6.2 miles @ 8:41 average with a few strides at the end. I’m going to take today off and go hard tomorrow.
I won cool mom points by getting us to the pool early enough that we were first in line. The girls were the first ones on the slides, which was a big deal.
Beck was more into the snacking than the sliding.
The kids built a tent with their friends, and I would sweat just looking at them from the window.
I felt like french toast were the perfect item for dinner last night, and they were.
And Beck helped me to get ready for the race. Andrew and I are staying in SLC tonight, and my in-laws are coming down to be with the kids!
Time for a few of my favorite things:
*This amazing custom marathon map from Wrights Woodworks. I know Josh’s sister and mom well, and they gave this to me the other day. I was speechless. I loved it so much, and it is now on my wall.
*There is just something special about a new pair of socks. One of my favorite treats ever… especially these socks. I have yet ever to experience a blister or anything but joyful feet while running in these.
*A favorite for Brooke and Beretta. Fetch is Beretta’s favorite activity; she would play for hours if she could. This nerf dog gun shoots the ball so far and makes it so you can collect the ball when your dog brings it back without touching the slobber.
*I will add these to my Friday Favorites because of how in love I am with them. The Vaporflys. I think the thing that I love the most about them is how much they help me with my form. This picture is from mile 16 of an 18-miler that was incredibly challenging and fast. I feel like in most shoes, at this point of fatigue, I am sitting in my step and trying to keep up with my feet rather than still feeling propelled in my stride. The Vaporflys keep my feet lining forward and my ankle in place, helping me to feel very efficient with my stride. In other running shoes, my foot in the back always turns outward, but that never happens in these. For some reason, these shoes help me to maintain my fastest running form even when I am exhausted. I feel like a different runner in them compared to my other trainers. The snappiness from the carbon plate helps me with a faster leg turnover because it springs my foot forward again after each foot hits the ground. I cannot believe the difference they have made in my running.
Never would I have thought I would be running in Nikes, but here we are, and I kiss them after each use;)
Have any fun things planned for this weekend?
Dog owners–> what is your dog’s favorite thing to do?
What is your run today?
If you could only have one breakfast food for the rest of your life, what would it be?