All of my siblings and all of the cousins (except for Brooke and my nephew that is on a mission in Texas) together in Vernal, Utah!
Things started with a seven mile run but I have no idea what the pace was because I left my Garmin at home and I’m writing this at my brother’s house:)
WE HAVE A TWENTY MILER THIS WEEK! I need a good podcast or two please for those miles!
I came home to stretch and Skye joined me with some yoga. She went into downward dog right before Andrew took this picture. Maybe I have a yoga master on my hands…
Next stop… Vernal. We wanted to leave when Skye normally goes down for a nap because we thought that she would sleep the 2.5 hour drive there. Nope, instead she set a world record for repeating mama, snacking and wanting to be out of the car.
We all met at the movie theater. My brother took us all to see Marie Poppins Returns.
It was such a cute little theater, I had to take a picture of it.
Skye was thrilled for the movie but didn’t last long.
PS we absolutely loved the movie. It was so good. I’ll be taking Brookie as soon as she gets home, she will love it.
Later on we went out to dinner. We tried to avoid being outside as much as possible because it is so much colder in Vernal compared to where we live. Knox has two boy cousins on this side of the family that he is obsessed with so he is with them the whole time we are all together.
We went to a buffet and these rolls were the highlight. Andrew and I plowed through a few baskets of them ourselves. Also, does anyone else ever use two salad dressings on one salad?
And then we hung out at my brother’s house for a while. My sis-in-law is a concert pianist and she played for us. It was incredible. WHY DID I QUIT PIANO LESSONS?!? I wish I still played.
My marathon training brother’s shirt from Brooks. I love it.
I’m sure you are missing Brooke too so of course I’ll include a picture. She is having a great time and I’m grateful for the updates I get throughout the day.
Another week of ultra training is done and done (race day is 3 months away)! This next week is going to be kind of tough with higher mileage but luckily we can get it in while the big kids are gone and during Skye’s naps (ie I’ll do 6 miles on my own then we will put Skye down at my mom’s house and then do 14 miles together. Then I’ll go get Skye while he finishes up his long run).
It’s kind of like a jigsaw puzzle figuring out both of us training for this with three kids but so far it has all worked great.
Monday: 14 miles @ 9:04 average on the trails with Andrew.
Tuesday: 12.4 miles @ 8:39 average with lots of hills.
Wednesday: 8 miles @ 8:45 average pace.
Thursday: 7.2 miles @ 8:30
Friday: 8 miles @ 8:15
Saturday: 7 miles @ 8:25
56.6 miles total.
My plan called for a specific hill workout this last week but it didn’t happen. I’ve just felt like easy miles this week and I put in plenty of hills and got in the long runs but my body just wasn’t feeling like pushing it really hard so I didn’t:)
Any podcast recommendations for my 20 miler?
What are your plans today?
What was the last movie that you saw?