We are back home to Utah now (ummmm we got back home a little bit before 1 a.m. so today should be interesting w/ a 3 year old;) but let’s talk about the rest of the time in California.
Jess and I lived together for a year in college and pretty much EVERY Sunday morning she would get up and make us pancakes. Who does that? This girl does that. 8 years later and in a different state—> she still made me a delicious Sunday morning breakfast.
Her girls LOVE Full House so we made sure to watch an episode or two before getting ready for church. Watching Full House while you are in the Bay Area just makes it that much better. I still get a little teary eyed with some of these episodes:)
After church I grabbed some pico with a side of salad underneath.
I might have gone a little bit overboard with the salsa bar but underneath there was plenty of chicken, avocado, black beans and jicama. Hit the spot.
Donuts: Because traditions are sacred to me. I think I used to grab a donut every time I came to California to drop Brooke off because I was sad and getting a donut made me feel better ( <——sometimes donuts are the best medicine for my mental health:). I’m no longer sad when I come to visit here but the donut tradition is here for good.
And then the Brookers and I were back together again!
This face. I literally cannot handle her cuteness some days.
After the park we dropped off our rental car and made our way over to the airport.
And we were there two hours early so we had plenty of time to explore.
Always excited to get back to our normal routine together!
I love starting off the week with a new running playlist because it motivates me big time for the week up ahead! Here is what (complete randomness and all over the place) I’m listening to this week:
Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake (obsessed with this song)
Flatlining by She Is We (the start is slow but then it gets a little faster)
Again I go Unnoticed by Dashboard (taking it way back…)
Training last week!!! No speed/tempo/etc because I wanted to recover after my 1/2 marathon!
Monday: 7 treadmill miles @ 8:34 average.
Tuesday: 7 miles with Josse but I am not sure what our pace was because I didn’t have my watch with me… but somewhere in the 8’s.
Wednesday: 8 treadmill miles @ 8:00 average.
Thursday: 6 miles outside with Josse @ 7:55 average.
Friday: 6 treadmill miles @ 8:15 average.
Saturday: 10 miles of trails!! 9:07 average, the most perfect running weather, lots of climbing and lots of stops to take in the view.
44 miles for the week and those trail ones were my favorite!!
My allergies are 56 times worse in California vs. Utah… anyone else? Do you struggle with seasonal allergies? I am pretty sure I sneezed every few minutes yesterday!
Have any traditions you love to do when you travel?
What was your best run recently? Hardest run?
Do you use spotify, pandora, buy your music? How do you listen to music while you run?