I hope your weekend has been a great one so far. We started celebrating my birthday yesterday (I try to turn it into an event that lasts a few days;). Andrew and I have been married a little over 7 months now and this is my first bday/valentines with him (if you do the math… we sure didn’t date long;) and I’m really excited about that.
The day started off with 10 miles on the treadmill. Brooke likes to join me for a few minutes on the treadmill too… I’m guessing that I will probably just pass my blog down to Brooke in 15 years or something and she can write all about her love of the treadmill, running and treats.
I stayed entertained during the run by catching up on a show, reading a book on my iPad and listening to my latest playlist. The time went by quickly until about mile 8 and then the last 2 miles felt longer than the first 8.
It’s always fun when time slows down;)
It was snowing yesterday morning (it quickly melted by the afternoon) in Utah so I was just thankful to not be running on slick roads.
After my run we went straight to my niece’s basketball game to cheer her on.
Curly (niece above) gave me two swedish fish to eat while we watched. It has been a very long time since I have even thought about swedish fish and if you read my blog 5 years ago I think I mentioned them every 3 posts or something. They were also my favorite fuel to bring while running back in the day.
Maybe this was a sign that I need to bring them back to my life again?
From there we met up with my mom for a little while at an outdoor mall to pick out a present together.
Brooke found a little something too…
After that we went home and Brooke got to work on her Valentines for the kids in her school class. I wonder if she will ever get sick of all things Elsa and Anna? Probably not.
Beretta has a new favorite pillow.
Brooke spent a few hours with my parents last night and she requested to pick out her outfit for her evening with them. I love to see her style/tastes/opinions coming out.
Dinner last night was up in Sundance. Every year Jess takes me out for my birthday and we eat delicious food.
My heavenly brussels sprouts that are fried and topped with the most amazing sauce.
For dinner I had the burger with sweet potato fries. We loved spending time with Jess and her husband.
For dessert Jess made sure to bring a candle to the restaurant for my bread pudding.
**Did you see this? Peres Jepchirchir (23 years old) finished the half marathon in 1:05:06!!!! 4:57 average pace for 13.1 miles. Wow. She took home a total of about $113,600 for her win!
A little look at my training last week and I would love to hear how yours went last week too:
Monday: 8 miles @ 7:48 average pace.
Tuesday: 10 miles total with 3 miles @ 6:48 pace (with a jog recovery of .25 miles), 2 miles @ 6:48 (with a jog recovery of .25 miles) and 1 mile @ 6:48. This was not my day. I struggled from the very first step and switched my original workout to this one once I realized it just wasn’t my day.
Wednesday: 6 miles @ 9:03 average pace. Trying to take my easier runs easier than usual so I can truly recover before doing a hard workout.
Thursday: Best workout I have had in a long time—> 1 mile w/u, 9 miles tempo (half-marathon pace… 6:51), 1 mile c/d. 11 miles total.
Friday: 5 miles @ 8:41 average pace.
Saturday: 10 miles @ 7:57 average pace
What is going on for you today? Run? Family? Relax?
Hardest run last week? What was the best workout that you have had in a long time?
Trying anything new with your running lately?