This. This was definitely the highlight of my weekend.
Andrew and I decided that we needed to combine both of our favorite things into a date together. Life has felt so crazy with everything going on so to have 99 minutes to just talk to each other (except for on the uphills when my lungs were exploding) without any distractions was the absolute best.
I felt very spoiled to have someone carry my water and fruit snacks (my current goto running fuel)… I haven’t been able to convince my normal running partners to do the same yet.
Turns out Andrew is my new secret speed weapon. I’ve done this run/trail SO many times over the years and on Saturday I hit some new Strava segment PRs on hard portions because I was trying to keep up with Andrew. Normally I average around 9:30 on this trail and my legs are fried but with Andrew I averaged 8:55 and I didn’t notice as much as I normally do that my legs were wanting to fall off from all of the hills—> I think I was too busy trying to impress Andrew.
If I want to hit new PRs in the half and the marathon in the next few years, the trails are going to be one of my biggest tools. Andrew told me he is ready to hit them once a week together and I’m excited.
Our run happened at lunch time because the day started at the soccer field. Brooke had a game and she was with her dad this last weekend so we met her there. Eightish years ago I would have LAUGHED at someone if they told me that it would be easy to all be around each other someday in the future but here we are… It was as simple as could be and I know it meant the world to Brooke to look over and see us all happily chatting and cheering for her on the sidelines. Have hope if you are where I was 8 years ago!
Beck had a VERY exciting weekend. He has started eating some rice cereal. He is still a bit confused with how in the world he is supposed to eat it but with some practice he’ll be rocking it.
It was Andrew’s mom’s bday on Saturday so we were able to have a pizza party at the park to celebrate her. PS the pizza was from Papa John’s which is by far my favorite place to get delivery pizza.
And then we picked up some cookies on the way home with his parents because when you are in the area, you must go to Twisted Sugar for cookies. IMO this is the best cookie shop in Utah and we have a lot of them here!
Sunday started out with the usual…
Brookie was then home with us and that felt really good. In the car on Saturday night Skye said to us, “I miss Brooke so much I’m going to cry.” She was VERY happy to be with her again.
My nephew turned five and he requested this gorgeous stir-fry over udon noodles. This nephew of mine loves salads and pretty much every food that you wouldn’t think a five year old would love.
And the present he was most excited for = a large jar of pickles.
He then requested strawberry cake and my sister made all of his dreams come true:)
Today’s random question of the day… Andrew always listens to his books/podcasts/classes sped up and it hurts my brain! Do you listen to things at their normal speed or sped up? Do you ever listen to audio books?
Tell me what the highlight was of your weekend! What was the best thing you ate over the weekend?
Tell me something (or somebody) that has been helping you now or in the past to get faster?
-Chasing after people ahead of me.
Picky eater… Have you ever been a picky eater? Your kids or family members?