MEET-UP PLANS!!! —> Let’s meet at the Boston Public Garden on Sunday (4/14) in front of the George Washington Statue at 10 am! It will be easy to meet there and if we want move over to an area with more benches we can do that too. We will be there from 10 to about 11 (or longer because let’s be honest I do chatter). I’m going to try to bring some donuts so let me know if you have any requests:). Can’t wait to meet anyone that can come!
I have a new Skye update (16 months?!) along with her daily schedule HERE in case you want to check it out.
It felt very good to be back running with my friends. There were four of us and like usual when running with friends, the miles flew by because of the conversations. Josse is currently in the thick of Ironman training and I am so impressed by her training for swimming, biking AND running each week. Triathletes are tough.
Allison told me about this new glowing bike path and I was wishing our bike path had the same glow during our run yesterday.
The people and the view below make setting an alarm for a little before 5 in the morning completely worth it.
8 miles and I think I’ll do a 5 miler and a few 3 milers before the race on Monday.
After my run I went to see Dr Bennett to get everything adjusted and ready to do a marathon again. I do not know how I ran injury free before I started going to him… oh wait, I was RARELY injury free back then.
Andrew was very proud of the fact he did Skye’s hair yesterday.
Work starts for him on May 7th. His schedule until then involves the to-do list he made and has been wanting to get done very badly for a few months and relaxing without thinking about studying all of the time. It’s weird to see him without his NCLEX books within arms length of him at all times.
We had cross-country practice and it went really well. At each practice the kids can earn beads for their necklace and that was VERY motivating to Brooke. She probably ran about 1.5 miles and earned 2 beads. They did warm-up drills too… it was adorable.
She’s already been asking how many days until the next practice.
Followed by soccer practice for Knox! That kid is on fire on the soccer field!
Grilling season is here! Steak and sweet potato fries for the win.
And let’s finish off today with a few tangents because it is Tuesday:
*We leave on Friday so I’ve started to pack. I’ve decided I am going to pack 4 different race outfits because I want to be prepared!
*The forecast is currently saying it is going to rain so a hat and braid will definitely be happening to avoid the snarls that happened at the Ogden 1/2 Marathon. I am hoping that my recent good luck charm of good weather on race day (my last two races have had perfect weather) is going to come through for everyone on Monday. While running in the rain isn’t my favorite, it is a million times better than running in the heat!
*The other day Brooke told me, “It’s really hard to not smile when you’re going really fast.” I completely agree with her on this. She also told Andrew, “I’m so glad bikes were invented.” That melted his heart.
*The blossoms are showing off on the trees around here right now. WE MADE IT!!
*Thanks to Meredith’s recommendation, I have a book to read on the plane to Boston that I’m very excited about.
*I loved this post from Sarah Bishop. My Garmin predicts my race times to be WAY faster than what they really are:). Maybe Garmin is trying to boost our confidence so we shoot for big dreams?!
Another reminder that I have a new Skye update here!
Have you ever done a triathlon? Which one(s)? Do you have any desire to do them?
Please rank from easiest to hardest for you:
Run in the rain, run in a blizzard, run in a crazy headwind, run in the heat, run in the humidity.
What were the last things that you snacked on?
What’s your run/workout today?