Andrew, Brooke, Skye and I went out for about a mile after I got home from my run. Brooke was determined to beat me and sure enough, she did.
Brooke’s favorite type of running= fartleks. She loves to sprint as fast as she can and then walk and then sprint again. Whatever floats her boat, I will happily join her.
When Brooke got tired she joined the stroller with Skye but Skye wasn’t too thrilled with sharing her stroller with anybody.
Before our group run—> 8 miles by myself at an 8:35 average pace. I listened to this episode for part of the run. I love that through podcasts we get peaks into these elite athletes lives.
How is my baby carrying my other baby? Brooke is going to be in 1st grade next month which means she will be at school for 7 hours (kindergarten was 1/2 day). I cannot believe it.
Andrew has a few days off in between some classes so he has been hard at work tiling our bathrooms. We had some very old linoleum in there that has seen it’s day so we are pretty excited about this. We just have a few more little house projects after this and then our house will be all done. We’ve done everything from painting the entire house (every wall… and even every ceiling), new baseboards, new floors/carpets, new counter tops/back splash and now the bathrooms over the last two years. My sister is proud of us. My sister is also the best for letting us borrow her awesome tools to do everything which has made it so much cheaper.
The next important part of our day was going to the dentist for a teeth cleaning.
The rest of our day was filled with house stuff. Here is how the tile is looking so far!
I went through Skye’s closet to put away the things that were too small for her now. I can’t believe she used to fit in these onesies!
Cantaloupe is Skye’s current favorite food.
An oreo milkshake is currently mine;)
My brother and his family were in town again last night before they leave tomorrow to go home so they invited everyone to meet up for dinner.
Also, Skye started clapping yesterday for her first time!
PS I bet you can guess where I’ll be on July 27th. The fact that our new TJ’s is located right next to Costco = too good to be true.
Let’s talk about race plans for a second! So far I have three races that I am planning on doing in the near future. The first race is a 5k that is one week from today! July 24th is a huge holiday in Utah and there is a race in my area that runs from one LDS temple to another temple and I’ve always wanted to do this race. The race is FREE (come do it if you live here) and the first mile is downhill so this should be really fun (and I’m sure painful:). We have someone to watch the girls so Andrew and I will both be able to do it.
The second race I’ll be doing is a half next Saturday! But for this race, I won’t be racing it because I’ll be racing the 5k a few days before and I don’t really have time to recover (the older I get, the harder it is for me to recover after I race a half) because my marathon is not that far away. My coach will give me a workout/paces to get done during the race so I’m pretty excited about it. Hopefully, I won’t look as tired as I did when I finished it a few years ago ha:
Third, the St. George Marathon is happening! For a while there it wasn’t going to happen but now it is back on. My coach was wanting me to do a marathon that was different than what I usually do but we decided to do that in 2019 instead. There weren’t any other races for me to do this fall besides St. George that fit in with Andrew’s school schedule/our kid schedule and this way, my parents can come be at the race too. St. George it is… October 6th, I’m coming for you. 2 months 19 days.
The marathon I am REALLY wanting to do next year—> Grandma’s Marathon! My coach is excited about this one for me and I’ve heard amazing things about it! Part of my research for different races is you telling me about it. Who has done this race? What did you think?
Do you run races to get in your long runs? Run a bit before and after and use the race to get in some miles with a bunch of other runners and the amazing aid stations? If not, I highly recommend it!
What races are on your plan? WHO HAS DONE GRANDMA’S? There are a bunch of random reasons I want to do it—> #1 being = it’s a lot closer to sea level! Coming from 4700ish feet, I am hoping this will feel nice. The timing works really great for us and you get to run next to water:)
Anyone hate going to the dentist?
What is your next running goal?