Good morning! It still feels weird to me to not have a blog post going up on Sundays but I make sure to take pictures all weekend because heaven forbid I don’t fill you in on a day of our life;). I wonder what my great grandkids will think someday when they read my online journal ha…
Saturday morning I did 8 miles @ 9:08 average. During pregnancy I swear I wake up so much more grumpy than I normally do so it’s harder than ever to get out the door. I reminded myself that some work outside for as long as my body wants to go will give me 15 hours of feeling good. I came home feeling so much better and I’m sure my family is very grateful for my running habit.
After my run we went to the splash pad. The girls have gotten really good at keeping their distance from others in public spaces.
Later on in the day we picked up an amazing bag of peaches that we’ve already made a big dent in.
The other highlight of our Saturday was going with Andrew to a place called Brick Oven (another restaurant I used to work at). My manager would always tell us when I worked there, ‘If you have time to lean, you have time to clean’ ha and that phrase has stuck with me 12 years later.
PS all restaurants here include social distancing procedures and we wear masks etc until we are at our tables.
This is the picture that Brooke got of Andrew and me when I asked her to take a picture.
The below picture is why I wanted to go to this restaurant so so badly. Salad with all of the dressings and a big bowl of pasta with garlic bread. It was just what I needed.
On Sunday morning we woke up and went on a hike.
Brooke has set a goal for herself that is a pretty big one. She wants to hike Mt. Timpanogos. The full hike is about 14.5 miles but I’m not comfortable with her going above the saddle because it is too steep so we will go closer to 12 miles! We went to the Timp trail yesterday for a training hike to see what we need to do to prepare for the full hike. I have run to the top of Timp before but haven’t hiked it with kids so we wanted to get a better idea of what we would need.
The waterfalls were definitely the highlight for Brooke.
Skye was happy to be in her carrier pack the whole time outside of the waterfall stops.
We went 5 miles total and climbed about 1,300 ft and Brooke loved it (she asked if we could do it on her birthday too).
We learned we need to bring 4 times as much water as we did yesterday, we need to bring Gatorade and we need to start at 5 or 6 in the morning (we started at 10 yesterday and it was already 85 degrees).
We also learned that fresh peaches taste very very good along the way.
Brooke said at the end that the most tired part of her body were her eyeballs and I totally know what she means… When I’m hiking or trail running I am constantly searching for things to not trip over which makes my eyes very tired by the end. Hopefully the next time we go we will see some bighorn sheep along the way because that would make Brooke’s life.
Dirty legs/shoes are a sign of a good day.
Random story of the day:
The other night Skye was screaming like crazy in her crib at 11 pm which never happens. We went in to her room to comfort her and nothing was working until we realized she was saying ‘sound’ over and over again. We went to her sound machine and it was on the setting ‘rain’ when she usually sleeps to the ‘ocean’ setting. I switched it to ‘ocean’ and she told us thank you and went right back to bed. My very particular bedtime needs have rubbed off on her.
The St. George Marathon is still planning on happening which makes me very happy. Andrew’s friend won a VIP spot for the race which means he can take Andrew with him for that so they are going to get special treatment at the race. He got in 2 runs and a hike carrying a 2.5 year old;)
*5 miles on trails @ 10:19 average pace and 720 ft ascent.
*He meant to do his speed workout one night after I fell asleep but he accidentally fell asleep when I did too… he worked overtime this last week and his body needed sleep more than a wave tempo. It’s so important to remember this when we are training, sometimes sleep > a workout.
*14 miles @ 8:50 average with his training partner.
Here is how my week looked! I didn’t feel like doing any speed or any trail running but the flat miles at an easy pace felt really good.
I saw this on Facebook the other day and had to know from you…. What have you seen every episode of?
-For me: The Office, Friends, Parenthood and Gilmore Girls.
Do you have any white noise on while you sleep? Anything that wakes you up when you are sleeping if it is different than normal?
Do you have any goals that you are hoping to accomplish in the rest of this year? I’m excited to see Brooke hit hers!
Question from Andrew: If you could pack up and go on a road trip today… where would you go?