Back to our Sunday morning tradition of pancakes/waffles. We are big fans of the Kodiac Cakes (protein version) with loads of blueberries.
The highlight of our day was a trip to Utah Lake. Quite the adventure (it’s like a 10 minute drive) but I brought my real camera for once so I decided to take a bunch of pictures on our walk.
We found a pretty sweet swing along the way. Brooke is a very very very cautious kiddo so instead of going on the swing herself she wanted to push me.
Even her grumpy faces steal my heart.
Utah people—> let me know if you have any recommendations on the best places to go on walks because we are kind of hooked on summer night walks.
Two more things from Sundance last Friday:
1. If you ever go you must get a 7 Layer Bar. My mom goes to the bakery counter first thing when she gets there to get one for everyone to share because there really isn’t a better treat out there.
2. Just girls being girls.
St. George Marathon Training Week #5 (and the last few days of week #4) did not go as expected. My foot was bothering me and I was dealing with an annoying cough that made any of the miles that I did run (20 total for the week) feel pretty lousy and as though I had lost all of my fitness. My feet are back to normal again and my cough is disappearing but I started getting kind of down on myself for not reaching my goals yet (I’ve been wanting a sub 3 for like 5 years now) and for making a lot of mistakes in my training and nutrition along the way. I came across this quote from Jenny and it was just what I needed:
It is so true. We are all trying our best (progress not perfection:) and it takes time to figure it all out. It takes time to work on our nutrition and change habits. It takes a lot of trial and error to figure out how to avoid most injuries. Understanding how your body handles high mileage, speed work and hills comes with some successes and probably a lot of failures. Getting down on ourselves for making mistakes gets us nowhere but recognizing what areas we need to work on and trying our best to improve will get us where we want to go. It won’t happen overnight but it will happen.
This was from my coach and I wanted to share it with you to remember about yourself too mkay…. I’ll stop being cheesy now.
How was your running last week?
Have any good running quotes to share with us today? I’m a big fan of them.
What was the highlight of your weekend?
How does your body handle high mileage? Speed? Hills?