Happy Friday!! I hope you’ve got an awesome weekend up ahead of you! Andrew and I will be painting (and running and eating) all weekend long… both of our kiddos will be gone so we are going to get try to get as much as possible done before officially moving in.
We have quite a few things to catch up on since we last talked, let’s start with this week’s long run.
When I got out of my car at 4:58 a.m. on Wednesday morning (ps it was already 73 degrees at that time?!) I wondered why in the world my friends and I choose to hang out together at such a crazy time of day… add this to the list of why runners are strange. I’m beyond grateful to have a group of girls that will get up and run that early (the’ve all got kiddos to get home to too:). PS I have made all of my running friends through Josse. She is the most friendly human you will ever meet and she always organizes the group runs.
I was doing some comparing to last year’s training again and my long runs were all solo runs last year, this year my long runs will always be with people which I really like.
3:01, 2:56 and 2:58 marathoners = I was hustling to keep up with them for those last few miles.
PS talk about a brilliant idea for stashing some toilet paper for your runs:)
18.15 miles is the longest I’ve done since last December (aka the Tucson Marathon). No matter how many times I train for a marathon or build up my mileage, it always gets me excited to see the number of miles on my garmin get higher and higher. I almost forget that I’ve done many 18 milers in the past and instead feel really accomplished once I finish.
We did our long run on the perfect training course for the St. George Marathon:) PS miles 7-9 were rough… that was some pretty fun climbing that I somehow got talked into by the girls;)
Got back to Brookers right when she woke up (I guess that means I need to start my 20 miler at 4:44 a.m. in order to do the same for that one;)
PS that ring of mine won’t be coming off ever… I lose things way too easily so it is staying on. Do you wear jewelry while you run?
Yesterday’s run was 7 treadmill miles (8:34 pace) followed by this plank routine (with more breaks than back when I used to do it) on the gym’s new grass.
There has been a lot of good food of course over the last twoish days.
Brooke has recently become a big cucumber fan which is a major plus. Also, when she eats a sandwhich she always takes each piece apart before eating it.
I had the most delicious sandwich. I think sandwiches packed with everything are my favorite food during marathon training.
And this type of salad of course. I was on my way with the kiddos to start cleaning/packing stuff and then Andrew called to meet for some lunch real quick and we turned that car right around to meet him.
They weren’t upset with the change of plans either.
The park playing didn’t last for long because it was like 100 degrees out at that point.
Some other things to talk about:
A friend gave us this Bean Boozled game. Have you ever played? Basically you end up eating disgusting flavored jelly beans throughout the game… I can’t wait.
I am loving walks with Beretta every day. Remember how a few months ago I went on and on about how badly I wanted a dog… well, this sure worked out nicely.
It was too bright out to open my eyes for the pic.
We take her pretty much everywhere with us but if we are going somewhere that she can’t come then Brooke brings her dog stuffed animal on a leash to deal with missing Beretta.
Brooke also loves to use her as a pillow. Growing up we always had a dog so it makes my heart really happy that these two have that too!
Some Friday Favorites before I let you go for the day:)
***The Nordstrom Sale starts TODAY!!!!!! I have narrowed my favorites down to 8 things and I’ll get 1 or 2 of them today ha (it fits in perfect with our new budget;) Here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. What are you loving from the sale?
***You’ve got to check out Tina’s post—> Being an Athlete vs. Being a Skinny Girl Who Runs.
***This candle from Target smells like heaven.
Running Music Faves This Week:
***WINNER OF MY BROOKS RUNNING SHOES GIVEAWAY!!!
*** It’s our two week anniversary today so that is also clearly a huge deal;)
Do you wear rings while you run? Other jewelry?
How have you met any of your running friends?
Favorite game to play with your people?
What are your weekend plans? Have a long run or race this weekend?