I did ten miles with Emilee and Maddie to start out the week! It was 39 degrees when we started so that was fun. Thank you Brooke for the picture.
Brooke started off her week with the skip-it. We bought one for Knox too and these things have provided hours of entertainment for our kids already!
PS the one she got from school broke so we got her and Knox ones with counters at Target.
Andrew and I have been loving them too and competing against each other.
Skye is really into joining me in stretching after a run. My hamstrings are SO much happier than they were a few weeks ago
Brooke completed her MARATHON! The kids at her school had about a month to run 26.2 miles and Brooke did it. They gave out a prize and yellow bracelets to all of the kids that completed the challenge.
When she wants something… she goes for it. I don’t think I ran outside of soccer practice and recess when I was her age and here she is running a marathon in a month. I’m very proud.
Skye and I had a few errands to get in yesterday!
Back to the store for the second time of the day because I forgot some things we needed the first time.
Skye had quite the day of adventuring.
We made it to the best time of year= Watermelon, corn on the cob and the bbq providing dinner.
PS Andrew solved my problem and ordered all of these for me from the Ebay link many of you sent (and they were so much cheaper through Ebay). I am officially stocked for the rest of the year;)
Random running thought for today:
I have had a lot of people tell me over the years that they are too afraid to run with other people because they do not want to slow the other people down. They are worried that they aren’t fast enough or are going to need to take breaks etc.
Fun fact: I am slower (based off of PRs and the race we just did:) than all of the girls I am going to be training with from here on out. They’ve also been doing speed all year so far and I’m just starting it again too.
It would be so sad for me if I missed out on the fun mornings and the lessons I am going to learn from them if I decided to not run with them because of the fear of slowing them down.
Take the challenge up ahead of you as an opportunity, not a threat.
If you want to run with people but you are too afraid of it then let go of that threat and see it as an opportunity to make amazing friends and get faster as you get to know the back of their heads really well. That’s what I’m going to do so join me in doing so!
I think runners are some of the most accepting people on the planet so don’t you worry… if you want to run with people then go for it! I’ve run with many many people over the years and not once has anyone been frustrated when I needed to stop to use the restroom or tie my shoe or breathe and if they don’t want to stop then they just keep going!
PS Skye and I went to Runner’s Corner yesterday to pick up my jerseys etc and talk to our coach. Talking with Hawk (coolest name ever, right?) made me even more excited for all of this training up ahead.
it’s nice I don’t have to decide about what top to wear for races now:
Skye had a great time while we were there getting in her laps on the track.
Anything with your training that scares you a little bit? What is it and are you going to do it anyways?
Favorite summer type meal? Big fan of watermelon? <— What’s your key to finding the best watermelon?
Did you have a skip-it when you were a kid? What toy reminds you of your childhood?
If you have a partner… are you two competitive with each other?
-When it comes to things like air hockey and skip-it we are very competitive against one another.