***First, I am so so sorry to all of you that have been training so hard to have your races cancelled. I’m thinking about you and I hope you can feel what you need to feel… I would definitely be crying a lot if I were you. The amazing training you have done will carry over to some fall PRs!****
Good morning!! We decided to celebrate Andrew’s bday yesterday because he didn’t have work and we had Knox!
Everyone was very happy with the change in plans and bday celebrating early. We started the morning off with donuts and cinnamon rolls for Andrew because those are his favorite along with his favorite chocolate milk brand. If Andrew could drink chocolate milk the way the rest of us drink water… he would be a very happy man.
I got in a nice run with Emilee and sat by the fire afterwards because I was frozen.
Andrew then chose a few places that he wanted to go to (including Costco and bike stores of course). Skye was the most chill person at Costco yesterday, that is for sure.
He chose Chipotle for lunch and we had amazing burritos.
Andrew took the big kids on a mountain biking adventure.
He didn’t want a cake, he just wanted a banana chocolate shake!
I have some Friday Favorites to get talking about today (affiliate links included)!
*Just so beyond excited for the documentary, ‘A Time & A Place’ to come out. Let me know if it’s normal or not if the trailer made me cry (ehhh sob).
*I take my spring sneaker selection very seriously. I need to be able to run in them (well, chase after Skye as she tries to escape from me anytime we are in public), beyond comfortable because I’m going to be in them a lot and I want them to last for a while. These are the ones that won my heart!
*Now that shorts season is here, it’s fun to have some cute running socks that you can see above your shoes:). Love these ones right now… cropped my legs out because I need to shave;)
*Last time I talk about the trials (for a few days;) but Tara sent this article to me by Jenny Donnelly and it was the most incredible recap of the day.
*I really have strong feelings about cleaning ha. If I want to fall asleep at night then my kitchen has to be clean (I inherited this from my mom). I love Grove products and love using these packets (just add water) in a glass bottle that we can keep reusing forever. It smells amazing (not chemically at all), works great and helps to cut down on plastic waste.
*Video games drive me nuts so to help Knox fulfill his love of Fortnite I bought the Monopoly version and it’s a huge hit with the whole family. We have been playing every day he is with us!
*A Roolee top that I bought and LOVE.
I LOVE hearing the amazing things you are doing so share them at [email protected] so we all get to celebrate you!
Madeline!!! “I ran the LA Marathon for the third consecutive year on Sunday and achieved my ultimate dream: qualifying for Boston! I finished in 3:23:03 — knocking 19 minutes off my time from last year — and you better believe I fought for every last second! I’ve lived in Los Angeles for almost seven years, but seeing the city on foot while running from Dodger Stadium to the Santa Monica Pier blows me away every time and makes me feel so grateful to live in such an eclectic, diverse, and sunny place (I could do without the hilliness though ;)). The race wasn’t easy, but a friend from my running group, the LA Road Runners, pushed me through the last three miles and helped me get to the finish line well under my goal time. (Never underestimate the power of running with a friend, especially if said friend throws a cup of cold water on your back in the last mile, lol). I celebrated with lots of pizza and ice cream with my friends and fiancé afterwards, and though I’m incredibly sore today, I’m brimming with pride. I didn’t let myself give up, even when I got to that dark mental place around mile 20. And now I’m a stronger person — and a freakin’ BOSTON QUALIFIER (will it ever get old to say that?!) — because of it!
Loribeth!!! “I ran my 16th half marathon on March 8, and I hit a new PR!! It was the Chattanooga half marathon and I have run it every year since it’s first in 2016. (I did the 5k the day before with my running group and we had a blast!) The course is hilly but moves fast and the only mentally hard miles were 10-12. Otherwise the weather was perfect, crowds were great, and the running was at it’s best!! I saw the clock at the 1 mile left mark and knew I could get a new best time, so I just soaked it in and enjoyed it. I ended up with 1:56:29!!! My previous time was 1:58:09, so this was almost 2 minutes faster! I’m over the moon right now!!”
What do you have going on this weekend?
What type of shake is your favorite?
What’s your run or workout today?!
And another time for those of you that had your big races cancelled, I’m really so sorry and I wish you the absolute best!