16 Miles Marathon Training

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We’ve had a lot going on over here of late so I’ll try to cover it in pictures quickly.

Friday was a rest day for running, but I woke up early to get my sister and her friend (aka my two babysitters!) make-up done for a wedding they were both in. I also did Emily’s hair and loved it! I told her she will have to try the style out on me soon!

16 Miles Marathon Training

Saturday started with a 5 mile run with babies in tow!

16 Miles Marathon Training

Mid afternoon we took off to my parents to celebrate my brother’s birthday with a BBQ. And boy did I celebrate. I ate more than I have in ages. But I’m so glad because I felt great on my 16 mile run the next morning!

Tyrion and the cousins Danny and Eli played in my parents sprinklers after dinner.

16 Miles Marathon Training

Evelyn looked on longingly from the upper porch where she was forced to hang out with us.

16 Miles Marathon Training

Sunday morning at 4:45am my friend and I hit the road for our 16 miler. It was the longest yet for both of us!

16 Miles Marathon Training

It made me wish I could get up and run the mornings more. It was perfect weather and we got done just as it was getting warm.

I felt really good the whole run, which I was pleasantly surprised about. It actually felt like we could have gone further if the schedule has said so. I drank Hydrate before we headed out, and took a pack of shot blocks about 5 miles in, but never ended up taking any more. I had brought another GU but with my large dinner the night before I was feeling really well in the fuel department and skipped it. My legs and butt did start aching a bit the last two miles, but today feel better than last Sunday when I only ran 14 miles.

And we saw baby geese! There were so many and they were such cute little fluff balls!

16 Miles Marathon Training

I loved the rout we chose. We crisscrossed and followed the river mostly. It also had us run past my house at mile 12 which ended up being very convenient. Travis had two Gatorade’s waiting out front and we were both able to use the bathroom real quick.

We keep a good pace and averaged pretty consistently around 11 minutes miles.

16 Miles Marathon Training

We finished up about 8am and I hopped in the shower and we headed out the door to church. This little girl slept through the whole service which is always a plus.

16 Miles Marathon Training

And then we went home and vegged all day! I was beat, so me and the couch were fast friends. I felt like a bum towards the end of the day so I forced myself up and we went out for a little family hike along the river.

16 Miles Marathon Training

The Spokane river is always so pretty.

16 Miles Marathon Training

We even saw a porcupine in this tree hanging out over the water. Can you see him? We saw a beaver swimming too but I didn’t get a picture of him.

16 Miles Marathon Training

After about 45 minutes of hiking we headed home and I baked a cake a friend requested for the following day. Between watching the new Game Of Thrones episode that is.

16 Miles Marathon Training

I baked it last night but didn’t frost it until this morning. It’s a smash cake for one of my friends daughters one year old photo shoot. I hope they get some epic shots!

And now I’m off to clean this house!!!!! It’s a sty. And laundry, always laundry. But it’s a rainy day so that makes perfect house cleaning weather.

xoxo, Eryn

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