I have a few full rest days coming up later on this week. (I am going camping but I already have some posts ready for you while I am gone:) I decided to try out running yesterday. At about .5 miles in I decided I was going to just do two miles but once I got to two miles my legs felt better and with each mile they felt better and better. Sometimes I think that an easy run is really the best way to get over some soreness because for the rest of the day my legs felt almost normal again.
Emilee is out of town and I couldn’t make it to the time that the rest of the group was running so it was just me and Lindsey Hein (on my AirPods:) for 8 miles.
We made it over to the splash pad with my sister and her kids…
And then came home to the popsicles we made of ice cream + Oreos:
Fast forward through dinner and who knows what else (some days just blur by…), we went on a walk and then Andrew got home from work.
I have a whole lot of tangents to talk about so let’s go for it!
*Skye got a new pair of pjs and she felt pretty cool about them. She kept walking over to me and pointing to them the whole night.
*The Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies from Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. are ridiculously good. Try them asap if you have the cookbook. PS my goal is to try every recipe in their cookbooks. I’ll let you know my absolute favorites at the end.
*Have you heard about Julia ‘Hurricane’ Hawkins? 103 years old and earning gold! I want to be like her:
*I grabbed these at the grocery store on Saturday and oh my goodness they are good.
*Skye fully agrees with me.
Also, two binkies > one binky.
*I didn’t lay down on the ground after my half which is a major improvement for me;). I stopped and coughed for a few minutes but I stayed on both feet which hasn’t happened after racing for a while. PS the cute volunteer that was probably in jr high came over and put my medal on me while I was bent over and coughing:)
*JUST WHAT I NEEDED… do these with me:
*On Sunday Brooke asked to get Skye dressed and then to set up a picnic for the two of them. She is killing it at this big sister gig.
*Another week of superhero muffin baking on Sunday. Brooke has decided to join me in having rubber bands on her wrist so that she is always ready for when a ponytail is needed.
*This is our coach! His name is Hawk and he has a marathon PR of 2:22:03. He just coached one of his athletes to an OTQ at Grandma’s and he is the owner of Runner’s Corner. He is also one of my dad’s friends so that is really fun too. I love that he is at our races cheering for us. He has taken his athletes to REALLY fast times and I can’t wait to see what he does for us. His training is a lot different than anything I’ve done before and I’m sure that is going to make a big difference for me!
*I am just full of videos today but this one is short…. Steph Bruce just posted her last episode of season 1. I feel like I relate with her a lot because she is a mother runner with small kids… she is great at creating connections with her fans. I really hope she makes the Olympic team.
*On Sunday I was thinking about what race medals were the hardest for me to earn. I think that my ultra and the Tucson marathon were my two hardest medals to earn during the race. I don’t know how I got to that finish line of Tucson because the last 6.7 miles of that race were an absolute death march.
What race medal(s) were the absolute hardest for you to earn?
Do you think that oatmeal does or does not belong in cookies?
Last cereal that you ate? Do you eat cereal often or not a lot?
What is your run or workout today?!