It always makes me nervous to go out on the first run back after a marathon because what if something is hurting that you didn’t know would hurt!
Luckily, yesterday… everything felt good.
5.06 miles with a 9:25 average pace. My entire body was frozen so that wasn’t fun but the actual act of running felt fun again.
I think we are all going to survive off of hot chocolate all winter long.
Andrew went mountain biking (Corner Canyon for Utah people) and I died over this view that he sent me!
The highlight of the day happened after school. We picked up the kids and then took them to the store. We told them they could choose their own items to make dinner for themselves. They were VERY excited about this plan.
Knox chose a mini pizza and fruit along with a fruit roll-up and some sunflower seeds:)
And Brooke said she wanted to make a cheese plate like we did a few months ago from Trader Joe’s. I added the cucumber but she chose everything else and put it all together.
PS Brooke currently wants to be a chef when she grows up and Knox wants to be a pilot. I am very excited about both of their current career choices.
We finished off the night with a chess competition. Brooke laughed pretty hard when she put me into checkmate and I was trying my hardest!
Oh and Andrew and I made this French Bread Caprese from THIS COOKBOOK (which I am loving so far but will give a review once I’ve made more items).
I have a few favorite things to share today (affiliate links included)!
Also, THIS MONTH you can get 15% off your Roolee order with the code hungryrunner15
*Stephanie Bruce is a big hero of mine. I love how hard she works and how well she balances being a mom and an insane athlete. I have been loving her new episodes about her Chicago training and I am cheering her on (and any of you that are running it) big time this weekend.
*I’ve been REALLY enjoying my candy again this last week! I didn’t stop eating candy completely during marathon training but I rarely had it for a few months and this week I’m just loving it all over again. These are officially my favorite treats right now so if you see them, try them and let me know your thoughts and review.
*Last bathroom selfie for a while. MEGAN posted this sweatshirt the other day and I loved it… and I really loved that it was $15 on Amazon too. They have a lot of other choices for the front too. Super soft and SO cheap.
*I know that a lot of us aren’t thrilled about winter coming BUT hopefully this will make it a little bit easier on you like it did for me;)
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ELLIE!!! “I had a running accomplishment this weekend! I chose to reset all my PRs after recovering from an eating disorder and taking some time off to gain weight and get healthy. Well, at the beginning of the summer a 5K took me 44 minutes! On Saturday, I ran a 5K in 32 minutes, a new post-recovery PR!!
I was thrilled with my time but more thrilled that I talked positively to myself during the race, and chose to be happy with myself instead of comparing to where I once was.”
Is anyone running Chicago this weekend?
What are your weekend plans?
Current favorite candy? Or anyone reading that could happily live without candy and not even notice?
Tell me about your favorite YouTube channel? Why do you love following them?