Archive for February, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Shattering Records

During my morning workout today I watched NBC News report on the record shattering cold in the northeast. The reporter was in Covington, KY and the temperature was -10 with a wind chill of -21. This time of the year I am thankful to live in Texas (summer…not so much).

Yesterday I saw a video on Facebook of a man diving into a snow bank in swim trunks. Of course the slow motion made it even more satisfying to watch as his body completely disappeared beneath the snow. Glad it was him and not me. You can watch here.

To all my family on the east coast, I hope you stay warm and don’t have to venture out on the icy roads.

TGIF everyone! Until next post…
xoxo Becca

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Austin Marathon Weekend

Hi all! This weekend was a fun one for the hubs and I. We traveled to Austin, TX (about 3 hours from where we live) to watch a friend and her mom participate in the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon. This is not their first race and I doubt it will be their last. Our friend did amazing and even powered through a bum knee for miles 4-13.1. She’s a rock star!

Friday night we went out on 6th Street. The hubs and I decided it was a good thing we didn’t attend The University of Texas at Austin because we would have never graduated haha

The group on 6th Street
Playing Jenga

Saturday was relaxing. We started the day with brunch at Austin Java (Barton Springs location) and then walked to pick up race packets. On the way back to thecar we stopped at a store called Great OutDogs, a cute little shop filled with dog toys, beds, leashes, and treats. We bought a cute, plush lizard toy for Lexi and she’s in love with it. Then we headed back to our friend’s house to hang out and make race day posters (you’ll see pictures of them below).

On our way to pick up packets

Sunday was race day and we got up pre-crack of dawn (I am not a morning person so this was tough, but for a good reason I guess lol). Experiencing the energy and people watching was incredible. The hubs and I had a great time in the cheering section. We managed to get a great spot near the finish line! After the race we had brunch at Red’s Porch, highly recommend!

About to cross the finish line

The things the hubs and I love about the Austin area is how friendly everyone is, how people walk places instead of getting into their car to drive a short distance and the many dogs that join you at restaurants. It’s a relaxing atmosphere and we both enjoy our visits there.

Until next post…
xoxo Becca

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