*Don’t forget to grab your BE HAPPY, GO RUNNING tank right now:)
Long run for the week, done and done.
It wasn’t easy and I’m sure grateful for the many water fountains along the way and the two good friends which was amazing. It’s funny because we were talking about how we really don’t talk about running much (or at all) while running. Running is our way to get out together in beautiful surroundings to have kidless conversations before we take on the day. It allows us to talk about things we don’t get to talk about often and just relax in such a non-relaxing way ha.
For a good chunk of our run we ran right along this river which besides it’s beauty—> it cooled things down. When we started it was already 77 degrees and 2+ hours later it was even hotter. This river/breeze sure cooled things down when we were next to it.
The running lesson learned—> SPACE OUT YOUR LONG RUNS MORE JANAE. I think because I thought my 1/2 marathon time on Saturday wasn’t as fast as normal and because Wednesday was my only time to do an outdoor long run = you’ll feel great. Josse and I both were wondering what we were thinking. We’ve only been running for ya know, almost two decades and I am still constantly doing not the brightest ideas with my running and then learning a lesson. But for future reference, about a week’s time for recovery in between long runs is a great idea for me.
16 miles total at an 8:12 average pace and a water bottle that I drank completely in about 2 seconds. Notice we started right at 5:00 a.m.—> one of the many things I love about my running friends. They are always a few minutes early and ready to start right when we say we are going to run, they are good ones.
A picture of a shower curtain because a picture of the below story is too strange to post a picture of. Andrew always does his STRETCHING after a run when he takes a shower and I was so confused… a month later and look who now stretches during her showers. Two birds with one stone—> cleanliness and injury prevention all in one. Try it;)
Our floors are looking better and better with each hour… it feels like Christmas morning over here. I didn’t know I could be so excited about these things but I think it is the fact that we are building a life/family/home together just gives me all the butterflies.
We saw my parents for a little while and look what arrived. FYI they are amazing. And perfect for Fall. All things pumpkin, we are ready for you (just a few months early). Thanks General Mills!
And then Brooke ran around like a mad woman. She was so hyper and doing sprints around the rug.
Please just take a moment to drool over the new Launch 4s coming out soon! Aren’t they just beautiful. They will look wonderful on my feet running around Utah.
And a sneak peak for their newest trail shoes… I’ve always loved the Cascadias and PureGrits and I cannot wait to try out the Calderas!
Andrew and I got a chance to hit up Outdoor Retailer in SLC and see two of my favorites at Brooks. I’ve known them now for just about as long as I’ve been blogging so I was really excited for Andrew to meet them.
After chatting for awhile we walked around the entire show… it was HUGE. And of course I tried every sample they offered.
My two favorites:
*These Nut Butter Filled Clif Bars.
*PB and J bars from Honey Stingers. This bar literally tasted like a PB and J sandwich. SO good.
*Also, this might be interesting… if it really works
We then picked up the kiddos and hit up our family favorite for dinner.
Followed by Beretta love.
After some bath time and who knows what else randomness, we had a cereal party because we were all hungry again.
And then I had Andrew watch the last episode of The Bachelorette with me. And I was angry with how it finished.
Trail runners—> What are your goto trail shoes? What was the last running lesson that you learned? Do you have a favorite type of snack bar? Any shows you are into now? Bachelorette watchers… what did you think of the ending?