Last long long training run of the cycle done and done.
Rewind to a year ago and I did my last long long run before St. George Marathon (I didn’t make it to the starting line…but I sure thought I was going to be able to) in the exact same place. Last year was faster and I was a tad bit smarter and brought arm warmers and gloves. This year I did not remember such a thing and Josse and I had some pretty frozen hands.
It might be a little chilly in the mountains right now but Fall running is truly the best. I think the Fall was actually created for runners;)
PS I have made the promise about 100 times since I moved back to Utah a few years ago that I would never leave these mountains again. They are home and good thing Andrew feels the exact same way.
Josse and I started things off with a gorgeous sunrise.
And enjoyed some falling leaves along the way. It sure felt nice to not be in the 20s for this run. It was still tough but I think that has more to do with the fact that one of the kiddos (I won’t name any names;) was up from 3-5 a.m. I’m just going to say that it was good prep for race day because 3 a.m. is around when I’ll be getting up for the race too! I’ll just be going to bed a lot earlier that day. I think the hard workout (3×3 miles) on Tuesday made today a little bit harder on the legs too.
Another long run done and done and I can’t believe how fast this training cycle has gone by… I’m guessing it has something to do with making all of the changes we possibly could over the last few months ha.
16 miles average 8:10 pace. Lots of up and lots of down to make for good training for this particular marathon.
PS I am excited because the elevation of St. George is 2,860′ and the elevation of where I run (and even higher when we go up into the canyons to run) is 4,774’ = October 1st is going to feel nice.
Just some book order talk on the stairs. Remember how cool these were as a kid? I researched the entire pamphlet each time we got one. I always wanted to choose the books that came with toys though.
Spaghetti/lasagna is my top favorite meal and it was all I could think about for lunch. I added a turkey burger along with tomatoes, peppers and zucchini sautéed in olive oil. It was perfect and I think it is what I want for dinner too:) So far I’ve eaten every lunch at home this week… I don’t know who I am anymore;)
Knox was determined to put up Halloween decorations today.
So we did. Just a little early but I think September 15th is just as good as any day to decorate for Halloween.
PS it has been a major adjustment for me attempting to keep track of two blankets instead of just one. These two LOVE their blankies and I wash them while they are at preschool just to play it safe.
Also, I’ve been cutting back a lot on candy leading up to the race but Andrew brought these home for me. Moderation right?
PS I stretched at the gym for a few minutes today too and had Meg as my stretching partner. Aren’t her shoes just glorious?
Parents—> do your kids have blankets that they are obsessed with? What’s the elevation of where you live? Ever gone to run a race with a much different elevation than where you live? What is your Thursday night going to consist of? What would you say is your all-time favorite meal?