Skip to main content

A bathroom audience

Now that this week is almost over, here's a recap of last week's running...
  • Five runs
  • 50.1 miles
  • 8:12 min/mile average pace
I finished the week with a 10 mile run on Saturday with some of my favorite runnerd friends. Although I am very much a solitary runner, I always enjoy mixing things up and catching up with these girls while logging some miles!
Heather, Janice, Me, Rachelle & Julia
The run was the perfect start to an amazing day. I was honored to share a special event with Julia, and then we had an art birthday party for The Princess, who turned eight on Friday.
I got in seven miles in Tuesday morning. I decided to postpone my hill workout since it was snowing and ridiculously windy. The seven miles verified it was a good call.
Then in the afternoon I went to Target with my Bean. One of the joys of motherhood is going to the bathroom in a public restroom and having your child, who is only a foot away from you in the tiny stall, stare at you the entire time you are going. I even point out repeatedly that she gets mad if anyone looks at her while she goes to the bathroom. But apparently that only works one way in her little world.
I got in my hills during a 10 mile run yesterday. I'm here to tell you that all hills are not created equal. There are some steep, painful booty busters within a few miles of my house.
This morning I got up early and was out the door at 5:30 am. I'm not really a morning or a night person. Basically I just really like my sleep. But it was worth it to celebrate the birthday of a good friend. What better way to celebrate than a group run?!? I only knew the birthday girl and one other darling preggo runner, and immersing myself in a group of strangers is not easy for me. The fact that we were all runners made it easier to get myself out the door, and it was worth it. I had a great time logging miles with and getting to know these ladies.


Post a Comment

I love your comments! They make my day, so be sure to let me know you stopped by. And I always try to respond to your comments, so let me know if you have any questions for me or if there is anything you want to see on here!

Popular posts from this blog

Carpet Burn On My Butt (and a giveaway)

After two lame, pathetic, lackluster weeks of running, I woke up excited to run yesterday. And today, I wore my running clothes all morning in anticipation of my nap time run today. Even in spite of sore glutes and tired quads from getting in some P90X Core Synergistics last night, I couldn't wait to get moving on Millie. I am a planner. Today I had a plan to get my run in while my girls slept, and my day was organized accordingly. I am also a creature of habit. The first thing I do when I roll out of bed every single day is make my bed and my girls' beds. If I do something else first, it throws off the entire morning. I am a creature of habit when it comes to my running routines as well. There are a few things that differ depending on whether I am running on Millie or outside, whether my girls are asleep or not, and whether or not they are joining me in the jogger. Yet, no matter when, where, how far or with whom I run, some things are always the same. My hair goes into a pony

I wasn't sure going in...

Yep, I'm checking in. Why? Because I did something completely out of my comfort zone that I wanted to share with you. Last week I went to a place near Salt Lake called Dexa Body, where I got a DEXA Scan. For those unfamiliar with what that is, I asked Google to help us out:  "Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry  ( DXA , previously  DEXA ) is a means of measuring  bone mineral density  (BMD). Two  X-ray  beams, with different  energy levels , are aimed at the patient's  bones . When  soft tissue   absorption is subtracted out, the  bone mineral density  (BMD) can be determined from the absorption of each beam by bone. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry is the most widely used and most thoroughly studied bone density measurement technology." Since that is pretty medical sounding, here's my take. A DEXA Scan is a tool to measure your total body composition. It specifically breaks down the regional composition of your lean and fat tissue. It gives a fat distribution

Social Media: Some good, a lot of bad, and way too much ugly

There are a lot of good things that come from social media. We can connect with people we have lost touch with. We can unite as a group (runners!!) with a comment interest. We can promote a good cause. Sadly though, what social media does best is makes us feel bad about ourselves and makes us feel negatively towards others. This isn't just my opinion, although I can unquestionably support the truth behind this based on my own experience. I have spent way too much time feeling bad about myself as a result of comparing myself to others based on their Instagram or Facebook versions of themselves. And there are several people I have started feeling negatively about or have become completely annoyed with because of their IG and FB posts. It isn't just me though. There are actual studies that can back me up on the negative impact social media can have. I have read dozens of articles reviewing many different studies that show the overwhelmingly negative (vs. positive) effec