I survived the windiest run (even if the trees below make it look like it wasn’t windy) on Saturday and I only complained about it 3 times the entire run. I’ll take any other type of crazy weather over wind but I just reminded myself during the run that these types of things are what makes us stronger.
PS here is a fun fact about running in the wind…
I’m on my second pair of Ghost 13s so I thought it would be a great time to talk about them just in case anybody is thinking about getting a pair.
My feet feel like they are wrapped in a pillow each time I put them on. They are a neutral shoe that weigh 8.8 oz and they are a road shoe. They include DNA LOFT cushioning that ‘now extends throughout the midsole for an even smoother transition from heel to toe.’ They are my dream shoe for long runs and also all easy runs. I have worn them for tempoish miles and they feel smooth and stable for those too but I wouldn’t wear them for speed workouts or long tempos. The upper of the shoe has a super plush feeling but they are also very breathable. I’ve worn them in both rain and snow a few times and the grip on the bottom is fabulous. The majority of my miles these days are in these shoes because the cushioning makes my recovery days feel even more like a recovery and on the long run they help me to feel like my body can last longer on the roads comfortably. They are flexible and currently my favorite pair of running shoes.
I went into the run with the idea to run anywhere between 8-13 miles (quite the range) and finished with 13.01 miles ha. I ran with two friends and our conversations made the 13 miles go by very quickly. If I was on my own I probably would have done 8 miles but I’m telling ya, running with people just pulllllllls me along.
Here’s how the progression is looking!
Saturday afternoon my aunt came over. I hadn’t seen her in a while so it was good to finally catch up. This is the aunt that signed me up for my very first race and talked me into doing it even though I wasn’t prepared in the slightest to run 13.1 miles (it took me a while to walk normally after that ha). She has also run an insane amount of marathons and her favorite is St. George so we share that in common.
Somehow we got hit with more snow….
And for dinner Andrew and I were able to go out for some Thai food. Masman curry is always my #1 choice.
On Sunday it was the four of us and we went to church. We go every other week at this point for about an hour with masks!
I told the kids to enjoy the snow because I’m predicting (or trying to fool myself) that it is our LAST snow of the season.
And then it just felt like heaven when everyone was reunited in the evening together.
For Sunday dinner I put in one of the crockpot meals from Beehive Meals with some mashed potatoes, roasted veggies and Rhodes rolls.
Kimberly asked last week for some non-candy ideas for Kid’s Easter baskets! Soooo I did what I do best and went shopping on Amazon and I thought I would share with you guys what I’m putting in my kid’s baskets along with things I’ve bought in the past that my kids have loved! PS I’m really excited because this is the first Easter we’ll have Knox with us too… for some reason it has never worked out that Easter was on our weekend so I’m really excited to have the whole crew together this time!
*FIRST, you HAVE to get the EggMazing Easter egg Decorator Kit. It is so much fun for everyone and it helps you to avoid all messes that come with dying Easter eggs!
*I bought this Growing Unicorn Hatching Rainbow Egg for the girls.
*This touch & feel Biscuit’s Pet & Play Easter for Beck’s basket.
*Knox is going to love these Easter eggs that are filled with building blocks!
*EOS lip balm is shaped like an egg and Brooke loves this stuff.
*Have You Filled a Bucket Today? Another favorite children’s book with the BEST message.
*Crayola Washable Window Crayons! Skye is going to love using these on all of our windows.
*This wireless bluetooth Karaoke microphone would be fun!
*Paint by Sticker books are the best.
*This cute rabbit wristwatch for kids.
*Brooke’s favorite—> Those double line outline pen markers… they are pretty much magic!
*Crayola Scribble Scrubbier Pets (you can color them and then they wash off so you can color them again a million times).
*My kids absolutely LOVE these little animal figurines and they are currently our most played with toys so I ordered some more:)
*THESE PJS (girls and boys) for toddlers are my favorite and they are buttery soft.
*The Crayola Ultimate Light Board is a favorite!
*Magna-Tiles are a bit pricier if you want to put something in there that they will pay for sooooo many hours and it is so good for their little brains. My kids play with these all of the time.
What was your very first race? Who got you into running your first race or did you decide on your own to do it?
What running shoes are in first place in your life?
Top 2 favorite holidays?
How are things in your area right now? Things opening back up at all? School?