Hello everyone! I hope your weekend has been a great one so far. I am really happy with how my race went. I can’t wait to share all of the details (because you know I have way too many details to talk about) with you tomorrow.
Let’s talk about a few things from the weekend first!
*I really don’t know how he did it. St. George isn’t the easiest marathon to spectate and yet he got these kids to four different spots along the course. That takes talent, skill and hard work. He needs to teach a course on this because I am completely impressed. I teared up each and every time I saw them along the way too.
*Brooke took a lesson from all of the amazing runners she saw at the race… look at that form!
*We stayed at our really good friend’s house (I’ve known her since I was 5 years old) and she had quite the cereal selection ready and waiting for the kids. They were thrilled.
*I still can’t believe her daughter-in-law made all of these amazing notes to have up in the house when we arrived. Talk about a great way to go into a race positive and ready to run.
*It’s always a good sign when you have Garmin marks on your wrist… it means it was on there for awhile and that’s a good thing.
*PRAISE THE READERS THAT RECOMMENDED this type of gel for me. I used it a bit before the race and my stomach really handled it well and then it was amazing yesterday. It was so easy to take (GU consistency is not my favorite), it tastes better (the lemonade with caffeine was my favorite) and I had ZERO stomach problems. Finally. I have found my magic fuel for the marathon.
*We drove home yesterday (we were in St. George for a total of 30 hours:) and the kids both fell asleep so we were able to just talk. It was really nice.
*It was really really nice when Andrew bought these beauties for me.
*At the expo on Friday we randomly ran into one of my really good friends from when I lived in California. She helped me a lot. I sure love her.
*My night before the race meal—> Pizza Factory spaghetti and grilled chicken. And a breadstick.
*They felt really cool at the race expo when they got their own personal bags.
*Their love for race medals is starting early in life. I’m okay with that!
Thanks again you guys for everything and all the support during this training cycle! I really appreciate you!
What are three things you are doing today?!
-KNOX’S BDAY party with our families!
-We will be watching General Conference (this always gives me the biggest boost)
-Pancakes for breakfast. Just some carb-reloading going on over here after the race:)