The whole time I was on the whale watching tour with my friends (while Brooke was with her dad) I kept thinking about how much Brooke would have LOVED the experience! So, I made sure to take her before leaving back to Utah. PS some of the pictures are pretty similar to each other but I couldn’t choose for the life of me which ones to post:)
We started with the sea lions again. They were barking like crazy and Brooke was sure that they were talking to her.
And then this is what her face looked like when the dolphins arrived.
I think we found Brooke’s happy place.
We were out for about 2 hours and while we only saw one whale (from pretty far away) the dolphins playing around made the whole thing pretty amazing.
We are really going to miss the ocean.
Brooke kept putting her little arm around my neck and the people sitting behind us caught it. She’s a sweet one, that is for sure.
Afterwards I took Brooke to San Clemente to explore for a little while. My great grandpa lived here (my parents are both from California and moved to Utah after they were married and had my two oldest brothers) and so I have great memories here from when I was a little girl and we would visit him.
Oh, and we went to church in Carlsbad and that was fun.
Another one of my favorite pictures from this last week were these donuts that Brooke’s grandma gave me when I picked up Brooke on Saturday. She remembers my obsession with apple fritters.
Let’s talk about the biggest change (among MANY) that I want to make this year in terms of my running.
This is a picture that Bree snapped as I was finishing a hill sprint. I look like I am in large amounts of pain because I was. As I was sprinting up I realized that I do not do hills NEARLY enough. I rarely do them at home… rarely. They say that hill work is speed work in disguise and I could not agree more with that. The summer that I spent a lot of time trail running (SO MANY HILLS) is when I felt super strong. My pr marathon was after a summer of running all of the hills of California (pre-blog days I lived in a super hilly area in S. Cali for the summer). I know that my body responds well to them (if I ease into it) so why am I not doing them? Taking the easy route is not going to make me faster so the hills are entering in this year—> a lot of them.
This is the biggest running change that I want to make this year… what about you? Have any running changes you want to make in 2016?
How was your weekend? What was the best part?
Is a donut one of your favorite treats or is it lower down on the totem bowl of desserts for you?