First challenge run (trails the day after a speed workout) in a VERY long time done and done. I was breathing heavier than ever climbing up after these girls but it felt amazing to be in the hills again. 5.75 miles @ 10:32 average with 944 ft of climbing. My legs were shaking by the end of that.
I could get used to doing this a few times a week again…
I love the random things we see along the way. There was also a table and a bench set up at the top of the climb and I have no idea how it got up there (no vehicle access). A few of the girls that I went with know these trails better than anyone so it was nice to just follow them and not think about where to turn next etc.
From the run I went straight to Brooke’s school and I learned yesterday (again) that she is sure brave. Her music class was having a music sharing day and she wanted to sing Speechless from the new Aladdin in front of the entire class. She did an amazing job. At the end a few of her classmates stood up to clap and I had all of the tears after that.
A bit later and my mom came over to pick up Skye to spend time with her.
This meant that Andrew and I could go out on a date (with Beck). I absolutely tried to match Andrew with our outfits:)
We went to Pizza Factory for salad and breadsticks and sat and talked for a while. When Andrew is an NP he will probably be working a more traditional schedule and I’m really going to miss hanging out in the middle of the week whenever he has a day off.
The rest of the day was filled with the normal activities including playing with 7 chickens in our backyard.
Kids in bed, Bachelor watching & the best Hershey Kiss variety in my opinion.
Time for a few of my favorite things this week:
*I have a new favorite Liquid I.V. flavor… the Pina Colada is too good and it tastes like a treat. I use one of these packets every day to help myself to stay hydrated (one packet of this in your water bottle is equal to drinking three water bottles). They also include a bunch of electrolytes (which is awesome now that I’m training again:) and 5 essential vitamins.
The code HUNGRYRUNNERGIRL will get you 25% off your order and free shipping HERE!
*These convertible glove/mittens are amazing (the link is to the same glove/mittens but the design is a bit different). They are reflective, you get the benefits of having both gloves and mittens (you can tuck the mitten part away if it is too warm for that layer) and they are reflective. You can also use them with your phone’s touchscreen without having to take them off:).
*Slippers! My last pair had paint spilled all over them so I needed a new pair and decided to try out Jessica Simpson’s slippers. They feel like a present on my feet.
*John recommended this book to me and it is so fascinating. We put so much importance on exercise and nutrition for our health but forget how sleep is a huge part of the equation for our health too. I’ll be sharing my favorite parts of the book in posts too… now to just get Andrew to read it:)
Who is watching the Bachelor this season? Are you liking this season?
Tell me something that you are looking forward to this weekend?
Something random that you have seen on the run recently?
Where you live—> do you wear shoes, slippers, oofos or do you go barefoot inside?