I hope your long weekend was a great one!
7 miles (of course… my body just really loves that distance right now and that is why I do it so often) @ 9:17 average pace!
Came home to some cereal, a huge peach and some sticker book fun.
After lunch (tuna fish sandwich… something that always sounds good right now) I got busy making something for a bbq that we were going to later on!
My Brothers’ S’mores Bars. Always a crowd pleaser.
Brooke wanted to help Andrew mow the lawn…
After we were done with the yard, we made it out to probably our last day at the splash pad this year.
Brooke’s favorite apple eating method;)
We also played an intense game of tag while at the park. It felt good to get some barefoot strides in on the grass:)
For dinner a friend of ours invited us to his bbq. Plate one of two… everything was so good.
Brooke found her new best friend while we were there too:)
And then I had some more peaches in the form of pie. It was the perfect way to end the night.
I have a list of things that I don’t personally like to hear as a runner! I would love to hear your additions to the list in the comments:)
1. The low battery beep that accompanies your garmin and/or wireless headphones about to turn off while you are out on a run where you REALLY NEED to know your distance/pace or when you really need your music. I do not like hearing this.
2. ‘You have a stress fracture (or any other serious injury) and you absolutely cannot run for x amount of time’ -Your doctor. Definitely something that stings hearing and something I absolutely hate hearing. Although, I will say… having a diagnosis and a period of time that I’m told not to run is a whole lot nicer than not knowing what the heck is going on with my body and wondering how long I should stop running for.
Why can’t this ever be the answer… run more and the injury will get better!!
Or maybe you view injuries this way so if someone tells you that you are injured it doesn’t bother you;)
3. Someone honking at me. Nope, never once have I enjoyed that unless it is from someone that I know… otherwise it freaks me out.
4. Another thing I don’t love hearing—> The forecast before a big race if the forecast involves rain, wind or heat…. nope, I don’t wanna hear it. Let me just experience it without thinking/stressing about it every second leading up to the race:)
5. ‘You should run a bit less and focus more on strength training and/or cross-training.’ I’ve heard this one before and while they were 100% right… it hurt to hear. I run because I love it… the other stuff is not nearly as fun for me:)
6. ‘You’re almost there’ from a spectator along the course of your race when in fact, you are NOWHERE NEAR finished even though every muscle in your body wishes so badly that you could be finished.
7. Yes, in fact… I do need another pair. I am very happy that Andrew understands my need for so many pairs but hearing this question below would not be a fun one to hear as a runner:)
8. That your favorite trail has had a bear or other scary animal or creepy person sighting recently… NOOOOOOOO but I need that trail for my 20 on Saturday… time to reroute.
9. ‘There is only one porta potty stop along the race course.’ -From the race director… I’ve heard this before. Ummmm that is stressful for everyone there waiting to start the race! Or I really don’t like hearing, ‘the next aid station is 2 miles away’ during a race when I NEED IT RIGHT THAT SECOND
10. When you tell someone about a race you are about to sign up for and they respond by informing you that it is already full this year… This has happened to me once before for a race and I was so bummed about it!
What is something that you as a runner do not like hearing?!
What was the last dessert that you made… on a scale from 1-10, how good was it?
Have any September running (or life) goals? I’d love to hear them!
Deviled eggs/hardboiled eggs… YES or NO? Andrew can’t stand them and I LOVE them so I want to hear your opinion!