10.17 miles at 8:24 average. I was expecting to be sore but I felt great!
We were busy celebrating Brooke all day, so I have a bunch of tangents for today’s post:
*We went to the Riverwoods with my parents and Andrew’s parents over the weekend for Brooke’s birthday.
*Is there anyone out there that doesn’t like caramel apples?
*I’m not exaggerating (for once)–> This summer was the best of my life, and I’m not okay that it’s over. I love the ages my kids are at currently and it has been so nice to not be pregnant or breastfeeding.
*He loves smelling candles with me.
*If you ever have leftover fries, put them in your breakfast burrito. So good.
*One of my and Andrew’s favorite games is seeing who can go the longest keeping up with drinking water as it is being filled up at the same time… My competitive side helps me with my hydration.
*I made a reel the other day that included these… anyone else remember running with a walkman or discman back in the day?
*I bought a CD at Target for the reel, and this was the only one I could find. Now 83;). This whole experience brought so many memories back. Flipping my cassette tape to the other side when one side finished mid-run, trying to keep my discman flat while running around so it wouldn’t skip songs, sharing one pair of headphones with my sister while we ran… Running is just the best, and I am so happy with how much technology with it all has changed.
*My kids love the end of races the most because of how many cute dogs they get to pet in the finish line area.
*Somebody camped where the busses picked us up on Saturday, and I thought that was a brilliant idea.
*The post-race donut the size of my face after my protein drink hit the spot perfectly.
*Vaporfly vs Alphaflys! I wore the alphaflys at my recent half and so I have a total of 24 miles in them. I have come to the conclusion I like the alphaflys more (but not by much) than the vaporflys…. But what I will do from here on out is just buy whichever one is on sale because I love both. The alphaflys do feel a bit more supportive and a tiny bit bouncier but other than that… they both make you fly. I will wear the alpha for my marathon and I’m going to save my current pair for that race. You can’t go wrong with either and I don’t know how I used to race in flats before these. *EDITED TO ADD… after wearing both a bit more, I changed my mind and like the Vaporflys more:)
The alpha are a bit sharp… I hit my ankle once with them while running and it did this:
*It’s crazy that I could be exhausted at the end of a race and still remember to stop my Garmin. It’s just an involuntary action at this point.
Who used a discman or walkman back in the day with their running?
Do you remember the first CD you ever bought?
Do you always remember to stop your Garmin?
Would you say you are a competitive person? In running? In board games? Other ways?