Saturday, November 21, 2015

My first competitive 5k

The last 2 weeks have pretty much sucked. There's been a bit of work drama, parent drama, runner drama, I'm sick and I'm emotional because it's the end of the season (cross country) and our team captains are seniors and they seem so irreplaceable right now. I honestly had no idea how close my runners would become. One girl summed it up well, "you guys are our moms! You love us, you push us, you chastise us." It's amazing what being with this group of people 5-6 days/week for 4 months can do. I'm beyond excited to see what our seniors go off and do! Oh, and we had a 3rd place girl who's moving on to state. Our girls were 5th overall in the valley, which is amazing!

Here's one of my runners that ran the turkey trot with us (way in front of us!) today!
Braden got 25:43!!
I finished 22:34. I felt horrible! I've been fighting a nasty cold and I even stopped to blow my nose! This 5k business is no joke! I got 1st in my age group, along with B Man!
It was a successful day!
Now we're off to party with my mama for her 70th!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veterans Day

It's been such a weird week! Friday was our black light rally, which the hubs, my co-coach, and I all danced in
And Mady received an award at school the same day. I couldn't miss work but I did her hair and we took her and her girls out for yogurt after school 
Saturday was xc and I was at a training Mon-Tues, off for Veterans Day on Wed, and missing Thurs for xc league. Eek. Crazy week! 
We are tapering for league so fun workouts Tues-Wed
The middle wants to run with me and my team this morning, so that should be interesting ;) And then we are planning on hitting up Rush Air for 90 min of trampoline jumping! 


We've had several tough workouts the last two weeks because season is coming to an end. We ran hill repeats (7.5 miles of them) and it rained the entire time. The rain wasn't bad until we were done and had to wait for our bus. We all did extra just to stay warm and this is how some of them tried to stay out of the rain. Goofs.
Then home for a hot shower and a hot tea. It took about 2 hours to feel my finger tips again.
I saw this running joke and as inappropriate as it is, it cracked me up 
The kiddos actually asked to run hills the following week! Um, yes! 

Monday, November 2, 2015


I started the weekend out with a paint nite with the girls.
My friend that I met from the credential program came in and taught us how to paint our canvas.

The hubs and I started Halloween day with a 4 mile run. He's working his way up to a 10k in 2 weeks. 

Then a win for the boys' football teams and Mady's volleyball team.

Then The Addams Family play with the kiddos.
Followed by nachos and trick or treating 
Next capsule wardrobe: skinnys, a black tank and jacket with flats.
Running plans/goals:
Mon: 7 mi. hills
Tues: easy run day
Wed: speed on the track
Thurs: long run
Fri: speed on the track
There's a 100% chance of rain today and we're running dirt hills. Haha. Wish us luck!

Capsule Wardrobe

I'm going to give this whole capsule wardrobe a go. I'm still waiting on a few items, but so far so good. Step #1 cleaning out my closet! 
5 bags of clothes later, eek.

Here's outfit #1
Tomorrow won't count because I'm dressing up for Halloween but I'll keep you posted and let you know how it goes!

Trying on clothes is always fun!
And how I finished off my night
Those are some nice blisters on my feet!

Week in running so far:
M: 6.5 miles of hill repeats
T: easy 2 miles with hubs
W: easy 2 miles with hubs & 1 mi warmup with my runners 
Th: 9.5 miles - annual Shafter run
Tomorrow is track repeats and Sat will be another run with the hubs. He's working on running a 10k by 11/14. 

As fun as the run was, it's got me feeling like 
Dory is trying to comfort me. I wish I could nail down these dumb stomach issues!

Happy Friday Eve!