Random thing to tell you today: At some point during the majority of my races (if I am pushing it), I make a promise to myself. I tell myself I can sit down just as soon as I get to the finish line. It probably looks dramatic when I do it but I don’t care, it helps me to not give up during my race just knowing I have that reward up ahead. I’ll never stop making this promise to myself because it works for me and I sit down pretty much every time.
Another promise I make to myself that I’ve made many times during races—> I’m never going to do this again.
And then this happens:
A few more random things to tell you before I cover what we’ve been up to lately!
*Quick rewind to my first marathon…I wore a brand new pair of shoes that were VERY different than my normal training shoes that were also a bit too snug on me with a Costco pair of cotton socks. The bottoms and heels of my feet were wrecked during that race, hence afterwards I could no longer wear my left shoe.
*Took in the girls for a wellness check-up the other day:
*I think Skye sees me put these on so often that she now tries to figure out how to put them on her own legs.
*I’m going to try something new… Does anyone else use this?
*The race also gave out these reusable straws at the expo… I am loving it!
*One last cool thing about the race I did last weekend: When you look up the results from your race you can click on a link that shows you the video of you finishing your race. It’s fun to watch the last 15 seconds of your race.
Let’s catch up on a few things from the last few days!
Maddie and I went on a trail run Monday morning. We crossed this stream that is not normally there but because we have had so much snow/rain this year, it has appeared.
10 miles @ 9:24 average pace with about 1300 ft of climbing. My legs felt better than I thought they would after the race!
We made it over to the pool.
Skye spent most of her time at the splash pad which is by far her favorite place to be now.
On Tuesday I took the girls out with me for my run. We did 7.5 miles at an 8:26 average and I’m telling ya… the electric scooter makes it so easy for me to run with them. This will be my view probably one time a week!
PS jogging stroller people… do you push with your right or left hand? I try to switch it up but my left hand feels so much more natural.
The rest of our day was spent getting ready to leave on a little trip to the beach. Andrew and I were looking at our week and realized that he has 5 days off from work and we have both of the big kids for 5 days. We aren’t sure how often that is going to happen this summer so we decided to take a mini trip together. We aren’t telling the kids so we will tell them when we get to the airport.
PS our roses are so so big right now.
Do you make any promises to yourself during a race?
Jogging stroller users—> push with your left or your right hand?
Have any trips planned this summer? Where?
Any big mistakes that you made during one of your first races?