1st most important thing to talk about today= Happy happy happy birthday to my absolute best friend. I cannot wait to celebrate with Andrew all day long doing his favorite things today (and eat some pie in honor of his birthday and pi day)!
2nd most important thing to talk about today= ANDREW PASSED HIS FINAL TEST FOR NURSING SCHOOL YESTERDAY. He is done and feels so relieved!
Welp, I’m just going to go ahead and hope and pray that this was our last snow storm until December.
I chose to represent a watermelon with my pink/green combo during my run to encourage summer to come faster. The kids are counting down the days until we can put our trampoline up in the backyard and I’m counting down the days until grilling season begins and I can trade in my hot chocolate for popsicles.
5 miles at 8:20 average and more wind than I ever want to run in again;)
Please please please please please listen to this episode from Ali. IT WAS EVERYTHING I need to know for my race next weekend. It built me up big time and I am going to listen to it again during my ultra too. I cannot say enough good things about it. It was funny because while I was listening to it on my run, Ali sent me a text and it popped up on my watch about the episode and how she thought it could help me for my race:)
Knox sure missed Beretta.
And then Andrew wanted to celebrate finishing his schooling by watching baseball on TV. Skye was not supportive of this idea.
My sister told us to bring over the kids last night so we could go on a date to celebrate Andrew.
He chose Outback for dinner. We went here for our first date almost three years ago. On our first date he told me about how he was going to go to nursing school and now he is all done!
We had steak, salads and soup and then went to his favorite store on the planet for a little while.
Question—> I’ve never used salt pills before but I’m sure I’ll need them for the ultra. Are these good or does anyone have any great recommendations for me?
And then we picked up the kiddos.
This picture was from two nights ago but my cereal/almond milk/fruit is on repeat as we finished the finale of the Bachelor.
Yesterday when talking about the taper, the chart included ‘Self Doubt’ as one of the side effects of tapering. For this race I haven’t been doubting myself as much (zero time goals = zero doubts for me) as usual compared to previous races in the past… Self Doubt has been my middle name leading up to many races.
Next time you are doubting yourself (whether during training, the taper or the actual race)… doubt those silly thoughts in your head (your doubts) and RELY on your training and your strength that you know you have.
Don’t doubt your training! Trust the things you know = you’ve done the work so go have some fun on the course. Have faith in the work you’ve put in to get to the starting line and don’t forget how strong you are!
Also, did you see that Kara Goucher is debuting in her first trail race… This race that she is doing isn’t that far from where I live so maybe I should add this to my summer list to so I can run next to her for the first .1 seconds of the race.
Random fact of the day= Brooke runs any chance she can. I’m having a hard time having her walk with me when we are outside going somewhere. She just has the itch to go whenever she can!
In honor of Pi Day… what is your favorite pie? And if you don’t like pie (I’m sorry)… what is your favorite type of pizza pie?
Dog owners= Is your dog cuddly?
Bachelor fans—> What did you think of the finale?
Salt pills.. have you ever used them during a race?