That feeling when you just sit back in the car and don’t move for a while because of two reasons…
A) You just want to sit in there and soak in your accomplishment + your rush of endorphins from exercise + the joy you feel from quality conversations with your running partners. B) Because you are just way too tired to stand up and get out of your car for a minute (and you know the second you go inside it is go time again with kids ha).
I was able to join in with my friends for 10 miles of their longer run. They chose a very hilly route that tested me big time and that last mile of the run I felt like I was just barely hanging on to them:). We climbed 771 ft in the 10 miles (8:07 average pace) and switched off from being freezing cold (on the downhills) to burning hot (on the uphills) a few times over the miles.
At the end of the run I realized that my pockets were missing from my favorite running leggings… but then realized I was wearing my pants inside out the whole time.
I got home and then Andrew went biking and these two joined him for a bit at the end.
Then we made it to a park!
Beck spent his weekend doing his favorites things—> eating, sleeping and showing off his smiles.
The highlight of our Sunday was Brookie coming home. She was with her dad over the weekend and had a fabulous time skiing. I’m so grateful for how easy things are for everyone involved in Brooke’s life, she has a lot of people that adore her.
And just some random things to talk about….
*We are fully hooked on meditating every day now. I mean, it’s been over a week of us sticking to something so that is saying a lot;) Meditating has been the perfect way to end our days together. The other night Knox told me that he used something he learned from meditating to help him to fall asleep at night. Andrew and I will listen to it and use it to help us to fall asleep too some nights. I’m loving how it slows down my brain for a few minutes and how it helps me to relax my body. I bought the year’s subscription to Headspace… that’s how much we are loving it.
We’ve been decorating sugar cookies for each holiday together since she was Beck’s size:)
*Because you really catch people’s attention when you come in to talk to them with a headlamp on.
*How is this fair? My nephew has not done ANY running and last week his friends dared him to run a half marathon. He went home from school and jumped on their treadmill and boom… 13.1 miles without stopping. Ridiculous. It reminded me of how Andrew ran a marathon after his longest run leading up to the race being 10 miles!
Those of you that have completed a marathon… What was your longest run leading up to your first marathon?
What is something that you do before you go to sleep that helps you to sleep better/relax/unwind?
Do you love frosting/icing or is it something that you believe ‘less is more’ with?
What was the best part of your weekend?