If this picture makes you think that Skye finds the swings questionable then the picture did a great job explaining Skye’s feelings towards the swing. Or maybe she was just not happy to be in public in her pajamas. And without her normal bow.
She did find the slide to be a little bit more exciting.
My day started off with 6 miles easy in preparation for today’s workout. My workout today is going to be hard but I’m working on learning to embrace being uncomfortable and that is going to help me out big time on October 6th (and next week during my 5k)! Also, I haven’t raced a 5k since 2014… hmmmm.
Laura posted this on her IG story the other day (ps if you don’t already follow her, you need to… she constantly inspires me) and I loved it. I thought about it a lot during my run yesterday (I also listened to How I Built This—> Steve Madden ((it’s crazy to learn about how these huge companies came to be)).
The greatest instrument you’ll ever own. <— Y.E.S.
Brooke got some time with Elf.
She asks me a few times a day if we can move to a farm.
A farm probably won’t be in our future so I guess we will just have to visit farms as much as possible.
My brother and sister-in-law (and their 7 kids) had their flight cancelled so they came on over to our house to hang out for a while.
Quesadillas, pb and j sandwiches and popsicles were what fueled the day of cousin time and for dinner we made sweet potato fries, salad and loads of chicken cooked in olive oil and Mrs. Dash.
Dessert. Costco. Thank you for accepting these into your store.
The kids had a bunch of popsicles.
And we finished off things with a rousing game of Old Maid.
This is a very random thought but my friends and I were talking about this movie the other day. It brought back many memories for me… I think I watched this movie at least 100 times as a little girl. Anyone else?
Reading all of your comments yesterday about Grandma’s Marathon made me even more excited to do it next year! With each comment I kept thinking THIS IS MY RACE!! I will say, the weather stuff did make me a bit nervous (there have been some very cold and very hot years… although, I would love a cold year;) BUT I’ll just have to remind myself to let go of the things I cannot control. Why not embrace the challenge and the unknown a bit. Plus, it will feel like I don’t even have to breathe because of the elevation so that will totally make up for the humidity, right? Or maybe I can put 20 humidifiers around my treadmill and get in some long runs that way to prepare myself. Or I can just go to Hawaii and train there for a while;)
Holly has rocked this course over and over again and I LOVED her tip about the tangents. This is something I can start practicing now in preparation for the race (and during my two races next week)!
Running the tangents wrong could add a full MILE to your marathon to this course… yeah, I don’t want to run 27.2;)
Reading about tangents made me interested about what has happened in my previous marathons so I looked up my last three marathons to compare them (it’s been a bit of time since my last marathons).
GPS watches aren’t 100% accurate but it looks like in Boston I was about .2 miles over but for the other two I was pretty close to 26.2 miles. These last three marathons that I have done do not include very many turns so I kind of just ran straight for those but it looks like for Grandma’s I WILL have quite a few turns/curves to figure out. PS it turns out my body loves that 3:10-3:15 range.
The goal for us is to run the shortest distance possible around the curves/turns:
And this might show you why your Garmin might give you a different distance than you expected at the end of a race:
Did you know that they require bike measurements for all USATF races?
Have you ever finished a race and had your Garmin tell you a much different number than you thought it would? Which race(s) and how big was the difference?
Do you remember any movies that you watched over and over again as a kid?
What has been one of the things that you have least control over during a race?
Favorite board game or card game? We are in desperate need of some new ones.