Just the normal ‘day after a speed workout hill torture’ to start off my Wednesday. By the final hill my legs were screaming at me.
Can you see that little deer in the picture? It was a gorgeous morning with a scorching temperature of 37 degrees (my hormones are out of control right now because I was SO hot even though it was so cold out). We pushed to go a little faster on the uphills when we weren’t sidetracked by talking and finished with 8 miles @ 9:18 pace with 1256 ft of climbing.
We pass by this swing often that hangs over a steep hill and I wonder who in the world would dare use it ha… and then I remember that Andrew would absolutely try it out if we went by it together.
A lot of stretching happened afterwards and Skye does her part to really help deepen the stretch. I realize with each year of life I really need more and more recovery with my running. Emilee and I talk about this a lot on our runs but in our early 20s it felt like we didn’t have to do anything to recover fast from workouts but now we need ALL of the recovery tools/tricks/stretches to keep things moving.
We did some St. Patrick’s Day celebrating after the big kids got home from school.
Beck was the biggest cuddle bug yesterday…
He napped while I talked to Andrew for a while and it was so nice…
But then we knew Skye was being a little too quiet…
We got outside for a bit too…
And then somehow the day snuck away from us and we ate Orange Chicken via Costco at 8 pm. Somehow that change of just SIXTY MINUTES a few days ago has thrown off our entire schedule!
And of course just a few random things I need to talk to you about.
*Monica posted a bunch of races that are planning to be held in person… this is SO exciting. I know that the St. George Marathon is planning on happening too and I’m so tempted to sign up.
*This picture was from a few weeks ago but I just needed to show you how Skye chooses to eat an ice cream cone. It makes my hands feel sticky just looking at this picture.
*From our discussion yesterday about failures, Jill recommended that Andrew and I listen to this podcast episode about Fred VanVleet. Wow. Absolutely amazing story about never quitting!
*I noticed my last few posts had candy talk in them which reminded me of an article I saw last year… Hopefully this will help explain me and 50% of my blog content a bit better;). It’s my states fault!
What is something that your state/country is known for?
-Jello, fry sauce, national parks, eating a lot of candy and ‘The Greatest Snow On Earth.’
What races have you heard about that are happening in person that you are excited for? That you are going to sign up for?
What is your favorite time to eat dinner?
-5:30 is my favorite.
What’s the last random thing that you saw on a run?