My morning started out differently than most of my Monday mornings… Sister time!
My coach had me take off Sunday, Monday & today to recover from the half and my first run back will be on Wednesday so a morning walk happened instead of a run.
My sister and I had planned to meet up for a walk outside but because of crazy rain we decided to meet up at the BYU indoor track instead. She told me she wants me to do more races that make me really sore so I do morning walks with her instead of running;) PS a girl at the track asked if we were twins so that pretty much made my month.
Andrew had a shift up at a hospital in Salt Lake so he was gone for about 14.5 hours. It was just me and the girls for the day.
We showed up early to pick up Brooke from Kindergarten (PS how in the world is she almost a Kindergarten graduate) so I just fed Skye in the car and hung out together for awhile.
And then we went out to do some errands together. Yes, yes that is new snow in our mountains.
We went to Costco to fill up our empty fridge and hopefully Andrew will forgive me for going to his favorite store without him.
Sometimes you just need to pick up sushi from Costco for lunch because you have zero desire to make anything once you get home.
We had an afternoon full of chores and randomness before Brooke went to gymnastics. There is a bakery drive-thru right by her gymnastics area that has cinnamon rolls. We decided we needed to split one after her class. I let Brooke have the center of the cinnamon roll which was a big deal for me because sharing food is hard so I’m pretty proud of that;)
For dinner I had a chicken salad and the star of the show—> this salsa from Costco.
After dinner we watched part of The Greatest Showman for the 1 millionth time. We missed Knox and Andrew but I’m sure this is how the film would have been viewed if they were both here. Why sit on a comfortable couch when you can sit on your dad instead?
I’ve got a few tangents to share today
*On Sunday we stopped at a diner on our way home from Vegas for omelettes. Diners have quickly become my favorite.
*Skye was thrilled to be out of her carseat and so were we. I think I have lost my road trip endurance that I used to have. The drive home felt like it lasted two days… I need to work on that. One time I was on a road trip with my brother (the one that just did the race). We were coming home from Texas and he had me drive for a bit while he took a nap. When he woke up we were in Arizona and we were supposed to be in Colorado (this was before smartphones with GPS). It just added an extra 4+ hours to the drive. Neither of us minded and we pulled over for some milkshakes ha. I need to get back to that type of road trip mentality.
*Reason #51 I need a coach= After Saturday’s race I wanted to do a 5k this Saturday and sign up for as many races as possible this summer. My coach kindly said no to the race on Saturday and that we will talk about what other races to do this summer… I get a little intense about running/races and I lose my patience but having a coach to help me not go overboard helps me to stay injury free. Technically having a coach saves me money because paying her each month for coaching is less expensive than all of the races I almost signed up for;)
*I’m going to take the fact that I am still sore as a sign that I gave my best effort. Even my abs are sore. I have never hated the foam roller as much as I have the last two days.
*I probably shouldn’t have bought this two lb bag of goodness because I’m the only one at our house that likes these. Hopefully they last me for a while but I’m not going to put any high expectations on myself.
*Last week Andrew and I went out to celebrate an anniversary and for our appetizer we ordered sweet potato fries. They brought out the fries with some type of marshmallow dipping sauce and it was so good… it felt like Thanksgiving.
*Brooke didn’t really understand teasing before Andrew and now she is a professional after learning from him ha.
*Another episode from Gwen. I really like her (because I’ve gotten to know her so well over the internet;) and hope for really great things to happen for her in the marathon.
*I think that all races should give out a hat in the gear bag. I’m loving this hat and I’m sure I will use it a lot over the years of running. Don’t mind the Crest whitening strips.
*Brooke was trying to teach Skye how to do the air moonwalk.
*Remember how I told you in the race recap yesterday how I counted palm trees instead of steps during the hard part? As you can see below, keeping track of the 1 million palm trees that I passed by kept my mind off my quads shredding into pieces better than counting steps. Also, I hope I don’t normally twist my leading foot to the side like in the picture below, I’ll pay attention to that on Wednesday during my run.
*Revel gives you AWESOME race pictures for free and they also give you a bunch of fun stats too which is extra great for those of you that love to check all of the numbers after a race/run!
PS my brother will probably have his race write-up tomorrow for you… I guess work and family life are a little busy for him right now or something;) BUT I will say that he asked me about the next half that I am doing because he wants to join me. I think we have another half marathon lover that has joined our wonderful community. (he refused to sign up for St. George Marathon with me)
Have any Tuesday tangents to share? I love hearing your randomness too:)
Who has a May birthday? Any fun races this month?
Best SWAG that you’ve ever gotten in your race bag?
IF $$$ and injury weren’t a worry—> How many races would you do a year?