Eight miles yesterday at an 8:10 pace and a double digit run up in the mountains today. Maybe I should just throw in a marathon in the spring with all of these long runs we are doing with our ultra training ha.
Our day yesterday was pretty low key. Skye had a bit of a cold so we played on the ground for the majority of the day until the evening when I went out on a date with Brooke.
I have so many random things to tell you and the best way to do that is through a bunch of bullet points:)
*I love trying to reenact a previous photo. I can’t believe how much the two of them have changed over the 5.5 years since the first picture.
*I seriously have no idea what I’m doing with all of this ultra stuff. I’m reading a lot about it and talking to as many people as possible but when you see me doing something ridiculous and not normal for the sport… please tell me:) I’m here to learn and happy to be doing something new to me.
*The punchy lip gloss addiction starts incredibly young over here.
*When I tell Andrew something I’m upset about in life he now says, ‘should I be Solve Andrew or Listen Andrew right now?’ Hahah usually I just tell him I need ‘Listen Andrew’ because I feel better just after crying for a few minutes about something that is bothering me and then I move on ha. He likes to solve and I just like to get things off my chest.
*It isn’t actually possible for me to listen to a podcast while I run on a treadmill. I have to have music playing but when I am running outside on my own, 99.9% of the time I am listening to a podcast.
*I listened to this episode of Emma Bates on the Lindsey Hein show and it was awesome. Emma won CIM and finished with a 2:28 as her debut marathon. She has so much ahead of her. She is only 26 and it was very interesting to learn about her lifestyle/training because it is very different than most elites!
*She snuggled with me the night of her birthday for a long time. This hasn’t happened since she was much smaller.
*When I go over to my sister’s house my nephew makes sure that I give him my FULL attention as we listen to stories together on his little toy ( the toys that tells a story while you flip through the books it comes with). If I even think of looking away, he brings it closer to my face and watches me like a hawk.
*5:30-6:30 pm = Skye’s grumpy time of the day. 6:30- bedtime = her cutest and most giggly time of day. We have determined that she knows when it’s getting close to bedtime and she puts out all of the charm to try to convince us to let her stay up.
*Skye started saying DAW whenever Beretta walks into the room. Skye is Beretta’s favorite because she feeds her at least 2 full meals a day of human food.
*There is so much truth to this. Maybe we’ve all seen things wrong this entire time?
*Skye is on team cake. She wasn’t very aggressive with the cake and only ate a few bites of it but what she did eat she loved (I think).
*I try not to talk poorly about people on the internet but my sister is so weird about her chocolate chip cookies. She was sad the other night that our cookies had too much chocolate in them. She loves cookies, she just prefers one chocolate chip per cookie. I’ll never understand this ratio conflict.
*You know you need to brush your hair more often when you find a bobbi pin in there and it’s been a long time since you last put a bobbi pin in your hair.
*This little Winter Chocolate-Reindeer & Sled Kit from TJ’s was fun to do with the kids. Our counter has crafting/art supplies on it 90% of the day.
*Spaghetti is life for Skye. We gave it to her for the first time the other night and she shoveled it in so incredibly fast. Faster than any other food I have ever seen her eat. Spaghetti/lasagna are my absolute favorite (with a big dose of garlic bread and add a Caesar salad to the mix and that is heaven). I’m thrilled to see Skye agrees. PS Andrew made four casseroles of my mom’s lasagna on Sunday so we will be eating it for leftovers all week… I am thrilled about it.
*A spoon full of peanut butter is life for Andrew, Knox and Beretta.
*I’m really excited to know the unknown… I think that is what made me want to do an ultra. I have NO idea how my body is going to handle it or how I will handle that many hours mentally but that is what makes me want to try it, to know.
*I think the back-to-back long run stuff is going to be the most challenging/growing part of this whole training for me! In two weeks we have an 18-20 miler followed by a 14-16 miler the next day. I’m going to start taking UCAN again before my long runs because I need that slow burning fuel and my long runs feel best with it.
*How long do you usually have your cell phone for before getting a new one (out of choice or out of needing to from breaking one)? My mom had her last cell phone for TEN years. I think that is a record. I usually get a new one every 2-3 years except for the time I put mine in the washing machine or the time I accidentally smashed mine…
*Girls night at the theater last week. There is just something so great about going to the movie and getting completely absorbed in the story on the screen. And when your movie theater offers gelato, things are just that much better. Candice, Megan and Jess.
*I really think subconsciously I just love matching with people. My sister was over one day hanging out and I went and got ready while she was with the kids and I came out in a matching outfit. I didn’t even think about it as I was getting dressed, it just happened.
*Des just announced she will be running Boston 2019. How cool would it be if she won two years in a row?
*Why I run (Pam posted this and I loved it)… I’m addicted to feeling Runderful.
*I’m not sure if this would have taken the normal person four hours to do but I was determined to organize all of my favorite things on Instagram in my highlight stories. You can now go there to find all of my favorites things along with the links to each item if you swipe up! I hope that makes it easier to find stuff that I’ve talked about before (and feel free to ask me anytime if you need me to find something for you)! My IG is HERE and I’ll continue adding to each highlight.
*It worked out magically that all of my siblings will be here for two days before Christmas this year. We are going to go stay in Vernal. I will be so fun to have everyone together. We might even get to go on a sibling run while we are there (although it is way colder in Vernal than where I live so we will see ha). PS this brother of mine keeps sending me pictures from Cancun while we are here shivering… a lot of his flights have been down to Cancun and he usually gets to spend a day or two there before flying back.
*When Skye knows Andrew is taking her to her room for a nap… She reaches across the room to me.
Can you touch your nose with your tongue?
-No one in our family can but Skye can touch her chin with her tongue:).
Do you cry easily or not so much?
-Some weeks not a lot can bring me down and some weeks I cry over commercials and songs that give me the goosebumps.
When was the last time you got a new cell phone? How often do you get a new one?
When you treadmill run, what do you watch/listen to?