We went on a H.I.K.E. It feels like it has been ages since our last hike and it made me so excited for our hiking this summer.
We took our morning extremely lazy and we were all pretty okay with that. Nine hours of sleep for both Andrew and me… taking our recovery seriously:)
I finally got out for some miles (6 total but I had to restart my Garmin after the first mile because it was being weird).
Something magical happened on my run… it was so much warmer than normal (44 degrees) and I was SWEATING out there. It felt so good to sweat rather than freeze.
We had some lunch at home and decided to go up to Salt Lake City to go on a hike. My in-laws are always up to go on a hike so we met them there to go to Ensign Peak. It was a mile round trip and the views from the top were gorgeous. PS It was a very kid-friendly hike!
Skye better get used to the red pack again for all of our hiking up ahead.
Most of the trail was really muddy but there was also some snow along the way too. At one point Brooke said, “I love the earth.” <—And I almost started crying.
No matter how short the hike is, we are always prepared with snacks.
We got to the top and it was pretty windy up there but we hung out for about 20 minutes looking at the views.
Fresh air is the best medicine.
After the hike we went to one of our favorites—> Hatch Family Chocolates. I had the chocolate brownie ice cream with the hard shell on it along with homemade whipped cream. Please go to this store if you are ever in Salt Lake City and email me after to tell me what you had.
Afterwards we went to my in-laws. My mother-in-law just started violin lessons so she was showing Brooke how to play. I used to play the violin and Brooke has wanted to start so hopefully that can happen soon.
Chili and cornbread at their house for dinner.
And then the girls fell asleep on the drive home and I almost did too (picture taken while stopped in a parking lot:).
7 weeks until race day.
We had a recovery week over here which worked out perfectly with our trip and our bodies definitely needed some time off!
Wednesday: 8 @ 8:26 average
Thursday: 5.5 @ 8:39 average + a yoga class
Friday: 5 @ 8:22 average
Saturday: 6 @ 8:21ish average
24.5 miles for the week!
Next up a 25 miler followed by a 12-14 miler this week… crossing all of my fingers for some clear roads to do them on (we are supposed to get more snow this week)!
What are you up to today?
What was your best run this last week?
Do you play any instruments? Did you take any lessons as a kid?
What are you having for dinner tonight? Do you cook more or less on the weekends?