FOUR MILES (@ 8:54 average pace) IN THE SUNSHINE! It felt so good to see that sun and to feel my fingers for the entire run. Those mile repeats on Wednesday left my legs feeling like jello.
I got home and Skye woke up in quite the good mood.
We were able to keep the kids separated yesterday! As long as Andrew doesn’t get HFM then I think we are good to go (Knox left last night for 5 days so by the time he is home he probably won’t be contagious anymore). Bless my mom’s heart, she had Brooke sleep over at her house Wednesday night and then invited her to go to Salt Lake City with my niece so Brooke stayed there until the early evening. Andrew clorox wiped the entire house too. Skye and I were either gone doing random things or upstairs in my room/her room and Knox stayed downstairs with Andrew the whole time. He felt pretty good all day and loved all the screen time that we don’t normally do at home;) I had a nightmare that Skye got it (I’ve been paranoid about her getting sick as you can remember) but I think we dodged her getting this and Knox seems to have a pretty painless case of it hallelujah!
Skye and I went out to meet a friend for lunch.
Buffalo chicken salad…
And because I felt like a bottomless pit all day long yesterday, I heated up some leftover pizza right when I got home… and once that was done I had another piece followed by an apple with pb. Andrew’s favorite combo is pineapple and pineapple.
Then the two of us hung out in my room for a few hours and we weren’t even slightly productive.
Later on I picked up the Brookester. She came in the house and started writing about what she did that day… She will be taking over this blog before you know it.
I finally got around to stretching. In jeans. Somehow it worked.
I have a problem and Andrew is enabling my pancake addiction.
Post-dinner and these two got to practicing on Brooke’s baseball skills.
I have a few Friday Favorites to share:
*Online grocery shopping! We started doing this from our normal grocery store (below Andrew is ordering it) and it is life-changing. You just order it all online and then you go to the store and they bring it to your car and load it all up for you. Our Costco now delivers to your HOUSE and when I suggested we try that to Andrew, the look of hurt in his eyes was intense. I apologized for thinking of skipping our trip to that store and having it delivered instead, that’s Andrew’s favorite thing to do all together.
*Mel recommended this documentary to us. It is free to watch on Amazon Prime. It was great! Nikki Kimball is so inspiring and she made me want to get in the mountains more often to run.
*Andrew and I walked around the mall on Tuesday attempting to find more colors of some v-neck t-shirts that I love only to find that short t-shirts are the thing now (yeah, that’s not going to work for me). I walked into Target the day after and boom, I almost cried to find so many long v-neck t-shirts in so many different colors. THEY ARE ONLY $5!!!! So I might have gotten a few more than just the below too;)
*The smell of Skye after she takes a bath. It’s totally normal that I just smell her for like 10 minutes straight right?!
*This salsa verde honey lime chicken recipe is amazing. I can’t get enough. The recipe makes a ton so we’ve been eating it all week. These tacos might not look pretty but they tasted amazing.
*A Friday Favorite from Brooke that she wanted me to share with you—> The combination of Peach Cheerios and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. She says the flavors combined really compliment each other.
*Boston is just 17 days away! I cannot wait to watch it. I SO SO SO wish I was going to be there this year. I listened to Ali’s podcast with Molly Huddle yesterday and it was great. Can’t wait to see how Molly does on her second marathon after such an awesome training cycle and setting the new American Record in the half-marathon.
*Brooke told me yesterday, “You like pancakes so much because they are just like eating a treat.” She caught me.
If you would like to share your running accomplishments, send them to [email protected] ! You guys are incredible.
TOBY!!! “I ran the Buffalo 100 mile race on March 23-24. It was held on Antelope Island in Utah! My goal was to finish it in 30:00, but came in at 26:53. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done! There were some meltdowns along the way, but I had some amazing pacers and crew to pull me along!”
PS Toby and I are good friends and she was sure there for me during those tough years after my divorce… She is one of the strongest and most incredible women I know. I am so inspired by her.
NELL!!! “I’m a runner/lawyer/newlywed from NYC! I’m proud to say I just PRed (by about 15 minutes from my last half marathon!) at the Palmetto Bluff half marathon a few weeks ago, coming in at 1:31:15 and 5th place of all females! Then two weeks later I ran the United Airlines NYC half marathon and came in at 1:34:52 (it was a much hillier course and a cold windy day). First pic is from Palmetto Bluff and second from NYC Half. I’m also extremely excited to be running the NYC marathon this year. It will be my first marathon ever!”
ANDREA!!! “I finally ran my first marathon on February 18 (Lost Dutchman in Apache Junction, AZ). It was a long time coming- almost 2 years! I started training for another marathon in early 2016 and used a plan that just didn’t work for me. I ended up DNF-ing the race in northern New Mexico in July 2016 due to IT band issues. I spent the next 1.5 years building my base, getting injured, rebuilding my base, and starting the training process again. This time I set my own schedule, using a few other plans as a guide, and made sure to add in more cross-training. I felt pretty good but started to have pesky IT band issues again. I also experienced running burnout (anyone else been there?), which made it so hard to train for the last few months. Race day arrived and I felt good. The first 7-8 miles I hit my goal pace (10:30/mile), then disaster in the form of angry IT band strikes at mile 8. I was driving the struggle bus after that! I was so angry at myself and cried probably 5 times during the race- I am not someone who cries a lot! I ended up just walking the last 5 miles of the marathon (my hips and knees hurt so bad) and crossed the finish line in 5:34 (12:46/mile). It was a true test and testament of my will power! It took a while for me to start to feel proud of myself for the accomplishment of running a full 26.2 mile race. I was angry and even ashamed of my time and my struggle during the race. But I remembered your struggles a few years ago and felt that sharing the bad and ugly bits of running would be good to do. ”
What are some of your Friday Favorites?
What are you most looking forward to this weekend?
Do you ever do your grocery shopping online?
What store would you say that you buy most of your normal (aka not workout clothing) clothes from?