I took another rest day yesterday to give my body a chance to get in some good recovery after all of the racing I have done lately. As you know, I LOVE a routine so when I am missing my running routine (I know, it’s only been three days off) I like to just put on my running gear to feel like it is a normal morning again ha.
Skye was clearly thrilled to be strapped into the stroller rather than walking herself.
Rewind to first thing in the morning: Skye is the best alarm clock for the big kids. They can’t help but laugh when they open their eyes to her crawling on them and growling.
Brooke asked to get in one of her squares, which is a half mile, for her marathon before school (their school gave a sheet of paper to all of the kids with squares that add up to a full marathon for them to do over the month if they choose). I walked while she ran.
I tried out her shoe tying method and she is really onto something.
THAT KNEE DRIVE.
Skye and I walked after we dropped Brooke off and made a few stops along the way too.
Below she is plotting to dump baking soda all over our kitchen. She successfully pulled off her plan a few hours later.
Then we went out to get a few errands done.
I do not know how she does it but within 60 seconds of putting the cart seatbelt on her, she has escaped. I shop with one arm and use my other arm to hold her in the cart.
Is it too early to start getting ready for the 4th of July? Probably but I cannot resist holiday themed items.
Lunch was at the computer. This is my favorite TJ’s salad currently. I love the dressing and toasted almonds so much.
Who knows where the next six hours went but we had more of our favorite French toast bread (from Costco) so we had that for dinner.
This baby wants to live outside.
Brooke has a race on Thursday (for cross-country) and Friday (for the school) this week! She told me she needs to use my leg things on the couch (compression boots) because she is going to be sore.
After the St. George Marathon last year I felt beyond fulfilled with my sub 3. I feel like with different goals in my life in the past I have hit them and then felt like well, that wasn’t enough but with my sub-3 I was beyond satisfied with my effort. That is why I moved on to the ultra… I felt like my marathon goals were checked off!
And then I met Emilee (my neighbor) and started running with her and that good ol’ marathon flame has been lit more and more each day. Currently my desire for a faster marathon is back and stronger than ever. New goal—> Sub sub sub 3= A new PR.
I joined the Runner’s Corner Elite Team and I’ll be training with them for THE St. George Marathon this fall. They will all be running it too! PS If I was training on my own again I would be 1000000% using Mary again. I cannot recommend her enough. But for this season I am really excited to train with a team (and the coach has won the St. George Marathon himself ((2:22) so I cannot wait to work with him) and see what training with these speedsters can do.
Also, my 1/2 marathon PR is getting a little dusty (1:21:53 in 2015) so I am feeling like that needs to be looked at too.
It’s almost meant to be, right?
Below picture: Me dying .2 miles into our 5k and Emilee just casually enjoying a 6:15 pace;)
PS I think I need to start this app:
PPS for those of you that have been reading my blog since 2010, you might remember me joining the team back then and almost dying from excitement. I only raced once for them and at that time I was using my own personal coach and was out for a few months because of stress fractures in my femurs! Between my femur problems, getting pregnant and moving away I didn’t get a chance to really be on the team or run with them or use their coaching.
It feels really exciting to be able to actually live out this dream now!
Below: 2010 in the house where the heater didn’t work and I would find icicles in my bathroom in the mornings during the winter… anyone remember that? Or when I would find mice all of the time? What about the snake in the backyard? Or the bath tub that leaked into the basement which resulted in not being able to use it (the only shower) for way too long? I paid next to nothing to live there so I can’t complain ha:)
Who will be running a fall marathon? Which one!?
TJ’s salads—> Which one should I pick-up next time?
Holiday themed food/clothing/trinkets… tempted to always buy them or no way? Favorite holiday themed food/treat?
What’s your run today? I think I’ll take today off too so I’ll live through your runs!