LOVED reading all of your comments yesterday, thank you so much!! Good luck to all of you that have big races coming up, I want to hear all about them please!!!
Let’s go over a few things that have been going on over here since we last talked!
First, this comment from a friend of mine from high school made me so happy:) She saw Andrew out sprinting around with the kids!!! PS I want to do 14 St. George Marathons! CONGRATS to your Dad!
A friend sent me this video from my finish!!! I was tired by then:)
*I did a little 2 mile walk on my treadmill (it’s finally inside our house… hallelujah!!!) Monday morning while Brooke created all sorts of necklaces!
*We had a big family bday party for Knox on Sunday!
*The evening was full of a piñata, a Transformers cake, a million cousins and singing happy birthday 4 times. He told us he loved his birthday, mission accomplished! They take the blowing out of the candles very seriously.
*Knox received this at his party but I’m pretty sure Andrew will be using this also.
*My nephew is almost as tall as my sister (she is 5’10”)… how is this happening?!? I was there when he was born!
*The morning after the marathon I woke up starving… Andrew put together this killer breakfast—> eggs, pancakes, turkey sausage and turkey bacon.
*There were also plenty of post-marathon treats including eggless cookie dough.
*Beretta isn’t minding joining in on this marathon recovery time and being extra lazy.
*Zoodles and chicken for dinner last night!
*And this delicious cup of goodness afterwards (Utah really cooled down this last weekend).
*Monday at about 5:30 pm the tiredness after the marathon finally hit and I took a nap and was still able to fall asleep for the night just a few hours after that.
*I do not understand why he loves beets but I will try and support him in this strange food.
*Brookie and I had a little date together and she was laughing pretty hard about who knows what.
*And she saw some of her second mama’s. These girls sure spent a lot of time with her over the years.
*I’m not as sore as usual after this marathon but goodness gracious, going down the stairs is rough. Thank goodness for handrails because it really hurts.
*We started watching Grey’s Anatomy and I’m pretty happy about that. I don’t get super sucked into movies but TV series draw me in and hook me.
I came across this article last week about small things that you can do to improve your fitness. I was really happy I saw this tip about complimenting yourself before my race because I used it during my race.
Want to improve your running?? Try complimenting yourself and using positive self-talk—> It can make a big difference! It can be on anything from how your last mile went, your form, your breathing, how good you are at singing while running, your calves, your arms swinging strong, sticking to your plan—> anything at all.
The second I start getting down on myself (which is something very easy for me to do) or comparing myself to those around me during a run/race is the second I start slowing down and sometimes even quitting. Whenever I am positive (aka last Saturday) I feel so much stronger and love the whole experience a whole lot more. Cheer yourself on just like what you would do/say to your best friend while he/she is running!
Those brains of ours are sure powerful and can make the world of difference in our running and races.
Tell me about your self-talk during races? Do you notice how your body reacts to what you are telling yourself about your performance?
Beets—> delicious or awful?
Do you get pretty sore after a marathon or not so much?
ANDREW AND I ARE DOING ANOTHER VLOG (it has been a while)… so if you have any questions, let me know today in the comments and we will answer them!