Good morning! I have so many tangents to tell you about today so I hope you are ready…
*I met a girl in Indy that is working towards running a race in EVERY STATE. I’ve heard of other people doing this but for some reason (hmmm maybe because I had a very enjoyable time in Indiana) I really want to make this my goal too.
So far, I have done races in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Indiana, California, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington! I have 9 states and just need 41 more:). I’m loving having a goal that is going to require more traveling and more running;). I’ve gone on runs in 19 states total but I think I want to do official races in each state for this goal!
*Monday run= 6 miles @ 7:48. Boy do I already miss running so close to sea level because we live at about 4,800 feet and I felt it yesterday. Because I took last Saturday as a workout rather than a race my body felt really good and ready to run yesterday.
*Andrew had his first day of work yesterday! He will be in training for the next 8 weeks and he is just so happy about what he is doing now! The girls were not thrilled about him leaving… especially Brooke.
Skye’s morning hair is always my favorite.
*I went in to see Dr. Bennett to get everything all in place again! There is a lot of running/racing that I want to do over the next 5 months which means I need to be super proactive about it all and take really good care of myself. My mom met me there thankfully because at this point in Skye’s life… there is no way to do appointments like this while keeping her safe ha.
*I have a 5k this weekend! I’m on a race streak. I’m doing the Lavell Edwards Memorial Heart & Sole 5k on Saturday. I haven’t done a 5k since last summer and it will be fun (and painful) to do one again. My goal is to not look at my watch and to run it really smart. PS this race has a signed helmet, signed jersey, signed women’s bb and ton’s of BYU apparel to give away to those who sign up (come support my awesome brother-in-law’s work pretty please:).
(Picture from group run in Indy)
*The sweetest Caitlyn made Lindsey and I personalized cups. I will be using this for all of my future hot chocolate needs.
*You know you have a lot of kids when it is pretty much cheaper for you to buy the annual family pass to a museum instead of paying for individual day passes for each person ha:)
*PS on Saturday my brother and his wife went to the Kentucky Derby. I just thought they looked so so awesome!
*The night before the race my body just felt like it really needed some salt. I ordered a plate of french fries (and some rolls to eat in the morning) and when I got the bill it turns out the fries were SIXTEEN dollars. I added more salt to them and the next morning I had a great race… I might be onto something.
*Brooke made a scrunchy at craft club while I was gone. I love that scrunchies are coming back.
*Call me a weirdo but I REALLY feel like the little things we do as far as clothing/hair/etc for race day or speed work make a difference. For some reason when I put on the power bun, my black shorts (that I’ve worn for the last 4 races in a row) and Hyperions… I instantly feel like a superhero with a cape. On the other side, when I put on certain clothing and shoes they throw me straight into easy running/relaxed mode.
My brain knows that when the Power Bun is secured on the top of my head, things get serious.
*Turns out we all can’t live without these (you can get 10% off with the code HRG10 ((affiliate code))…
*My über driver had this water bottle and had the best things to say about it (even though it only has three stars on Amazon).. has anyone else tried it? It tracks (on an app on your phone) how much water you are drinking each day! SO cool.
*The shortcut I needed to take to get to my hotel hot shower as quickly as possible. I really wanted to stick around the end of the race on Saturday but I was soaking and shivering afterwards.
*The hotel we stayed at over the weekend was SO prepared for their runners. They had baskets of things runners need out and around the lobby.
*Taking Skye to restaurants is never boring;)
*Gotta take advantage of the four generation photos.
*I felt pretty hip and cool to be matching Curly at dinner the other night.
Anyone else have a goal to race in every state or a similar type goal? How many have you done so far? Has anyone already accomplished this goal?
What running goal do you have right now (running goals can include everything from a time to just enjoying the run)!
Is there anything you wear or do that helps you translate over to speed mode?
Have a favorite meal that one of your parents always makes/made?