Yesterday was a pretty big day for Knox!
He graduated from pre-school!
Before graduation I set out for a 40 minute easy run and finished with an 8:45 average pace—> My legs were FEELING it after my strength class on Wednesday.
Right after graduation we were off to drive south for a few hours for our trip, we listened to Harry Potter in the car and stopped for salads.
Made it to the cabin (this is my first time using Airbnb and I’m a fan now) and we made ourselves right at home.
Skye has really been needing a vacation away with how busy she is at home sleeping and eating;)
And then we were off.
We wanted to do a tour here at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary but they were done for the day…
So we went to their store in Kanab and the kids loved their cat room!
Salad bars and pizza for dinner.
And my favorite part of the day—> The Pink Sand Dunes.
I think all of sand dune climbing is going to make our calves very sore.
I have some Friday Favorites to share (affiliate links included):
*This hat. Andrew bought it for me and I love it.
*Skid Row Marathon. Has anyone heard about this? Anna shared this with me and it is incredible. In LA there is a judge that started a running club for homeless people to start running together. It’s an incredible story:
*The Brooks Cascadia’s are still a favorite of mine. I’m wearing mine for hiking now (they have too many running miles on them) and they are awesome for our hiking. Andrew’s are newer and quite beautiful if I do say so myself.
*These from Costco. Heaven. I hated them during pregnancy (along with 97% of every food on the planet) but I am happy to have them in my life now.
*goodr RUNNING SUNGLASSES. I’ve tried a lot of running sunglasses out over the years and I’ve loved many but none of them have been as cheap as these. I bought these two pairs and instantly fell in love with the price tag. They stay in place, they fit well, they look good and if I break them, it’s okay because they aren’t my Ray-Bans ha. I’ll be using these a lot this summer and I’ll probably buy some more colors.
*The series finale of New Girl. I am so sad this show is over because it made me laugh hundreds of times but it’s a good thing I love rewatching shows.
*Now that it is warm I will be posting all sorts of ice cream creations for the next few months. DQ isn’t my favorite for anything BUT their chocolate dipped cone. This picture makes me drool a little bit and I am not exaggerating. I love these so much:
I LOVE seeing the amazing things you guys are doing. If you want to share your running accomplishment, send it to [email protected]
MY (Janae’s) NEPHEW!!!! I am so proud of him. He took 1st place in his race at the Special Olympics and I wish so badly we could have been there to cheer him on. He loves to run!
Nicole!! “This past Mother’s Day weekend I was lucky enough to run 2 races with my little man. My last big race was in October of 2017 while I was pregnant. Going into the Ladies Rock Dayton 4 Miler on Friday was kind of intimidating, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. It was an evening run but still in the high 80’s, tons of women running and on a course I was unsure of. My mind was just all over the place. For my first stroller run, we placed 3rd in the stroller division AND in my age group!! On Mother’s Day I ran the Run like a Mother 5k, again with my son. I definitely felt a bit more confident going into that run, we ended up placing 9th out of over 110 women and 2nd with a stroller! I have always been a runner but add in the stroller, it’s a bit different and takes a few runs to fully get used to it. I am so beyond proud of myself for pushing as hard as I did AND extremely blessed to be able to share both of these runs with my son who I hope one day will be out there actually running with me:) ”
Christina!! “Last weekend I ran a Mother’s Day 5-mile race on a whim. It was my first race back after nursing a hamstring pull, and I wanted to run it more to get my running legs back than anything. I didn’t set out to run hard, and that was fine with me. It was a gorgeous day on the trails around the reservoir and I managed to come in first place in my age division (out of six people but who’s counting!). This is the best photo I have of me from the event because my streak of *nailing* my race photo continues! This is the single image the race photographer captured of me and, I don’t know about you, but I think it’s frame-worthy! You can see my write-up for the race—> HERE!!!
Blair sent this in about her good friend Grace!!! “Last weekend she ran the Bridgehampton Half Marathon and finished in 1:59:03! It has been her goal to break two hours for years and has narrowly missed it several times- during her 4th half marathon she finally did it!!! Her mom also ran (Mother’s Day weekend). It was her first half and she was so nervous she and Grace drove the course the night before to get familiar. She finished in 2:19:08 and came in 3rd in her age group!”
Have any favorites from this week?! Do share!
Looking forward to anything this weekend?
Sunglasses while running—> yes or no? Have a favorite brand for running sunglasses?
Favorite National Park that you have ever been to? We’re going to two over the next two days!