Our final day of our little getaway:
Skye woke up ready to party and enjoy our last day together. The place we stayed at had a pack and play there for us to use and she actually slept a lot better than she has on our previous trips.
Also, the fact that she is taking a pacifier now has me a lot less worried about our 4 hour airplane ride coming up next month with Skye. I do think she is looking forward to taking her naps at home again starting today ha.
Four things about running around in the mountains of Glendale, Ut—> MY ALLERGIES ARE INSANE, running at a higher altitude than I am used to always gives me a bit of a headache, you get to see animals that you don’t normally see on your runs, you remember that trail running is your #1 running love and you enjoy every minute you get to do it since at this season of life, it doesn’t get to happen very often.
8 miles total @ 8:27 average pace along with 5 pick-ups in the middle (6:30 average) of 90 seconds with 2 minute easy jog recoveries after each ones. My legs were toast by the end of that run with all of the ups and downs.
I had two cheerleaders playing out in front of the cabin waiting for me to finish.
The best way to cool off very quickly this summer after a run… Have a water gun fight with somebody using freezing water (I wasn’t holding Skye during the water fight). It was quite refreshing.
I think the kid’s favorite part of the cabin was the little loft where they slept and they also loved the…
bath tub that was out on the front porch. Random but it was the thing that made us choose this particular airbnb because we knew the kids would love it.
I think my favorite part of this airbnb was their washer and dryer, it was so nice to not load our suitcases/car with dirty clothes. Once we packed up we drove over to Bryce Canyon and stopped at Bryce Canyon Pine Restaurant. We all thought it was so good. If you go to Bryce Canyon, eat here. I had sweet potato fries with a turkey sandwich that had gravy and cranberry sauce. Cranberry sauce should be eaten year round in my opinion.
These two were just thrilled with their chocolate milk.
If you ever go to this restaurant will you please order a slice of their chocolate cream pie and then send me a picture of it and tell me all about how much you loved it? If all three kids weren’t asleep as we passed by it on the way out, I would have stopped for another slice.
Bryce. Canyon. Is. Amazing. I can’t believe I have never been here and I LIVE in Utah. It was unreal. You basically just park in a parking lot that is a few hundred feet away from where you start hiking. It is so easy to get to the canyon and see everything. We like it even better than Zions.
It started to rain while we were hiking but luckily Andrew bought this rain cover for Skye’s pack.
I kept thinking to myself, ‘is this real life?!’
Brooke and Knox did really great. The last .6 miles of the hike was really steep uphill and their legs were tired so we distracted them as much as possible with stories and they made it to the top with very little complaining.
We will definitely be back to Bryce Canyon soon… they also have a half marathon here in July which is really tempting me. Kayde told me on Instagram that she is doing a 50 mile ultra race here in just a few weeks… that sounds amazing.
We got back to our car after hiking for a few hours, grabbed some gas, fed Skye and then we made the 3ish hour drive home. All of the kids slept almost the entire time. While Andrew and I probably hiked 5-6ish miles over the past few days, that equals 25 miles with their little legs ha.
I love this picture from the Coral Sand Dunes.
You know you had a good few days when you had a bunch of sand in your shoes each time you took them off.
Here is my training from last week!
Monday: 6 miles @ 8:22 average pace.
Tuesday: 5 miles @ 8:22 average pace (I guess 8:22 was what my body was loving).
Wednesday: 7.79 miles @ 7:55 average—> 2 mile w/u, 4 x 3 minutes (6:51 average), 4 x 1 minute (6:15 average), 90 second recovery jogs after each interval, 2 mile c/d.
Thursday: 40 minutes easy @ 8:45 average pace = 4.58 miles
Friday: 5.13 miles @ 8:37 average pace on the trails!
Saturday: 8 miles @ 8:27 average pace on the trails. At mile 4 I started my 5 x 90 seconds fast (7/10 effort) with 2 minute jog recoveries after each interval).
Would you rather do a mountain type vacation, beach trip or a Disneyland type trip?
What are your Sunday plans?
Have you ever used Airbnb? What was your experience?
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