This was definitely a first for me. I picked up my sister for our run and at about .2 miles in we saw a garage sale and I saw a Sven that I knew the kids would love. They were selling it for pretty cheap so I pulled out my phone and paid them on Venmo and asked if I could pick it up after we were done running. Score!
7 miles @ 9:04 average and .2 miles of walking with a bump and a Sven back to my sister’s house. I received some interesting looks during the walk home.
The girls were thrilled when they saw me walk in with it (it even makes noises and moves it’s head around ha). I need to go to more garage sales… you can find some awesome stuff there.
Definitely a 4th of July tradition—> DONUTS.
The girls had breakfast and then we were off for the day.
Our area still had a small parade (that we found out about that morning) so we went to that…
And then joined my sister and her family at the gymnastics gym. We had the place to ourselves and my sister came up with all sorts of obstacle courses with games and prizes. Being inside during the heat of the day was definitely a win for us all.
We went back to my house and put Skye down for her nap and then ate watermelon and sheet pan nachos. I cooked chicken with salsa in the crockpot and then layered chips, cheese, chicken, jalepneos, this corn and beans and then cooked it in the oven at 350 degrees until everything was melted. Once it was out we added some fresh tomatoes, salsa, guac and sour cream. We made three cookie trays of nachos and it fed a lot of people. I love it when nachos have so many toppings that you have to use a fork to help you to eat them.
This fruit pizza that Brooke decorated was delicious and eaten after we weren’t so stuffed from above nachos.
Then we went to a huge grass area to get spots for a fireworks show. The entire valley had fireworks going off for hours!
The latest we have stayed up together since last 7/4/19.
Our Sunday was spent recovering from the 4th so I don’t have much to say about Sunday besides… My current fresh fruits addiction is getting expensive compared to when I just wanted to eat 10 oranges a day a few months ago;). I cannot get enough fruit right now.
Lots of stretching happening over here with all of the running going on between Andrew and me.
We found out that a marathon in Utah that is scheduled to happen the week before the St. George Marathon was cancelled due to Covid but Andrew has decided to keep on training and just hope there is a chance that his marathon will still happen. He had a cutback week and only ended up doing one of his three scheduled runs (a busy holiday/work week + family staying with us) but he rocked it:
*1.5 mile w/u, 4 miles at marathon pace (8:08 average!!), 1 mile c/d.
I reminded Andrew that with each training cycle I have done over the years there have definitely been times where I didn’t do every single workout/training run and still hit my goals. No training cycle is perfect and consistency DEFINITELY is key to reaching our goals but we are also humans and some weeks life is just crazy/we have hot spots that need us to take some time off/mentally we need to reset etc. Onward and upward!
Here is what this week will look like for him and the focus of his long run will be practicing taking in nutrition which is KEY for the marathon!
This is what my week looked like. 46.31 miles with runs ranging from 9:01-9:13 average paces. Didn’t feel like doing any speed work this last week but got in some good stretching/yoga each day to help keep my body happy with this mileage at this point in pregnancy.
What are some of your favorite meal ideas to make when you are cooking for a large group of people?
What was the highlight from your weekend?
Do you ever go to yard sales? Find anything good?
Question from Andrew—> What is a food that you will never try again?