First, I can’t thank you guys enough for your awesome comments about my brother and his first half-marathon/weight loss story. It means a lot to both of us:)
Oh how I love how much earlier the sun comes up in the mornings now. It makes running before the kids wake up much easier. Then in exactly one month from today, Skye and I will be taking out the BOB together for a run. Well, actually in one month from now we will be in Kentucky so it might happen a few days after that but I’m pretty excited about it.
5 miles @ 8:15 average. I have a mini workout today and I can’t wait to get my legs moving again. I love how seriously my coach takes recovery after races because that is going to keep me healthy.
Brooke has the best stories to tell me on our way to school in the mornings. Her natural little highlights in her hair makes me covet a 5 year old;)
I took Skye on a walk right after taking Brooke to school and talked to my sister on the phone which is almost as good as us actually walking together. Skye fell asleep about 20 steps away from our house.
Skye had a bath and I went down to give her a kiss and she grabbed my hair so fast, I was impressed. I then grabbed my phone to take a picture of the strong grasp she had on my hair and as I was taking the picture she kicked me in the face. Turns out she was mad at me or something based on her actions.
Brooke got home and about 5 minutes after this picture she was asleep. She partied hard this last weekend so she needed to catch up on sleep (plus she said her stomach was hurting so hopefully today she feels better) and Skye joined her and took a 3 hour nap. Skye is currently taking one long nap and she’ll fall asleep for a few minutes here and there if we are in the car or something.
For my lunch I had Costco’s Sweet Kale Salad w/poppyseed dressing, chicken and strawberries. After this I had a chocolate covered frozen banana because I wanted to celebrate the fact that it was 80 degrees outside yesterday.
There were a bunch of random snacks throughout the day… Thank goodness for my huge diaper bag that is always fully stocked with things so I don’t have to go upstairs to grab a snack ha.
And for dinner I had the rest of my kale salad and Kodiakcakes. Quite the random combination but it worked. Andrew and I also did our weekly planners meeting (this meeting started last week) to attempt to get everything written down.
If Beretta is in Skye’s view, she can’t take her eyes off of her.
After dinner Brooke started feeling lame again so we all just relaxed and watched a movie together.
Andrew’s calf makes a fabulous pillow. Mine does not because my calf has not learned how to have a muscle there;)
Once the girls went to bed, Andrew went to his softball game and I caught up on New Girl. That show just makes me happy.
*I have been texting my good friend Rachelle for as many tips as possible for running (she is so fast and the best cheerleader for all of her friends). She told me about Firmus Running and it is my new favorite running tool. I feel like I could spend hours on it (maybe I have) because I LOVE the numbers side of running. So this site has a ton of the half-marathons and marathons (especially the Utah ones if you are a Utah reader) listed on it and it gives you so much information about each race. It comes up with pace bands specific for each course and each mile with the elevation changes for your goal race time. It’s amazing. You can also see on average how much faster or slower a course is compared to all of the others. You can choose three races at a time to compare with each other (I LOVE ALL OF THE GRAPHS). I might be the only person that didn’t know all of this info was offered for free but I am now one of their biggest fans.
Who knows what paces I’ll be ready for this fall in St. George but I’m really hoping that this is my pace band sometime soon:)
*CHIP RAN HIS FIRST MARATHON in 5:21:54! He raised $250,000 for rare cancer research and ran the entire 26.2 miles with his tool belt. I can’t even imagine the chafing that occurred from wearing that thing for a marathon.
*Another part from Deena’s book that I loved. When you start being negative, ‘Find a thought that serves you better.’
*The sun is brighter and out earlier which means I’m extra dilligent about sun screen before my runs—> don’t forget to load up before you head out the door.
Also, pro-tip—> Take the top sharp/hard plastic piece off the deodorant before you start rubbing it on your chest (I use it to prevent chafing)… that did not feel great;) Mornings are hard.
*I have four pictures from our Sunday:
I dressed up like Andrew after church to attempt to make him laugh. It worked and his shoes were actually pretty comfortable… we are almost the same size.
*My niece and I went on a walk. I’m sure grateful for this relationship that I have with her.
We had a salad bar for dinner on Sunday and it was amazing. We all brought toppings and boom.. an awesome salad bar. My sister gets dough from Sam’s Club (you can buy it up at their food court in bulk) and made us rolls from that dough. They were so good. I had a few more after I ate the first one. I bring my hospital water bottle with me everywhere. That thing is gold to me.
*Have you ever seen these underwater treadmills? I just saw this for the first time the other day and after spending 100s of hours pool running in the past, I kind of want to try this out. My feet never hit the ground of the pool when I would pool run so I wonder if this treadmill is anything like the pool running I’ve done in the past.
*Marisa asked me about sprained ankle advice and I have never had one so if you could help her out with this in the comments that would be awesome!–
Sprained ankle tips? Help Marisa out!
Ever used a pace band for a race? How did that go for you?
Share a Tuesday Tangent with me please!
What is your Tuesday run?