We are back home from Vernal and between the weekend and camping last week… I’m pretty sure I’ll be spending today doing laundry:)
Knox wanted to sleep over with his cousins and the girls slept at the hotel with us.
How we do Skye’s hair—> we let her play with some AirPods (she loves taking them out and putting them back in) to distract her from what we are doing ha.
We met up with my mom for breakfast in the lobby and those mini waffles were delicious.
After that we went to church to hear my nephew speak. He did amazing and I loved hearing about his experiences as a missionary for the past two years in Texas.
These two are still twins:
We then all went over to my brother’s house for lunch. Skye dipped her roll in ketchup so that was fun.
We drove home after that and Skye now repeats ‘bop it’ because we played it so many times in the car. When we got home we made some dinner and Knox asked to see if I could style his hair like Skye’s. I think I did a pretty good job!
I am so so excited for this week!
After I finished my ultra in March I have had people tell me that now that I’ve done 50 I am going to want to do a 100 miler. I really wanted to be an ultra runner (and look up to them even more now…) and REALLY thought for sure I would do more right after I finished the ultra but after a few months of thinking about it… that was a one and done for me:). I am very happy that I did one and enjoyed (sections;) of my ultra but as time goes by… I’ve realized more and more that ultras aren’t for me. I love the trails for training runs (going on a great one today) and hiking but the more I am training with friends for road races, the more I see how much happier my heart is with doing those. Maybe if I had a team to train with for ultras I would like them more too but I think I just really love the speed work (and not running back to back long runs or for hours on end;).
Long story short, I’m telling you this because there is zero reason to do anything with your running/training that you don’t want to do. If you did one marathon and feel like you should keep doing more because everyone else in your running group is but you hated it, then don’t do another. If you find your heart is happiest with certain types of racing (or not racing at all)… stick to that. An ultra runner may not like a 10k or the roads at all and that is more than okay! You might like racing as many weekends of the month as possible or maybe one race a year is your thing. Keep trying new things (I’m glad I did!) but don’t feel forced to do something because everyone else seems to be doing it or tells you that you should keep going with something.
I smiled a bit during my ultra but then smiled for 99% of Boston a few weeks later. Do the training/racing that makes you smile and don’t worry about what it seems like all of the other runners around you are doing.
PS I still can’t eat these ever since my ultra (I ate a ton of them during training and the race and I just can’t eat them again).
PS the most viewed posts last week were these ones in case you missed them:
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