Sundays are rest days in our world. Instead of getting up and running I stay in bed and Brooke is my alarm clock, we eat breakfast (Honey Bunches of Oats was the choice yesterday) and then we do the church thing.
I am a huge fan of taking 1-2 rest days a week. All of my other workouts feel a million times better when I throw in rest day(s) each week. I also get injured way less often when I take time off each week.
Another storm rolled in after lunch so we did the best thing possible…
Naps and some reading in bed. So far I am hooked on this book (I am easily pleased though so don’t take my book recommendations too seriously). I stayed up way too late last night reading too…
Once the sun came out again we went to Pioneer Park to go explore.
These red rocks though.
Being down here is getting me extra excited to run the St. George Marathon again in October. This place is so beautiful.
Brooke kept telling me she was rock climbing.
We somehow all fit into a group selfie.
We were pretty ready for dinner after all of our rock climbing and Texas Roadhouse called our names. I wish every restaurant had a big barrel of peanuts to eat while you wait for your table. It prevents me from experiencing hanger.
I will probably be adding marshmallows to all of my sweet potatoes from this point forward. I don’t think I’ll be able to go back to non-marshmallows after eating one this way.
And in the car on the way back we had these. How have I not tried these before? Seriously. So good.
Some fun things for your Monday to check out:
–THE BOSTON OF HALF MARATHONS—> November 21st in San Diego!
–Spotify Announces New Feature for Runners—> ’The streaming music app will match music to running pace… Using the hardware in smartphones-like the accelerometer and GPS capability-to determine pace, Spotify Running can create customized soundtracks to match a runner’s tempo.” Ummm awesome. I will be using this.
–How to Recover after a Marathon. Loved reading the science behind marathon recovery. Sometimes being patient and letting ourselves truly recover is harder than the actual training:)
-I don’t know how I came across these Hate Running but Do It Anyway Quotes but this one made me laugh pretty hard:
Peanuts, almonds, pistachios, cashews, walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts… what are your favorites to snack on?
How many rest days a week work best for you and your body?
Favorite type of M&M’s?