HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Brooke and I are headed to California for the weekend so she can visit her dad. Some of the girls are coming along (yes, Andrew is probably already missing me like crazy;) to explore the Bay Area. We will get back on Sunday night and then next week we will get to go to a cabin with my entire family (EVERYONE is flying in for it… we are never all together). Andrew and Knox are coming and we will most definitely get to go on some sweet trail runs while we are at the cabin.
Until we get to the cabin I’ll just have to deal with these views while I run;)
Josse and I met up for an easy 8 miler up the canyon yesterday morning. It was hot out but luckily the path was shaded for the majority of the run.
You gotta do what you gotta do when the top fountain isn’t working. It felt like it had been forever since our last run so the 67 minutes of miles together didn’t feel like enough to catch up on life.
It never gets old to come home from a run to a ‘ridiculously excited to see you’ kiddo.
We left my mom’s house and went to visit Mer (my grandma… my mom’s mom) with some of her favorite Oatmeal cookies. We sure love that woman and her sense of humor is amazing.
Brooke’s request for a day date yesterday afternoon was to go swimming. While Brooke is LOVING the addition of a future step-dad and brother… it still is a transition for her to go from mom and brooke all of the time (aka my full attention 100% of the time) to a bigger family SO she takes these day dates together pretty seriously.
Last night we had a few wedding things to get done and then we celebrated Father’s Day since we will be out of town on Sunday. We ordered Andrew’s favorite meal for dinner and kept it extra classy.
How the kids opened up his favorite candy… this is one way to do it I guess;)
And then we finished off the night with a walk around the neighborhood. (Pic from another night but those cheeks of hers ((moments after her telling us she wasn’t tired and moments before her falling asleep))
Just a few Friday Favorites to share with you today!!!
Favorite clothes lately:
*This red and white striped tee is my love right now… perfect for the 4th of July and super soft!
*I ended up finding my engagement pic dress at Old Navy (the ones I thought I wanted last week I didn’t love once I tried them on). It is THIS ONE except for the one that I bought in the store had a tie in the back. I’ll be posting the rest of our engagements next week wahoo!
*My favorite boutique is offering free shipping for the rest of the month to HRG readers:) Use the code HUNGRYRUNNER !!
Brooke’s Friday favorite is this horse. She took it everywhere with us for 48 hours straight.
*My favorite running song this week.
*My favorite three foods together right now… bleu cheese, avocado and chicken. Best bite ever:
Keep up your amazing running accomplishments… you guys are on fire!!! Send them in if you would like to be featured to firstname.lastname@example.org
Abigail!!! “On May 21st, I ran the Ogden Marathon for the second time! Little did I know, I would never have a marathon finish like this! I got engaged at the finish line!! The weather was horrible, hurricane-like winds and rain. At mile 7 of the race, I was completely surprised to see my boyfriend and his family standing in the downpour with adorable signs that read, “As your race ends, our journey begins.” The next 19 miles I went back and forth in my head if I was going to get engaged at the finish line— talk about the ultimate motivation!! The whole race I felt strong and luckily the weather started to clear up and stopped raining at about mile 20. When I crossed the finish line, there he was with an absolutely adorable set-up with balloons and flowers and with both of our families around. I loved earning that Ogden Marathon medal and getting engaged was the best surprise I could’ve asked for! There was an endorphin overload for sure that day!”
Eva!!! “Over Memorial Day weekend I ran the Vermont City marathon!! It was my 4th one, and it was definitely one to remember! That weekend had record high temps and marathon morning started out almost 90 degrees with no cloud coverage (usually every year it’s raining in the 50s for this race). I went into the race knowing that conditions were going to be really rough so I wasn’t even thinking about a PR. By noon, the conditions turned to ‘black’ (whatever that means), and legally, the race officials had to call the race off. So there I was, just hit mile 24 and all of a sudden, the race is discontinued with no more official times and everyone is being told to walk or take a bus to the finish as there were no more medics available! Let’s just say you didn’t have to tell me twice to walk the rest of the way:) Still awesome experience though, and hands down best crowd support I’ve witnessed on such a rough day!”
Clark!!! “I carved another minute off my 5k PR down to 24:50. On June 4th, my 10 yo daughter and I raced, 5k for me and the kids’ race for her. It was a hilly course but nice and cool weather. A week later, June 11th, I did another 5k but temps and humidity were much higher. I went out saying I was going to just go easy but before long I was racing along. Weirdly, completed the flat, but much hotter, course in exactly the same time, 24:50. Considering the heat and the fact I only ran once between the two races I didn’t expect much different. But it was good for a 3rd place AG medal. This season I’m doing a marathon training plan but only plan on running 2-4 half marathons this fall. Hoping to win the July lottery for a place in the April 2017 Big Sur 26.2!”
Alyssa!!! “I ran a 5k PB at an evening race on Friday! I’m super excited to be getting close to breaking 20 minutes- my official time was 20:32:)” You can read her full awesome race recap HERE!
Kourtney!!! “My accomplishment is a mental barrier. For months I have been telling myself to get back into shape. I would say that I would, but it never happened; until last night. I have finally taken that leap of faith to get back into fitness:””
Katrina!!! “When I started running almost 2 years ago, I never thought I would participate in a crazy relay race called the RAGNAR. 12 phenomenal team members, 2 top notch drivers, 36 intense hours and 200 crazy miles from Madison to Chicago! Not only did this race test our endurance and physical strength but also our mental strength, determination and grit! I could not have asked to have been a part of a better team! Mind Over Matter is nothing short of incredible! It will bind us together in a way like no other. We are part of the staff at the Plymouth School Distract, in Plymouth Wisconsin. We raised over 2000.— for the Student help fund. We help students that are not able to afford basic needs to participate in sports & school activities.”
Christina!!! “Last Sunday I ran my first Garden of the Gods 20 Mile race! What a beautiful course and weather that day. Hills galore (sigh…) and an elevation of 1200+ feet starting at around 6400 feet. Finished in 2:01. Was hoping to be under 2 hours but the pit stop ruined that.;)”
Who has a kiddo that runs with them? Have they done any races with you?
What are you looking forward to this weekend?
Best ice cream spots in the Bay Area… I’m craving some good stuff asap!
Ever done a RAGNAR!?!? Tell me about your experience!