Yesterday was one of the prettiest runs I’ve ever been on and also one of my most ‘legs burning and I’m worried they might fall off’ runs too.
It all started with a text to my friend Johanna on Sunday night asking her if she wanted to do ten easy miles with me in the morning.
Ten easy miles somehow turned into this and I’m very happy that it did:
Luckily we were in the shade for 99% of the run because that much elevation climbing + heat would not have gone well. There was some power hiking in mile 3 and 5 and I tried really hard to not roll down the mountain in miles 6-10. The first mile felt nice though;).
10 miles @ 11:00 average. I think I developed a new calf muscle during this run.
A blurry picture of the flowers as I was running by them.
I only fell once during the run when there was some grass covering a root. I fell as nicely as I could and walked away with zero blood on my legs so I’m calling that it’s own special accomplishment for the day.
This is definitely my favorite handheld water bottle. I was very thankful I brought it with me yesterday.
All of these trails are going to really come in handy for St. George this year. This week marks the official beginning of marathon training and I’m really excited. It’s always fun to see this image below… time to get to work. Everyone that I run with will be at this marathon running too so we will be able to really help each other out during the race.
There will be a different time goal written on my arm this time. I’ll know more what that is when we are in September and my coach helps me to figure out what that goal is!
And then the day with the kids started!
During Skye’s nap I took Brooke on some errands. Andrew was at home while Skye napped because he had the day off. We all love the nursing schedule when he has 4 days off in a row but then don’t love it as much when we don’t see him much for 3 days in a row.
Skye woke up and her teeth were hurting big time so she was extra snuggly until she started feeling better again because of her frozen teething toys…
And then she was back to getting into things. She has decided my Koala Clip (HRG10 to get 10% off) is great to use to pretend it is an oven mitt.
We had to make a stop at Target before bed for binkies because we lost all of ours. I’m not sure if Skye can fall asleep without one at night and I didn’t want to test it out last night.
And then we watched Full House with popsicles. Full House will always remind me of my childhood.
PS on Sunday my brother said, “I hate balance, it’s so much easier to be fanatical. Keeping everything in balance is impossible.” I could completely relate to him when he said that…. Balance is hard and it’s much easier for me to go big in one area and put off everything else!
How long are your half or marathon training cycles usually?
Ever fallen while running… just once or multiple times?
-I have fallen probably 15 times while running over the years. I’ve never broken anything but my aunt shattered her knee cap when she fell from a crack on the sidewalk while running. BE CAREFUL ON THOSE SIDEWALKS!
Are you great at balancing life or is it easier for you to be fanatical about certain things?
What shows remind you of your childhood?
-Power Rangers, Family Matters, Saved by the Bell, Full House, Rugrats and Recess.