Saturday morning started off with breakfast with Brooke (I bet you can guess what we had…) and then we took her to spend some time with her dad (we switch off between me taking Brooke to California and him flying here). Andrew then was off to the hospital so I went out to run. The training plan that I am loosely following said to go for 10-12 miles and 12 sounded like a great idea because everyone was gone so why not run?! I have this weird heart where it hurts no matter how long or short the kids leave for but running always makes it feel better. It was nice to go on a run and not have anything to be back for quickly.
Haven’t seen 12 miles on my garmin in quite some time. Beretta was happy I came home to her:)
Then I went out to get some errands done and came across this. I think Brooke and I need to get matching tops of this saying because it describes us perfectly:
I worked the afternoon while Andrew was up at the hospital for school. Knox was going to be coming home in the afternoon but was with his cousins until later so we went to Sundance to celebrate our 6 months anniversary (with a gift card from our wedding… boom).
Just a little bit of snow at Sundance right now.
Aren’t those icicles amazing?
We had a bit of a wait before getting seated so we shared a hot chocolate and walked around.
And then we knew exactly what we wanted for an appetizer… their fried Brussels sprouts are everything you could ever wish for.
We both got the burger which was incredibly good.
We ran into my really good friend Jordan up there. She grabbed the camera to take a picture… she must know I like to blog or something;)
The drive back was pretty gorgeous:
Then we went to grab Coldstone (on another gift card… we were lucky last night). We were pretty stuffed so the other part of this is waiting for me today.
Then we watched a little bit of Jim before Knox came home. This guy makes me laugh so hard!
In other news, Brooke touched a snake while she was out with her dad. I don’t think I could even build up the courage to do such a thing. She loves all animals, reptiles, everything.
PS Beretta getting her belly scratched might be her favorite thing in the world (I bet she would tell me that if she could talk). She will stay like this for as long as Andrew will scratch her belly.
Monday: 9 miles easy (I don’t know the pace because I didn’t wear a garmin but knew the distance of the route I took).
Tuesday: 1 mile w/u, 6 tempo miles @ 6:49 average pace and 2 miles c/d.
Wednesday: 8 miles @ 8:30 average pace.
Thursday: 3.8 mile run with my brother.
Friday: 10 miles total—> 1 mile w/u, 7 x 1 mile at 6:34 average followed by 60 seconds rest (aka just standing there), 2 mile c/d. SUCH a hard workout for me but it built my confidence up a bit.
Saturday: 12 mile solo long run @ 8:14 average pace… church talks + music for those 12 miles.
Also, according to my brother, our run together on Thursday was a race and he beat me so that was fun.
51.8 miles for the weak. It always takes me a few months to get back into training mode and motivation to do speed again but I am SO happy it is finally back:)
How was your running last week? Best run, worst run?
What animal(s) are you most afraid of?
Any other Jim Gaffigan fans?
What’s the best part about your Sunday?