7.6 miles @ 8:25 pace for me and then it was off to getting the girls up and going.
Skye was not very happy about Brooke going back to school after getting four days straight without her leaving.
Twenty one miles for Andrew. He said that he could have kept going once he was finished. The training is working! <— This was his longest training run ever. It really is amazing what these training plans build us up to do… just take a day at a time and don’t look too far ahead on the schedule (to avoid freaking out).
That little ledge makes for the perfect nutrition holder.
Andrew started at a ridiculously early hour so he could get done and start studying for the NCLEX. I remember in college I would go to a paper store and have them turn my textbooks into a spiral bound book so that I could study while on the elliptical or treadmill ha. <— It actually worked really well.
We aren’t able to fit in a run together this week but I did convince Josse to run crazy early with me for one of my long runs this week.
Skye and I clearly have some pretty funny conversations.
Knox and I went together on a few errands later on…
Andrew’s step count at around 5 pm!
We made burgers again for lunch and then cooked up some brinner for dinner! I hope your Thursday is a great one.
I have 19 things to talk to you about today:
*I want to take the kids to Instacare when they have a sniffle and Andrew on the other hand is a lot like the mother below….
*Brooke told Andrew the other day on their date that she really wants a pet snake, as long as it isn’t a cobra. Thinking about a snake living in the room next to mine makes me hyperventilate a bit. I think he is going to just take her to the BYU museum that has snake shows often instead.
*I started shaving my arms in junior high because all of my friends did it. Twenty plus years later of doing this and I don’t think the hair on my arms grow anymore? It’s very strange… I wish my legs followed suit.
*Brooke’s memory is absolutely better than mine on a lot of topics. The other day I was talking about a present that I was sure I gave one of my nieces a year ago and Brooke said, “No mom, you actually gave her ____.” And Brooke was right.
*For about 6 weeks leading up to the 50 miler I am going to refrain from listening to new episodes of podcasts with guests I know I’m going to love. I’m going to save them for the last few hours of the ultra to get me through the hard part. I love podcasts so much so this is going to really be a temptation for me to try to save them up.
*Only at our house would you find chocolate in the cup holder of the treadmill. We need to dust our treadmill.
*I had a dream that I ran a 2:35 at the Phoenix Marathon. I woke up in the best mood ha. That was a very fun dream to have.
*This is my friend. I see him a few times a week when I am out running in different spots around my neighborhood. I swear he wiggles his nose every time he sees me to say hello.
*We keep wondering when we get a bunch of snow why we are training for an ultra during the winter rather than the summer and then we remember our 4 main reasons: 1) The big kids are in school now which makes it easier than trying to do this training during the summer. 2) Mountain biking is a lot harder to do in the winter here… Andrew will be mountain biking this summer so why not do all of the running now? 3) Andrew overheats in the warm weather so this is perfect for his internal thermostat. 4) I LOVE MARATHON TRAINING IN THE SUMMER/FALL so this is perfect for winter… PS I keep reading about how trail running makes us faster for the marathon so this might be the perfect formula for this fall.
*Getting Skye in the carseat has officially turned into a total body workout. She has gotten strong.
*I asked Andrew how many and what feelings he experiences each day. He replied, ‘Three. Hungry, happy and irritated.’ I am pretty sure I feel close to 1494 feelings a day.
*I feel exactly how my niece feels every time I see chocolate too. Flashback to 7 years ago:
*The Ghost 11s. I’ve worn them off and on over the years but with this ultra training I have really fallen in love with them for the second long run of the week because of the cushioning and they support in all the right places for me.
*Running Snacks reached out to me to try out one of their boxes and I wanted to because I love the idea. Life is busy for everyone so they make awesome snacks for your pre-run and post-run that are easy to grab on the go. Convenience is my love language. I need some great easy options for before and after the run!
*I think to balance out my extreme consistency with running over the last 20 years my body has to have zero consistency in other areas of my life like strength training or washing my hair.
*Have you seen the previews for the new Lion King and Aladdin? I cannot wait to take the kids to these.
*Our grocery bill has gone up a large amount with both of us ultra training.
*Isn’t it the best feeling when you wake up randomly and then look at the clock and realize you still have two more hours to sleep… the best.
*I learned this from my brother yesterday—>. “There is a placed called the Arctic Pole of Inaccessibility that has never been reached by man. It is the furthest point in the Arctic Ocean from any actual land mass. Believe it or not there is another expedition next month headed there to try and become the first ones. Many have tried and failed. There is a very real possibility that we put a man on mars before a man reaches the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility!” <— Crazy, right?
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What is your run or workout today?
Do you track your steps each day?
What’s your breakfast today?