Hello! We are exploring Budapest, and so I thought I would just share 20 completely random thoughts. I’ll be posting a bunch on my IG this week about our trip if you want to follow along!
*We are pushing back our Rim-to-Rim goal because of this trip (we don’t want to leave the kids again so soon… not sure Skye would ever forgive us;). But I’m wondering if we do it next April/May, I can convince Andrew to do Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim with me because that will give us plenty of time to train.
*I left our home phone on accident at a huge stadium a few minutes before the game ended. This phone doesn’t have a passcode on it, and it was logged into all of my social accounts and blog…. I am beyond lucky that a friend found it, and you didn’t get a new author to this blog before I realized it was gone;)
*Snow + orange leaves on the same mountain.
*Skye and the neighbor kids decided to see if food coloring worked well on carpet. So that was fun.
*TMI but the two days leading up to my period, I wake up drenched in sweat. This is new to me in the last year or two, and I can count on it happening 100% of the time now.
*Some days you just need to stay in bed for a bit longer than you normally do.
*I came across this picture the other day and determined that every race I do should include a mid-race pep talk (and pancakes;) from my mom like the one I got during my ultra in 2019.
*Whenever we leave the house, Beck says to our 13 ft Jack Skellington, ‘Bye Jack, I love you.’ It is always Andrew’s proudest parenting moment.
*Two of my absolute favorite pictures of Mer.
*She was truly a party animal.
*And she always supported whatever company I was working with on my blog:)
*Losing Mer sure put things in perspective. I was upset about how long my house renovations were taking and then she started slipping away and it made me realize how little anything else matters than our family and friends.
*I actually like running in the rain but I don’t like it when I forget a hat.
*My uncle (my mom’s brother) shared his favorite track tip (he has coached track and cross-country for decades): “When running on the track, run fast, turn left and hurry back.” It is now what will be going through my head when I do a track workout.
*This same uncle of mine ran a 2:22 for his first marathon. He never did one again because it wasn’t his thing and I’m very upset with him for not doing another one.
*My dad said that he knew Andrew was the one because when we were dating I decided to skip racing a half marathon and run it with him instead:). I can’t wait to run our 2nd race together in a few days.
*Sunday will be my 19th marathon?!? Ummm how did that happen? From my first marathon:
*I’m a little embarrassed over how many different restaurants and cafes in Budapest I have stared at leading up to this trip. I can’t wait to eat here:
*How was this picture taken yesterday (dramatic, I know) and yet they are tweens today?
*One night in the middle of the night, Skye put herself to bed in the pantry. Finding her in the morning there made us jump.
Give me some random things you have to talk about or that you have been thinking about!