Thursday Thoughts

April 24, 2014

-Couldn’t have said it better myself:

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-I kind of love being up and ready to run when most people are still sleeping.  Mornings, I love you.  Anytime after 8:30 pm, I am tired.

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-Beautiful 8.4 miles with the girls and you can kind of see it in the picture but my friend in the pink galloped down the entire hill, I was quite entertained.

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-I finally found the world’s best drinking fountain.  It is right at the trail head and I am pretty sure the water is straight from a fresh stream from the melted snow in the mountains.  Come visit me and I will take you to this beauty.  PS I am on day FIVE of no diet coke.  I am such an all or nothing person and so I have decided to just go cold turkey.  I don’t really understand the concept of moderation.  

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-Why can’t I find a pair of flamingo pajamas my size?  Yes, I am jealous of my 20 month old’s clothing.

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-There is an awesome group of Utah peeps that all get together 1-2 times a month to try out a new restaurant.  They always know the best spots to go to and it is so nice to be surrounded by others that are also on a hunt for the perfect pizza/Mexican restaurant/thai food/bbq/etc.  We went to From Scratch in Salt Lake City last night.  Go ASAP!

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-My brain doesn’t know how to get sick of songs.  I have been listening to this song for 8 months on repeat multiple times a week and it still just makes me happy.  I could also watch this movie a million times and never get sick of it.

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-Last night my friends introduced me to the cutest puppy… A Pomsky Puppy.  Besides Brooke, I have never seen anything so cute in my entire life.  I want.  I need.  

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-This right quadricep is telling me that it needs some TLC or else it is going to flare up (I feel like there is always something that is kind of hurting during marathon training, just part of the game) so I am going to get it SCRAPED today.  Wish me luck.  There will be tears.   

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-These two have just become the best of friends.  My parents told me the other day that it is okay if I end up moving out eventually but Brooke, she has to stay.  

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The winner of the Reebok SkyScape Giveaway is:

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You know you are marathon training when…

April 23, 2014
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This outfit can be called: ‘I haven’t done laundry in weeks so I wore my last clean running clothes and didn’t care that I was wearing 12 different colors all at once.” Gym treadmill today for a few reasons.. -It was freezing and windy and I have turned into a weather snob again. -I didn’t have anyone to run with and I knew my sister would be at the gym on the elliptical and just being in the same building […]

10 Highlights

April 23, 2014
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10 Highlights from my Tuesday.  1.  My sister came over and begged me to go trail running with her yesterday.  I told her yes (so she wouldn’t be alone on the trails) as long as we went as slow as possible because I had already done speed in the morning.  17.5 total miles for yesterday = I was in bed by 8:30 pm.  Seriously.     When we got to the trailhead I found my sister in this position.  There […]

5 thoughts that keep me going during speedwork.

April 22, 2014
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I have trained harder for this upcoming marathon (it is in June) than I have ever trained for a marathon and it is because of these girls: There is no way I would have gotten up to run at 5:30 this morning without them.   Our workout for today was 3 x 2 miles fast.  I forgot my garmin this morning (I was kicking myself for forgetting it on a SPEED DAY… ) so I knew I had to keep […]

Do you eat healthier on days that you run vs days that you don’t run?

April 21, 2014
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I usually do my week of running summaries on Sunday but I forgot so here is last week’s running: Monday:  10.25 miles on the trails @ 9:23 average pace. Tuesday:  9.25 miles @ average of 7:40.  8 x 1 minute hill sprints and a fast finish with 1.25 miles @ 6:35. Wednesday: 7.1 miles @ 9:10 ap on the trails.   Thursday:  7 miles @ 8:29 ap.  Some on the trails, some on the roads. Friday:  OFF.   Saturday:  18 […]

How to make your ‘picture’ perfect.

April 21, 2014
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My Easter was great (I hope yours was too) but holidays are always a little tough (each one is getting better and better though) after a divorce.   Right before we went to church I had my dad come outside and take our Easter Pictures and on the way to church I started to get really sad because last Easter there was a dad, a mom and a kiddo in the Easter Pictures.  This year, there was just a mom […]

Sitting in a freezing cold river makes my body happy.

April 20, 2014
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Drove 30 minutes south to go meet up with the girls (because heaven forbid I do a long run on my own) to run in a new (to me) canyon.  It was beautiful and there were maybe 7 cars that passed by the entire 18 miles.  I like that.   18 miles total with 8 @ a 6:33 pace (my friends killed the workout with paces from 6:00—> 6:20!!!!) and it was definitely not easy for me (at ALL) but […]