Well, we found a place to get hitched so that is pretty exciting. Technically my mom told us to go check it out but we all knew that would happen;) We are excited. It is perfect for what we need (and they do all the work for you… chairs/tables/food/now I don’t have to plan a thing;)
Brooke and knox loved running around the place for a while too.
Dinner. Our dates consist of take-out while the kids play and we love it.
I’ve got some Friday Favorites to share with you today!!!
1. The only nut butter we buy anymore—> Wild Friends. Brooke is hooked on the packets and they literally make the easiest on the go snacks ever.
Wild Friends is now in 450 TARGETS!!! Their Protein + Nut Butters are on the shelves… you will love them.
And this flavor makes for quite the dessert. You can use the store locator HERE to find where they are and you can thank me later for your newest obsession with these jars of goodness.
2. All of the amazingly sweet comments/emails/love from you guys.. thank you! And thank you for the gorgeous flowers Mediakix!!!
3. Lindsey is going to be taking our engagements on Monday so I went to grab more of my favorite eyeshadow on the planet. Also, not sure what type of dress to wear for the pics…but I am thinking lace or casual (or this casual dress in white) or something floral or more plain or I should have my mom pick this too? Thoughts?? Maybe we should just wear running clothes because that is more us:)
4. And last but not least, my favorite running songs right now:
Airplanes by B.o.B (taking it back:)
5. I think Snapchat is my new favorite form of social media… (thanks Meg for showing your unhappiness for my favorite candy bar). You can follow me at Janae12345 if you would like.
Keep your amazing running accomplishments coming in so I can post your hard work and awesomeness on FRIDAYS!! firstname.lastname@example.org
Marci!!! “I just ran the most amazing 50 miles on earth. The Squaw Peak 50 mile trail run right here in our own Provo, Utah! I’m so proud to be from Utah tonight (even if my feet now hate me).
Marie!!! “Last week I commented that my weekend plans included going for a sub-4:00 at the Med City Marathon. My body undergoes a fair amount of stress for work (concert musician) and I’d decided that this would be my last one due to health, and that I’d just go for it. And…I did it! My friend Jenny pace me to a 3:55 (even though she’s barely recovering from running a great time at the Boston Marathon) and I couldn’t be more thrilled!!! The last half of the race was rough, temperatures got warm, and my primary motivation for miles 21-25 was ‘if I make the goal I’ll never have to feel this way again’… but nothing compares to seeing the finish clock as you cross the line at the end!!!”
Emily! writing about her sister—> Phoebe!! “This running accomplishment is actually my sister’s. We’ve run all distances together from a 5k to a marathon, but my sister is made of grit and determination. She wanted to see if she could run an Ultra Marathon, so she signed up for a 50 mile race. She stuck to her training, fitting in 5 hour long runs in between coaching and working, sometimes going out as late as 8 pm to finish an hour. Last weekend, she ran her 50 miler. It was a course that ran over the same 15 mile loop 3 times, so we (our family) got to see her a bunch of times during the race, and we couldn’t believe how good she looked each time we saw her! I ‘paced’ her on the last loop, though must of the time she was running in front of me, and she ended the race with a huge smile on her face, in 10:24:22. Congrats, Phoebe!!! I’m so proud to call you my sister!! (She’s in the middle:)”
Brie!!! “On Saturday I ran a 5k followed by a 10k trail race. It was extremely difficult and I came out with a ton of respect for trail runners. Trail racing is way different from road racing and it forced me to become comfortable with slower paces. But I managed 2nd in my age group for the 10k- my first time ever placing in my age group so that left me really excited and happy!”
Kristi!!! “Over Memorial weekend I ran the Mountains 2 Beach Marathon. After a 2015 full of injury after injury and not making it to the starting line of two marathons, I was beyond thrilled to break 3 hours with a time of 2:57:55! The icing on the cake was placing top 5 female taking 4th OA! The birth of my two kids and my wedding day will always be the best day(s) of my life but I have to admit, this was pretty darn special! PS maybe wearing your tank to the expo helped seal the deal the following day, no?;)”
Laura!!!! “I am so excited that I just finished my 1st Half Marathon Post Partum! This training cycle was hard for me because I wasn’t prepared for how much my body changed from having a baby. But I am so excited I now know what to expect for training for my fall half!”
Holly!!! So, my running accomplishment is from the Ogden Half Marathon on 5/21/16. It was pouring rain the entire time, but I felt awesome and strong! Just a few months early I was really struggling with my speed and endurance. I had a rib out of place (which I originally thought was a heart attack and went through all of the testing) that ended up being a rib problem from a fall on some bleachers at my daughter’s soccer game back in August 2015, (extremely embarrassing moment!!!) I also have had sciatica issues. A few months ago I didn’t think I would be able to complete the half. But I went to a chiropractor and after just a few adjustments and muscle reactivation my speed and endurance shot back up! It doesn’t hurt that I have also lost about 16 lbs in the last three months. I ended up finishing in 2:07:13, not a PR, but only a few minutes short of that which I was super happy about given that a few months ago I was considering bailing! Woohoo! To make things better, I just found out a few days ago that I won the treadmill that they were giving away in a drawing at the Expo and packet pickup! Double woohoo!! Great race!!!”
Jennifer!!! “My name is Jenn Ahlstrom and I am not a runner. I have always wanted to learn to love running, but my body just doesn’t love to run. 8 weeks ago I started the C25K app, as I had millions of times before, but this time was different. This time I stuck with it and completed it. I had gone from barely being able to run 90 seconds without dying to running with a running group every Saturday for 4+ miles. What?!? The week I finished was the week I had signed up to run the Teton Dam Marathon 5k in Rexburg, ID. The 5k is my marathon. I had run this 5K in 2007 finishing it at 34:18 and in 2008 finishing at 38:38. Back then I was 40 lbs lighter, hadn’t given birth to my two beautiful children, and in my mind I was in pretty good physical shape. Last Saturday, I finished the Teton Dam 5K at 32:35! I could not believe it! I didn’t even think my body was capable of accomplishing something like that. My husband and Mom and my 2 children were at the finish line with roses, cow bells (why are these even a thing?) and signs. Their support was overwhelming. And to make it even better, my 3 year old, who had watched me train the past 8 weeks ran the Teton Dam kids race, a 1/2 mile race, without stopping once! Watching her was almost better than running myself. Almost.”
Loribeth!!! “I just finished another half marathon….. my 7th one overall and the 4th time I have run this particular race. It is my favorite and it is VERY hilly and VERY hot/humid. I feel like a rockstar after finishing it. I ran thru the country and I saw a longhorn steer, alpaca, and horses up close! And even though I was 10 minutes off my PR, I loved everything about this race!”
What are your weekend running plans… race or long run or group run?
Anyone else choose Mexican food over any other genre of foods… I could eat it everyday of my life (and I practically do)!
Ever done any trail races before? What was the distance and where was it at?
What is your favorite form of social media these days?