Hello everyone!! We are back in Utah and I can’t thank you enough for all of the amazing comments on my race recap. My mom must pay you the big bucks to be my friend.
Time for some tangents!! I wrote this post originally thinking that today was Tuesday… looks like my brain is still off from what happened on Sunday:)
-Brooke had the time of her life in Arizona. She was with cousins, she stayed in a hotel (and jumped on the bed and ate M&Ms) one night and ran around all weekend long. If anything, the whole trip was totally worth it because Brooke partied hard.
-December weather in Arizona is ridiculous.
-This sweet nephew and I have always had quite the bond… probably because I am the one that set his parents up on their first date and so he knows he is here because of me;) Whenever we drove anywhere I was in the back with him on my right and he always put his little head on my shoulder as we drove around town. Heart melting.
-I thought I looked pretty hardcore in my sweats before the race. When I first started doing races I never did the drop bag thing because I was stressed they would lose my precious sweats. I now take complete advantage of dressing in my warm sweats until 2 minutes before the race when I stuff it all in the bag and put it on the bus.
-A failed attempt at a selfie right before we started. I’m sure this is just what you wanted to start your day off with:
-My family got donuts on Monday at my favorite Arizona donut shop (BOSAS) and I still couldn’t handle food… my first marathon ever without a post-donut-diet-coke-celebration. What is happening to my life?!? They sure looked pretty though.
-Thank you Monica for celebrating with donuts for me:
-The Brooks sock of the month arrived. I might not be running a ton this month but I will be wearing these a ton this month.
-People are going to stop texting me because I keep taking screenshots. My Kentucky brother sent the best text today. He rocked his 8.9 miles and made my day with what he said.
-Seriously. The best comments ever the last few days. Katie and Henry left two quotes that I am absolutely in love with and keep rereading.
-We did one of our favorite Christmas traditions yesterday! Barnes and Noble—> we go through every Christmas book they have and Brooke gets to choose one (although, somehow she managed to convince me this year that she needed two… that smile of hers is hard to say no to).
-My favorite boutique ever (ROOLEE) is giving a 15% discount to HRG readers!! Use the code RUNNER15 to get stocked up on all of the cutest winter things! I’m wearing this jacket and in love with this beanie!
Ever had a really good blind date or have you ever set anybody up successfully?
-Set up my bro and his wife and me and my guy were set up on a blind date!
Any Arizonians reading? What part of Arizona are you from? Are you just loving the weather right now?
Have you done any Christmas traditions yet this December?
Do you usually use a drop bag at races?