34.03 miles for my week last week with 5.5 of them being on Saturday with my sister @ 9:28 average pace. We then just hung out on my driveway for a bit soaking in some vitamin d.
The next highlight of our Saturday was meeting my sister and her family at the park. Skye has learned that Knox will give her a piggy back ride whenever she wants one.
My brother-in-law had one of those large inflatable balls for the day so we got it all blown up and found some good hills to take it on.
Skye and I definitely did not go inside of it but Andrew and Knox cruised down the hills bouncing all around and giving me a heart attack.
That evening my niece was at our house and she said, “I can babysit tonight if you guys want to go out on a date.” Both Skye and Knox instantly jumped on board with the idea and we were out the door a minute later ha.
We tried somewhere new (Strap Tank) and both of us had their steak salads. They were heavenly.
Sunday morning I woke up and watched the last 30ish minutes of both the men’s and women’s London Marathon on Youtube. Both finishes were SO exciting and seeing Sarah Hall hit a new PR and sprint to her 2nd place finish was just amazing. She has had her fair share of disappointments with running so seeing this was so inspiring.
Our Sunday was pretty low-key. We walked over to my sister’s house and spent a good chunk of the day there.
And then the Brookester came home after a great weekend with her dad.
It’s the one year anniversary today of my favorite race ever! How has the last year felt like it has gone by so fast and so slow at the same time? I can’t wait to do this again.
Watching Brooke run is my absolute favorite. She see’s running as a total party and that is why she loves it. She stops for sprinklers/puddles/dogs, she sings when she wants to, she skips when it feels right to her, she jumps over piles of rocks and the whole thing is a big game to her. I feel like so many of us grew up doing the same thing… So why do we ever change from seeing running as anything else than fun/exciting/an adventurous challenge?
I saw this quote from Lauren Fleshman a long long time ago and I just love it so much. When the nerves set in about a race or I feel all of the pressure about hitting a certain time, it’s simply because I’ve switched my perception from playground mode to proving ground mode. Races and running do not prove a thing about us, and they definitely don’t prove our worth. If I can remove that factor from the equation and see the race course or the track or the huge hill up ahead of me as my favorite type of playground, I love it all so much more.
We might not be racing a lot right now but the next time you go into a hard workout… look at that road up ahead of you as your playground and you’ll be surprised at what it will do for your workout, times and endurance!
What was the best thing you ate this weekend?
Do your runs/races ever feel like a playground?
-I feel like my trail runs feel most like a playground!
Tell me what your run today is going to be (or what it was:)!
Would you have gone down a hill in the large inflatable ball that I showed you?