It had been way too long since my last trail run…
My coach scheduled in 5 miles at an 8:00 average pace (I ended up with a 7:59 average pace because I am weird like that and try to end just a tiny bit faster than what he tells me to do) and so it was the perfect day to get off the roads for 40 minutes.
It was pretty hot out by the time I started but the run was just what the doctor ordered. I have done this same trail almost a million times and today I had my fastest first mile…
The first mile has a lot of climbing (391 ft which leaves my legs feeling like jello by the end) and usually I finish in the 10:xx range. Looks like training is paying off.
Quick question—> Moms with multiple children… how do you ever get your children to school on time? I just have one and I feel frantic all morning on school days but that is probably because I am ridiculous.
Tuesday Tangents—> Something I have been doing since the good ol’ blog days (2010) of a different color for each sentence and paragraphs upon paragraphs about Swedish Fish…
I seemed to be able to get rid of the multi-colored sentenced posts now but I just can’t let go of them for the daily questions at the end of the post. Some things are just too hard to let go.
-Somehow her shadow is catching up to me way too fast. I swear just last month the top of her head barely made it to my knees.
-We had some delicious corn on the cob Sunday night with the family and Brooke sported my Runner’s World Half shirt. That was a fun weekend… a 5k and 10k on Saturday and then a 1/2 marathon on Sunday. It was a lot of running around Pennsylvania. That is for sure.
-Ever had Fry Sauce? It is Utah’s favorite dipping sauce. It is delicious and I was tempted to buy a gallon of it at Costco the other day.
-Families that play Minesweeper together stay together.
-I am incredibly proud of my new record of 7.03 seconds. This week I aim for a solid 6.4 second finish. Shooting for the stars.
-Don’t ask why my legs are so dirty but anyways… this is to show you the bruising that occurs after I get scraped. It sure hurts during but it has been helping my calf like you wouldn’t believe.
-Who knew that just a few dollars could buy so much happiness. The best treat ever for your lips:
-I had a rootbeer float the other night and it brought back a flood of memories—> It reminded me of my older brothers, 4th of July weekends, our pool that we had growing up and then as I dropped half of it on my lap it reminded me of how clumsy I have been since birth.
Do you have any games on your phone that you love to play?
Any foods/drinks/sauces that your state is famous for?
What was your run today?!?
Share your Tuesday Tangents with us please:)