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A Little Catching Up To Do…

September 11, 2015

 

My site has been doing something weird, but now I got it taken care of… Now for catching up. Bear with me! pic 1

Sunday (Aug 30): We had church today… it went well other than the fact that my youngest daughter burped extremely loud during the Sacrament meeting (the quietest time in church). I did get quite a few laughs and a few looks of “control your kid”. I was embarrassed but in her defense… she sometimes will open her mouth and a loud, uncontrolled burp will come out. It is not intentional; it just happens. There are times that she does it on purpose but for the most part, it is a complete accident. And with how loud this one was… it was an accident. The sad thing is, she is on the very active side and so most people think she is being rude. After church, we had a few families over for a BBQ and to get to know them. We had a good time. So many amazing people.

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Monday: I went out for an easy 10 mile run this morning. My race is coming up quick! I get nervous, anxious and even sometimes the feeling of dread… well not dread, but scared. I hope everything comes together on that day; not just my body wise (the physical and mental-which is scary all on its own) but with things not in my control… But, I guess I will keep training to the best of my ability and go from there. I dropped all the girls off at school and then stuck around for our 1st PTO (PTA) meeting. I am the President again this year. I really don’t mind doing it (mainly because I have an excellent board and it really is a easy job) but I also don’t know how I am going to find anyone to replace me in the years to come. Who wants to be PTO pres… :/ I would keep doing it, but we also need fresh ideas, etc. Anyway, I didn’t leave the school until after my kindergartner got out. It was a busy morning. Camille and Stephanie came over for lunch and stayed until I had to leave for CC practice and to pick up my kids.

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Tuesday: This morning was a speed workout. There were a few others that met up with me at the track (2 of them being a CC kid and his dad… he wasn’t able to make it to practice, so he came and did the speed workout early in the morning- 5:30 a.m.). We all had our own workout and/or different paces to run. It was nice to have others there, even though I ran alone. We did run a 2 mile warm up together (I ran 3 but ran the CC kid back in)… during our warm up I asked him if waking up this early was hard. He replied back that he actually got up at 4:30 a.m. I was shocked and asked him what was he doing so early… He said he wanted to get up and read his scriptures before he started his day. I was impressed. What a good kid… to be that dedicated. Anyway, I finished my warm up and began my workout of 10 x 1k’s in a 3:40 pace with a 200 meter recovery run. I felt pretty good this morning! My slowest one was number 7 and that was at a 3:40. The rest were about a 3:38 and a couple a little bit faster. I finished off with a 1 1/2 mile cool down. I do love the cool downs!! While the girls were in school, I went to visit a couple of people. I picked up my youngest from Kindergarten, then we went out to lunch with a few ladies. We had a great time.

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We had a speed workout today for CC. It was 2 x 800’s, then 5-6 x 480’s (a little over a lap). We went up to a nearby park and ran them over there… just to do something different. It was a tough workout but the HS kids enjoyed this one. My kids did too because there was a park there. My kids actually ran a few of the 480’s with them…

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After my oldest helped me with dinner, I left on a short (7-8 mile) bike ride with a few neighbors and hurried home for Corom to leave for his church meeting. I have not been on a ride like that for a while. The girls and I did go to a friend’s to wish her a happy b-day.

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Wednesday: I love my easy running days!!! Especially the days after speed because then you know it is really easy. 🙂 I went out on a 10 mile run (no faster than 7:30 miles). I was tired but I felt okay. I came home to everyone being up… a very chaotic morning. We do have many chaotic mornings (many) but when Corom and I don’t have the patience for it, it’s no good (which a lot of the times we don’t have the patience :)). Anyway, I came home to Corom raking the girls’ rooms. We have a hard time getting the girls to keep their rooms clean.

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I did more PTO stuff at the school and then helped my youngest (kindergartner) with her show and tell. She is so dang cute! All my girls are and I love peaking on them in their classes. The teachers probably I am a freak, but I can’t help it. After Kindergarten, we ran some errands and picked up a couple of things for my 2nd daughter’s birthday…

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We went to Cross country practice and sent the kids off on their easy run. I took the 2 older girls to activity days (a church thing for the 8 year olds… it is twice a month) and then ran them to piano. I stayed at piano and the girls and I worked on homework there.

