I had all my gear laid out. We were at my parents’ house about to go to bed (their house is way closer to the starting line and so we were going to sleep there) but at the last minute I decided not to run the race.
There is a big fire in our county right now (one of my bf’s had to evacuate her home) and the air quality is really bad in our area. Even though I knew that up the canyon (where the race was) the air would be a lot better than it is in the valley I still didn’t feel comfortable running outside for 2 + hours breathing in smoke. I can tell when my lungs start to hurt because of smoke etc and know when to stop but I can’t tell when my baby girls lungs hurt! Not worth even a 1% risk.
My sissy DID run the 1/2 marathon and ROCKED IT in a 1:35:08!!! A huge PR (6 minutes) for her and she said everything about the race was perfect. There were no lines for the busses, the scenery was incredible, the race started right on time and there were a ton of aid stations along the way and a few of them even offered shot blocks. They also had a huge french toast bfast after for the racers.
Next year Billy and I will definitely be coming back to Utah to run this race!
You’d think I already had a child with all of the fingerprints on my computer. Basically I am a child.
I wanted to get my run on and did 10 miles on the treadmill. By the end I was so bored I couldn’t even see straight and I couldn’t help but question how in the world I ran a marathon on a treadmill a little over a year ago… my brain must not have been working back then.
I don’t even need to tell you this because I am sure you already assumed it but we spent our afternoon at Costco. I will tell you that we got another $5.99 pizza and the samples were extra delicious today. I consumed at least 4 full popsicles.
Fluffy pancakes trump flat pancakes.
The other day I was listening to my iPod on shuffle and Jack Johnson’s ‘Banana Pancake’ song came on and I haven’t stopped thinking about them ever since. I had some eggs and cherries to go with my pancakes.
I don’t know how Billy turned down me making him pancakes for lunch but he did. Oh yeah, he doesn’t like bananas and pancakes aren’t his favorite either.
He chose dinosaur chicken nuggets instead and made sure to organize them on his plate perfectly.
More Olympic Trials watching going on over here….DIVING! I remember one time I jumped off of the 10 meter platform at a pool and I couldn’t hear after that for 4 days. These guys are insane.
Hope you are having an amazing day!