(shoes ((code FMTIB50 got me 50% off of these thanks to Elizabeth)), tank, bra, shorts)

Cutback week! I ran some miles with friends and then did chest/back and core on the Peloton app when I got home.

It’s our last week of summer, so we are packing in as much fun as possible. Knox was there too, but he had already run off with his friend:)

We met up with my cousin! If you have read my blog for a while, you will remember her because we used to spend so much time together. She now lives in Portland but is in town this week visiting.

We spent many summer days as kids at this water park eating dippin dots.

She somehow talked Brooke and me into doing way scarier slides than we usually do. My heart is still beating fast.

It was so worth pushing Beck’s nap back a few hours.
A bit later, Skye came with me to get my eyebrows tinted and waxed. Call me crazy, but I like the feeling of having my eyebrows waxed. I don’t know what is wrong with me.
And we went to the grocery store, and I successfully stuck to saying no to the 300 toys they line their shelves with…
My nieces came over for some fruit salad and counter chats.
And we finished the day off strong with another scrimmage.

Just a few tangents:

*Brooke experienced pure joy the other day. She fit into one of my lululemon tops. She was so happy.

*A scooter date to get breakfast burritos. Our scooter makes a simple thing so much more fun.
*This $10 took a lot of work for Andrew at the lake… We dropped our GoPro in the lake, and our friends bet us $10 that we wouldn’t find it again. Andrew would NOT give up, and he eventually found it on the bottom (in a shallow area). It paid for some pizza the night before my long run, and thankfully, we don’t have to buy a new GoPro;)
*I have only worn the Alphafly’s for one mile (my fastest mile on this segment) and loved them. I want to wear them for my race on Saturday, so do I save them until race day or try to get in a few miles before I wear them for the 13.1?
*Good thing sleep is free because it is my favorite recovery tool.

The worst thing you have ever lost?

Do you ever race in new shoes, or do you break them in a bunch before you race?

Do you pluck or wax your eyebrows?

Waterslides/roller coasters–> your thing or pass?

-I felt motion sickness going down every slide, but it was worth it for the adrenaline rush.

(shoes, tank, bra, shorts) I started the run feeling as optimistic and energetic as possible, and I finished feeling like I had been hit by a food truck;) The hm pace miles were–> 5:49, 5:48, 5:48, 5:52, 5:49, 5:54, 5:47 & the floats ranged from 6:48-7:30. We finished and did a 2 mile c/d for … Continue Reading

(shorts, shoes, shirt) 6 miles @ 8:41 average. Back home and he is already missing being in water all day so he jumped in the bucket. Ready to go! Tell me three things you have going on today!

(shoes, top, shorts) I was expecting to feel pretty exhausted after speed and boating but my run yesterday actually felt great. I’m guessing the flat roads, cooler temps and pretty views helped me to feel so good. 9.21 miles @ 8:20 average. We are now proud owners of Yuba Lake gear… we have made it. … Continue Reading

(shorts, shoes (on sale), glasses, top) 12 x 1k—> DONE! For some reason looking at my watch during this particular workout demotivates me. I think I ‘should be’ going faster, which then makes me run slower. If you ever have workouts like that, tape the front of your watch or flip it over, so you don’t … Continue Reading

(tank, shorts, shoes) Thankfully, yesterday’s run felt much better than Monday’s run. We completed ten miles @ 8:30 pace and have a speed workout on the schedule for today. We are doing hilly 1k repeats (.62 miles), which are a weakness for me because I usually do them at the same pace I want for … Continue Reading

(tank, bra, shorts, shoes) 12.23 miles @ 9:05 average, with part of those miles on trails and the rest on roads. Those 12.23 miles were some of my hardest miles ever. I don’t know what my deal was, but I was happy to stop when we were done. I am extremely grateful for stores that … Continue Reading