Welp, we are back to this again but luckily it melted by noon. I am impressed that I haven’t slipped on the ice once this entire winter but this morning almost ended my streak when I slipped a little bit about 5 miles into the 8 miles (@ 8:29 average pace) that I ran.
Fun fact about the AirPods—> you can tap them to make them go to the next song! This way you don’t have to take out your phone to go to the next song… I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted to do this during a race ha. You just have to go to settings on your phone and connect to the AirPods bluetooth and it has a little menu there that you can choose what tapping each side will do (pause, next song, previous song) and boom you are ready to go.
As you can tell, my ears were cold.
It is so nice to have this little personality back home again!
Of course. Pancakes and the beginning of a beautiful egg scramble. We eat a lot of eggs over here, we go through our Costco eggs (24 in a pack) really fast!
Brooke had the good idea to have Andrew wear one of Skye’s hats while he worked on school. He is a good sport.
Brooke and Beretta missed each other. Brooke can mimic this dog so well. The best is when she scratches her ear with her foot just like Beretta does.
I told you about Bookroo a few months ago but we are still loving it. When Skye was born, one of my best friends bought us a subscription so each month they deliver two books to our house, wrapped, and the kids love them. All of the books have been awesome (this chicken one was pretty funny) so far. It’s a great gift idea if you need one for kids!
Turns out Brooke already has more upper body strength than I do.
After gymnastics we went to Andrew’s favorite store (besides Costco).
Our goal this summer—> To hike and see as much of Utah as possible. Last summer I was so sick all of the time that I was not interested in hiking/camping/anything involving the sun for longer than an hour so this summer I’m going to make up for that. Now we just need to find the perfect carrier for Skye because she is going to love being in the mountains with all of us. I also want to get out to more races this summer—> there is nothing like using a race to get in some good speed workouts.
Ever seen a GU this large—> 15 servings! You could just carry this along with you on your marathon;)
Andrew made the best dinner for us last night. It was this slow cooker broccoli beef over rice. I definitely went back for seconds because it was so good. He roasted the broccoli instead of putting that in the crockpot but other than that he followed the same recipe.
And if there is candy in the house, I eat it.
And three random things to discuss:
*No one was able to finish the Barkley Marathon this year! This race has 5 loops and the runners have to finish those 5 loops within 60 hours. If you complete 3 of the 5 loops in 40 hours they call that the ‘fun run.’ The last time that there were no finishers for the full 5 loops was in 2015. There have only been 15 finishers total since it first started in 1986! If you love running documentaries, you have to watch on Netflix, ‘The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young.’ This course is crazy! Also, Andrew and I just watched ICARUS (except for the R is backwards) on Netflix. It is a documentary all about doping and how cyclists and different athletes have used it (and gotten away with it) and the scandals that have gone along with it. It is crazy (and there are a few choice words on there FYI).
*Have you guys seen this? This man will be running Boston BACKWARDS in April. He is trying to go for the fastest marathon backwards which means he needs to run under a 3:43:39! I can barely run forwards without tripping so this is beyond impressive to me. PS he qualified for Boston with a 3:00:14 time… so close to sub three! I have a friend that ran a 3:00:01—> TWO SECONDS away from sub 3. Anyways, I’m excited to see how he does in April and it’s awesome that he is doing this for epilepsy fundraising and awareness.
*Did you know that square watermelons are a thing? I don’t know how I have gone this long without knowing about these or trying them but I do know that I am so thrilled that we are getting closer to watermelon season. Eating cold watermelon out of the fridge right after a hot summer run is one of the best running experiences.
I’ve got another easy run on the schedule today and then tomorrow—> MILE REPEATS! Also, I have a Skye update coming your way this afternoon.
I think good documentaries are probably my favorite things to watch… Have any new, good suggestions for me? What are some of your favorites?
What are three things that you are looking forward to the most about summer?
Ever seen somebody in a marathon/race doing something different like running backwards?
Hiking, camping—> do you enjoy doing those things?
-I love hiking and I’m more of a 1 night camper but this summer we might go 2 nights a few times;)