Two important things from yesterday:
*Skye had her first trip to the beach.
*I am now completely positive that I need to run the Big Sur Marathon.
I think the amazing views during this marathon would make you just forget all of the hills over those 26.2 miles right? Who has done Big Sur? I couldn’t believe how gorgeous the area was.
The morning started off with a 6 mile run @ 8:45 average pace. I was pretty sore yesterday after my 15 miler on Friday which is strange because I wasn’t that sore after my 15 miler last week. I’m thinking it was because I did my long run on the treadmill this week and I haven’t been on the treadmill (besides Thursday’s easy run) in a very long time. I definitely think I run differently on the treadmill vs outside so that is probably why I was sore.
Going out for breakfast is my favorite. I also had a side of eggs with this and we left very full.
After breakfast we got in our rental car and headed down to Big Sur to explore a bit. We found a hike we wanted to do but it was closed off due to a landslide (I think) so it was short and sweet. You can see a little waterfall below:
Skye has seen me do the peace sign in a lot of my photos so she decided to try it out for this picture.
Another stop from our day was to Pfiefer Beach!
I think Skye enjoyed the beach…
She spent most of the time in the shade.
I’m not sure how she felt about the sand though… maybe she’ll be like Brooke was when she was little! Brooke wanted nothing to do with sand and would sit on my lap the entire time we were at the beach. She loves it now but it just took her a little bit of time to get to that point.
I hope that Skye gets to feel the sand on her feet often over the years.
We were in the car for about 6 hours yesterday but the views weren’t too bad along the way.
We were really hungry by this point so we hurried and chose a spot for lunch/dinner. It wasn’t our favorite but it did the job. We had a Caesar salad, pizza and breadsticks. Anyone else dip their pizza/breadsticks into ranch? Andrew has converted me to his methods.
From there we walked around Monterey for a little while.
We saw a candy store and Andrew didn’t even say anything and just walked inside because of my love for candy.
Traveling around with Skye has gone pretty good so far. She luckily doesn’t mind being in the car and usually falls asleep (until we hit traffic). Whenever she got hungry we would just pull over and I fed her in the back of the car. I like getting these little ones used to being out and exploring so that it is just normal for them. As far as restaurants with her—> we just made sure to choose family-friendly restaurants so we didn’t have to worry too much if Skye got a little fussy or something while we ate.
Good luck to everyone running Boston tomorrow! I’ll be cheering you on and watching from my hotel room. I hope that the weather is better than predicted and if not, wear a hat, keep your thoughts positive and control the things you can control and let go of the rest. You’ve done the hard work so now go and celebrate all of your hard work. (PS sorry my images are random sizes on this post… my laptop struggles).
Oh and maybe braid your hair because this is what mine looked like after running a Boston in the rain ha.
We get to see Brookie today wahoo!
Let’s chat about last week’s running!
Monday: 6 miles @ 8:52 average pace.
Tuesday: 9.65 miles total—> 2.08 mile w/u, 2 miles @ threshold (6:58 average), 3 minute walking recovery, 2 x 5 minutes @ interval (6:25 average pace) w/ 2 minute recoveries, 2 miles @ threshold (6:55 average, 2 mile c/d.
Wednesday: 30 minute easy run = 3.48 miles @ 8:38 average pace.
Thursday: 6 miles on the treadmill @ 8:28 average pace.
Friday: 15 miles on the treadmill @ 7:51 average pace. 6 mile w/u, 3 miles @ 7:20 pace, 1 mile easy, 4 x 1 minute fast (w/2 minute recoveries), c/d for a few miles.
Saturday: 6 miles @ 8:45 average pace.
Total mileage—> 46.13.
13 days until my half-marathon. I’m excited to see where I am at race day and go from there!
Ever run a race in the rain? How did it go for you?
What was your best run last week?
Who has been to Big Sur? Who has done the marathon?
Been to the beach recently… which one?