8.5 miles @ 8:27 average… the conversation was so intense that I forgot to push start on my watch, so I’m just going off my friend’s watch because they can do two things at once (talk and properly record their runs;) and I cannot.
I’ve made it a goal to make sure I am doing more ‘little kid’ activities. The big kid’s activities/school/friends keep us busy right now, but I want to prioritize taking these two on more of their own adventures, too. They sit at a lot of soccer games these days!
Cliff Notes from our 2.5 hours in the mountains together:
*I saw a friend running and said she recently came across fresh bear droppings on her run in the area… um, I need some bear spray.
*It rained on us, and Skye said the rain made her feel free.
*It was the most peaceful I have felt all week. The mountains make all of the stressors melt away.
*A lot of Pirates Booty was consumed.
*We met people who were hiking there, traveling from Sweden.
*Beck did fantastic, and I only carried him probably 1/4th of the time, but then he fell when we were ten steps away from the car. I swear this always happens to us.
*We came across mountain goats and sat and watched them for 20ish minutes. I’ve never seen mountain goats so low.
Beck and I slowed Skye down on the downhills. She has one speed-> run.
Afterward, Skye asked if we could get photo booth pictures for her to take while staying at her grandparent’s house in a few weeks.
Let’s talk about some favorite things!
*We are officially signed up for Budapest! It turns out it is harder to register for a marathon in a different country because I didn’t understand which spot to put my first and last name in;)
*Our Costco lights are up in the backyard and I couldn’t be happier about them.
*Andrew and I are loving this documentary on Netflix. We are trying to soak in every lesson these different communities have… I’ll be sitting on the ground more often now.
*The SAMBA. I bought these for our trip to Budapest because I only want to pack my running shoes and one pair to wear for the rest of the trip, and these won that honor;). I’m bringing shorts, a skirt, jeans, and a dress to wear with them… they go with everything. The other white sneakers that I wear most often outside of running are these, these, and these (I have the older version).
Bear spray? Give me a good recommendation, please. One that is easy to carry, too!
Have any Friday night plans? Tell me about them!
Do you tend to register for races early or at the last second?
Have a favorite sneaker outside of running shoes?