Post marathon—> I usually have to take about a week off from running (mentally and physically) but for some reason after this marathon I was mentally more than ready to run again. I just promised myself to keep it slow and short because I knew once I got going I would want to go farther. It felt really good to get out and move. I try to get into doing other forms of exercise but running always just pulls me back in. I don’t get bored with it like I do everything else. Even just a few miles is all I need.
4.3 miles @ 9:04 pace. I was definitely tired by the end of this and wondered how in the world 26.2 miles happened just a few days ago… just like when I ran 4ish miles right before the marathon during taper time and wondered how in the world I was going to run 26.2 miles. Race day adrenaline, support, energy just helps us run farther and faster.
We have entered running vest weather. I LOVE running with a vest because it keeps my arms from feeling restricted and it is just the right amount of warmth for these fall months in Utah. Be prepared to see this vest daily for a month or two.
Still plenty warm enough for running shorts though. I usually wait until snow falls to switch over to running tights.
I tried to see how many different shades of purple I could sport for the run.
My hip flexors are just a tiny bit tight after the race so I’ve been stretching them out a lot and Beretta asked for a selfie together while I was stretching.
PS this is my favorite hip flexor stretch ever (you can also try this up against a wall):
Other highlights of the day involved seeing my parents!
Who knows what in the world they were laughing about but I’m sure it was hilarious.
My mom sent me home with a million apples from the orchards. I think this means I need to make apple crisp today.
I converted Andrew over to the beauty of a Hydro Flask. I don’t remember the last time I used a glass or different water bottle. Now we look even extra cool matching everywhere we go.
Last night we decided to take the kids to a movie… even better because we had a gift card.
Storks was absolutely adorable. I even got a little teary eyed at the end.
Movie theater popcorn speaks to my soul.
And then we cleaned up the garage while listening to Jimmy Eat World to prepare us for the concert this weekend.
She found her winter jacket from last year and put it on.
When your husband comes back from Target and tells you he found the perfect bowls for our salads at home.
We’ve got a long vlog for you today! Sometimes I just don’t know how to stop talking. We are talking about a lot of randomness with everything from Andrew’s running to how long we dated (spoiler: it was really short;) to being vulnerable to anything surprising we’ve learned about each other.
Messiest space/area in your house?
-Garage. Somebody come help us.
How long do you usually take off from running after a big race? Does it just depend on how you feel or do you stick to a certain amount of recovery?
Do you cry easily during movies/shows/books? Last one that made you cry?
Are you good at getting in enough water each day? Have anything that helps you to get in enough water?