Thank you for all of your comments yesterday! It was really interesting for me to read how your cycles affect your training, thanks for sharing!
Thursday run = 7 miles! On my easy days I usually run 6 or 8 miles for the last few months so it was a little bit different than normal yesterday. Six miles today and TWENTY on Saturday.
For a minute of my run the sky was neon. It was gorgeous.
I got home later than I normally do to find the kids ready for school and Andrew making them crepes. They are sure lucky.
The kids were off to school and then I had a little one on one time with Skye while Andrew went out for his run.
Knox has been spending some extra time with Skye one on one too after he gets done with Kindergarten. And Andrew is recovering from the prep from his last test.
Bday lunch for a friend…
And then later on Knox had a soccer game. He scored his first goal!!! Maybe I need to use his good luck charm game face for my marathon.
Skye did her best to cheer like crazy for him.
Free Dairy Queen coupons via my sister meant we grabbed some blizzards to eat before we ate dinner at home. They make a great appetizer.
And then we finished off the night with a bike ride for our family night.
I’ve got a few favorites to share with you this week (Amazon affiliates included)!
*This last Tuesday marked my parents’ 47TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. I just love this picture so much of them all and it also makes me miss my grandpa a lot! (PS They were standing on stairs, my grandpa wasn’t that short!)
*I think I’m going to carry a water bottle for the first miles of the marathon and toss it to Andrew when I first see him around mile 7. I want to stay very hydrated during the marathon. I got this one to practice with and I really do love it! I definitely prefer not running with anything in my hands but I know being properly hydrated is going to be huge on race day! It’s also nice to have a little pocket to store things in too. It’s easy to drink from and a nice option to have when I don’t want to stop at every drinking fountain I come across.
*I. Am. Obsessed. World of Dance is my current favorite show. I cannot even believe how good these dancers are… I am definitely behind on this one but I am catching up on all of the old episodes. I have rewatched this dance below at least a dozen times. If you haven’t seen it, I dare you to try to not get goosebumps when the blindfold comes off.
*To go along with the above favorite… the song they danced to, Silence by Marshmello and Khalid, is my current favorite. I listened to it on repeat for a while the other day on a run.
*EVERY. SINGLE. ITEM. that Sarah Marie Design Studio comes out with. I want it all. Her stuff is so cute, perfect for runners and beyond comfortable. I’m a big fan of her.
*The amazing ALI sent me over a pair of AFTERSHOKZ and while I am reluctant at times to try new things (I am stubborn sometimes) I think these are awesome. The sound is incredible, they are comfortable and they do not go into your ear which means that you can still hear what is going on around you while you run. It is all done through bone conduction and I was really shocked by how good the sound was on these. My biggest problem with them is that it would make running with sunglasses on kind of annoying since it goes over your ears. So on the mornings I don’t need to wear sunglasses I’ll take these out but when I do need sunglasses the AirPods will be my goto. Also, the battery on these lasts 6 hours… that is awesome.
*Katie sent me over Krista Duchene’s race report from Boston. I didn’t know she blogged so I loved reading a bunch of her posts!
*I’ve been excited that the temps have been dropping because I have had this Fly By 1/2 Zip from Brooks in my closet waiting for me for a month and it’s finally time:) It is the softest and it will be joining me on many runs (ehhh errands/the rest of the day too) this fall.
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Jamie!!! “I began running almost 15 years ago and one of the biggest reasons I took up running was my stepmother Laura’s influence, as she was always an avid runner. Laura signed me up for my first race (a 5 mile St. Patrick’s Day race in St. Louis) and we would run together every time I was in town to visit her and my dad. Unfortunately after a four year battle, we lost Laura to ovarian cancer in January of this year. The last time I talked to Laura one of the things we discussed was how thankful I was for her influence in getting me started in running, and I promised her I would think of her during every future run. It was during one of these runs after she passed that I decided I should run a marathon and partner with a charity to raise money for ovarian cancer. Then I decided that if I was going to run a marathon (which I always swore I’d never do!), I may as well run the marathon. So I was thrilled to be chosen to run for Team Teal in the NYC marathon to raise money and awareness for ovarian cancer! To say I’m terrified is a bit of an understatement, but training has been going really well so far and whenever the going gets tough, I remind myself to keep going for Laura. For more information please check out my official fundraising page here. I also have a training/fundraising page on Facebook and post a ton of my training information (set-backs, successes, food, toddler/teenager stories) on my Instagram at jnoirot02!
Kristine!!! “I thought I would share a photo from my trail race this past weekend August 18/19= the 50/50, in Squamish BC. You can choose your distance, 23km, 50km, 50 miles. If you run both days; 50 miles one day and 50km the next, you get a trucker hat that says 50/50. If you are crazy enough to do this race more than once, you get a different colored hat for each year. When I first heard of this race, I thought it was insane. But it intrigued me and I signed up this past November, found a training plan and got to work. This past weekend, I got to cross the finish line both days. It has been one of the hardest and most rewarding experiences of my life. I don’t often say I am happy just to finish a race, but this past weekend, I was.
Here is a photo of me crossing the line after day 1 and 50 miles- I still have day 2 and 50km hahah. And the hat and medal because they are the hardest earned items in my race collection! The bib is designed as orange and blue- because 50 milers have orange bibs and 50km have blue bibs.”
Ashley!!! “When I asked my oldest daughter if she’d run a local 5K with me (Main Street Classic 5K Run/Walk for the Homeless in Uniontown, PA on Aug. 18th) and her immediate reply was a YES, I was super excited! Larkin is 8 years old and this was her third 5K! She placed 2nd in her age group of 0-14 (1st place was a 13 year old) with a time of 30:45. I thought she paced herself great. She even had some left to give it a sprint into the finish chute! Larkin ran fast enough that I actually ended up placing 3rd in my age group! My youngest daughter Lincoln, she is 6 years old, rocked it in the kid race too! I’m excited to see where running takes my girls and to share many miles to come with them!”
What are you looking forward to this weekend?!
Has anyone done any back to back races (like two races on the same weekend)?
-I did the Runner’s World Hat Trick (5k, 10k and half marathon in one weekend) and it was so fun! I can’t imagine doing the 50/50 that Kristine did!
Any tips for my twenty miles this weekend… I haven’t gone that far in a VERY long time!!!
What is your current favorite show or what shows are you watching lately?