I had 15 miles to get done yesterday because I won’t have time to do it on Saturday. Andrew was gone for most of the morning so this is how it got done:
Big kids off to school (and Skye was trying to give her belly button some fresh air or something).
Play with Skye, eat some breakfast and then jump on my super glamorous treadmill set-up. We were going to start working on this room but decided to wait a while so for now, this is where the treadmill action happens. This was Skye’s first time joining me (and my first treadmill run in forever) and she lasted in the pack n’ play with toys and me talking to her for 3.54 miles. I was expecting she would last for 1 mile so I was pretty impressed. I started the treadmill part before her nap time so I could go from treadmill to outside once she was asleep (Andrew was home by then).
Then I put her to bed, added some clothing and got my fuel ready. Turns out the sour ones aren’t great while running which is a shame but the normal ones were excellent. These are the only brand of gummy bears I’ll eat now. So good.
Then I went outside for 11.46 miles. 40 degrees and just a little rain at the end while the mountains got dumped on. Overall, I hit about an 8:17 pace and climbed a good amount of hills. Today I’ll go for about 8-10 miles which will be my first back to back ‘longish’ run segment!
I went to lunch with friends and Skye was extremely interested in my salad.
Interesting fact, never play Jenga with Skye. Knocking things over is in her top two favorite things to do.
Brooke’s second book in a row from the library that made me cry. I need her to start bringing home some less emotional books.
Our evening ended with Knox’s wrestling match and he did SO good. It’s fun seeing these kiddos find new things that they love to do.
Time for some Friday Favorites!
*There are a lot of big topics we need to talk to our kids about (age appropriate:) and I love finding a good book to help start the conversations. I bought this book ‘Good Pictures Bad Pictures jr’ to read to the kids and talk to them and it was PERFECT for this topic of pornography and what to do in different situations. I highly recommend it if you are looking for a way to start this dialogue with your kids. Also, if you have older kids… this documentary is AMAZING about the effects of pornography on the mind, heart and world.
*Megan shared these on her IG and I bought one right away! It’s the perfect holder for your AirPods and they connect to your keys. I now only lose them once a week vs 193 times a week before I had the case.
*This picture of these two. Knox carries her all around and loves having her on his lap as long as she will before she wiggles out to get into things.
*A few of you recommended Smartwool socks to keep my toes warm during winter running and you were 100% on about how amazing these socks are. I bought these and these and I’m amazed how much warmer my toes stay during the run with them.
*Spitz salad. I wish I could go there every day. The fried scone line things on the top just need to be shipped to me for every meal.
*This candle smells like heaven. I want one in every room.
*A few of you shared this post with me, ‘Tips From A 50 Mile First-Timer’ and it was SO SO helpful. If any of you are training for an ultra, read it!
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Rene talking about Emerson!!! “Emerson is an athlete with Team Hoyt Texas who has been powered by the legs of volunteers in over a dozen 5ks, 10ks and even a half marathon. She is a resilient spirit who has endured over 21 surgeries but maintains the BEST attitude. This past Thanksgiving weekend she accomplished a first! Stopping just shy of the finish line she was helped from her chair and walked across the finish line (accompanied by her sweet friend Brecklyn). She is such a rock star athlete who likes to go fast, has an infectious smile and is the embodiment of the Team Hoyt motto, “Yes You Can!”. She and the other Team Hoyt athletes are such an inspiration and motivate me to get out of bed when it’s cold, run when it hurts and never let excuses get in the way of my goals.”
Rosemary!!! “My accomplishment was that I didn’t run! I feel that you and your readers will understand. Thanksgiving morning, my training plan for a 1/2 marathon had me scheduled to run 5 miles. I was looking forward to it, and needed it for my mental health (HA). I knew I could push through and pound out 5 miles and even had my clothes on to leave early in the morning, I also was feeling a bit swollen or “squishy” in my right knee and worried about making it worse if I ran on it. I am a personal trainer and asked myself what I would tell a client. I would without a doubt tell a client to not run. I listened to myself and stayed home and ate, and ate and ate. Today is saturday, my leg and knee feel great and I’m going to head out for seven.
Kate!!! “VISTA DEL LAGO XC GIRLS!!! On Saturday, my daughter and her team won the Division 3 California State XC Championship! This is the first state title of any kind for their school. The girls and their coaches, as well as the alumni who paved the way, have worked towards this goal for years! We are all so proud of their positive attitudes, respect for the process and love for each other, as well as their grittiness, strength and perseverance.
What are your weekend plans?
Favorite socks for running?
What was the last fuel that you used for a long run?
Last book that you read?