Just another swim lesson in the books. The goggles were worn for the hour leading up to practice to help her to get into the zone and visualize success in the water. She is already figuring out sports psychology at a very young age.
Let’s start out at the beginning of the day. Back to Utah running again and a solo run of 4 miles for me.
At camp this last weekend the coach was talking about how running (especially at the elite level) has really been known to be a lonely sport. The Brooks team has really worked hard at doing the opposite and making running a very social sport where they workout hard together and support one another. The Beasts seemed to be an incredibly close team but I can definitely see how running must be lonely for some professional runners. That’s a lot of miles to be out there running alone and in your own head the whole time. For me personally, I don’t feel like running is a lonely sport because I do get in some social runs, I have an online community of runners to chat with each day and I love my solo miles too because it is my own time each day to just be me. I DO remember a time when running felt lonely though. It was when I was training for the St. George Marathon but had to drop out due to sickness and did the Tucson Marathon instead. I was in a pretty lonely stage of life at the time and dealing with a lot of stress/sadness and my running friends were all injured. I remember feeling really alone during some runs (not my long runs because my sweet dad would join me and drive behind me the whole time:). I think I felt this way more just because I was lonely in life, and that transferred over to running too. Do you think running is a lonely sport?
Brooke and I hit up Costco for the necessities. We have a happy fridge again.
My hip flexors are feeling quite tight so this stretch is happening a few times a day.
Andrew and I were invited to dinner with our good friends last night. PS Andrew woke up Monday morning feeling so much better… we are now thinking he had food poisoning, not the flu on Sunday.
Pizzeria 712 actually has the best cauliflower dish you will ever have in your life.
And their pizza is amazing.
But this ice cream dish with a meringue at the base was the best part of the meal for sure.
I thought that it might be fun to share some of the outtakes in our world. Some of the things that haven’t made it on the blog (that I can remember at least). If you like seeing the behind the scenes stuff let me know and we can make this a regular thing.
*This outtake is from our trail run a few weekends ago. I was attempting to take a selfie while we were running and I heard Andrew laughing his head off.. and when I looked back he was showing a little more skin than during our normal selfies ha!
*This was from a time that I learned a valuable lesson. I went spray tanning one day and then went right after to have my eyebrows tinted. Turns out that the two things don’t work well together. I had some nice copper/orange (they looked worse in person too) eyebrows until my sister scrubbed them for an hour or so:)
*Our Lagoon trip last summer. That bell on the boat caused quite the contention.
*The way our children fall asleep each night. We actually really look forward to opening the door to see what we will find when they fall asleep.
*I don’t understand how one could possibly cry while holding a donut but it has happened in our family. This was also happening while in Hawaii so the equation really doesn’t make sense.
*Beretta trying to lick the camera.
*When we tell them it is time to go brush teeth and settle down:
*Prune feet to the 10th degree.
*Just one of those 4 year old days when you are mad at your mom about something:)
What do you think? Is running a lonely sport?
Fill in the blank—> Today I am going for a run (or went on a run) because _________________________________.
What vegetable do you eat most often?
Continue doing blooper/outtakes posts?