The self-timer on my phone caught me attempting to jump over the puddle but sadly I was not successful at making it over.
Bridget and I have followed each other for years on social media. She is absolutely amazing. She will be running the St. George Marathon too and she is so crazy speedy… we both did speed work on Wednesday (her workout included 400s in the 4:35/mile pace (68 seconds) ahhhhh) so we were both happy to take it nice and easy for 6 miles of talking nonstop. I am so grateful we finally were able to meet and we have many more miles up ahead together!
We met at a trail that I used to run on daily. It really cooled down and we were both shivering at the beginning of our run! I hope this happens at our marathon.
Once I got the kids to school, Skyester and I were really busy playing on the rug and reading Dr. Seuss while Beretta watched over us.
I picked up Knox (Kindergarten is half day). Then we went to Kneader’s to pick up bread for my grandma and grabbed some lunch there for us too. Their turkey, bacon, avocado salad with focaccia bread is something else. I also asked for two different types of dressing because mixing flavors is delicious in my opinion.
MER!!!!! Skye is loving getting to know her better.
Later on we had steak for dinner! I’m trying to get in plenty of iron each week with all of this training that I am doing.
Followed by this because it was just what I needed to do.
For our family night (each Thursday we dedicate the evening to family time without any distractions) the kids wrote letters to their cousin!
I’ve got a few Friday Favorites to share today (affiliate links included)!
*I have really enjoyed reading Shoe Dog and thought this part was really true….
*After my sock mistakes during my 19 miler last week I immediately ordered more of my favorite pairs of socks so that I always run with them. I am obsessed with Balega socks and these ones that I got are so thin and comfy and the other ones come up a bit higher too so I don’t run into my blister problem ever again.
*As you know, I am the v-neck t-shirt expert. At some point I need to stop growing my collection but I couldn’t resist the cute fall color v-necks from Madewell right now. They are my favorite. I also got this top and this top from them for fall and I love them too!
*Andrew sent this to me. Now we know why people might laugh at us while we are running.
*Skye grabbed these TJ’s sweet potato frites as I was taking the picture of them because they are so good.
*Thank you for the leash recommendations! I got this one and it is awesome!
*Is it weird to already have my marathon outfit ready (the race is in October so I’ll answer this question… yes)? As far as the shoes go, the brighter the better in my opinion.
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Jill!!! “I injured myself last fall while training for my first BQ attempt, and haven’t been running as consistently this year as I have in the past (I started lifting weights and have been enjoying it, so I’m looking at it as a small break from running to just keep doing what I like). But, this past weekend I ran a 10k in Reykjavik, Iceland (on a vacation) and I was only 2:30 off of my 10k PR (I ran a 47:40)! I was so excited for having not trained at all! I think it might have been just what I needed to spark that excitement about my running goals!”
Help Elizabeth out!! She is fundraising for the American Diabetes association for the Rochester Marathon and needs our help! The money will be used for research and also on camps for children living with diabetes! Check it out HERE!!!
Have any favorite things this week? I would love to hear!
What are you looking forward to this weekend?
Who has a long run… what is it?
What did you have for dinner last night? Do you eat your iron or take iron supplements or both?