The kids were ready to go play some soccer last night and score a bunch of goals when all of the sudden it started pouring rain when we got to the field. We decided the change of plans in our evening called for some pasta instead.
Brooke ordered some noodles and asked for some parmesan cheese. She couldn’t believe that the waitress brought her two full cups of it!
She made sure to pile it all on top.
The meal started off with this insane bread that we dipped into olive oil and vinegar.
Once my meal arrived (spaghetti and meatballs) Brooke decided that she wanted my meal too so we shared and it was delicious.
Andrew had the same thing and Knox was all about the chicken fingers.
We went home and got the kids all showered and ready for bed.
Then a babysitter came over and we left for a bit to hang out with some friends. The party was at my old apartment complex where I used to live with Brooke:)
LINDSEY’S BIRTHDAY PARTY!!
Well, her birthday is on Saturday but she will be at Disneyland on her birthday so we celebrated last night instead.
We came home to Brooke catching up on her Minnie Mouse novel.
And Knox and Beretta snuggling.
Please send in any race accomplishments that you would like me to post! Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org ! You all inspire me!
TANNA!!! “Just this past Saturday, I met my second goal (first one being completing my first marathon)! I completed a half marathon in under two hours (1:57:25!!) at the Bristol Half and Half! I have been dreaming of this day since my little girl was born (almost 3 years ago)! I could not have met this goal without the love and support from my family and friends, not to mention the awesome pacer that encouraged me along the way! I am so excited to see what else I can accomplish this year!!”
MEGAN!!! “Recently you posted a running accomplishment of my twin sister, Julie!! Today I ran a half marathon PR after having the same time for three races. My sister is training me for the Vermont City Marathon in May which I decided to run to celebrate my graduation from graduate school for dietetics. I finished in 1:44:34 which is over a three minute improvement. She’s been a great coach and cheerleader and I couldn’t have done it without her. And learning from other running blogs! I blog somewhat about running but also have fueling and nutrition topics. My blog is HERE!”
KATIE!!! “I wanted to share that I recently ran my first FULL marathon at the beginning of April in Raleigh, NC. I trained for 3 months (mostly inside on the treadmill because I work during all daylight hours in the winter) and it was definitely one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. My goal was to finish in 4 hours and I was right on track during the first half (finished the half in 2:03, which included a potty break because my bladder couldn’t take it anymore). The back half was full of long, gradual inclines that totally wiped out my legs and lungs. I held in pretty strong at a slower pace until about mile 23 and the last 3.2 were a real fight to the finish. Let’s also mention the ridiculous uphill that consumed a good portion of mile 25… 25! Anyway, I finished in 4:08 and couldn’t be prouder of my accomplishment. ‘I can do hard things.’:)”
VERONICA!!! “I ran a ten-mile race a couple weeks ago. It was my first and I had no particular goal except to race well- i.e. don’t give up on a monster hill and run fast the last mile. My daughter is about to be six months so when I signed up for it I thought just finish it. However, I finished under 1:21 and knew that if I just kept going another 3.1 I could finally get under a 1:50 half marathon, even if it was unofficial. And I did it- my watch said 1:48:49! I’ve been trying to get that goal for 3 years, having run 14+ half marathons all ranging between 1:51-1:58. I finally did it- AFTER having my daughter. My mental toughness is definitely stronger because I know I have to make the most of my runs. I raced well and didn’t give up when it got hard. I also got third in my age group!”
KATE!!! Kate ran FIFTY (50!!!!) miles around a track to raise money for her students. WOW. Her article is on Runners World and I’ll share a part! “Kate Fletcher, an 11th grade English teacher in Louisa, Virginia, has two main passions in life: teaching and running. On Monday, April 3, she combined the two by running 50 miles around the Louisa County High School track to fundraise for the school and teach her students what she deems the most important lesson: “You can find strength—and even joy—in tackling adversity.”
ANNA!!! “On Monday, I ran my second Boston marathon! I honestly was pretty lax in my training this time around and did not have a real goal in place, I just wanted to do around the time I did last year… My time was literally one second slower than last year:) My dad even joked with me asking what took me so long. Even though it was my second time running Boston, it was just as magical/amazing/inspiring/incredible as the first time. My boyfriend came with me this year and made the whole trip that much more special. My splits were really starting to slow down staring around mile 19 but as soon as I saw him at mile 25 my times went from around 8:00/mile to sub 7 my last 1.2 miles! I am hoping this becomes a tradition for us, but hopefully my times will go down, not up by a second!”
It’s that wonderful time of year… we are switching seasons again (well, it already has for many of you in other areas) and it is time for our bodies to acclimate/change/adapt to the new temperatures. REMEMBER… don’t get frustrated with yourself. We are ALL in the same boat. You are not alone if it takes you time to adjust to these warmer temperatures. Be patient with yourself. These first few runs in the hotter temperatures are just going to hurt but with 5-10 runs of 60+ your body is going to learn to run better in the heat (I’m more on the 10-15 runs of 60+ to start feeling better:). For those of you that have been training in cooler temps and then went out to Boston and had a hot race… you are amazing. And for all of you that train in heat and humidity way worse than Utah, you are my heroes. I don’t love the bundling up for winter running but goodness gracious, running in the cold temps is a lot easier on my mind and brain than the hot temps.
From the RRCA:)
Do you sweat a lot when running or do you glisten?
-Glisten on face and sweat a lot everywhere else:)
How are you spending your Friday night?
If you could have a plate of any food that you want on the planet magically appear right in front of you, what would it be?
Have you started to acclimate to the warmer temperatures yet this year? If not, when do the warmer temperatures start creeping in for you?
-We usually start getting the really hot temperatures in June so we still have a little time.