Sometimes it’s my easiest runs that I procrastinate the most. I had 4 miles to get done and I kept putting it off and decided I was just going to hit the treadmill because it was getting hot out but then I thought of all of you that actually run in the heat… and you inspired me to get outside. I was happy that I did.
4 miles @ 8:27 average pace and 10 random thoughts to share with you from my run/right after my run.
1. Actually starting a run might be the most difficult thing (I’m being a bit dramatic). I think we all deserve a round of applause for starting our runs each day because it is hard to get moving… thank goodness once we get going it is easier (and sometimes it is just once we finish that it feels easier ha;).
2. St. George this fall will be my 10th marathon and it will be my 3rd time running St. George. The other marathons I have finished are NYC, Boston, Top of Utah, Utah Valley (twice), Tucson and Salt Lake City.
3. I prefer courses that go up and down vs flat courses for races.
4. ENGAGE YOUR GLUTES ENGAGE YOUR GLUTES ENGAGE YOUR GLUTES. Something I remind myself over and over again while running because I tend to let my hamstrings do the work and my glutes stay lazy. Oh and my hip drop is currently out of control. PS this video is AWESOME on this topic and super helpful:
5. Boxed brownie mixes are actually better than homemade brownies. If you disagree with this statement please share the brownie recipe that you have found to be better than boxed brownie mixes.
6. I do not like it when my running shoelaces feel loose at all. I probably tie my shoes a little bit too snug.
7. Is this dog up ahead barking because he is excited and happy to see me or is he barking because he thinks my leg looks like a good morning snack?
8. A red jeep just passed by… Brooke STILL talks a lot about the red jeep that I had (and how we should try to buy it back again) that I sold when she turned 3 years old. How does she remember that car so well and why is she so attached to that car?
9. I need something to go on our wall that would be cute to display our kid’s art projects. Have you seen anything like this?
10. Breakfast. Breakfast. Breakfast. Breakfast.
If you have IT Band problems you need this R8 Recovery Roller big time. It hurts so good. Also, I am noticing my plantar is showing up a tiny bit again (maybe it’s from putting my socks on the wrong feet;)… every time this happens I go back to sleeping on my back. Sleeping on my stomach is my favorite but sleeping on my stomach causes me to sleep with my toes pointed down the entire night so I either need to move to my back or scoot down on the bed so that my feet are hanging off the edge and not pointed all night.
Skye’s morning faces are my absolute favorite. Her excitement to see us and for a brand new day is out of control.
PS I was looking at an old post for an article and there was this picture of Brooke and I thought it was Skye at first!
You can always tell when Brooke has been in the room with Skye;)
This is my attempt to eat a bunch of things in our fridge that might go bad while we are gone. I hate throwing away food so it is my goal for us to eat everything in the fridge that could go bad before we leave tomorrow! I had a bowl of steamed broccoli, chicken (from my Costco chicken skewers), spinach, sweet potatoes, eggs and salsa. It wasn’t pretty but it did the job.
We went on a little walk later on and the drooling is real over here… teething is happening. I talked to my sister while walking and she was telling me about how on Monday night her husband saved someone’s life! Their neighbor had fallen and stopped breathing (he was an older man) and his wife rushed over to get my brother-in-law and he was able to get him to start breathing again. Pretty incredible.
KNOX!!!! We have missed him and we get to spend the next 10 days with him. They were pretty excited to both have flamingo swimsuits.
They spent most of the day outside playing in the sprinklers on the tramp.
This was a big event! Skye and I were just hanging out on the rug and she dropped her paci out of her mouth to the side of her. Then she rolled from her back to her tummy to get it. It was her first time doing it ever so I was freaking out over the whole situation.
One of my favorite snacks:
For dinner the kids made pizza. My pizza stone is at my sister’s house so we just used some cookie sheets and they turned out pretty good! (Trader Joe’s pizza dough, pizza sauce and cheese).
PS Andrew bought a pair of the Levitates after I have talked about my love for them so much lately (you can read my review for them here). He has his long run today (11 miles) and he will be sporting these:
PPS One of the most important days of the year is coming up:
Ever had plantar fasciitis? What helps you with plantar?
-Sleeping on my back and when it gets really bad I sleep with these boots (which are so beyond amazing) and the boots always fix the problem for me.
Up and down course or a flat course—> what do you prefer?
Do you sleep on your back, stomach or sides?
Brownies—> Homemade or boxed mix?
Thoughts during your last run?