My day started yesterday on the trails with a friend, which is one of my favorite ways to start the day. My friend Amber is so speedy and knows these trails so well, so part of my motivation to push myself on my run was to not get too far behind her so that I wouldn’t get lost ha.
We were talking about how we met our husbands and realized that we both had our second dates with our husbands on this exact trail!
Flashback photo from me and Andrew’s second date. Andrew told me once we were married that he was trying SO SO hard to act like he was not dying on the uphill and enjoying our second date, but he was actually really hurting!
Back to the workout—> I wore the Catamounts, and they are incredible. So light, so fast, a good amount of cushioning and the rock plate kept me from feeling any rocks that I stepped on.
My elevation climb yesterday looked pretty similar to this detail on my trail shoes—> 1.39 miles with 469ft of climbing.
The rock at the top of the climb is the perfect place to sit and attempt to breathe normally again. The workout was short, but it is an effective one to try to climb up that 1.39 miles as fast as possible. It was about 3 minutes slower than what I used to do it in, but that’s okay; each training cycle is a new chapter! We recovered for about a mile, and then we also did a 3 minute, 2 minute, 1 minute (with equal recoveries) fartlek. Running fast on trails is hard physically but also mentally because the entire time, I am trying to find a place to step that will not result in me landing on my face ha.
I brought some water with me but quickly ran out of it so making it to this water fountain made me very happy. 12 miles total at an 8:42 average pace.
By the end of the run I was so hot (Utah is experiencing a heat wave!) that I wanted to go sit in the river like I used to after long runs ha.
The kids made forts, dressed up in costumes and made mystery drinks for each other.
Everyone is happier now that Brooke and Knox are home all day.
Andrew keeps on getting gift cards from work to Chipotle and it makes me so so happy!
We then finished off with Knox’s baseball game and Beck was very serious about his spectating.
Has anyone been following what happened with Shelby Houlihan? I know very little about the situation and would love to hear thoughts on what happened to her and any great sources for more information about this!
Have a favorite running hat or visor? How often do you wear one on the run?
Favorite cold drink or treat… WE NEED IDEAS, it is so hot here right now?
Those currently in a relationship… where was your first and second date?
-First date at Outback and second date in the mountains with Jamba afterward.
What is motivating your running right now?