Nine miles for my Thursday morning done in the low 8’s! Today I get to run with a friend and then Saturday it is all about the treadmill. I need to get in a double digit run soon… the last one I did was while watching Boston and I’m wanting to get in those miles again!
Andrew is currently upping his mileage for a half-marathon so we talked about something I learned in my coaching classes while we are coming up with his plan (he is my first coaching experiment;)—> AVOID THE TERRIBLE TOO’S:
TOO much mileage
TOO much racing
TOO much speed
TOO much hard surface
Runners are the healthiest group of injured people;)
Making sure to not add TOO much of any of those above things too quickly for him to avoid any injuries!
Just like I have switched to be an Angels fan for Andrew, he has also changed to something important for me… Don’t the Launch’s just look fabulous on him? I’m really proud.
NEW SNOW IN OUR MOUNTAINS!?! I do not want to see snow any closer to me than this for the next 7 months though.
Post-run peach smoothie before going over to my parent’s house to eat lunch with them!
While I was eating lunch there I had a flashback to when Brooke and I lived with them 3 years ago:) I love my time with them.
We went home and the kids combined dress-up and cops/robbers into one lovely game that they played together.
The kids had a soccer game yesterday and it was freezing… we were all ready to jump back in the car once it was done.
Wednesday night we made my Mom’s Lasagna and last night we had it for dinner too:) The lasagna love must truly run in my DNA because Brooke now says that it is HER favorite food too and she went back for seconds.
Cuddles and stories before their bedtime.
And the show that never gets old for me, once they went to bed (Andrew was working on his bike… he is NOT a Friends fan).
It was my brother’s birthday yesterday! He turned 40 and I’m so incredibly grateful for him!!
I was so excited to see how he celebrated his birthday… a new personal distance record. I think he needs to get signed up for a marathon;)
LOVING your running accomplishments!!! Keep them coming in —> [email protected] !!
MALERIE!!! “This was my (I’m in the gray) first half marathon as well as the twins next to me! We were able to train together which was so much fun. It was also difficult with school, work, sickness, Spring Break.. but WE FINISHED! I totally psyched myself out, but we didn’t do too bad- we finished in under 2:20! So yay:)”
ASHLEY!!! There was a 1st Annual Bunny Hop 5K in Uniontown, PA over Easter weekend. I felt strong and ran hard and ended up being the 1st Female Overall in 22:16. It was a great feeling to break that tape especially since I had a stress fracture last year complete with a cast!!! So don’t get too down if you have an injury. Sometimes God permits forced breaks from running and brings you back stronger than you can imagine!”
AUDREY!!! “My name is Audrey and today (Sunday, April 23rd) was the amazing day that I got to run my first half marathon, the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon in Grand Rapids. It was an all women’s race that benefited local women’s charities. It was incredible to be surrounded with the strength and determination of so many women runners. I was a little nervous but mostly really excited. I wanted to do the second half faster but I ended up starting off fast and managed to hold the same pace throughout the whole race!! I had a goal time of under 1:40 and finished in 1:35:06!! I placed 1st in my age group and 19th overall! I am so thankful for my awesome family who came to support me and made tons of encouraging signs that I got to see throughout the race. I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome for my first half marathon!!”
SARAH!!! “On April 22, I ran the Tarheel 10 Miler in Chapel Hill, NC and was really excited to do so! I ran through the campus of my alma mater, as well and ‘ran’ into old friends of suite mates and sorority sisters. I have also never run this race before, nor a race where 10 miles was the total distance, so no matter what I would get a PR! Ha. The weather was overcast and a little breezy, but SO HUMID, which made the rolling hills of the course so much more challenging. There is one hill at around mile 8-9, called Laurel Hill, and it’s so infamous your time is clocked starting from the bottom to the top! I finished the race in 1:50:51 and it took me 10:34 to get up that hill- WHOA. While during the race, I was thinking ‘is this going to be over soon?’, my finish was very satisfying because my goal was to finish in under 2 hours. I really wanted 1:45, but now that I have set a bar, maybe I’ll tackle it again next year:) My friend and I took this picture in the football stadium after the race. I am on the left and just love the bling of our medal!”
Sara wrote this about her sister STEPHANIE!! “This past Monday she got to run the Boston Marathon starting in the Elite field!!! She has worked her butt off over the past 4 years and has accomplished more than even seems possible. She finished the race with 2:47 flat, 31st woman! Ah-maz-ing! It was SO fun to watch the coverage and catch glimpses of her with the starting pack and then again at Heartbreak Hill when the Elite men caught up to her. What a cool experience! She’ll always be my running hero!”
Friends fans….. Have a favorite character or episode? What shows never get old to you? Who has a birthday coming up in the next few weeks? Have any fun Friday night plans? What running shoes are you wearing today?