Challenge run for the week completed—> 1312 feet climbed & 12.17 miles @ 9:31 pace. It’s looking like I’ll for sure hit my goal of 70 miles this week and a good chunk of those miles will have been done on the dirt.
And a little bit on the grass too… gotta switch up the surfaces we run on when the mileage gets higher! As the mileage is increasing I am feeling way more tired than I normally do. Once 6 o’clock hits there is zero chance I’m getting off the couch or out of my desk chair besides for kid duties:). My legs are also feeling pretty heavy by this point in the week but it’s going to be awesome to see how our bodies adapt to more mileage after a little while.
PS does anybody else find Cheerios in their running shoes? I thought that I had a rock in my shoe… nope, just some cereal that must be a little stale because it didn’t break apart.
When I got home all I could think about was a snow cone but sadly none of the snow cone shops near me were open when I finished so a smoothie did the job.
When I got home Andrew left to go mountain biking for 12 miles and 2000 ft of climbing with a buddy.
Then the girls and I drove to Thanksgiving Point to get in some farm time. I am positive that all three kids would move us to a farm tomorrow if they could.
We finished the excursion with ice cream.
I’m really trying to savor each last hour of summer this year. When I see that quote that you only get 18 summers or something like that with your kids… it makes me cry every time.
One more highlight from the day… the Farmer’s Market!
Time for just a few Friday favorites (affiliate links included)!
*Turns out I just want to buy everything that is mustard yellow lately… continuing to prepare my fall/winter sweatshirt collection. This one is from Target and so so soft.
*For the last month or so it has been so hard to get Skye to be happy in her high chair and eat a meal. Like screaming and so mad every time I would put her in. I finally realized the problem… she just wants to be by the big kids and felt left out being in a high chair away from them. We bought a little chair for our counter and she is so happy (and eats her meals again) now to feel like she is part of the gang at the counter. Definitely a favorite thing for me now:
*I found another swimsuit for our trip that I am in love with and it was a great deal ($30) HERE. It fits really well, it is full coverage for chasing the kids around the beach, the lining is awesome and I love this color. I also got these shorts overalls from the same place to go over the swimsuit on our way to the beach etc that I LOVE.
*I had wanted this Cotopaxi bag (yay for a Utah company) for a while and lucked out and won it at a race and now I don’t know how I lived without it:). I use it for everything now. The bag fits in SO much stuff and has so many different compartments that it makes it so easy to organize when packing (there are like 5 zip up pockets outside of the ones that you see below). It’s my favorite bag I’ve ever had and I love the bright colors… it just brings good energy:)
*My running friend and I were having a discussion about how hard it is to set boundaries sometimes. She sent me this and I had to laugh at the accuracy:
Who has an August birthday? Any August races?
Last non-road surface that you ran on?
Tell me something that you are looking forward to this weekend?
What is your highest weekly mileage?