I didn’t know what to do yesterday morning without a run on the agenda. I always run on Thursday mornings but not yesterday because my training called for giving my legs as much rest as possible.
So instead of running we finished up most of our Christmas shopping for my family. I did end up getting Christmas pajamas for myself while we were out because I wanted to join Brooke in our yearly Christmas pajama tradition. Plus, winter means I am in pajamas usually from 5 pm on.
I got all of the stocking necessities too. EVERY year as kids we got one of these Life Savers Storybooks… and every year we never ate them;)
My mom is back in town and so we met up at Which Wich to catch up.
Carbs and protein for me and an awesome chocolate milk straw with Brooke’s meal.
There are a lot of people I will be thinking about during the marathon on Sunday but Brooke and my parents will fill up my thoughts for a lot of the miles. Between my mom’s pep talks, support, coming to races, babysitting for the long runs and my dad driving next to me anytime I had to run in the dark, passing me my gatorade/gu and cheering me on—> they have done everything they possibly can to help me chase these goals of mine. They are the greatest.
Brooke has just been casually doing parkour around the apartment these days. Jumping from couch to couch and rocking the handstand when she needed a break from helping me clean.
So… there is an extremely special guy in my life and we had an anniversary to celebrate last night which meant we went up to the Foundry Grill in Sundance for the occasion.
Fried brussels sprouts? Ridiculously good.
For my meal I had the gnocchi.
We got to sit right next to the fireplace which was pretty great.
I’ve only lived in Utah pretty much my entire life and I still cannot wear proper footwear for the snow/ice… I almost slipped fifty times in these. Real good idea right before my race.
I used my favorite mug that my aunt gave me last year. Tomorrow will be my Twas the night before the race….
A must read for runners!
And the last thing I want to leave you with this Friday morning. Knock knock round 2. I guess we probably go to Target too much.
PS make sure to follow along this weekend in Arizona on Instagram!
What are you looking forward to this weekend?
Do you feel more tired on the days that you don’t run too?
-It is so weird because you’d think I would feel more energetic on the days I don’t run but that is not the case.
Favorite destination race that you have ever done?
Who do you think about a lot during your races?