8 miles @ 8:24 average with some friends around town to start out the week.
PS I am going to core day at burn today (and I’m telling you this to help me to stay accountable and actually go because I’ve been slacking on all strength work ((like usual)).
We had the normal summer with kids day over here. We made it over to a newish splash pad.
Knox left with his mom and Skye was napping (Andrew got home from some training) and I took Brooke out on a little date just the two of us. I heard that our Yogurtland has cotton candy froyo now. I knew that would make her month and I just really needed a treat too:)
My mind is all over the place today so I’ll just start here sharing a bunch of random bullet pointed thoughts:
*I have a 10k next week and then a half-marathon on 8/17 wahoo! I’ve never done this particular half yet (Hobble Creek) but all of my friends have and they love it so much. This course was designed to mimic half of the St. George Marathon course so I’m excited to race it and see where I am at. If you want to join in then use the code—> HCINSTA2019 to get $10 off!
*I’m going back to UCAN now. The long runs are getting longer, the workouts are getting harder and I know that my stomach is happiest with UCAN when I am really putting out a hard effort. I just buy mine at Sprouts but you can get it on Amazon here too. I really do notice a longer and more steady amount of energy during my runs when I use UCAN compared to other things. While I don’t love the taste and probably couldn’t stomach drinking it while running, it is perfect for me before a run. PS you can see my race nutrition post here to see exactly what I eat the day before, the morning of and during the marathon.
*I got the recipe for the cookies that my friend brought me the other day. I couldn’t believe how good they were. They are dense and chewy and straight from heaven. I’m going to be making them tonight.
*I love that whenever Skye is sitting next to me like this she will just place her little arm on me.
*Thanks for sending this to me Caroline last week when I was having a bad day! So much truth;)
*Skye has been letting us know through her actions that she no longer wants to be wearing pants.
*But if Brooke gets her dressed she will wear whatever Brooke wants all day long.
*She has also been letting me know that she thinks my Huma recovery packets are for her and not me.
*This happens to me 6 days of the week:
*If you’ve seen Toy Story 4 you will perfectly understand Brooke’s creation:)
Can you help my friend out with this?! For me, the more racing I do the less nervous I am the night before the race and the better I sleep but I have been pretty restless the night before many races! Does anyone use melatonin the night before a race? What helps you to sleep better the night before a race?
PS this same friend makes her Superhero Muffins in this incredible tin that she bought at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Why have I never thought to get a muffin tin that fits 24 muffins?! Brilliant.
Fill me in with a tangent or two from you please!
I’d love to hear what fuel keeps your stomach happiest for running.
Last movie that you saw in the theaters? What did you think?