A little over ten miles for my Saturday morning GLOVELESS (that is important after the last few days of freezing cold running). A few miles with a friend and a few miles on my own.
I even attempted a self-timed picture while I was out. A few of you recommended the Runner’s World podcast and I listened to part of one yesterday = excellent. It is sure inspiring to be listening all about running while actually running:) I listened to an interview with Shalane Flanagan! Did you know that she is a foster mom to two 17 year old girls now? I love hearing a bit more about the personal lives of these incredible runners. Also, the fracture that she had (and why she had to miss Boston this year) was most likely because of running on the treadmill a lot this winter or on the snow (Portland got hit with more snow than ever this last year). It’s crazy how those little changes in our training can make a huge difference on our bodies.
This may look like snow but it is actually the stuff that makes me sneeze all day long… floating all through the air and then landing on the ground.
I got home from my run and did my current favorite 4 x 10 squats, 10 lunges with right foot leading & 10 lunges with left foot leading. It leaves me sore so it must be doing some good strengthening! Brooke was quite confused about how I could possibly choose running over sleeping in and watching a Saturday morning cartoon… she’ll understand endorphins one day:)
Beretta came in for her morning massage and gave me an eye for not taking her running with me.
Great Harvest Bread w/ butter samples after a long run is a really good idea. You should try it if you have one near you.
One of my brothers is still at my parent’s house visiting so we picked up sandwiches for everyone and took it over to their house.
My mom then sent cookies with us once we left. My mom always has the Costco cookies at her house. I just have to find which cupboard she hides them in.
If we come across a dog, the kids go up to the owner and ask if they can pet it. This time I think they wanted to ask if they could bring it home with us too.
My brother came with us to the Sundance area to go on a hike to Stewart Falls. We had a hard time slowing Brooke down on our way to the waterfalls. We might have a trail runner.
We came across snow all over the place even though it was strangely warm outside. It’s a weird feeling to be warm and touching snow.
It took two miles to get to the waterfall and the kids did really well even if the picture says otherwise. There were people climbing up the waterfall and it was freaking me out.
On the way back Brooke’s legs were tired (I get it… I want to be carried after mile speed intervals or long runs) but Knox was all about pressing forward until the end.
Once we finished the hike we saw a Life Flight helicopter (there for training, not because of an emergency). Being a Life Flight nurse would be Andrew’s dream job. . We ended up talking to the nurses for quite awhile. It was awesome to see how excited Andrew was about it. He has found something that makes him really happy!
Dinner was simple… quesadillas, carrots, grapes and milk:)
And then we did a family movie night at home.
I’m ready for a rest day today… anyone else taking one today?
I saw this article yesterday. I want to know about you:
Do you wear make-up to a race?
-I have fake eyelashes and I tint my eyebrows so I don’t wear a ton of make-up in the first place but sometimes I wear some foundation that has SPF if my skin has exploded. I always have some sort of sunscreen and most importantly, a thick layer of my favorite lip gloss (Punchy from Victoria Secret). I can’t think of a lot worse (okay, I can but I just really hate it when this happens) during a race than having chapped lips so a thick layer of this stuff always does the trick for me.
What would you say would be your ABSOLUTE dream job?
Who has a rest day today!? What is your definition of a rest day… easy run, no run, yoga, go on a walk, core work, nothing at all?
Who has ALLERGIES right now?!