11 miles @ 8:34 average to start out my Friday. I’m shooting for 70 miles this week and wanna hear the weirdest part about increasing my mileage again? MY PLANTAR is pretty much gone now. The week after the marathon when I wasn’t running it was flaring up like crazy but now that the mileage has gone up again… my feet are happy again. Just another example of why we need running;)
We went out to get some errands done.
I was shopping for a few baby gifts and within the 20 second time period that I was searching a stack of clothing for a specific size, I found Skye on the ground with her shoes off trying on a pair of pants that she wanted. She is quick.
Andrew’s work had a Halloween party so that was a blast!
3rd free meal from Cafe Rio this week ha… it never gets old to me.
They had so many activities for the kids. They had the best time.
I officially have Megan D’s amazing cookie recipe. Megan has perfected the art of making cookies. If you live in Utah and you ever need to order cookies for an event or because you want to be happy… Megan D is your woman.
Here is her recipe and you are going to want her to put together a cookbook of all of her amazing recipes after you try these!
Time for a few Friday Favorites and affiliate links are included!
*Slippers. I am obsessed with my slippers now that it is cold again. Andrew bought these ones for me a few years ago and the comfort and coziness is just at the top of the charts.
*Reminder that ROOLEE is 15% off for the rest of this month if you go HERE and use the code hungryrunner15 … pretty much every dress I own and a lot of my tops are from Roolee. They have so many amazing pieces and new things all of the time (for great prices).
*I am so addicted to the Senita Rio Shorts (3.75” and true to size for me). I bought another pair of these striped ones and I love them. On speed days I will probably wear these shorts until it is 25 degrees or below because I just find I run so much faster in shorts vs pants (<–my brain and it’s weird quirks).
*Did you see Shalane Flanagan’s announcement that she made about her retiring from professional running? The last portion made me cry:
*General Mills sent a box of this and oh my goodness it is delicious.
*I loved this on Netflix. Another reminder of how much running does for us….
*I listened to this talk the other night (Grateful in Any Circumstance) and wow. Such an incredible reminder to be grateful during the rain storms too because if we wait for just the rainbows to be grateful… we might be waiting for a while ha.
*AHHHH SUCH A GREAT VIDEO FOR IDEAS OF WHAT TO DO BEFORE A RUN! All of the activation:
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Loribeth!!! “I ran my 3rd marathon on Sunday, October 20. I had my second best time at 4:24 but considering that the training cycle didn’t go quite as planned, I am THRILLED with how I did. Chattanooga had its hottest September on record, with basically every day hitting at least 90 degrees……combine that with the lovely humidity of the South, and that made long runs so miserable. At least 3 times I attempted a 20+ mile run, but the longest I made it was 18. Those last 8 miles were going to be interesting. However, I stayed so busy with trips to Texas and Nashville that I didn’t have time to worry about the race, I just did the runs I had planned and stayed “laid-back” about race day. I really think that easy mental approach helped me out. There were no nerves on race morning. I felt tough and ready and excited. I hit the halfway mark a few minutes before I wanted, but I kept a pretty consistent pace. The weather was finally cooler and perfect, and the whole race just clicked. I came in 5th in my age group (it’s a small race, but still that makes me feel awesome). Knowing I ran the whole race with my longest run only being 18 miles makes me realize that with better weather for training I could easily beat 4 hours (my PR is 4:04). I was so happy to have my husband there cheering me on and to prove to myself that I can do whatever I set my mind to. A marathon is definitely physical, but it’s also really a mental test, and not stressing about it made the whole thing so enjoyable.”
Elise!!! “I just ran the Chicago marathon at 10 months postpartum, and earned myself a new PR and BQ! I set my goal a year ago while very pregnant with my daughter and talked my parents and uncle into joining me. I wasn’t sure where my speed truly was going into the race … but I am so proud of my result! I finished Sunday’s race over a minute faster than my last full marathon two years ago. I proved to myself again how much stronger we are after baby/babies and can’t wait to tackle the next big goal.