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I had Relief Society visits (Suzie’s girls came over to hang out with mine) for a couple of hours, while Corom worked his late night.

Thursday: I went out for a 12 mile run and averaged about a 7:15 pace (1:28). It was a struggle the 1st few miles until I got into my routine-loosened up. It was a good run. I felt good. I went to my kindergartner’s class to help with their little party and then enjoyed a picnic afterwards with her and her class. We then went around to deliver baskets to all the teachers for a fundraiser. I thought it would be a quick 15 minute job, but with my youngest there and visiting with the teachers and kids, it took about 1 1/2 hours. :/

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I cleaned house and then the girls and I headed over to CC practice. The CC kids went on an easy day before a race run. My kids and I went to a friend’s house for a little while before we headed to our neighbor’s for a BBQ.

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Friday: Today’s run was an easy 10 miler. I was tired this morning and had a hard time getting out of bed, but I completed the run and went on with my day. 🙂 We walked the girls, neighbors and dogs to school…

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… and then Corom and I cleaned house, visited our neighbor for a while, and then I packed for an over nighter CC meet. The race is tonight but we are staying overnight for the fun of it. Corom and the girls are meeting me at the hotel tonight and the girls are so excited!! The team and I took off around lunch time and had a good time driving up. A good group of kids! They did really well at the meet. There were a couple of the runners that were as happy about their performance but for the majority it went well. We had our top female place 3rd overall (out of 25+ schools) and our top male place 8th. Fun to watch all around.

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We hopped on the bus and drove to our hotel. There I met up with Corom and the girls. Coach Thompson went and grabbed pizza for everyone… we ate pizza and swam until the 10 p.m. close time. Shortly after was bed checks and bedtime for me and my family. A very late night for my kids but they were really good and loving it.

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Saturday: We (the team, the girls, Corom and I) got up early for breakfast and then to go on a run/hike. Corom and the girls stayed longer at the hotel and then headed home.

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Coach Thompson and I headed to Ogden’s trail-head. We ran up to Malan’s Peak. It is 2 1/2 miles to the top, but it was quite the climb! I stayed in the back to be the last person up. I probably sounded like a drill sergeant telling a few of the girls to keep moving. 🙂 It was tough, but well worth it. Running the downhill went a lot faster!

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I didn’t want to run this trail because I still had my workout to do for the day… I was a little stressed over it. As soon as I came home, I went out for my run (12:30 p.m.) Oh it was hard!! First off, to start off that late; second, the heat was bad; third, of course it had to be windy; and fourth, I was tired from the 5 miles I did earlier… I had to run 18 miles with the last 10 at race pace. I actually didn’t finish the whole workout. 😦 The 1st 8 was great… I averaged about a 7:15-7:20 pace with the last 5 all uphill- up Payson Canyon) and even the next 6 were good tempoing down the canyon. I ran at least 10-15 seconds faster than race pace because I was going downhill. Corom brought me water right around mile 11 (I was beginning to feel a little dehydrated so I knew I would be struggling soon). I ended up carrying the water bottle the rest of my run and it still wasn’t enough. Haley, one of the CC girls met up with me for the last 3 of my tempo miles and the last 2 cool down miles. She helped me a lot!!! To wrap this up… I only ran 8 miles up and a 6 mile tempo with a 2 mile recovery. I had nothing left in me. 16 miles total (instead of the 18) and a 6 mile tempo (instead of the 10 mile tempo). I do take in account that I went out with the CC kids but it was broken up mileage. I was happy to be done though. But I really was glad to see Haley running up the canyon as I was coming down. 🙂

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The rest of the day was doing the Saturday’s chores, taking care of animals, attending a birthday part for a neighbor, and getting ready for my 2nd daughter’s birthday! She actually went to bed early just so her bday would come sooner… Smart girl! The Fullmer’s came down for a movie and then it was bedtime!

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3 Comments
  1. I look forward to your adventures every week. I’m sure you are starting to feel that excitement and anticipation for Chicago. I’m certain you will be great. Is it terrible that I laughed out loud about the church burp?!

    • No it is not terrible that you laughed about the burp. I find it funny myself but I’m sure people think I’m the worst parent for not scolding her. 🙂

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