We leave today on our little road trip and since we will be gone for a good chunk of time, my sister decided to run Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with me this week which I gladly welcomed.
PS whenever I wear the above tank top it takes me back to my ultra last year. This picture was during a stop where I sat and cried for a good chunk of time before starting up again. This was also when my pacer gave me that handkerchief with ginger essential oils to tie around my neck and the smell of ginger helped my nausea during the race big time!
Okay, back to yesterday’s run. I just love seeing hot air balloons while I am out running. I don’t think I will ever get in one because of my new found fear of heights that increases with each year of life that I experience but they sure are beautiful.
Random running thought: I meant to share this quote with you from this podcast with Des the other day, “Relax and let the run come out of you… you are not going to force really good performances. If the body says back off then back off. It takes a lot of confidence to do that as well, to realize you aren’t going to lose everything you’ve built over all of the years because you took a little bit of a break. Shalane and I had our big breakthroughs off of these breaks… We do like the ‘keep showing up’ mantra to help get us out the door and sometimes showing up is allowing yourself time to rest and recover and regroup. Take confidence in the years and years of work that you’ve done before.”
I’ve got quite a running break coming up ahead of me! Between not being sure I will be able to run throughout this entire pregnancy and then the time I will take off after having the baby to recover… but I’m going to take confidence in the years of work that I’ve done before and see what happens after a good break. I’m telling myself that another breakthrough will be the result:)
This was their outfits of choice to take Beretta on a walk.
My sister’s little boys came over for a little while and had a football game. Our kids have only been around cousins as far as kids go the last few months and they have sure bonded with each other.
It was one of those afternoons where you need a drive-thru chocolate shake while you sit in your car by yourself for a few minutes and listen to Taylor Swift’s Folklore album.
And then we spent a few hours packing and getting everything ready. We are off to Yellowstone for some time in nature. We packed most of our food and we can’t wait to see all of the wildlife and sights. This will be everyone’s first time there!
Packing breaks were included too.
Laurie asked on Monday about my parents’ experience with COVID and what their symptoms and treatment was. My mom wrote up a few paragraphs to answer. This was THEIR personal experience with it and I completely understand that each situation is different and we do not have all of the answers. Each move they have made (including now too!!) is closely monitored by their team of doctors that they work with and my brother that is an ER doctor.
We are so grateful they are okay now and they will constantly be watched over as they make their decisions on what they do each week! I haven’t talked about my dad’s cancer online because my parents’ decided to keep the information within our family and close friends but my mom shared it above so I guess that means she thinks you are her close friends too:). My dad was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in February of 2017. The last few years have been incredibly tough for my parents and our family but my dad has been so strong, has had incredible treatment and fought so hard. He is currently doing very well with his doctors saying he has years of life up ahead of him!
Would you like me to write a Friend to Friend post about my experience with my dad’s cancer?
I’d love if you shared anything at all about yourself today with me!