One of the great benefits of pushing yourself hard in a race… you just take it nice and easy/short until you are ready to go again. This means for me ignoring the Garmin and just running whatever feels great. My brother (the one that currently lives in Kentucky) is staying with us for a few days. It was the best to have him to go with for 4 miles. My legs are still really sore from Saturday but I’m just telling myself they are so sore because I got out of my comfort zone and it has been a long time since I last did that.
One last race picture:) My muscles remember these miles like they just happened seconds ago. PS a little bit different race scene than those big races going on this last weekend! We sure didn’t see many people along the way. It was very easy for Andrew to find me.
Three 4 year olds with birthdays in August, September and October… they were very interested in finding out who was the tallest. Brooke is currently the tallest.
They were also very interested in pretending they are wheelbarrows too.
While my brother and I were out running, my sister-in-law made the most delicious pancakes I have ever had in my life (I am not even remotely exaggerating about this).
For the syrup she used this recipe and for the Japanese Hot Cakes she did this—> 2 large eggs, 3/4 cup plus 1 1/2 tbsp milk, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 2/3 cups flour, 1 3/4 tsp baking powder, 3 tbsp plus 1 tsp sugar. Beat eggs, milk and vanilla until foamy. Whisk the dry ingredients and then add to the wet ingredients. Let sit for 15 minutes and then cook them on the stove! They taught me to always top them with powdered sugar too… my older siblings always share valuable life lessons with me.
My brother and his kids are here for spring break and also to celebrate my brother’s birthday! He is turning 40.
We started off with some time at the park and watching Andrew go around on this thing as fast as possible made me sick just watching it.
Brooke and I stuck to things more like the swings;)
For lunch my brother requested Tucano’s. The best salad bar in Utah. They also come around with amazing steaks, mango cod and grilled pineapple for you to eat. Kids under 6 eat free too so we are all big fans of this place ha.
Most people are embarrassed when a restaurant sings to them, my brother doesn’t know how to be embarrassed. He also has never had a brain freeze in his entire life, talk about lucky. I would eat ice cream way faster if this was the case for me.
Followed by a picture outside with the crew. We’ve been able to be the four of us (without anyone leaving) for the last week and we still have a few more days like this. It has been so nice to get all of this time together.
After lunch my sister had a bunch of free tickets for us to go see Lego Batman. I’ve already seen this movie so I GLADLY took over hall duty with the little one that doesn’t love the movie. Don’t mind my gum;)
We stopped by my parents’ house for a minute afterwards before all going over to the last activity for the day. I was exhausted ha.
We picked up my brother’s favorite bday cake (or a box of Swig sugar and chocolate cookies) to go to the BYU gymnastic’s gym for the kids to run around.
Brooke dusting off her old gymnastics skills.
Knox has zero fear. These foam pits take me 7 minutes to get out of… they are a workout in and of themselves.
Our kids do everything in their power to avoid stepping on cracks but every now and then we try to make it so that they have to and they laugh hysterically trying their best to not step on one.
I think we all face planted into our beds by the end of the day.
Something I would love to know… what are some of your favorite documentaries? I’m always on the look out! My brother just recommended Broke (about pro athletes and how many of them end up going broke even though they are being paid SO much). We just finished the OJ Simpson one on Netflix and I’m looking for another one to watch with Andrew!
Two of my favorites have to be A Ballerina’s Tale and The Barkley Marathon. These athletes inspire me SO MUCH. I love watching about what they do to prepare themselves for their sports, the highs and lows and I just LOVE Misty Copeland. She got a really bad stress fracture at one point and ended up practicing HOURS a day laying down on the floor and doing the routines there so she wouldn’t put any pressure on her injury. Amazing!
Anyone want to do this race… 104 miles, 48,000 feet CLIMBED… these people are so strong mentally and emotionally.
Share your favorite documentaries PLEASE!!! We will owe you big time!
Who has an April birthday?
What does your run look like today? Easy and easy:)
Would you rather run a HUGE RACE or a SUPER SMALL RACE?