Brooke and I spent our night in Salt Lake City helping my aunt move. This aunt was the one that signed me up for my very first race ever—> a 1/2 marathon back in 2006. I made sure to under-train for the race like a champ and so I couldn’t walk normally for a good 5 days or so after the race because I was so sore. Good memories.
Brookie figured out how to do a selfie while we were unpacking.
We just happened to be near a Trader Joe’s (we don’t have any in our area) and we made sure to stop in after we were all done moving. Brooke pretends that she is a cat for a good portion of each day and so she was ecstatic that these went into her cart.
Has anyone tried these before? I stood in front of them debating whether or not to get them for 5 minutes. I decided I would wait to purchase them until I heard from any of you that have tried them on whether or not I should buy them.
We weren’t super hungry for dinner because we had been snacking all afternoon but we did get some goods for a classy picnic. The Pasadena Chicken salad is my favorite pre-made salad at TJ’s. I think the macadamia nuts are what takes the salad to the next level for me.
Tonight as we were eating on the grass I couldn’t stop thinking about how much I love being the two of us. Twoish years ago I was scared to death about how the single parent thing would go down but it turns out that it is really working well for us. I had nothing to worry about.
(The battle wound on my ankle is from rollerblading—> the price you pay for a good time)
Off to get my long run in today! I’ve got plans Saturday morning so today will be the day to log in some miles.
Here is a picture where I attempted to copy all of the cool running pictures that I see on Instagram. I’ll just stick to running selfies from here on out.
Some Friday Finds coming your way now:
-I don’t know why things like this shoe count interest me so much but I loved seeing the stats of what shoes were worn at the Boston Marathon two months ago. I contributed to that 19.04% of Brooks shoe wearers!
-I find it amazing how many trillions of different workouts that you can find online. I played around with THIS ‘FitFinder’ and it is pretty cool how you can find a workout that works pretty well for your fitness level/equipment etc.
-Dean Karnazes holds the record for the longest uninterupted run in history—> 262 miles (TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY TWO) and the last mile of this run was a sub 6:00 mile. Wow. He ran three nights in a row without sleep during this 262 mile run. PS sometimes he orders a pizza while he is out on the run—> calls them up and tells them when and where to meet him as he is going along:)
–The 15 Nutrients Every Runner Needs—> Always a good reminder of things to ADD to our daily meals/snacks. My running always feels a million times better when I make sure to get in the good stuff… especially iron.
Do you move often or have you been at the same place for a long time?
Do you have a TJ’s close to you? 3 of your must-haves from that store?
What is your longest uninterrupted run?
What are you up to tonight? Anything you are really looking forward to this weekend? Long run?