Just as my body was getting used to sleeping in, it’s now time to get back to waking up before the kids again ha. Emilee is out of town so I went out for a solo 5 miles @ 8:13 pace with music. It was 21 degrees and I put on so many layers under my jacket that it was hard to bend at the elbows ha.
And then it was off to the mountains. Andrew and I gave each other an ‘experience’ for Christmas this year (we love to do our presents early for each other).
Sundance season passes!!
The resort is so crazy close to us and with a pass it’s nice to just be able to go up for a few runs and get back to kids/life etc. Andrew and I are at the same level with our skiing too which makes it really fun to do it together.
I’ve got a few tangents to talk about today!
*We went in to talk to Hawk last Friday and had an awesome conversation. He was really proud of what we did at CIM because we didn’t quit and said he was so excited for our future. He said he has worked with a lot of athletes over the years and he sees so much potential for the two of us. He talked about how incredibly hard it is to PR two times in a row so closely like we tried to do with St. George and then CIM (CIM was all me and Emilee’s idea but we just wanted to try for the OTQ). He was of course bummed that we didn’t have the race we wanted and we talked how he now has more info about us and what works best for our training.
Through his training I’ve never felt this strong or have had so much fun. I can honestly say his training has been FUN. I can’t think of a better way to describe it, each workout has kept us on our toes and it’s impossible to get bored with his workouts. And that is what made missing my goals at CIM not a big deal to me (now… the first day or two it was a BIG deal to me;)… the process has been a blast. The friendships built and the strength built have been priceless.
As far as what’s next for me… Andrew and I are just taking a few weeks to not make any plans and just figure it all out and I’m grateful that Hawk is on board for whatever game plan we choose! PS not only has Hawk had an incredible running career, his wife held Utah’s marathon record for about 20 years and qualified for FIVE Olympic Marathon Trials (love this article about their family). It has been so great to learn from her and ask her a million questions too.
*Andrew’s Garmin was quite rude the other day! He had a good laugh about it though;)
*I’ve told Andrew a few times how jealous I am over the kid’s footie pajamas like Skye’s below…
*So he got me my own and I love them.
*Christmas shopping with Skye:
*I’m working with a friend to make some new shirts for runners and when I told her about my last shirt, “Sorry for What I Said at Mile 20,” her reply made me laugh so hard.
*Within 3 minutes of getting her out of her crib she has a princess outfit and her boots on. Ready to seize the day.
*I love this so much (from Strong):
Hallmark movies… do you like them or not so much? Give me your favorite one if you do like them!
Ski or snowboard or not your thing? Those of you that do like to ski or snowboard have you gone to any resorts in Utah?
How many layers are you wearing on your runs lately where you live?
Question from Andrew—> What’s your favorite way to take care of yourself?