Red rocks, rest days and that awkward moment…

May 25, 2015
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Sundays are rest days in our world.  Instead of getting up and running I stay in bed and Brooke is my alarm clock, we eat breakfast (Honey Bunches of Oats was the choice yesterday) and then we do the church thing.   I am a huge fan of taking 1-2 rest days a week.  All of my other workouts feel a million times better when I throw in rest day(s) each week.   I also get injured way less often […]

Hill sprints really hurt and our happy place.

May 24, 2015
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Turns out that rain just follows me everywhere that I go these days;)  Luckily, it was only sprinkling on us this morning vs the downpour that we had during the Ogden 1/2 marathon last weekend.   There is a nice little hill right where we are staying and so we started things off with some hill sprints.   10 sprints up with nice and easy jogs down.  As you can tell, I was pretty angry by the end.  I run […]

Somewhat Silent Saturday #55

May 23, 2015
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We are happy campers If the day starts out with a smoothie. Because when I’m not in marathon training it is kind of fun to stop my run at a random distance.  Also, this huge fan saves my life.   Listened to these four songs for the whole run: Our weather for the weekend where we live: So we decided to all jump in the car and drive somewhere warm for Memorial Day.    A nap, some food and iPad […]

15 of the best things that can happen to you during a run.

May 22, 2015
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Like I said on Instagram yesterday—> Brooke and I are pretty much Lorelai and Rory Gilmore 2.0.   We started out our Thursday night date night with a trip to the Museum of Natural Curiosity and Brooke gave a beagle brain surgery.   She then preformed a pretty epic puppet show.   She rounded things out with a drum solo.   We worked up quite the appetite and hit up Texas Roadhouse for dinner.  Peanuts, salad, rolls, steak and potato. […]

Our day so far in VIDEO!!!

May 21, 2015

Happy Thursday everyone!   Today I have a little video of our day so far!  Highlights include—>  A sprint and hill climb after teaching a spin class, dance party in the car (to Brooke’s favorite song that she makes us listen to on repeat), my favorite lunch, a carousel, deep conversations with Brooke and a tour of my huge home office.   PS I apologize my voice is a few octaves too high (and I repeat myself about what’s in […]

Thriving and Thursday Things!

May 21, 2015
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I don’t know how we were able to do a pyramid after Megan’s killer bootcamp class but somehow we managed to make it happen.   Yesterday was full of burpees, tricep and normal pushups, lunge jumps, mountain climber type things, squats galore and lots of weights.  I think I’ll be sore for a week. Also, I once again was reminded last night about how much I thrive on group workouts.  There is NO way that I would have completed this […]

Magic endorphins, cadence and run happy fun facts.

May 20, 2015
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I woke up this morning ridiculously grumpy.  I don’t know what hit me when I first woke up but luckily a quick three miles on the treadmill changed things right away.  Those endorphins… I’m telling ya.  They are magic.  If you asked me to, I could probably write a list of at least 10,000 benefits from running.  Running never ceases to amaze me. Every month or two I dedicate one of my runs to checking in on my cadence.   […]