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We went camping and it was really great. The stars were unreal and spending so much time outdoors together was the best.
Beretta was thrilled to come and she ran around like crazy. She also thought that she deserved some of Brooke’s Capri Sun.
S’mores for breakfast? Isn’t that just a necessary part of camping.
Our kids are weird about their s’mores and they barely cook their marshmallows. I need my marshmallow to be golden brown and very melty and gooey in the middle.
PS Have you ever tried a roasted Starburst? They are delicious.
We made it home around lunchtime and got the laundry going and showers before heading off to church.
It was the first day ever that all 5 of us had clean hair on the same day.
For dinner we had my parents over and we made spaghetti and meatballs (with ground turkey).
Skye woke up from her nap after dinner (we had an early dinner) and she was so happy to see my mom and dad at our house.
They brought us delicious ice cream for dessert.
And then we went on a walk.
That 20 miler (and camping;) has left me exhausted. Today will involve an easy run and lots of time just hanging on the ground with the kids. This training (how do people run 100+ miles a week?!?) is no joke but I can officially say that my marathon is next month now that it is September.
I’ve got a few things to talk to you about today:
*My friend used this awesome water bottle that fit into her running belt during her 20 miles. It is even curved so that it is shaped to wear in your belt. I just ordered one and I am excited to see how it feels to run with in the belt that I’m already wearing during the run.
*My brother sent me this picture of my niece at her last cross-country race. He said it was an extra hot day and super muggy. I love how I can see how strong and determined she is. I can’t wait for them to live in Utah (next year) and get to run with my niece below and her sister.
*I love both of these things from Kara’s book so much.
*Okay, you can’t really see it that well in this light but I burned my arm on a curling iron two years ago and there is still a huge mark on my arm. For some reason I thought it would have gone away but it sure hasn’t.
*Random picture time. I came across this photo and remembered it from a night where Andrew and I both thought we were not into each other (hence sinking into my friend’s couch and giving my best fake smile). We were texting (it was the day after our first date) and I was texting through my computer and for some reason when I left my house, the new texts that he had sent weren’t going to my phone. While I was gone I thought he was over texting me (I had asked for a picture of Beretta and I was thinking maybe I must have crossed the line ha) and he sent the picture (and it went to my computer not my phone but I was gone at this point and he thought I stopped texting him because I didn’t think Beretta was cool enough). Five hours later when I went back home and saw his text messages on my computer I was so relieved that he wanted to keep talking ha.
*I NEED YOUR THOUGHTS. Who has used UCAN? What did you like about it? What didn’t you like about it? I’m wondering if I should try it asap and see if it can help me on race day!
Have any curling iron burns/random scars etc? What from?
If you have used UCAN please give me your thoughts on it!! I’m trying to perfect my nutrition game for this marathon.
What are your Labor Day plans?!
What is your run today?