Just frolicking through the meadows.
My mom picked me and the girls up and then dropped me off in the canyon so that I could get some nice ups and downs uninterrupted from the cars and stoplights and then run to her house. Yes, I scored the best mom.
PS Curly loves to make all sorts of faces whenever I pull out the camera.
And my niece snapped a pic as they were driving by. I actually dressed perfectly for this run… I was never too cold or too hot. It was a miracle.
At the halfway point I stopped at the water fountain to eat my gel and to stretch out my IT Bands… They have their ups and downs and right now they are a tiny bit cranky. Half marathon training is a lot different for me vs marathon training (fueling while running is one of my biggest weaknesses when it comes to marathons) and I don’t take gus nearly as much. Twelve miles and over I always take something with me and sometimes for 10 milers but other than that, I tend to eat 45-60 minutes before I leave and pretty quickly after I get home.
You would think I would get all of the fingerprints off of the screen before taking a picture but I didn’t. The goal was 14 miles @ 7:29 average pace so I was happy with a 7:27. I think that one of the greatest things about doing our long run on the weekend is that we are doing them on tired legs…. a week of miles, speed, tempo, strength training. So on race day our legs are used to running long on tired legs but instead they are refreshed from the taper = speedy race times because we are used to starting off our long runs with tired legs!!
I tried a little something new before my run because the girls were eating Golden Grahams for bfast. I had a little bowl myself with my banana and water and my stomach actually handled it great.
After foam rolling I put together a quick salad (fruit on salad is one of my favorites) and an apple with a pb pack.
And then we went for our holiday tradition. For most of the holidays we go for holiday themed donuts but they were all out (of the holiday ones AND apple fritters…) yesterday so we got a bunny sugar cookies instead.
We ate a lot of bunny shaped items yesterday…
We then attended a kid’s Easter party in downtown Provo and Brooke pulled out her Watch Me Whip/Nae Nae moves during the dance party.
And she got her face painted like a bunny which was a highlight.
What else would two single girls (and a 3 year old) do on a Saturday night? Target.
And then we got busy with the Easter eggs. We use crayons/stickers instead of the dye because I end up getting that stuff everywhere.
Have a long run yesterday? How did it go?
Bringing fuel… when do you bring some with you and when do you start taking in fuel?
Three things you have going on today??