There is just something so great about running in the months between the hot hot summer and the snow/ice/hands fall off season. September and October runs just hit the spot for me. It is a little cold when you first start running but after about a mile you don’t even think about the temperatures because your body feels just right.
Today was my first short sleeved run in a long time. It was about 50 degrees when I finished my 6 miles (7:58 pace). These really are my favorite months of running (I also adore April and May because I am finally defrosting).
There is a big fire up the canyon and so it was pretty smokey out but still a gorgeous morning.
And then I came across this snake statue and it scared me half to death because I thought I really had come across a white rattlesnake.
I’ve already started my ‘please, oh please have the temperatures on marathon day be perfect and a little bit chilly’ prayers. Let’s hope they work.
Last year when I ran St. George Marathon the weather was perfect. I was cold at the start of the race and the first 20 felt pretty perfect. It wasn’t until the last 10k that I started feeling the sun a bit and the last mile or so that I was hot. The St. George Marathon has some REALLY hot race days so let’s just hope that this year is pretty identical to last year. Oh, and a paragraph or two about having a tailwind has also been added to my prayers.
Ever wondered what temps your body does the best with when running a marathon? (source)
I got back to my parents’ house after my run, got Brooke up and ready for school and did my core work while she ate breakfast.
And It started.
She said, ‘Mama, you are weird’ while I was doing my sit-ups.
I have been back on a candy kick lately (sour candy has been calling my name especially) but the marathon is too close to keep up with it. So these beauties are going to be my last pieces of candy before the marathon. I will celebrate my race at the finish line with some sour gummy worms.
Goodbye for now. I’ve got to fill up on nutrients (and froyo occasionally because I don’t know how to say goodbye to that).
Lunch was my sweet potato, chicken and avocado combination and I am still in my ridiculously comfortable sweats that Brooks sent over.
The pants—> “They’re made with DriLayer Sheep-ish wool blend that wicks moisture, inhibits odors, and helps regulate body temperature, all with a slick jogger-pant look.” I am in love with them because of the WIDE/flat waistband, the pockets, the fact that I could live in them for the rest of my life and be happy and that they are long enough (I’m almost 5’9”).
The jacket—> It is made with the same material as the pants! I love the thumb holes, it has a fitted/flattering fit, the ruched sleeves, it is crazy soft because of the DriLayer and the “media port zipper pull—> plus a notch in the zipper pull that holds your headphone cord in place.” Good stuff.
So, I watched this episode of the office last night at 1 a.m. (my brain would not stop racing). I think this is my favorite scene ever on the entire show. Can anyone name the episode?
I also came across these emoji leggings last night. You have to admit, they are pretty sweet and they would be pretty fun to run in.
And last and probably least, we tried to take a serious face selfie and this is how it came out:
Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday!!!
Absolute favorite running months?
Office fan? Favorite episode? Favorite character?
Ever seen a snake (a real one) while you were out for a run?
When do you fit in your core work? Before or after a run? Or a random time during the day?