Well, I couldn’t find any bobby pins for my run Monday morning so I ended up eating my hair the entire time. I remember one time before my blogging days that I forgot bobby pins/a headband for a race and my hair drove me crazy the entire time. But I think it was actually my secret weapon because I was so busy thinking about how annoying it was to have my hair in my face that I didn’t think about how tired my legs were and I ended up finishing faster than I expected.
8 miles @ 8:01 pace yesterday and some speed today (let’s see how that goes because I got to bed at about 3 a.m. today)…
Monday morning I set out from Andrew’s Grandparents’ house and found a dirt trail about .5 miles away. It was perfect. PS whenever I run somewhere new like this I make sure I have the address where I am staying in my phone and put it in my Google Maps and let my phone guide me back if I’m a little bit lost. The place I get lost the most often while running is Arizona… I have no sense of direction there.
A great place to just zone out, listen to Jimmy Eat World and enjoy sea level running.
Andrew’s grandma made sure to have a perfect breakfast waiting for all of us.
And then we were off to The Orange Outlets.
Brooke found some high-tops that she loved a whole lot.
The kids also got some laps in themselves.
I finally got a new Hydroflax just in time for all the hydrating that needs to go on over the next few weeks before the marathon.
Knox told me he wanted a picture next;)
The swim party with Andrew’s extended family then started!
About 20 seconds after this picture my tube was flipped by Andrew’s grandpa.
Andrew is passing his GoPro love down to Knox.
Dinner was served and this bowl of fruit was perfection…. Brooke and I went back for 3 helpings of it:)
Pretty much the only trick (aka not doing anything special) I can do while jumping in the pool.
We all showered off real quick and then jumped in the car for the 9 hour drive home. Andrew’s grandma made sure to pack us her Special K bars—> they are like peanut butter bars but with Special K. Almost too good.
It was a long drive home with plenty of randomness with these two but for the majority of the trip they slept.
Andrew and I put together a meal plan for the next few days with the goal to cut back on our treats (this always happens after a trip… my body is ready to get back to normal meals/food) and then I came up with a list of all the fall things I am excited about. In no particular order:
*Cornbelly’s (we always get season passes to this—> it is a big fall fair/carnival thing about 20 minutes away)
*The Pumpkin Train… it is a 40 minute Halloween themed train ride up the canyon. PS Knox’s favorite holiday is Halloween so it is going to be such a blast doing all of the Halloween stuff with him.
*ALL OF THE FALL TRAIL RUNNING. Josse and I decided we are sticking to trails only for a month or two while we recover after the marathon.
*Making everything food related with pumpkin. Oh and all of the fall soups, those are the best.
*Going to the Bay Area with Andrew in October (I take Brooke out to her dad that weekend).
*I’m ready for sweater weather (*although, I’m not ready for snow weather*)
*The pumpkin patch and pumpkin painting
*Making caramel apples with the kids
Andrew’s list of fall things he is excited for:
*Pumpkin flavored anything
*All of our first holiday’s together (Andrew’s favorite holiday is Thanksgiving)
ANDREW’S REQUEST FROM YOU—> He wants the BEST pumpkin bread recipe from you please. He wants to try the ones that you recommend and post them!
What are you most looking forward to this fall? Have a fall 1/2 marathon/marathon?
Ever gotten lost while out on a run? How often do you run with your phone on you?
-I can’t remember the last time I didn’t run with my phone on me.