My longest run so far! I haven’t hit 8 miles in months so I felt really cool when my watch beeped 8!
During a run the other day I figured out one of my running questions that I’ve had for myself—> Why is doing speed work in the dark easier for me than doing it in the light? The answer= because in the dark I am better at focusing on the NOW and not what is up ahead since I can’t see what is up ahead. Speed work feels much harder when I find myself focusing on what is ahead and thinking about how much further I have to go or how I am going to tackle the hill ahead or how in the world I will make it to the end of the road when I am already feeling so tired etc. Anybody else find that they do this? It’s a great reminder to me that when I am doing speed in the light that I need to stay in the minute that I am in because I always run much better when I am living in the present moment.
Then we made our way to Sundance! We like to get there right when it opens because then we can just jump right on the lifts.
Utah hasn’t been getting as much snow as we normally do so it was pretty icy but still a blast.
Hanging out in the lodge with these two is also a good time.
I had to go to the store to get a few things for a recipe and walked out of the store with these things too. I can’t help but buy holiday candy when I see it. The Sour Patch Kids hearts are my favorite. I didn’t buy any chocolate items because I think the best V-day chocolates are from See’s candy so I need to go there asap.
It was my brother-in-law’s bday and he loves food more than anyone I know so the gift of food is always a winner with him. He loves this banana cream pie so I made it for him and he was very very happy.
While I was baking the above pie I couldn’t find the whisk anywhere and I finally found it in the fridge… Beck took my brain.
Another highlight of our Saturday was telling Beck stories about some of the crazy stunts Andrew used to do as a kid… he was quite shocked.
We also got out for a walk which seems crazy for this time of year!
Sunday can be summed up in a few words… couch, messy house and my current signature hair style.
Beck also had a bath…
And I cashed in some of my coupons too:)
I’ll leave you today with a random video… I would be SO confused if someone ran by me on their treadmill haha.
Conversation hearts—> yes or no way?!
-Brooke loves them but I pass on them.
Have you figured out anything lately about you and your running? Something that works for you and something that doesn’t work for you?
Foot massage or back massage? Which would you prefer?
What has been your longest run lately?