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.  

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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 that feeling after a long run is worth it. Also, incredible news—> I didn’t have to stop once —> quite the different story compared to last week!  

My purple pureflows waited patiently on the side of the river for me to finish my ice bath.  It is amazing how much ice baths help me to recover after a hard run.  I was a sore mess before getting in and afterwards my legs felt a trillion times better.  It doesn’t feel great at all during (8 minutes.. but once your legs go numb it is fine) but it is so worth it to me because it helps me to recover fast.  That means I can do another hard workout sooner:)

(from my instagram)

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At least the view from where I was sitting was really good. 

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Went to go find Brooke an Easter dress (along with the rest of Utah.. ) and she was very positive that she just needed this hat.  You know the drill, I take it off and then she sprints over to put it back on again and then we repeated that 40 times.  I won and we did not get the hat.  

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Veggies, carbs and one incredible woman.  

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I absolutely loved Captain America.  Then again, I would probably love any movie as long as I have a tub of popcorn in front of me.

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Happy Easter.  I am so thankful that I get to spend the day with the Brooker.  The Easter eggs are already hidden and ready to be found.  

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Ever taken an ice bath?  Did it help?  On a scale of 1-10 how badly did you want to jump out and never do it again?

-I am getting a hot chocolate to drink next time I get in that river (aka next Saturday).

Easter traditions?!?

Last movie that you watched?!?

3 words per picture.

April 19, 2014
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Aquarium + my homies.   I want one.   Her clothes > mine. Gotta carb load.  Try this now.   World’s best masseuse: It’s worth it….. (From Hansons Half-Marathon Method) Alarm is set. Clothes are out! Absolutely love this:  ———————————————————– Use THREE words to describe your Friday or your Saturday or your run or how you feel right now or anything at all!

My next 1/2 marathon and no dairy for a little while.

April 18, 2014
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My next race is just 2 weeks away.  I love the half marathon distance and so I am really looking forward to this one.  The Provo City Half Marathon (they have a great 5k too!) is one of my all-time favorites.  The last time I ran this race I was 6 months pregnant and I loved everything about it.  The busses were on time, everything was really organized and the weather at this time of year is awesome! The race […]

Reebok SkyScape Giveaway!!!!

April 17, 2014
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Reebok sent me some crazy comfortable shoes…  The SkyScapes.  I have been wearing them all around town and on all of our walks. The SkyScapes are beyond comfortable.  They are super flexible and they fit perfectly to my feet.  They are also machine washable (which is perfect because I tend to spill everything I come in contact with). They come in a ton of fun colors (grey, purple, pink fusion, blue peak and black with pink or white)…  they also […]

Eat those hills for breakfast (or lunch or dinner if you are an afternoon/night runner).

April 17, 2014

Last Saturday we ran 20 miles of our upcoming marathon course. I have done this particular marathon before but somehow I forgot how intense the rolling hills are (kind of like child birth, you forget how painful it was afterwards so that you actually do it again). Just as you are recovering from the previous hill, you have another one to climb. Seeing as I have been running on flat paths for this entire training cycle, it is time to […]

My iPhone has some stories to tell you.

April 16, 2014
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Brooke is now setting fashion trends all over the nation.   She also said, “Brooke wore army pants and flip flops… So I wore army pants and flip flops..”  NAME THAT MOVIE!!! Jessie and Brooke are wearing the exact same headband.  NBD.  As you can tell I was way more excited about the sting rays than the children were. The BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST Easter candy offered:  (Second place goes to Cadbury mini eggs) My sister and I have […]


April 15, 2014
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WOW, thank you so much to those that sent in your finish line photos.  They are all amazing and I absolutely loved reading them all (about 200 entries!!).  I can’t even tell you how many of them made me cry.  I narrowed it down to 15 for the contest today but I will be posting the others throughout the month because they are all so incredible.  You guys are truly amazing.   Go ahead and vote for your favorite picture/story […]