The weekend is (almost) here! All of Andrew’s siblings are in town this weekend and every one of my siblings is going to be here too (except for one of my brothers) so we have a lot of family in town for an event tomorrow!
I set out yesterday thinking that I’d do my long run but at mile 7.8 I decided that 10-11 miles wasn’t going to happen and ran home from there (finished with 9 miles… of course at a 9:22 average pace?!?). I have a half-marathon next weekend but I did 10.5 miles last week so I should be fine next week and I can always walk the last few miles (or DNF) if that is what my body tells me to do. Utah was slightly humid yesterday (normally it feels like a desert ((probably because it is one)) and I think that was what made the run so hard for me towards the end. I kept thinking about all of you runners in the humidity as I was complaining about it to myself during those miles… seriously, you are amazing.
PS I drink 2 glasses of water (3 if I stole the kid’s cups) before I head out for my run. PPS my eyelashes are VERY fake.
I came home and Brooke started massaging my shoulder all on her own. She is sure trying to take care of her pregnant mama right now:)
I just did a few glute exercises (a few of them from this post) and then I just went into child’s pose for as long as possible. Also, I didn’t feel it during the run but afterwards my right foot felt strange on the bottom. This means = if I wake up and it still feels funny then I will take the day off. If I wake up and it feels fine then I’ll go out for a short run. Too many times I have run through pain instead of just taking a few days off only to then have to take weeks off.
Brooke found one of my running headbands and decided that it is hers now. Looks like the sharing of closets is starting quite young for her.
We drove up to go to my in-laws! They always have so much fresh fruit there which is always exciting for me.
For lunch my sis-in-law made these French Dip Sliders and they were SO good. We switched it up with different meats and cheeses too… the sauce on top was so good. It’s such an easy meal to make for a big group of people if you need something!
We don’t really see the kids much when we are there because they are too busy running around with their cousins (I didn’t even get one of Knox because I don’t think he stopped running) but they had a blast.
We made chicken enchiladas for dinner and then Andrew’s mom made his favorite dessert:
Yummy Chocolate Dessert (it is VERY rich so it just takes a small piece to do the trick:)
4 Tb. Cocoa
2 Sticks Margarine
2 tsp Vanilla
2 C Sugar
1 1/2 C Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
Melt margarine and cocoa. Beat eggs and sugar. Add flour, salt and cocoa mixture. Beat well. Add vanilla. Pour into greased and floured 9 x 13 pan. Bake @ 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cover hot cake with Kraft marshmallow cream (found in ice cream section).
1 Stick Margarine
1/4 C Cocoa
1/2 C Evaporated Milk
1 lb Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
Heat margarine, cocoa, milk. Add sugar and vanilla. Mix well. Apple to top of cake!
I started a new book (I only am a few pages in). I love thriller/suspense type books and a friend recommended this for me since I loved Girl on a Train. I definitely have been reading way more while pregnant which I’ve loved. PS the best book like this that I’ve read this year is The Couple Next Door.
***PS ROOLEE (aka my favorite clothing store ever) is offering 15% off right now if you use the code hungryrunner15
They have the cutest stuff right now!
***PPS my sister’s kitchen remodel post will be up on MONDAY MORNING. It is incredible and she has a video that she made too!
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Kristina!!! “On July 8th, 11 Peace Corps volunteers, including myself, ran the Mount Mulanje Porters’ Race in Malawi. The Porters’ Race was originally established as a competition for Mulanje porters and mountain guides, who have done the trek countless times, usually carrying large packs. Over the years it has grown, and is now open to anyone of the age of 16 who is up for the challenge. For me, and many of the volunteers, it was one of the most physically demanding races I have ever done. 14.4 miles up, over, and down the highest mountain in Southern Africa and we all made it! Check out my full blog post for more about this cool race HERE!!
Jessie!!! “On June 15th I fell off my road bike- going pretty fast (15 mph). I ended up breaking my dominant hand, cracking a rib, and just generally being pretty banged up. I gave myself a week to recover & thought I was feeling better, but every time I tried to run it HURT. My rib/breathing specifically. So as bummed as I was, I didn’t push it. I even walked my July 4th 5K because I had a few lingering niggles. Yesterday I ran 3 x 5 minutes on the treadmill, sloooowly working up my speed. And today I ran TWO continuous (and PAIN FREE) miles outside- my first was 11:16/mile, but my second was an 8:44/mile. Not only does it seem like I’m back to running, but my legs even remember some of the fast turnover I worked so hard for. 2 miles never felt so sweet. You can find my blog HERE!!
What is your favorite genre of book to read? Or do you mix it up often?
What’s the best book you’ve read this year so far?
Ever had a foot injury? Anything on your body hurting/feeling strange from running?
Long run or race this weekend… I want the details!