Good morning! I hope you feel the same way after your run today that Skye does after she stands up all by herself = ridiculously proud.
It felt so good to get outside and enjoy the fresh air… it’s my favorite way to wake up. PS anyone else agree with the statistic that I came up with that it is actually 54 times easier to get out of bed in the summer when it is light early vs the winter when it is still dark?
I need to stick to my longer tights in the winter.
The streets are now clear where I live so I got in my 8.5 mile run @ 8:19 pace outside with a lot of hills and my new favorite running accessory—> This headlamp. It is crazy bright and I forget that I’m even wearing it, it does not bounce around at all!
I also just bought these little clips to put on for my early morning runs (if I’m running in the dark I am either with somebody else, with Beretta or running on busy streets where other runners/cars are with my Run Angel) and they either stay on or flash and I think they are pretty great. Before you know it, I’m going to have 20 lights flashing on me for each early morning run.
During my run I listened to this episode from Ali on the Run with Meaghan Murphy and absolutely loved it. It was SO good. I loved the part where she was talking about the mind being a muscle and while I’ve heard that a million times before, the way she said it really hit me. It’s really amazing to think about how much potential we have with the way we think, we have the power to train this muscle to think more positive!
Then it was off to take Brookers to school..
Later on in the day the sun came out. It was the perfect timing after our talk yesterday about how much we need some sunshine in our lives. We soaked in as much time as possible outside.
Skye has mastered the evil eye.
Knox caught some serious air.
And he got his hair cut… it took me a second to recognize him when I first saw him!
Beretta was pretty happy about us all being outside with her too.
Is anyone else having a hard time with the new type of math they are teaching?
Kids in bed + cinnamon roll + a movie.
Time for the back to back long runs and maybe the fact that I now do two long runs a week = All of life’s issues are going to be solved while I’m out there:).
Think about the world problems I am going to solve during my 30 miler training run?!
I need to find these this year for my long runs. If you see these at your Target this year… buy them and tell me how incredible they are.
Utah is getting it’s first Shake Shack! I’ve never eaten there before… how does it compare to In N’ Out or Five Guys? I need good fries in my life and In N’ Out doesn’t give that to me (sorry Andrew).
Do you ever use a head lamp or any other lights while you run?
What is your workout today?
Suggestions please—> If you look at the top of my blog you will see that I added a new page (up by the workouts/about me/favorites area)… It’s called Friend to Friend. I want to write about topics outside of the normal running/food/randomness talk… It will be more of a place where we talk a bit more about personal topics so you can go over there to read it but you aren’t forced to read it on the main page. Any topics that you want to read about? I’m currently finishing up a post on getting through heartache… what else would you want to read about and discuss over there?