10.1 miles yesterday and 18 miles later today with Andrew! It’s the double long run.
I am extremely proud that the 10 miles yesterday were completed and my hair was washed all before the kids went to school.
One thing that I really really love about my new Garmin 935 is the fact that I can see my elevation gain and loss for each run right there on the watch. My previous watches would connect to my computer or phone and give me that information there but it’s more fun for me to see it right on the screen.
10.1 miles @ 8:12 average. During the run I listed to the More Perfect podcast and it kept my brain in another world the entire time and the miles zoomed by. I’m starting at the beginning of this podcast and learning so many things about our country that I had NO idea about. <—This is what I love about podcasts, they get me out of thinking about the everyday routine while I get to do something I love to do.
I thought this little waterfall in somebody’s yard looked like one of the ice castles up in Midway right now (if you are in Utah and want to see something amazing, go to the ice castles).
Soup leftovers and sides while working on a few of the new Friend to Friend posts (I’m really excited about these) + a Skye update!
Skye woke up from her nap and then we headed out on some errands. She was quite refreshed after some beauty rest.
She was just as thrilled as I was to find the Sour Patch Hearts AND the Swedish Fish Hearts.
While we were out I learned that the next time I go to the post office to mail something I need to bring in the stroller because there was no containing her energy while there.
Andrew made the most delicious syrup for our brinner last night. It was great for carb loading.
I’ve got a few Friday Favorites to share with you today!
*My mom in the Brooks Fly-By Hoodie. I wear this hoodie (or the 1/2 zip) multiple times a week with a long sleeve shirt under and a jacket over it and it keeps me very warm running here. Converting my family one by one over to Brooks:)
*I just got this sweater and it is so soft, SUPER long/loose and they offer so many beautiful colors too and I’m not sure how they do it but they delivered it the day after I ordered it and shipping was free (maybe it is a Utah store?).
*These Toms that Andrew gave me for Christmas. They will be my spring ‘wear with absolutely everything’ shoe.
*A necklace with B K S for the kiddos names that Andrew gave to me.
*This headband for running that I bought… it is super thick and the material is so soft and warm.
*Our fan in front of the treadmill. Our treadmill is in a tiny room so we really needed a good fan to keep us from overheating and this fan does the trick… it is high power!
*General Mills sends us new cereals to try out and I have to tell you about this one. UNREAL. My new favorite. I top it with bananas and strawberries. I just want to send any of you that love super sweet foods a bowl of it right now.
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Tracy!!! “I decided that I had finally had enough wishing for a better life on 7/31/17. That day, I started taking care of myself by counting calories and getting more active. I started running on 1/1/18 with a goal of running/walking 1000 miles in 2018 (I had run a bit before 5 years ago, but never too dedicated). I trained for a St. Patrick’s Day 5K, then moved on to training for a 10K in June. After I crushed both of those goals, I set my sights on finally doing a half marathon in October. I crushed every goal I had by completing it in 2:08! In all, I’ve lost over 120lbs and completely transformed my life. I ended up completing 1717.94 miles in 2018 (running, walking, hiking, biking— mostly running). Your blog has been an inspiration to me for years and I finally feel like a peer to you because I am a runner! Running is a part of who I am now (along with yoga— I have fallen HARD for yoga!).”
Loribeth!!! “I DID IT! I started a 100 day running streak on October 1st (the day after my half marathon, ha!) and I completed it on January 8th. I ran 312 so it averaged to just 3 miles a day. I know this is nowhere near what many people run, but I liked the challenge of getting out there for at least 1 mile each day. Only one or two days were hard, other days were normal and the consistency was comforting. I am now training for my next half in 7 weeks, so a few rest days are necessary, but I highly recommend a 100 day streak during the off season from racing!!”
What did you have for dinner last night?
Do you wear necklaces often or not at all?
What are your weekend plans? Who has a long run?
What is the best part of your Friday going to be?