

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My stratus and I reached a new milestone, I drank some great diner coffee, and I hurried home for another busy weekend. 🙂

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Thanks for reading, friends!

Miles this year: 509.1

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