Happy Monday!! We’ve got a busy week up ahead for us (I’ll be hitting up EUGENE this weekend for the Olympic Track and Field Trial events) and as far as running goes—> we are making it a priority to start marathon training this week! We are 14 weeks out from the St. George Marathon and needing to get back into the long run routine.
It has been some time (my last marathon was December) since I’ve been in the habit of doing them. Back to setting the alarm clock on Saturday mornings ridiculously early. I always have to remind myself at the beginning of marathon training that those first few long runs are crazy hard but once I get through those first few ones and build up some endurance they start feeling better (and I recover faster). I also want to do what I did for St. George 2 years ago and do a chunk of my long runs on the trails to get in some hills and soft surfaces.
Let’s talk about Sunday for a minute.
For breakfast the kiddos went out and collected some fresh eggs from the chickens and Andrew made some pretty delicious scrambled eggs for breakfast. We didn’t run yesterday and pretty much just sat around watching movies until church at 1. Lazy Sundays are the best.
After church we hit the road again to head back home. We had snacks from the gas station and the kids had movies. Win win.
Brooke also had a pretty intense dream about sprinkles during the drive. We know this because she was completely asleep and said loudly, ‘Mama, I want sprinkles!!’ Andrew and I were laughing pretty hard.
A stop for dinner in the middle of nowhere… thank goodness they have my favorite salad there.
And Andrew grabbed me a Milky Way for the rest of the drive. He is a good man.
Our shirts from our last race came and I can’t think of a better way to describe running/racing—> Pain You Enjoy (or that you enjoy once you are all done;).
Seeing this made me even more excited to watch the Olympic Marathon. Shalane is on FIRE!! She finished the BAA 10k in 30:52 (about a 4:58 average pace)…. next up RIO! We should have a big watching party together for the marathon.
We’ve got another Vlog that we made at the cabin this last week.
Questions answered in the first clip—> What Andrew does for work (and what he used to do right before this job)! Blogging as an income and what Andrew thinks about blogging!
Second video—> The kiddos share their favorite things!
Third video—> What training is like after kids! How we do it and what changes we’ve noticed!
Who else has a fall marathon that they are starting to train for soon? Are you in the habit of weekly long runs right now?
What has been your favorite job that you’ve ever had?
Parents reading—> tell me about your training/running before and after kids! What changed??