You know that if your day is starting out at a bakery, that it will most likely be a really great day.
It’s kind of our tradition now to pick up a donut the mornings Knox comes home. We didn’t mean to start this tradition but it just happened and I am the last person who would want to stop this weekly visit.
Somehow we went from this type of running weather below (I ended up taking off my long sleeve jacket half-way through the run because I was hot) on Tuesday:
To this running weather on Wednesday:
Josse and I were planning on meeting Wednesday morning for our run but with the new inches of slick snow (that melted by the afternoon and then it snowed again in the evening), we decided to run by each other at the gym instead. 4 miles total @ 8:45 average pace and then I was off. It was a short time together for our run but still gave us the time to catch up!
Okay, so I have TWO running quotes that I have been thinking about lately and wanted to share them.
1. The first one is about growth and the comfort zone. This type of thinking is what inspires me to get out of my comfort zone and to push myself to try new things, workouts and to get out of my safety net. We all want to grow in our running right? The hard workouts, hill climbs, races and long runs aren’t comfortable but there is sure a lot of growth that occurs.
2. This one is from Megan Searfoss (See Mom Run) and I think it is pretty great for women/mama runners:
“We menstruate, we have babies, we lactate, and then we shut it all down in a dramatic fashion called menopause… Through all these fluctuations, running can be the best smoothing factor, helping to keep the hills from being mountains and the valleys from being canyons. Your running routine might change through the stages of your life, however the benefits will always be rewarding and sometimes lifesaving. As you run through the stages of life, you will learn how running can help you, when you might need to adjust your pace, and when running just might be the adjustment you need to improve your outlook and well-being.”
I just think it is the perfect way to explain how running evolves throughout our running years. Along with the things she mentioned about how our bodies change over the years hormone wise, there are SO many other factors that cause change in our running. I love that running is that piece that can be a constant for us through all of the changes and to get us through those changes. Running sure has gotten me through the last 500 stages of my life I have had over the last decade and I’m sure grateful for how it has changed my life and the way I think.
Let’s review the last 1.5 days because I can’t possibly skip out on sharing these very important matters:)
*Turns out we probably should have waited another month or so to put up the trampoline. Utah fools me each year and I get angry but then I remember I love it here. We get some amazing temperatures each February and I run around in shorts and a tank top thinking I’m cool and that spring has arrived and then boom—> Winter:
*Dinner on Tuesday night was amazing! These honey balsamic brussels sprouts were so good. Try them! For the salmon we just cooked it with butter, salt and pepper.
*The kids attempting to catch some snow on their tongues.
*Knox just trying to stay hydrated.
*They were laughing pretty hard about something yesterday afternoon.
*And then pretending to be ghosts.
*Kids after their showers (because they think they are too old for baths now?) with clean teeth= perfect.
*We took Brooke to see the new Lego movie on Tuesday night. My short synopsis of the film—> Brooke enjoyed it, I fell asleep and Andrew saved me some of the popcorn for me to eat when I woke up.
*Beretta is doing well.
*I was sent this short documentary about a woman that has become an ultra marathon champion. I hope you enjoy her amazing story and her journey to running.
*We made Andrew a little Valentine’s Day video two weeks ago and we had a two outtakes:
*Also, because I know you really care about my shoes, yay or nay to these ones that I saw last week. I cannot make up my mind.
Have a running quote (or one that applies to running) that you absolutely love? Please share!
Any vegetables that you do not like?
Who else received some new snow this week?
How are you going to get out of your comfort zone with your running soon?