Another very different morning for me… no run and then after we dropped off Brooke and Knox, we went to breakfast.
Skye feels pretty lucky when she gets to join us for our dates.
Blueberry pancakes for me with the most heavenly syrup and whipped cream. This is another restaurant that I used to work at (I’ve worked at 7ish different restaurants:) and have fond memories of eating these after my shifts.
Praying that this big Utah storm continues to just roll on through. I wouldn’t be surprised if we are getting some snow at the top of the mountains.
I’ve been GUZZLING water.
We got outside to play a bit…
Skyester helped me pack up some warmer items for the starting line because it’s going to be C.O.L.D. but that is a million times better than some years when it is hot at the starting line of St. George.
We made it out to Knox’s soccer game and it was a gorgeous night!
We are leaving this morning to make it down to St. George! I CAN’T WAIT!
Time for a few Friday Favorites!
*I wanted to thank you all again for being so supportive and sending the best emails, comments and messages… thank you, it means a lot to me!
*This group text that my brother sent my family:) This is from the pilot brother in Kentucky! I edited a bit for you:)
*I tried the Candy Corn Caramel Popcorn and it is delicious. Really really really delicious. SO are the Halloween Joe Joe’s.
*Another favorite from TJ’s right now… these candles are EVERYTHING. Especially the vanilla pumpkin and they are super cheap too!
*This blog post from Allie Kieffer.
*Andrew sent me this flashback picture after he did the St. George Marathon 8 years ago! The longest run he did training for this was 10 miles… I don’t know how he did it!
*Candice sent me this flashback picture from the first time that I ran St. George (she took care of Brooke while I ran) and she’ll be there this year again too!
*Andrew booked a separate hotel room for me. NO CHILDREN WAKING ME UP… I won’t know what to do with myself;)
*This podcast episode. Des talks about how at mile 6 she wanted to drop out and then she went on to WIN. A good reminder to me that there are going to be times that I’m going to want to quit BUT I won’t and can go on to win my goals:)
*This weekend is General Conference for us and it is one of my absolute favorites things. I’ll be recovering from the marathon by watching and listening to these inspiring talks that help me in so many different parts of my life so much.
I am hoping that I get a bunch of your race accomplishments to feature for next week because there are a lot of awesome races happening! Send it in to [email protected]
Jennifer (from her 10 leg relay along the coast of Nova Scotia)!!!—> As Dr. Seuss said… “why fit in when you were born to stand out”
Loribeth!! “On Saturday (9.29) I ran my favorite half marathon, The Hillbilly half. The course is ridiculously hilly with about 727 feet of climbing… and a super steep downhill around mile 7. That was the hard part this year… I flew down too fast and made my knee cranky for the last few miles. My pace was on track for sub 2 until mile 10, but I finished in 2:05 so I wasn’t too far off. The winner (5 years in a row) beat his best on the course by 5 minutes, finishing in 1:11! This course is through the country, and you can and will see deer, turkeys, cows, horses, mules, donkeys, goats, longhorn steer, alpaca (there is a farm there), herons, and vultures. It was fabulous! I did miss the peaches at the finish line (it is usually run in June during peach season) and it was a little more low key, but I still love it. I finished 106 out of 356 and 7th out of 27 in my age group! Oh, and the medal doubles as a bottle opener, ha!”
Any last words of advice for me?! I’d gladly accept them!
What are your weekend plans?
Have a power song that I should add to my playlist?!