5.37 miles @ 9:05 average for the day! The first miles were with my sister (in our neighborhood… the below picture was from when Andrew and I went up to the mountains a bit later on in the morning to walk around with Skye) and then Brooke got her run in for her ‘marathon in a month’ challenge.
Running with her brought my average pace DOWN for the entire run because she is getting hard to keep up with… I was chasing her!
Andrew and Skye met us at the school with Brooke’s backpack because now that she has a laptop to take back and forth, we can’t run with it but she loves running to school so we make it work. PS before school started this year I was worried about how the kids would do with their masks and that they would really bother them… Nope, sometimes we have to remind Brooke and Knox when they get in the car or when they get home that they can take their masks off! They forget they are even on. Another reason why I need to learn to stop worrying about things that haven’t even happened ha.
Oh and before Brooke left to school, she left a very detailed agenda of things for me to do with Skye while she was gone;)
The three of us got out for a lunch date… Andrew has a few days off in a row now because we were planning on heading down to St. George today for him to run the marathon on Saturday! Instead of the marathon now he has planned a really awesome mountain biking route to replace it.
Of course we went to Zac’s for their rice bowls.
Once Brooke and Knox were done with school we went to a place called Gardner Village to see all of their decorations. They have a bunch of witches all over the place with a scavenger hunt for the kids to find them all.
And every year I get a caramel apple there. It’s tradition.
We came home and had grilled cheese and tomato soup for dinner..
My random running thought of the day—> I miss finish lines. And starting lines. Even on the races where things didn’t go like you planned (like below), I really miss them! I came across all of my race medals during my closet deep clean the other day and it made me miss that feeling of someone putting a medal around my neck at the end of a really hard effort in the finishing chute. My races in 2019= 11 races, in 2020= 0 (non-virtual)… I really wonder what the number in 2021 will be.
I’m beyond excited to watch the London Marathon elites this weekend and I’m thinking that will give me that race excitement I’m missing:) PS does anybody know if they are allowing a few spectators on this course because it sure would be fun for people to see them all run by 19 times! And if there aren’t any spectators, I wonder how the different elites will feel without hearing people cheer for them over the 26.2 miles!
Tell me… What was the last race finish line that you crossed? What were the emotions you felt as you were crossing it?
Will you be watching the London Marathon this weekend?
Happy October—> Who has an October birthday or race?
Have you ever done a race that involved multiple laps? What about a long run that involved a lot of laps or at the track or something?