Meg and I combined our two specialties together Monday morning.
I took her for a run and then she took me for a garage workout (lunges, walkout pushups, planks and things like that).
She prefers strength training and I prefer running but somehow she is making me like strength training more than I ever have in the past. I think I am making her like running more too.
St. George is hilly (I think I’ve told you that 80 times so sorry about that) which meant I got in more hill training over this last weekend than I have in a very long time. I think I’m going to try to come down to St. George a few times throughout my next marathon training cycle for some long runs. This way I will be able to get my body ready for the ups, downs and temperatures of the St. George Marathon in October. I love practicing the course before the race because I like to know exactly what to expect on race day. It helps me to learn how to pace myself throughout the course too!
We first started on this lovely little trail.
And then made our way over to Corral Canyon. A little bit of roads and a little bit of dirt. We made it to 7.2 miles and we were done. It was starting to get hot and we ended up farther away from home than we planned so we called her sister to come pick us up…
She saved the day.
We had breakfast, cleaned my aunt’s house and then went to Harmon’s (a sweet grocery store in Utah) for salads.
2 lb salad right here. The salad bar was on sale yesterday ($5 instead of $7.50 per lb) which made my chicken/bleu cheese/egg/every veggie salad taste even better.
Brooke had her first ever Squeeze-it but I’m not sure how she felt about it. Pretty sure I had one of those packed in most of my lunch bags from the ages of 7-12.
We spent the whole day at the pool before packing up and heading home. I think Brooke had a great vacation with all of her buddies.
My latest post at Women’s Running is up and ready for you to read if you want:)
Do you take your phone with you when you go running?
-Yep. If I am just doing an easy run then I carry it in my left hand but if I am doing a speed workout I either put it in my fuel belt or leave it in the car.
Do you try to get in some practice on the race course before the race? Which courses have you practiced before actually running it?
When you were a kid did you bring a lunch from home or eat school lunch?