I bet you will NEVER guess where we ended up going last night…
Yep, Cornbelly’s for the 4,000th time. We are Halloween festival/activity addicts. Can’t stop, won’t stop.
Brooke even got to experience the joy of cotton candy. She was pretty confused by it at first but then caught on to the fact that you bite into it rather than just licking it.
When I got home a friend stopped by with a RubySnap (the best cookies in Utah) pumpkin cookie for me. I don’t think I really liked pumpkin growing up but the older I get the more I have a deep love/obsession with it!
Megan is at Disneyland currently so we Facetimed so that I could see the giant pumpkin. When the park is decorated with Halloween stuff it is the BEST time to be at Disney in my opinion.
You can check out my tips on how to get over missing out on a race—> HERE!!!
It sure feels good to be getting my workouts emailed to me again… it will be a great week!
Lately I have been thinking about some of the sacrifices that runners make to keep running. Schedules are tight, life is busy and most of the time it would be much easier to stay in bed when our alarm clock goes off to get up and run…. but with all of those things going against us we keep logging the miles and making running one of our priorities because it is all so very worth it. Let’s talk about those sacrifices and clap (silently if you are at work while reading this) for all the runners out there working hard even though there are a lot of excuses to skip our runs. Not much compares to all of the gains that we get from the miles and so I think that is why we continue to run even though sometimes we have to jump through some hoops in order to get there.
Props to you if you are that runner that…..
-has a lot of setbacks along the way and still continues to keep trying and challenging themselves.
-logs miles on the treadmill to keep up with their training when they can’t get outside (or because they love the treadmill!!) even though it might be a mental battle the entire time to NOT push the stop button.
-goes out during their lunch break for a run because it sometimes is the only time of day that a few miles can be squeezed in.
-gets out of their warm and comfortable bed when it is crazy early in order to get their run in before the rest of their day starts.
-goes to bed earlyish to make sure that they are well rested and recovering properly from their runs.
-chugs water and eats plenty of nutrient dense foods throughout the day to make sure they are fueling their running properly.
-hits the roads after a long day of work/parenting/school/whatever… it could be a lot easier to sit and veg out with Netflix but they know that a run will just make everything feel better.
-is patiently waiting for their injury to heal while being smart about the whole situation as they take care of their body first even though it is tempting to go out and run.
-is going through a bunch of trials right now and life is just plain ol’ hard… yet, they still get out the door to move and get those much needed endorphins to help their load feel a little bit lighter.
-runs through all of the different extreme weather conditions when it is so much easier to stay inside—> snow, ice, heat, humidity… and they finish it all with a smile on their face (I do refuse to smile when there is a strong headwind but I will for the other things).
-keeps going when they want to quit. I am pretty sure we all have these moments… so yeah, runners are pretty amazing.
And the list goes ON and ON:)
What are some of the sacrifices you make to keep up with your running? How do you make sure running fits in with your life?
Favorite time of year to go to Disneyland?
Have any good pumpkin recipes for me… I’ve got a big can of pumpkin waiting for me to use.