It had been a while since our last run together and my leg feels back to normal again (the slightest sign of an injury and I freak out because injuries are the worst) so we went out for 8 miles @ 8:12 average pace.
I originally went out with a jacket on and once I felt how nice it was I went back in to leave my jacket. Andrew and I drove over to our favorite trail and saw an airplane go right over us.
After our talk yesterday about how we hold our hands while running I started to really pay attention to what I do. I found myself doing this with my hands but I wonder if I do that out of habit now for winter running… trying to protect my thumb from freezing?
Shelly said this, it was perfect and it is going to help me a lot! “My sister took a running class with the NYC Runners Club, and they stressed how important it was to have loose hands- for the final run they gave everyone a Pringles chip for each hand and the goal was to not have crushed it by the end of the race!!! When I’m running and feeling like I’m getting tense I automatically picture holding a chip and loosen up my grip.” I’ll be picturing Pringles today during my run.
The kids have been saving up their dollars and working hard on some chores each day to earn the money.
They were very excited to make it to the $1 store to pick out what they want!
On the way home we also picked up Andrew’s favorite cinnamon roll to bring home and we all shared it. Donuts > cinnamon rolls but it was a fun change.
That afternoon something random happened. I was driving along and noticed that my mom’s car was right in front of me. So I just followed her until we got to Costco:) Don’t mind my eyebrow area… I just had them waxed so they were bright red:) My mom and I hung out and talked for 30 minutes in Costco, it was the best.
While I was hanging out at Costco with my mom, Andrew sent me this picture of the kids at BYU with Cosmo.
Last night Andrew’s family had a birthday celebration for him so we hit the road to go up north. Below pink pony from the $1 store, it was as though she hit the lottery when she came across that gem.
Cousins were over and Brooke is usually good at the Spot It game. She beat her older cousins and she has definitely beat me a time or two. My brain doesn’t work that fast.
The below picture just makes me think summer is here. The cantaloupe was so good.
Andrew requested burgers and sweet potato fries for his dinner. The grilled onions made the burger. They also made the special In-N-Out sauce to put on the burgers because that is Andrew’s favorite.
Funfetti cake for dessert! Just like our wedding cake… I think that was the last funfetti cake that I have had. Brooke did a great job helping him blow out the candles.
We are off to California today! Brooke is off to see her dad this weekend and Knox will be with his mom so we will be kidless. I kind of want to do things in the Bay Area that we’ve never seen or done and be all adventurous… have any recommendations?
We will also be dogless this weekend and it was a hard goodbye:) Beretta is staying with Andrew’s mom and dad.
If you have a running accomplishment that you want to share, send it on over to [email protected]il.com !! Keep on being amazing!
JULES!!! “Last year I ran my first BQ of 3:33 at the Sugarloaf marathon in Maine. I was so happy but unfortunately missed getting a number for the 2017 race by 18 seconds. Right away I decided I would try again and signed up for the Napa Valley Marathon which also happened to be my first marathon in 2015 (3:42). Friday I flew from New Hampshire to aCalifornia in hopes of getting another BQ. I had trained harder than ever but never expected to do as well as I did. I crossed the finish line in 3:20:15, securing myself a spot for Boston in 2018 and with a PR of 13 minutes!! My last mile was also a 6:58. I never thought I would be able to run that fast, and now as I recover I am thinking of even bigger goals because I know I can accomplish so much.” Check out her blog here!!!
Linda!!! “In the past month of February, I made it a goal to run 3 hours a week: it doesn’t matter how I distribute it throughout the week so long as I get it done. The longest run I’ve done this week was 90 minutes all at onece- my feet were getting lots of calluses but I’m so proud of them because they make my accomplishments as a runner.:) I’m looking for ideas for what goal I’d make for March currently and I’d love some ideas from your readers!”
I’ve got a few new blogs for you to check out! If you ever want your blog to be featured, just email me!
The Runner Mom! Ashley has the most beautiful pictures, the cutest little girl and great tips for running! Loved her recent post on ME TIME!!
ARE DONUTS PALEO? Of course I love Stephanie’s blog for the donuts and she also loves This Is Us:) She motivates me to get my strength training on and eat delicious food!
Mountain Mantras! Aimee has the cutest dog (Mr. Teeps) and has awesome meal ideas and recipes (pumpkin muffins!!). She shares all about her love for yoga and running!
I came across this below and it took me way back…
Do you remember your very first email address?
-Mine was [email protected]
Parents reading… what do you do with chores, allowance, ways for kids to earn money? I’m always searching for new ideas!
What’s your long run this weekend? I want to hear who has a spring race!??!
What would you request for your birthday meal?