It was a day for waking up to breakfast in bed, extra hugs, and laughter with my boys. They truly outdid themselves this year with blueberry pancakes made by Hunter, and “Toad in a Hole” made by Eli. In case you don’t know what that is (because I didn’t!)….Eli used a glass to cut a circle out of bread slices, then he cooked an egg inside and wrapped bacon around it. YUM! They even got me some new trail running crew socks and an Under Armor bag to use to when I go to the gym or take my running clothes to school.
After breakfast we went to the gym where I did some cycling and lifting. Hunter spotted me in bench presses! Then we had lunch and went to Kings Gap for a family hike up to Scenic Vista. The boys treated me to ice cream afterwards, and Jeff did all the laundry and cooking today…..EXXX hot chicken barbecue and a chipotle butternut squash and black bean mix. Now do you see why it’s my favorite day of the year? I am feeling so lucky to have these boys and my hubby in my life.
This Week’s Training
This was my last hard week of training. I will slowly taper the miles down until race day in less than 3 weeks!
Tuesday: 3 miles with the pup
Wednesday: 10 miles
Thursday: 7 miles and final chiro visit!
Saturday: 17 HARD miles
Sunday: 3 mile hike with the fam + core + arms and upper body + stretching
Pics from my Runs this Week
It’s Taper Time!
This coming week I’ll start to cut down on my mileage. Aiming for low 30’s per week. Then the following week only 20 miles. How will I stay sane during that 20 mile week, you ask? I plan to continue cycling, lifting, and working on core….and I’ll probably also be taking the dog for some short walks for the trail time that I just NEED! After that it will be race week and I will have a lot of preparations to keep me busy, but I’ll get more into that in a later post.
The hard work is done. Months of training is winding down. My job now is to get to the start line strong and healthy!