That sunshine felt so so good on my Saturday morning run. Arizona in March is perfection.
I really love running in Arizona for many reasons but mostly because you can find so many dirt paths (the ones by the canals are my favorite) that go on forever. I used to come down and stay with my brother and his family all of the time a few years ago so I’ve got a lot of good/hard/fast/slow/frustrating/confidence boosting memories on these dirt trails.
Skye is getting to know some of her cousins! Doesn’t this niece of mine look just like Brooke? This niece and Brooke are only a few months apart and I keep calling her Brooke ha.
So Friday night sleeping did not go so well;) Skye slept great but I made the worst decision and had a diet coke Friday night while we were all chatting. I haven’t had caffeine for about a year and decided it was a good idea to try some at night. I COULD NOT SLEEP so I learned my lesson the hard way with that one.
Then we were off for brunch and the game!
Joy recommended going to Henhouse Cafe and once again, you guys have the best recommendations.
We ordered a short stack of pancakes to come with our meals and they were huge! They offer a pancake at this restaurant for $11 that are the size of some of their tables. Our waiter said he had a group of 10 come in and they couldn’t even finish off the pancakes. This place was amazing.
From there we went straight to see the Angels play. It was like Christmas morning for Andrew.
We made sure to bring some high quality things to enjoy while we watched… Brooke and Knox are going to be jealous.
Skye ate, napped, hung out in the shade with me, blew bubbles and people watched.
The Angels lost but we are hoping that today they do a bit better. After the game we went back to my brother’s house and he picked up this goodness for our dinner from Buddyz! This pizza made me love deep dish pizza. PS My brother and I are going on our first run ever together tomorrow.
Skye really found her voice last night.
And then I got to work on stretching every muscle in my body because two speedish workouts this last week = I need to be getting in some good stretching sessions!
Brooke is having a good time and we are going to work on spelling Skye’s name this week;)
Here’s how training looked last week:
Monday: 8 miles @ 8:50 average pace.
Tuesday: 6 miles @ 8:33 average pace.
Wednesday: Cooper Test! 2 mile w/up, 12 minutes as fast as I could go, 2 mile c/d. I averaged a 6:25 pace for those 12 minutes and it was incredibly hard but it is a good measure for my coach to see where I am at right now to continue building workouts for me. 5.87 miles total.
Thursday: 40 minute easy run! 4.78 miles @ 8:22 average pace.
Friday: Long run! 10 miles total with the last 3 @ 7:07 average for a fast finish.
Saturday: 6 miles @ 8:29 average pace in Arizona. I could definitely feel the lower elevation on this run and the sunshine felt so good.
40.65 miles for the week!
What was your best run last week? Hardest run?
Favorite sporting event to go and watch?
Yes or no to deep dish pizza?
What are you up to today?