Curly took me out for my birthday date yesterday after school.
We started out with some friends at National Frozen Yogurt Day at Yogurtland (FREE froyo and toppings… Brooke has been to this every year of her life so far… 4 times already!)
Curly then told me to drive us to the gas station for my favorite hot chocolate (her treat;) because she knew we would be freezing after eating ice cream. She knows me pretty well.
After our date I hung out with my sister for a bit. I’ve had a few people ask about what my brother-in-law puts in his amazing trail mix: pecans, almonds, walnuts, cashews (he gets all of these unsalted except for the cashews—> he gets those salted), raisins, craisins and no-sugar added dried mango and pineapple.
His trail mix has a magnetic pull included that draws me in each and every time I go to their house.
The next stop for our evening was a birthday party for one of Brooke’s bffs. Lindsey goes all out on her cakes.
Koala bear hugs while waiting for our food is the only way to wait.
I wasn’t super hungry (see above eats right before dinner) so I just went with one of the flatbreads but it was amazing.
I think Brooke gets a little confused on who is supposed to blow out the candles…
And then we went home and watched a part of Land Before Time XXXXXIV (I am pretty sure they have that many at this point). She is really into dinosaurs these days so it went well.
The US OLYMPIC TRIALS for the Marathon is on Saturday! I am pretty tempted to pack up and drive to LA to go and cheer on these incredible athletes. Who will be going to cheer on? Send me some pictures please!
Here is what the course map looks like… they start with a small loop and then they do a 6 mile loop 4 times! Another reason to go and watch them race—> you get to see them run by a ton because of all of the loops!
The top 15 marathon qualifying times for the women and then men:
And a few clips about some of the athletes that will be competing these weekend for the top 3 men and top 3 women’s spots to go to the Olympics in RIO!
PS If you are in need of some running inspiration make sure to watch these:)
“I could just run. I didn’t have to think about anything. For me it was like the first time I felt at home.”—> that part from Kara’s clip gave me goosebumps.
Who are you routing for to make the US Marathon team?