On Thursday morning I was a little naive about what I was about to encounter outside. I knew it was raining a little bit but I wasn’t worried and we just decided to do a bunch of hills on the roads instead of on the muddy trails. Turns out it was pouring rain and a lot colder than I expected:)
This was a fun climb. 14% incline. Josse and I actually had a great time. She was with me for the first 9 miles and then I did the last two on my own. I won’t have time for a Saturday long run so this accomplished my weekend long run:)
600 feet of going UP during 5 of the middle miles!
This run reminded me so much of Boston 2015. It was pouring rain the entire time, but luckily I didn’t have the 30 mph headwinds during my run yesterday like we did during Boston.
I have been pretty cocky about Utah temperatures feeling like spring/early summer and I paid for that yesterday by not bringing any gloves. Josse and I had a blast though and even played a game in the beginning of trying not to step on any worms while we ran because they were EVERYWHERE.
Over the years of running I have learned to ALWAYS wear a hat/visor in the rain. I cannot stand when rain falls into my eyes or onto my 10 inch fake eyelashes;) The one thing I constantly forget is to braid my hair when I run in the rain… always a painful consequence when I forget to do this.
When your bright red jacket, hands and legs are all pretty much the same color by the end of the run.
Thanks Brooke for letting me borrow your Dorry detangler spray. It helped a lot.
We decided on seeing Beauty and the Beast for our family night (that thing we do every Thursday night… it’s the one night a week where we always have both kids and nothing else is allowed to be scheduled Thursday night besides something as a family). Brooke really loved it, Knox was bored at times and I adored it. There were two short parts where we just had them look down (little intense scenes). Definitely recommend this movie! 100%.
Of course we got a popcorn because movie theater popcorn is a big deal to us.
They showed this preview before the movie started… I NEED TO SEE THIS!!!!
And then we went home and ate dinner and sang some songs.
And taught the kids a lesson on being respectful towards others:) PS these lessons last about 3.8 minutes due to the attention span of 4 year olds but they bring up little points from the lesson throughout the week so I’m guessing they remember some of them!
Beretta is all about joining in on Family Night.
I just love getting your running accomplishments! Keep them coming!! Send them in to firstname.lastname@example.org !!
Chelsea!!! “People always say things usually happen in threes, so this post is all about THREE! I have been running for 3 years, I have done 3 half marathons, and I have 3 of the best supporters a girl could ask for! Let me set the stage. I just got into running 3 years ago. I have tried numerous running plans from Higdon, to Hansen, to just doing my own thing. My biggest struggle was my confidence, I was always down on myself for not being as fast as my friends and never performing how I wanted to in races. I quickly began to see how mental running is. Your post about Hansen’s advice on cautious confidence really helped me. You were right, the race would have times that would be tough and I would want to give up, but I trusted in my training. On March 19th I finally accomplished my running goal of completing a half marathon in under 2 hours. I guess third time is a charm, because I finished the Tobacco Road Half Marathon in Cary, NC at 1:58:17 (beating my PR by 9 minutes!!!). I owe a big part of my success to three awesome people. My best friend Christine has been my running coach and biggest supporter since I began and I would not be where I am without her encouragement and guidance. My fiancé Pj, he paced me for this race and gave me the confidence (and tough love haha) to finish strong! Finally, my boss lady and friend Amy, who inspires me to challenge myself and go outside of my comfort zone whether it’s teaching group fitness or running. I cannot wait to tackle my next half marathon!”
C D has a blog HERE where she talks all about her dissertation, meal prep and lots of running!!! “I have been working really hard to increase my pace over the last few months. I ran a 15k last year (2016) and finished it in 1:31:06 with an average pace of 9:48. This year (2017) I ran the same 15k, but finished in 1:17:05 with an average pace of 8:18. A minute and a half faster per mile than last year. Hard work really does pay off!”
Ashley!!! “I finally completed my first marathon on Sunday! After a failed attempt last year because of an injury, I was determined to do it this year (especially since I turned 40). Halfway through my training, I got a pretty bad shin splint and took two weeks off. I went to the physical therapist thinking that she would just help me feel better, but she totally thought I could still do my race. She worked with me for the last month or so and got me back into my training. Even though I feel like my time was pretty slow (5 hours and 9 minutes), I enjoyed almost every second of it and actually haven’t been too sore. My family and friends were there to see me cross the finish line, and it was a great feeling!”
Charlie has a British running blog based just outside of London! She is currently training for the Boston and London marathons and taking part in Ragnar Tennessee next week! You can find her blog HERE!! “I just ran a half marathon PR on a super hilly course, 1:47:15 with about 10 hills. I’m racing again a flatter half this weekend and would love to run a sub 1:45… I think I can do it!”
Whitney writes about her mom!!! “My mom will be 55 next month. Until about a year and a half ago she had never run a mile. After always supporting my running goals and watching me cross the finish line, she started running too! She has dealt with a couple of injuries, but that never stopped her from working towards her goal. I am so proud to say that on 3/19 she completed her first half marathon at the Public run in Atlanta! She absolutely inspires me every day to work hard! Her strength and determination have always been something I have admired about her, and she just proves that you’re never too old to start something new. Running is now something we enjoy doing together, and it’s a pretty great excuse to travel! I just wanted the world to know how amazing she is!
What are your Friday night plans?
Love running in the rain or not so much?
-I really loved it yesterday (minus feeling cold… but I just kept reminding myself to be thankful it wasn’t snow whenever I felt cold).
Ever run a race in the rain? How’d that go?
What is your go-to running hairstyle?