A photo of the baton pass-off.
Andrew left very early for his 11 miles (8:39 average and his last mile was 7:45… boom) and then when he got home I passed off Skye to him (the big kids were still asleep) and left with Candice for 6 miles @ 8:37 average pace.
Look at our matching Levitates… isn’t that sweet?
Just hanging out in the front waiting to cheer on Andrew for his last .02 miles of his long run.
A few weeks ago I met a girl while I was walking with Skye. We started talking while we were both walking and pretty much told our life stories to each other (I tend to do that…). She is a single mama right now (new readers—> I was a single mom for a few years so I can understand a lot of what she is experiencing) and just really amazing. We met up again for a walk yesterday and it was so much fun to see her again.
My mission to eat all of the food in our house that could go bad is going well and creating some random meals.
We worked hard getting everything packed and ready to go for today. It’s a LOOONNNNGGG (in my opinion) flight so this should be interesting.
Knox practices daily his flossing. Andrew had the kids make a Mother’s Day movie for me and one of the reasons Knox said that he loves me is because I’m really good at flossing. If you would like a video of my floss dance, please leave a request.
We finished up the broccoli… it is now okay to leave on our trip. Costco frozen orange chicken:
I also made sure to finish off the chocolate;)
I’ve got some favorites for you today!
*Andrew’s phone case/wallet… super convenient and I love the look (he has had it for awhile too). I have a Thread Wallet that connects to my keychain (you can find it HERE) and I have used it for YEARS and love it. It’s nice to have your keys and wallet all together.
*As I’ve told you 50 times already, I’ve been losing so much hair. I have been using Vital Proteins to help in my protein shakes and then Andrew got these gummies for me. He heard in one of his nursing classes that they are really great for hair so I started taking them. If anything, I think they taste good and I think they are going to help my hair out too:)
*Blueberries and cottage cheese. Kerri told me about this mix and she is brilliant. My #1 is cottage cheese with grapes but this is a close second.
*THIS COOKBOOK. We just bought it and it is beautiful. Each picture will make you drool. We can’t wait to try out Joanna’s recipes because we are obsessed with her.
*This was my first time trying a Picky Bar and Laruen’s Mega Nuts was so delicious. If only they weren’t kind of pricy for a snack… so good though.
*NEW (to me at least) flavors (huma chia energy gel plus) that I bought at our running store! Natural electrolytes—> yes please.
*These workbooks for the kids. We got them for the kids to use during the summer to get ready for the upcoming school year and they are awesome. You can find them here on Amazon but they are cheaper at Costco.
*One of our most used summer items… This umbrella. I just keep it in the car to bring it out whenever we need it because we love the shade.
I love seeing the amazing things that you guys are achieving. If you want to be featured for the amazing running things that you are doing, send them to [email protected]
Rene’!!! “I want to brag on my running club. Six of us traveled from Texas to Ventura to do M2B. We each had different goals but a unified purpose: Lisa and I were trying to qualify, Denise was coming back from surgery, Chris decided to train to help Denise achieve her goal of a PR, Sheri battled injury throughout training, and Teri was running her second marathon. We were gifted with the perfect race and each of us achieved our goals- PRs all around!! The celebration that night was pretty awesome. I feel so blessed to be part of a group (I’m looking at you MRC) where everyone is encouraged and works together to help achieve goals. That is what it’s really all about.”
Catie!!! “I ran my first 5k postpartum race Saturday morning! I am 5 months postpartum. I started running again in February. Slowly but surely I have built back up my endurance and mileage. I haven’t ran a race in well over two years! It was a really warm race but I finished in 40:53! I didn’t have a time goal for this, just a goal to finish. My next race, probably in October, I have a time goal of 33 minutes.”
Eva!!! “This past Sunday I ran my first half in Manchester, UK. I agreed to run it with a friend who we’ve met on holiday in France 12 years ago. Her parents invited me to sleep at their house and they all showed me around Manchester. The weather was beautiful and warm (a heatwave in English standards). Before the race we went to the toilet at her brothers apartment, just 5 minutes from the start. I felt great for the first 15 kilometers (although I went to the bathroom at 7 kilometers and lost 3 minutes there, but my running comfort improved a lot so it was worth it). Then I felt I was getting quite hot. I saw someone lying at the side of the road so I took it a bit more easy. I took another gel, had two bottles of water at the water station and drank the first one while walking. Then I ran the rest of the race. I finished in 2.18.23. I had great support, my sister and her boyfriend came to spectate too. I feel really proud I finally dared to try this distance, I followed my training plan, and enjoyed it a lot. I only missed two workouts, but sometimes didn’t do intervals when they were called for, but that’s okay. I really enjoyed being a tourist and running a race, and doing it with a friend made it extra special.” You can read more at her blog here!
Michelle!!! “I ran the Mountains to the Beach marathon yesterday 5/27/2018. I have been training hard for a BQ! In the last two weeks of my taper I had a calf issue and was so worried it would effect my performance! Well I ran the marathon and went through a roller coaster of emotions, I felt tired at mile 10, then I cramped up at mile 17 but I kept pushing! I realized at mile 20 if I just kept pushing I could BQ. I rounded the turn along the ocean for the last mile and I pr’ed by 10 min and qualified for Boston with 6 minutes to spare, finishing with a 3:49. I am so proud of myself! I realized if you really want something you can do it! This was my 5th marathon and definitely the hardest but the most rewarding!”
Have any favorite things to share with us? I’d love to hear!
Anyone have a June birthday? Any races this month for you?
What is the longest flight that you have ever taken?
Long run or race this weekend? Tell me about it please!