Halloween morning started off with crepes cut into Halloween shapes and getting everyone dressed up for the day.
Emilee and I were able to go out for a run later on in the morning which I was very grateful for because it was freezing again. I wore my ski coat because I was so cold ha! Also… there was a lot of ice out, below this entire section was pure ice.
12.38 miles @ 8:29 pace. This week I haven’t been able to do any doubles so to get to 80 miles I have just been doing double digit runs every single morning.
Andrew, Skye and I went to the kid’s Halloween parade and then helped with Brooke’s class party. The Monster Rice Krispy treats worked great because there are a lot of allergies in her class and everyone was able to eat these!
For dinner we went to Chipotle because a burrito sounded so good and we were pleasantly surprised when the burritos were only $4! I am obsessed with Chipotle burritos.
We did a whole lot of trunk-or-treating….
It was a great Halloween!
I have some Friday Favorites to share today and I’d love to hear anything you are loving this week too!
*I am OOFOS #1 fan (I wear these all of the time at home and they save my feet during marathon training) and my mom is now too. She has had feet problems for years and years and the Fibre Low are helping her out so so much. I tried them out too (I got my size 10 feet from her;) and they are unreal.
*Des Linden once again perfectly describes exactly how I feel… closeish to that breaking point ha. Excited for this marathon to finish the job!
*Margaret shared this link with me and I ordered one right away… It’s very similar to my favorite Lulu long sleeve and so so so much cheaper. Thanks for sharing what you are loving with me (not sure Andrew is thankful that you do because I end up buying all of your recommendations haha). Time to buy all of the colors to get through this winter! PS I’m wearing a 4/6… I usually get a 4 at Lulu for this type of top).
*Candice posted these and I went to Costco asap to get my own bag. These are actually too good.
*Just a huge fan of this sweater and how soft and comfortable it is! Winter isn’t my favorite but the sweater life makes it a lot more enjoyable.
*This made me pretty happy… I use Strava now (I keep it private for safety reasons:) but you know that rock trail run that I told you about last Saturday? The one where you climb 480ish ft in 1.3 miles? I was able to see the segment on Strava and the three times that I have done it this year. The first time I did it it took me 16:28 and last Saturday I did it in 12:40! Seeing the progress with our running is sure addicting!
You guys are incredible. If you want your amazing accomplishment to be featured then please send them to [email protected]
Jamie!!! “I ran my first full marathon on October 12. This is something I have wanted to do for years, but have always been so intimidated by the high mileage runs. A friend told me to not pay attention to those, and when I got there, my body would be ready and they wouldn’t be as scary. I ran a half marathon in May, with a PR of 1:58:28, so I knew this was the time to keep going! I missed a few training runs but overall kept with my schedule. When race day got here, I had a goal of keeping the 4:25 pacer in my sight. As the race started, I was in the back of the pack, because it was so crowded, but eventually caught up to the 4:25 pacer. I then found myself ahead of the 4:25 pacer. Nervous about being able to keep this pace, I was hesitant to push myself any harder. I ended up running miles 8 through 25 with an man that was using this race as his training run for the NYC marathon. His goal for NYC was much faster than this, but he didn’t want to risk injury so he stayed with me for most of the race. He pushed me to run faster than I would have if I was on my own and for that I am so grateful! I ended up finishing in 4 hours and 15 minutes and I felt so amazing! When I was training for this race, I told everyone I would never do another marathon, but I am already looking for my next race. :)”
Allie!!! “This past weekend I completed my First Half Ironman!!! This was a huge accomplishment for me! Just after signing up and planning out my training I found out I would have to travel to the Philippines for work! (Multiple trips) I spent a total of 6 weeks overseas which made training a bit tricky. Going into this race my goal was simply to finish since I had never done a race like this before, but if the stars aligned and I felt good my stretch goal was to finish in 7 hours. During the bike leg at mile 42 I accidentally hit the lap button on my Garmin which put me into transition 14 miles too early. 🤦🏻♀️ Unfortunately I ended up having to restart my Garmin and didn’t have an accurate idea of my overall time. Fast forward to the end of the race, I came in at a 6:54:50 with my husband and friends there supporting me!! I could not be happier with how the day turned out!”
How was your Halloween? What did you end up doing?
Who has done a triathlon? What is the hardest part for you—> the swim, bike or run?
Who uses Strava?
Costco lovers—> What was the last thing you bought from there that you absolutely loved?