This tank top worked for about .001 miles of my run before it sprung up over my belly and rolled up to my sports bra ha. I changed tank tops and then set out for 7.5 miles @ 9:31 average. It was 70 degrees outside but for some reason it felt cooler than it normally is out so that felt like a miracle.
Victoria uses Swedish Fish during her run for fuel so I figured that it must be awesome pre-run fuel too. It was.
Another delicious part of the day included Frosted Flakes and fruit.
The rest of our day was pretty uneventful so let’s just move on to some tangents!
*A friend (an incredible athlete!!) that I trained with a bit last year wrote up an awesome recap about a recent race that he did and it really stuck with me. Isn’t it crazy how our feelings can change SO much throughout a race or a run? We can go from feeling like we are about to die to then feel like we are on top of the world (and then maybe back to that first feeling again ha) over the course of a few miles. I think it is so important that we remember that these feelings can change so quickly throughout a race or run and to hold on because things will improve if we just keeping ‘chipping away.’
That cramp can go away, some more fuel can help us to feel energized again, we will eventually be going down the hill rather than up, the pace will feel more natural again etc… and it’s just like life. Things will get better. They always do. The sun always comes up and during those really hard times we can have hope for a change in the way we feel over the course of time. I remember after my divorce that hope of knowing I wasn’t going to feel that way forever was what got me out of bed in the mornings. I knew that at some point, the pain would disappear, that my heart would be complete again and even better than ever and it happened, just like it always does.
*After wearing masks along with make-up, my At-Home Microdermabrasion Machine at night feels like heaven. This thing is magic to me and exfoliates everything so nicely so my products really sink in. I’ll love it forever and ever.
*Skye has two different colored eyes! I can’t find a good picture where you can see it but in real life people notice it all of the time.
*Thank you Megan for the shoutout. I’ve pulled 2 all dayers lately and I’m really proud.
*My friend was working out in the St. George rec center and sent me a picture of my sister and I running a race together 8 years ago that was on the wall there ha.
*I found a book that Knox does not want to put down. PS we have two weeks straight with him right now and we are so excited.
*This is my current Garmin race predictor (those scratches on my screen drive me crazy!!). There is no way I could come close to running any of those times. It doesn’t matter where I am at in my fitness, the race predictor is always WAY off from what I race.
*Just because our back to school is different than ever doesn’t mean we are going to skip out on awesome new school shoes. Brooke saw these and fell in love fast.
*Every time I paint Skye’s nails, she acts as though it is the best day of her life.
*While I was at my parents’ house, this photo popped up on my mom’s Aura frame (<— aka my mom’s favorite gift EVER if you need something for grandparents etc)… Brooke and Knox sure love each other but they definitely have normal fights like all siblings do too.
What color are your eyes? Anybody have two different colored eyes?
Has your watch race predictor ever been correct for you?
Who has tried candy before or during a run? What are your favorites to use?
I’d love to hear any tangents from your life right now!