Less light outside (it doesn’t get light here until 7:30 now!!!) = we need to make sure that we are SEEN while running. When it is light outside I usually grab something out of the dresser and get dressed in .02 seconds but running in the dark means I really make sure I pick out things that make sure I am seen.
The other day I tried out the women’s drift shell and the women’s chaser 5” shorts. I was very thrilled with the retroreflectivity offered on both the jacket and shorts! Look at what the flash did… I was DEFINITELY seen.
I used to get the 3” in Brooks shorts but switched to the 5” length and I am in love now. The length is PERFECT. I will be 5” fan for life now. The jacket is perfect for wet and windy runs and it was super flexible (I can’t stand running jackets that are stiff and hard to move around in). The shorts were super comfortable, light and stayed right in place—> I want to get some more runs in them to really get a good review for you!
What the jacket and shorts look like just normally which is so nice
Okay, just one more picture of the retroreflectiveness:) I was really excited as you can tell. Stay safe and I have some tips on how to stay safe while on the run coming up soon:)
Season pass holders to Cornbelly’s (a giant pumpkin patch that pretty much all of Utah attends;) means we are there often.
They even got to choose some pumpkins to take home with them.
Walking around like they own the place;)
They also went down this slide 88 times.
We are trying to limit eating out to two times a week (including lunch—> which is a HUGE cut back for us:) and so last night we went on our date to the Wild Zucchini. I made sure to help Knox out with his pizza because I like to be helpful;)
And our post-put-the-kids-to-bed selfie. Just a tad bit tired.
I don’t know if these apples will ever make it to be apple butter because I keep eating them right out of the crockpot. They taste like heaven (at this point they are just baked apples with apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. Heaven.
Oh yes, and on Wednesday night I watched the third episode of This Is Us and it was amazing. I can’t believe how invested I get into television shows, it’s sad.
I really want to share a story today about one of my favorite running friends. She is absolutely amazing.
“Ethan is my student in the wheelchair. I have this non-profit group called Run On that donated the wheelchair so he could be on the XC team. I asked one of my peer tutors, Alexis, to push him. He has never run before— he started 3 weeks ago pushing him at practice during class. He hasn’t run more than that. The Run On group said that the other wheelchair team that did it at Copper Hills used 3 guys to take turns. Alexis wanted to do it himself. It was incredible to watch! Alexis even got emotional afterwards… tears coming down his face. The crowd was emotional— people had their phones out taking pictures all over the course- it was so cool.”
Heard any amazing running stories lately? PLEASE SHARE. I love reading these.
Have a goal on how many times you eat out each week?
What have you been running in clotheswise these days? Tanks, jackets, capris, tights, shorts?
What are your weekend plans?
-We are going to go camping… it should be nice and warm up in those mountains;)