I slept in a little bit later than normal yesterday. I got really hot out there during my run. That hasn’t happened in a while and I gladly embraced the feeling.
6.5 miles with Emilee yesterday and I’ll run 2 miles today. I originally wasn’t going to run the day before the 10k but then I remembered for my 5k a few weeks ago I took the day off before the race and felt pretty crummy on race day. I’m thinking two slow miles the day before a race is what makes my body it’s happiest. <— That’s what I did for St. George and my ultra.
Recovery boots while reading with the kids. We set a goal to read together each morning so wish us luck.
We’ve been grilling a lot of burgers over here lately and my sis told us to try our next burger on an asiago bagel.
It’s going to be hard for us to eat a burger on a normal bun after this.
We had our first pool day of the summer.
For dinner I made Turkey Trot Meatballs to go on top of some spaghetti with a side of brussels sprouts. Everyone in the family loved the meatballs and we will be making these weekly.
Time for a few Friday Favorites!
*Such a good episode!!! Needed this for my mental game tomorrow.
*Andrew and I definitely learned something new the other day. Did you know that when you make oatmeal from these bags you fill up the bag with water to the line on the bag and then dump it into the bowl? I’ve always just guessed or used a measuring cup for the water… but now it is just so convenient. Also, are we the only people that eat oatmeal in the summer?
*A new favorite running top that is light, has a high neckline and super breathable in the back! I can only find it online here in black and white but if you have a Nike Outlet it is called the Breathe Tailwind Tank and it was only $16!
*I’m a little late to this but I finally bought the Run Fast. Cook Fast Eat Slow. cookbook. I loved the advice that Shalane and Elyse gave on everything from nutrition to stretching to strength training. Shalane said something that I loved, “Elyse taught me that cooking should be fun and not overwhelming. She showed me how to cook with good fats to add flavor and nourishment. She also told me to stop counting calories and that the only numbers I should be consuming my mind with were the splits on my watch and miles I logged each day.” <— AMEN
*I also bought this cookbook stand. I don’t know why I’ve never bought a cookbook stand but this one is incredible and holds the cookbook perfectly in place (and you can adjust the angle that you have it at).
*Jenny shared this website with me that is FULL of fun science experiments for kids. We’ve already done a few and we are hooked. I’m not great at coming up with activities on my own like this at all so this website makes my kids think I am cool;)
*My sis-in-law told me to go get these and because I trust her opinions, I got them at Costco right away. Unreal.
*This bean bag shark/fish toss that we got at Target! We are trying to have a good amount of activities in the backyard so the kids are wanting to be outside as much as possible this summer.
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Mary!! “On May 5th I ran the Avenue of the Giants marathon in northern California! My 5th marathon, it was the most incredible course through the redwoods. Being surrounded by the humongous trees was an awe-inspiring feeling. I had no time goals, since I spent the couple days before wandering all over San Francisco and woke up race morning with sore legs. I surprised myself and while my legs were shot by mile 14, I never hit “the wall” like I have in previous marathons. It was so awesome to still feel good overall (despite my legs) in those last 6 miles (this race photo is from mile 23!). Highly recommend this course – it’s also super flat :)”
Oatmeal in the summer… sure or no way?!
What are your plans this weekend?
Costco lovers—> what’s something new you bought there and loved?
To go along with Mary’s accomplishment (because now I need to do the Giants Marathon because it looks so gorgeous)… what are some MUST DO races in California?