We were planning on going running separately in the early morning but then we realized with both Brooke (with grandma) and Knox (at his mom’s) gone we could go out during Skye’s nap and run together (and have her nap at my sister’s house).
Definitely the best option for the day.
The snow is supposed to start showing up next week so it was nice to get in at least one more snowless trail run.
I wore the Caldera’s for the first time in a long time and really loved them. They have a lot more cushioning and shoe to them which I think is going to be very necessary for these longer and longer training runs in our near future.
Felt so good to be in shorts again!
I did 12 miles and Andrew did 9 (and walked while I did the extra three in the mountains). I am coming from a bigger base than he is and I do not want him to be injured so our training won’t be exactly the same until he has built up a bit more. He definitely has me on the short steep stuff and going downhill… I can never catch him!
Technically, I went 12.3ish miles but I forgot to restart my garmin after a break that we took and didn’t realize for a little while that I forgot to push start. I like seeing the distance on my watch so I went until it hit 12.00.
About 1,000 ft of climbing which mostly happens during miles 2-4 and then not too much climbing other than that.
Skye is pretty much able to stand all on her own these days!
Brooke had the most amazing time with her grandma and cousins. They went to a play, did crafts and made pies for Thanksgiving.
They sent us home with an apple pie that Brooke mostly made to start celebrating a little bit early.
On the way to pick up Brookie we stopped for my new favorite salad. Last week Megan D wanted to go eat at Spitz and I did not think I was going to like it (as you can tell, I stick to the same restaurants most of the time) but turns out, this place is the greatest. I could eat here daily. If you are in Utah, go eat here. And make sure to say no olives on your entrees because olives are the worst;)
Brooke missed her sister!
And more cousin time because it’s the weekend and we party hard over here;)
My brother is officially in marathon training now! He is doing the Phoenix Marathon in February and just hit a new personal distance record! Hearing about his runs afterwards make me so happy… just two years ago he couldn’t run a mile and now look at him! He is using Honey Stinger gels for his fuel and loving training this time of year! In Arizona this is prime time for running.
Tell me about your weekend running!
Who else is in marathon training right now? Anyone else doing the Phoenix marathon or have you in the past?
Tried a new genre of food that you didn’t think you would like but you do?
Feelings on olives?