For years and years I have run on a trail that I heard many people call the LA Freeway. I had no idea why they called it the LA Freeway. I just found out last week they call it that to stand for Lactic Acid Freeway.
And this is why it is called Lactic Acid Freeway… it is non-stop up and down and by the time you get back to your car your legs will be shaking.
10 miles @ 9:28 average. My legs were feeling the mile repeats from the day before but this is really going to help build strength.
I went with two of my friends. The views were gorgeous. It’s starting to get hot (for me:) and I was very sweaty when I got home!
Just a normal day at our house.
Andrew had a training for work so he was only gone for half the day and then we all went to a splash pad but it started thundering so we switched to games at the table.
For dinner we had leftovers from the night before but instead of in tacos, we put it all on top of rice. I think I liked it even better on rice vs tacos.
Time for a few Friday Favorites!
*This article HERE. Everything about it. It’s absolutely amazing and this is my favorite thing for the month:). Please read it if you get a chance and if you don’t have time then read these two sections I included.
*I saw these at Costco and knew that Skye was going to love them. When I hand her one she acts as though I haven’t fed her in 2 days… she gobbles them up so fast. She feels so cool dipping. Everyone at our house loves them and they are easy to take on the go.
*Proven fact in my opinion = Kodiak Cakes can do no wrong. It took me too long to try out their little cups but I saw them at Target and had to buy them. Such an easy snack that tastes delicious. Andrew has been taking them to the hospital too for a quick snack.
*Seriously. Brooks, you just have it figured out. I love the way the Levitate 2s feel when I run in them and they are just so so pretty I can’t stop staring at them.
*How have I lived 33 years of my life without knowing this?! I’ve put them in before they were ripe and they harden up but I’ve never put them in when they are perfectly ripe. Life changing information.
*I saw this on @ashleyklemieux (if you don’t follow her you should… she has an incredible story of overcoming grief and turning it into her strength) and bought it HERE. I love a good self-tanner and this one is instant which is really nice. A little goes a long way with it too!
I love hearing the amazing things you guys are up to! These are from the last two weeks because of my whole laptop getting left at the airport thing while we were traveling:). If you want to be featured please send them in to [email protected]
Loribeth!!! “I ran an 8k on Memorial Day and set a PR…….because I had never raced an 8k before, ha!! It is called the Chattanooga Chase and is our city’s oldest road race…..this was the 52nd year they have done it! Some lady there has run it 47 out of 52 times! And a 90 year old lady did the 1 mile race!! I think I found myself a new Memorial day tradition! It is VERY hilly…..the main hill is a road called Minnekahda and it is like a half mile up….at the top it is private property but every year for the Chase the owner allows the runners to pass thru and come down the other side. Let me tell you, i love uphills but don’t trust myself on the downhills so i was careful! The whole course is thru beautiful neighborhoods on the golf course and right next to the Tennessee river…..so pretty! I finished in 45:55, which given the hills, 80 degree temps and high humidity at the start, i think it’s amazing! I was like 257 out of 549, so some fast folks run this! The winner had 25 minutes!! They also did a mile race and it was fun to cheer for the speedsters and the kiddos who ran! So cute!! After they had food and drinks and awards….it was tons of fun and I got a sweet shirt, hat and socks!!”
Megan!!! “I’m so excited to share my latest accomplishment with you! On May 26th I ran the Mountains 2 Beach Marathon from Ojai, CA to Ventura, CA. The weather was perfect for running, 50’s and overcast, and the course is a nice gentle downhill to a beachside finish. I had a really great training cycle, followed by a crummy taper. During the taper I had some heel pain flare up, a pinched nerve in my neck, and my son gave me a cold. In spite of all my worries during the taper, I pulled out a great race! I finished in 3:31:54, a PR by 6 minutes, and a BQ by 3 minutes. I’m really hopeful this time will be good enough for me to get into Boston next year. Thanks for letting me share!”
Have any favorite things this week?!
Have a favorite board game?
Have any fun weekend plans?
What shoes are you running in most these days?