I woke up with very sore legs but knew that a run would help them feel better. It worked!
A little over 8 miles @ 8:44 average, and then I hung out on the porch with the kids and some blackberries. Beck LOVES blackberries, as you can tell from the above picture.
Another run in the 70s, but I think my body is acclimating to running in hotter weather because it didn’t hurt as bad yesterday.
With summer running, I always bring a water bottle with me, and the bonus is that it carries my running snacks very nicely.
The girls asked to go out on a little run too.
Afterward, we went to Kneaders. Brooke’s grandma on her dad’s side was in town and asked if she could take us to breakfast. We had a great time catching up on life and eating 4-inch thick french toast.
We also hung out at my sister’s house and I talk her teenagers into trying to make me cool like them and so my hair.
And then the kids played in the backyard (well, Beck was asleep) so I could clean the house for the first time in who knows how long…
Let’s go over some tangents!
*The race sent out free pictures. I love it when they do that because it allows me to see the weird things I do while running. I have no idea what I am doing with my hand, not the most efficient running form, ha.
*And the finish… When I did this same race in 2019, I sat on the ground when I finished because I hurt so bad. Maybe I should have pushed harder this last time because I only looked like I REALLY needed to lay on the ground and didn’t do it.
*Another free thing from the race was this chapstick that they gave everyone at the results printout booth. It’s like they read my mind and knew exactly what I needed. Nothing is worse than having chapped/dry lips after a race and not having any chapstick with me. For my first marathon, I put my chapstick IN MY sports bra, and you wouldn’t believe how bad that chaffed me up. I’ll never do that again.
*Andrew says I have a problem when it comes to buying too many pairs of pajamas for Beck, and Andrew is 100% correct with this. I cannot help myself. My favorites are these ones from Cotton On Kids.
*It has been ages since I have tried out a new pair of trail shoes, and I can’t wait to test these out on the dirt. These are the Catamount, and they are super light and meant for some speed on the trails.
*I think Beck and my nephew are starting to look alike!
*I saw Julie post this recipe yesterday and I instantly drooled when I saw it so I will be making this today.
Tell me a mistake that you made in your first race!?
Where you live—> Is there a lot of humidity? How do you survive it?
Have any tangents to share with me today?
Pancakes, waffles, french toast or other breakfast item (please put them in order of deliciousness)?