*MY BROTHER HAD A HUGE PR! He finished in 1:43:32 which is an 11 minute PR for him. This was his second 1/2 marathon (his first was May of this year). He has lost over 120 lbs.! He is just amazing in every way. It’s been so fun to coach him. I cannot wait to see what he does at his marathon in February (Phoenix)! PS you can read my brother’s guest post here about his first half!
PS I’m still working very hard on converting him over to Brooks.
Let’s also take a second to talk about how he still accomplished an 11 minute pr after FALLING in the last half mile. He got back up and fought for it. I’m so proud.
*Our house was silent yesterday. It was so weird. Brooke and Knox were gone with their other parents and Andrew was at school for most of the day. I’m pretty sure Skye could have slept all day because it was so quiet. I love that she sleeps with her little bum in the air like this.
*Finally she was up and ready to party with me.
*Once Skye’s nap time rolled around I put her down at mom’s house in her crib and I went over to the trails. I’m taking a break from speed but wanted a challenge in climbing.
I did about 2.7 miles of trails to get to the Y trail and then started the real climbing. This hike is hard for me to walk so I knew it was really going to challenge me. I’ve never run up it and wanted to go for it. My goal is to eventually do it without any stops (I stopped for breathers 5 times yesterday) and I can’t wait to work towards that. 1,075 feet of climbing in 1.11 miles!
A very good feeling to see this sign. It took me about 15.5 minutes (of actual running… not counting the breaks) to get to the top.
I love the Mazama from Brooks so much. All of the benefits of a trail shoe but much lighter than the others.
I was legit feeling like I was going to puke the entire way up… and I want to keep doing it and getting better at it. <— Runners are a strange group. PS my friend was wearing my Koala Clip to see if she likes it (she did!!) so that is why I was wearing my fuel belt again. Also, it was so nice to need sunglasses for a run again:)
The way back down the Y trail is tough too because your legs are toast and you are having to brake pretty much the entire way down to avoid rolling down.
I’m going to be sore today. Running UP + Strength training = crazy fast spring races right?
*I listened to this podcast during my run and it was so great. Who is watching NYCM this morning? I’ll be watching on ESPN2!
*For lunch we had TJ’s Cauliflower Gnocchi with chicken and red sauce (Skye loved it too) and then she crawled over me 400 times.
*We just hung out on the floor for a few hours and it was really nice.
*Andrew finished up his day at school and it took us 30 minutes to figure out where we wanted to go to dinner together.
*Brinner always wins. Always.
*While we were eating one of my old bosses came up to us, he works at this restaurant now, and brought us some chocolate cake. This was eaten a few hours later while watching Friends.
I hope your Sunday is a great one!
Are you watching the marathon this morning?
Tell me about your weekend running? Give me the details!
What was the last podcast that you listened to if you are a podcast listener?
What are your Sunday plans?