It always hurts when that alarm clock goes off in the morning and my body feels creaky and like my feet have zero desire to bend…
But then that fresh air hits my face and the views are unreal and I forget all about how badly I wanted to stay in bed. It’s always funny to me because I just assume it’s easy for most people to jump out of bed and get out the door for a run (and maybe it seems that I’m that same way) but it’s hard for EVERYONE (correct me if I’m wrong:). Luckily, after a while it just becomes routine and less of deciding whether or not to run but it never gets easy for anyone.
Saturday was one of the prettiest runs I have ever done—> Church Rocks in St. George. The red rocks and sand are my favorite views and I hit up a new to me trail.
10 miles total with 1k feet of climbing @ 9:02 average pace. The AllTrails app is awesome. It’s what I’ve been using to find new places to trail run and I’m becoming addicted to reading all of the comments and getting all of the details on new trails.
Once I was back on the roads on my way to my car I came across the IRONMAN! I saw the lead pack and the lead female and talk about inspirational! I took the kids back later to go watch the athletes too and it felt SOOOOOO good to spectate a race again. It felt like it has been ages since I had last done that.
Also, this guy was sprinting around after people filming them…
Next up was cheering for my niece at her track meet. LOOK AT THAT STRIDE.
For dinner my brother had us over for his famous steak. He has the technique down to a science. He uses a sous vide and then sears them and it was the best steak I have ever had in my life.
Can I tell you a weird fact about my brother that I recently learned and cannot comprehend? HE ENJOYS A WARM SODA?! He flies out of Vegas and he’ll leave a soda in his car and then when he returns it is hot and that is how he likes it!
It was my nephew’s 18th birthday and the trick candles were just the best things ever in Knox’s opinion!
Sunday morning started out by going to Dino Cliffs.
On this trail there are 17 well preserved dino tracks! It was pretty incredible.
During the hike Skye told us she wants to be a monster when she grows up.
And there wasn’t any complaining for about 70% of the hike which is something that should be celebrated with four kids;)
We went to church and Beck napped in my arms… I think he is ready to get back to his bed at home.
This weekend was fueled by a lot of very cold items because St. George is HOT!
What was the last race that you spectated?
How do you find new routes when you travel or in your area? Any others that love AllTrails?
Who has done an IRONMAN event?! Where and when?
Last cold drink, meal, smoothie or treat you had… give me the details!