I’m continuing to feel better!  I woke up Thursday morning feeling a little more like myself but continued to rest a ton on the couch for 95% of the day!  As of right now… I’m definitely going to go for it tomorrow.

I am very thankful that this sickness has not stopped my eating… that would be harder to bounce back from and run 50 miles tomorrow.

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Thank you so much for your help on a few things to add to my bag yesterday.  Pedialyte for the win to help get hydrated and Mint Tums to help if my stomach goes bad during the race.

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It rained for the first half of the day and then the second half they spent outside.

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We went on a ten minute walk even… My step count must have been higher yesterday than the entire rest of the week combined.

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We had some dinner and then when the kids went to bed we had a planning meeting.  I was so exhausted that I went to bed at 8:30:)

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It just hit me last night that I’m actually kind of freaked out about running 50 miles tomorrow.  Don’t worry, it is the perfect amount of ‘freaked out.’  It’s just enough to get me excited, curious and pumped up but not enough to make me think of spending my Saturday anywhere else tomorrow.

Getting outside of our comfort zone makes life really fun and we learn so much more about ourselves when we do!

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I have a few (things have been pretty boring over here this week) Friday Favorites to share today!

*Two quotes that were shared yesterday by Cathy and Rebecca:

-“Pain is inevitable.  Suffering is optional.” -Haruki Murakami

-“Make friends with pain, and you’ll never be alone.” -Ken Chlouber

*Free Solo.  We watched this documentary on Hulu and it was unreal.  My heart was pounding and my hands sweating for pretty much the entire movie.

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*We put the slide back in our main area.  This is definitely a favorite for Skye.  She climbs up and down that slide a hundred times in a row.

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She cannot get enough of it.

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*This book has been the perfect thing to read leading up to my race (and I wore jeans yesterday for a total of 2 hours so that was hopeful).

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*I love the beauty_redefined account so so much.

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*The current weather prediction for Saturday.  It’s going to be muddy from the rain today and yesterday but can we talk about how this weather was MADE FOR ME TOMORROW.  Seriously, I might cry I am so happy about this weather.

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*Andrew’s favorite—> Mike Trout signed a 12 year contract with the Angels for $430 MILLION.  His favorite player is sticking around for a while.

*As soon as someone tries this mini treadmill please let me know (you can run on it too!).

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*I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS:

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Eva!!!  “This Saturday I ran a really windy race near my hometown. I´ve been running this winter but with no real plan or goal (or speedwork). One of my running partners is injured, the other one is coming back after having a TIA last September. I run with him once a week, but I let him set the pace and distance, because I don’t want to push him. So I was really happy when a mom from my sons field hockey team mentioned she would like to do a race near our town. We went for a run together twice before the race, and our paces match really good. The weather has been really bad this past week, rain and wind, I got soaked twice during runs. On Saturday it didn’t rain, but it was very windy. I biked the 7 kilometers to the start, my friend was late, so after she picked up her bib it was almost time to go. The course is around a lake. The first quarter was with tailwind so it felt quite easy. The second part along the lake we had the wind from the side over the lake and after we turned a corner we had the wind head on. I just tried to keep my rhythm. At 7 km I felt tired and uncomfortable and I questioned why I like to run races. I tried to motivate myself with a song in my head (too much wind to hear real music) and with mantra’s like “you can do this”. I also had to think about Brooke and her “think about something that doesn’t hurt, like the tip of your nose or earlobe”. Funny how that popped into my head. At 9 km I had to let her go ahead, but I finished strong in 1.01.02. I’m really proud of my time, considering it was so windy. My bike ride home was really slow, haha, headwind again. I have another 10 k on my calendar for September, and maybe one in June, but my friend might like to run a half marathon, so we’ll look around for something fun.”

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Any favorite things from this week?!

What was the last thing that you did that scared you? To run or not to run two miles today… that is the question?

-I’m feeling well enough to run this morning but not sure if it will help or I should just keep resting until I hear GO tomorrow morning?!  Or will a few miles this morning help shake out some nerves?

What is your favorite meal to carb load with?

My sore throat is gone and my cough is almost gone but the energy levels are still pretty low.  I tried to rest as much as possible yesterday so I’m just taking it a day at a time!  If I am good to go on Saturday I’ll just have to make sure not to go … Continue Reading

I’ve had a lot of time to think over the last few days about this race (I’ve been living on my couch:) and I came up with my biggest goal for Saturday. My goal= to stay in the now.  I don’t want to waste time/energy thinking about how I have 25 miles left to go … Continue Reading

Hey!  I have a new Skye update HERE if you want to check it out today! —————————————————————————————————- I rocked the first 3 months of training… but the last few weeks have been a little off (no run yesterday but I dreamed about the below scene;). Rachelle sent this to me along with a pep talk … Continue Reading

In case you missed out last week… the top viewed posts were: *Andrew’s Race Recap & Lessons Learned!! *Friend to Friend: Navigating Life with Terminal Cancer. *Tantrums & We NEED to Catch Up on Things —————————————————————————– I don’t think I’ve ever taken a taper so seriously in my life;). I cut out my final back … Continue Reading

Yesterday was the final double digit run of this training cycle.  There were probably close to 30ish double digit runs completed in preparation for this race and the final one is done and now I just need to put my feet up. Turkey crossing.  There were about 50 turkeys crossing the road randomly as I … Continue Reading

We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day two days early since Knox is gone this weekend. 4 miles at 8:14 average with 8-10 miles today! 26 degrees but some pretty views along the way. Ready for a nap (me too:). So many veggie packed salads going on. Park day. Target with Skye. Fancy breakfast burritos that are … Continue Reading