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First thing today I want to thank all of those people who have served in the military to keep us safe. Thank you so much for your sacrifice.
On our run together today we ran right by the place that we ran on our very first run date together. I even wore the exact same outfit that I did on our first run date for the occasion (I remember things I don’t need to remember ((like what outfit I was wearing on a certain day)) but rarely remember the truly important things;)
Andrew tells me now that he felt like he was going to die on our first run together but that he was trying super hard to play it off like it was easy ha! It was a rough trail that we did that day and I remember thinking he was just killing it out there!
Andrew is training for a half marathon (I’m doing it too) and he is adding a mile to his long run each week. That meant 9 miles for us yesterday and some stops at my favorite water fountain. Oh PS we are doing a half marathon on Thanksgiving, we also have both kids for this holiday and there are going to be a lot of pies that day so turns out it might quick turn into my favorite holiday this year.
This waterfall only happens for a brief time each year so I wanted to show it off to Andrew.
The kids make me think my jokes are funny but I think Andrew pays them in chocolate chips to laugh like this.
In the afternoon it was warm enough to go to the park so I took them to a brand new one by the Orem library (Utah people with kids you must go to this one… it is the best park I’ve ever seen).
For the evening we went up to Andrew’s parents’ house because a bunch of family is in town for a wedding this weekend. Andrew’s parents always have the prettiest salads with our dinners over there.
Some delicious comfort food and a side of Andrew squeezing his eyes shut.
One of Andrew’s aunts then brought out a ton of caramel apples that she made that day. The apple pie caramel apple was my favorite and I made sure to sample many of them:)
Who knows what is happening here but they love their time with cousins.
Brooke is going to be gone for the weekend so I made sure to snuggle her to sleep. I’ll miss her!
Oh and Josse is all healed up and running again so we are going to have a nice reunion this morning! Looks like it might be my first run with running tights this season…
What amazing people you all are! Keep sending in your running accomplishments to firstname.lastname@example.org !! Thank you!
Ha Nguyen!!! “Yesterday I ran the NYC Marathon for the third time (it’s my 4th marathon as I ran Chicago about 3 weeks ago). I finished in 3:27:44, beating my Chicago Marathon’s record (3:33:15) by over 5 minutes! I wasn’t expecting to have such a great race, as I barely logged in any mileage after Chicago. And Chicago is flat while NYC is hills hills hills. I think what I’m most proud of though is how far I have come since I started running a couple of years ago. I ran my first NYC Marathon in 2014 in 4:31. Last year, I didn’t train for the marathon and finished in around 5 hours. This year I definitely put in more training miles and strength training, but even if you told me a couple of months ago that I would ONE DAY be qualified for Bosotn, I would have laughed it off. And now I’ve BQed twice, all within 3 weeks of each other and I still am amazing by what my body is capable of When I was bonking hard around mile 23 (darn that hill on fifth ave), I remember a post form your blog about focusing on the positives. I kept reminding myself of how good my form is, and how fast I am able to run, and how far my running has improved, to distract myself from the pains and the nauseous feeling. And it worked!”
Porter!!! “This past weekend I ran the Greenville, SC Spinx Run Fest Carolina Marathon! It was my third marathon and I was so glad to be able to run around my college university for my last marathon as a senior. Ever since I was 18 I trained with the mindset to BQ but could never accomplish it. For this training cycle I decided to change my mindset and let myself run for the sheer enjoyment of running. I worked hard in training but never let myself get overly frustrated or down on myself and it was incredibly refreshing. I stepped up to the starting line feeling confident in my training and excited to face 26.2 miles with a new attitude! The race was amazing, I stuck with a pace group until mile 16 and took off with 10 miles to go. I hit the wall pretty hard around mile 22 but never let my pace falter. I crossed the line in 3:27, my very first Boston Qualifying time. It was the hardest and best thing I’ve ever done and it still ells so surreal.”
Maureen!!! “I ran a personal best at the Cape Cod Marathon Half on Sunday and turned 55 on Tuesday. I got a 2:03:44 and am so excited!”
Caryn!!! “I am an avid half marathoner, but decided in college to try a marathon for the first time. My first marathon was awful (I don’t even remember the time), and I vowed never to do one again! Four years ago I signed up for the Marine Corps (living in DC, it just looked like an awesome atmosphere), and ran a 4:30. I was so happy to have finished in a somewhat decent time, but knew I might be able to do better. I took a marathon break to focus on the half, but this year decided to get back to it, and won a free entry to Marine Corps. I trained really well, and ran a 3:44! I know that I can get my BQ now- I was so close this time! I was so proud of myself and felt so accomplished with an almost 45 minute PR. It definitely made my month (and maybe year)!
What are your Friday night plans?
Anyone training for a big race right now? It seems like a lot of the big races have come and gone! Anyone running CIM?
What was the last running injury that you had?