SHE’S BACK. Josse went to Hawaii the week after we went so it felt like it had been forever since our last run together.
We set out for our run when it was still dark and raining. I was BEYOND happy for the rain because that meant that the air was going to be a lot cleaner (parts of Utah get awful inversion during the winter). Rain also meant that it wasn’t cold enough for it to snow so I gladly welcomed the rain.
My window before we started running:
Within a mile or so we didn’t have any more rain and once the sun came up it was gorgeous outside.
We ran up my favorite canyon which usually has too much snow on the trail to run on much during the winter. After a week of mostly treadmill running, it was really nice to be outside with somebody. We finished up with a little over 12 miles and I’m not sure what our pace was because my watch died and Josse’s watch was different because she had done more mileage than me but I do know I hit the 12 mile mark plus some.
I NEED TO GET USED to taking gels again. I used Huma Chia Energy Gels while training for the St. George Marathon last year and I loved them—> zero stomach problems with them, taste great and quick energy. I took off some time from long runs and I have completely fallen out of the habit of using fuel during a long run. Time to get back into it because I will definitely need to take one during my next race and I want my body to be used to them again.
Along the way we came across some snowmen on a bench and then a few in the middle of the trail. On our way back down the canyon we came across two moose. Moose can be extremely mean and they are not something I want to see anywhere near me. We stopped for a while and watched them (they are beautiful!) and waited for them to go off the trail a bit before continuing to run.
Back home quickly to a shower and to wear an all grey outfit.
And join the family for some Saturday morning snuggling for a little while.
And watching youtube animal videos.
I had a bunch of grapes before my run (my stomach felt a little off) so I was more than ready to have breakfast.
Blueberry waffles with turkey bacon. I’ve told you before but Knox is pretty picky with his eating but he is doing SO good at trying things lately… he even liked the turkey bacon.
Later on in the day I checked the weather and it said 53 degrees. I know that might still seem a little chilly for some but it felt like a spring day for us. Beretta can play in the river all day long, no matter how cold the water was.
While we were there Beretta made friends with a HUGE chocolate lab—> he weighed 145 lbs!
Just kept going along with the ‘feels like spring’ thing and had a slurpee afterwards. I’m sure we will be back to freezing temperatures again soon but we are just going to soak it all in as much as possible for now.
Andrew got busy on some school work and Brooke, Knox and I went over to Mer’s house (my grandma) and then over to my parents’ house to visit everyone.
Yeah, they love taking their shoes off in the car. Sometimes they get out and are running to the house faster than I notice they have taken off their shoes. Brooke inherited my non-matching socks gene.
They ran their usual laps around the big rug and gave grandpa high-fives each time around.
And for dinner we ordered a pizza. It hit the spot.
Ready for a rest day today and some Super Bowl watching… aka sitting on a couch and snacking for the entire day.
Watching the Super Bowl today? Who are you rooting for?
What have you been taking for fuel on your runs? For what distances do you bring fuel with you?
What animals have you seen while out running?