8 miles @ 8:07 average to start out my day!
Just in case you were wondering, Skye continues to hide often throughout the day.
Two really great humans brought over lunch and dessert to start off my birthday week;)
Skye joined me for some eyebrow tinting.
I shared my treats with the girls…
And Skye has mastered the ‘evil eye.’
We got a few errands done and then Andrew got done with work!
Brooke and Skye cannot get enough of each other these days.
The other day Danielle wrote:
I loved her question because it really got me thinking.
As you know, I am the St. George Marathon’s biggest fan. The first year I ran it back in 2014 felt magical and each time I do it, I just love it. The year I had to miss it because of health issues I cried at least two buckets worth of tears. I would love to run this marathon every year of my life if at all possible. I also think it is a huge benefit to be able to race a course that I have done multiple times already and trained on over the years too. I have pretty much every hill, every turn and where I always put my sunglasses on during the course memorized.
I love it. If they ever stopped doing this race I would be extremely sad.
BUT… I also love traveling for races and experiencing new settings and courses. I love experiencing something new and the hype of a lot of the big races outside of Utah. The only problem for me and new marathons would be for me to go and RACE (and want a PR) on a new-to-me course. I can’t get an OTQ on the St. George course (because the net down is too much) but I feel like it is very beneficial for me to really know a course before I try to go for a PR. No matter how many times I watch YouTube clips about a course or read race summaries about them… I just need to experience it for myself first before I go for a PR. That’s why my long-term goal will be to OTQ at CIM in the future because I now know the course a bit better! I was also thinking that in the future I could go practice on the course a time or two when I take Brooke out to visit her dad about 2 hours away from Sacramento. I think knowing the course will really help me with my OTQ goal.
My personal hope and dream to answer this question would be to run St. George and do another marathon too every year. I would love to be able to do two marathons a year so I get the best of both worlds ha. BUT in the future when I go for CIM again I will skip St. George that year because it just did not give me enough time to recover. And then when I’m no longer getting faster and racing (I’ve got another decade or two in me, right?), I want to travel the world and run all of the marathons abroad:)
What are your thoughts on Danielle’s question? Run a variety or repeat offender?
What’s the farthest you’ve traveled for a race? Have you done any international races?
What is everybody’s next race? I need in on this information!
Potty training—> parents reading, what ages did that happen for your kids?
-We think Skye is ready and Brooke got her to go two times in the bathroom yesterday ha. Any tips or tricks to share?