I think this might be my favorite running (power hiking) selfie ever now;). There probably won’t be another running selfie from me for another week or so. I will keep on enjoying sleeping in until the kids wake up each morning.
My body feels 100% back to normal now (my ankle was freaking me out those first two days) but I know that there is still damage that was done last Saturday that I cannot feel right now. That damage still needs the recovery from running so the miles can wait as long as I need them to.
I won’t be back to the trails for a little while but Andrew is and he is thrilled about it. One of his best friends from high school (when he lived in St. George) just moved to our area and he loves mountain biking too. I’m thrilled that they will get to bike often together now.
Crazy hair day at school! I picked up Knox from school yesterday and he had a green mohawk… his mom rocked it!
My sister called me to join her for bootcamp. It was upper body day so I joined her and then went on a short walk with the gang afterwards.
The only chafing mark post-race that I have. It does not look like much but that spot was bugging me so bad on race day (on both arms). My vest was fabulous but I just had never worn it with a tank top and I think that was my problem on race day. I will continue to use this vest but probably just always have short sleeves or long sleeves on when I use it.
Brooke walked into the lunchroom and I was sitting there to surprise her with her favorite meal. We ate lunch together. I kind of want to do this every day now.
We watched Brooke’s first soccer game!
Brooke blocked every shot while she was goalie!
We played Twister at Young Women’s (each Wednesday I do an activity with the teen girls in our area at our church).
My pacer (Austin) shared this video with me. I loved it so I wanted to share it with you too!
PS I had a few people ask me about how I found my pacer and why I chose to use one! I’ve known Austin for about 13 years. I’ve followed his ultra adventures and I’ve always been inspired by them. When Andrew switched over to a different race distance I switched up my goals a bit and I asked Austin to pace me to my new goals and he was happy to join me. Having a pacer was so important for me… He helped me to think more positive, to fuel/hydrate when my brain was tired, I needed the motivation when I was tired and it was so nice to not be running alone anymore. I’m sure there are many many people that do not use pacers for 50 milers but for me, it made the whole experience that much better. I will continue to use one in the future too!
This meme is a little bit too real for me;)
Your homework assignment for this week: My running buddy told me about how you can sign up for the Menchie’s app and get $5 of froyo free when you do… Andrew and I both signed up which meant $10 free:
Anybody reading enjoy mountain biking too? Where are some of your favorite places to go?
How much time do you usually take off after a race? How does it differ with different race distances?
Those of you that enjoy frozen yogurt… Where is your favorite place to get it?
Chafing… where does that happen most often for you?