A generally good weekend of running, family and new babies …

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I love conference weekend — not only is it an excuse to basically lounge around in my pajamas for two straight days, but I just love listening to all the talks and music. It’s rejuvenating.

Plus, I also love running on conference weekend, because I just plug in the current session and zone out. Especially when it’s a looooong run.

I wasn’t planning on running my Bountiful Temple loop run again — but, due to some family stuff, I decided to stay close to home and not run the Temple2Temple Run (Draper Temple to Oquirrh Mountain Temple — 13.1 mile run) in south valley.

It’s a challenging run in it’s own right compared to the Bountiful and I was bummed that I didn’t run it — but, there’s always next April, right?

Anyways — my Bountiful Temple run was pretty awesome as well. Well, difficult and awesome. But, I won’t lie — I need a canyon run soon. As much hill work as I am doing right now — I want to fly down a canyon soon. Maybe I’ll run Big Cottonwood or Emigration next week?

We’ll see.

Besides running and conference — the weekend was pretty low key. I did finally get to meet my new niece, Thalia Grace (picture below). She’s all squishy and hairy — such a cute kid! She reminds me a lot of my niece Maya when she was born. I am hoping if that’s the case she gets overly chunky like Maya — chuny babies are the best!

Needless to say — I am in love! It’s kind of fun to have two new babies in the family. And, does make me a little baby hungry. But, after they burp on you and fill their diapers while you’re holding them — that subsides somewhat. Thankfully, I am just the uncle and can pass them over to their mom when that happens.

Anyways — I am looking forward to a good week — I have some great runs planned on Tuesday and Thursday, along with strength training circuits tonight, Wednesday and Thursday. I am still deciding on a long run course for Saturday — any ideas would be appreciated.

But, spring has sprung, I am loving this weather. I am hopefully for the future both immediate and long term — and I am just ready to run!

YEAH RUNNING! YEAH SPRING! YEAH NEW BABIES!


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The latest episode of Addict II Athlete is up and running on Pod Bash and iTunes. I shared a link last Friday, but the link went live a bit later on Friday afternoon. Either way, you shouldn’t let that discourage you from listening. This is a great episode from Coach Blu and GM Marissa.

Give it a listen …


SATURDAY’S RUN


I did this run — well, a shorter version of it — a couple weeks ago. And, initially, I wasn’t planning on running it again. I had planned on running from the Draper LDS Temple to the Oquirrh Mountain LDS Temple which is a 13.1 mile run. But, I had to back out because of some family issues. Nothing big, I just had to call an audible.

So, I planned on this route again with an added mile to it. So, in all — it was a 8.5 mile run around Bountiful. But, this really isn’t an easy run at all. The 400 North portion is a sheer climb towards Bountiful Blvd. and the temple. It’s tough. Lots of walking — I won’t lie.

But, as tough as it is, it is so rewarding. The view of the temple, the valley below and mountains to the east — it’s worth the effort. It’s worth the climb. It’s worth the rolling hills. It’s worth the time it takes to do it.

Plus, I know that as I run these hills — they will make me stronger and faster. I am earning my downhill. It’s not an easy task, but I trust in my effort and the course to get me where I want to be physically, mentally and emotionally for my upcoming races — and ultimately my 50 miler in October.

Anyways — great run! Looking forward to next week’s run as well — I am aiming to either run Big Cottonwood or my Bountiful Loop again. We’ll see — I haven’t decided on a course yet — I just want to get 10 miles in on Saturday

YEAH RUNNING!


2016miles

RUNNING MILES

72.2 miles

RACE MILES

38.6 miles

WALKING MILES

392.18 miles

TOTAL MILES TO DATE

502.98 miles

MILES TO GOAL

2164.02


PHATGRAMS

That’s cute, she thinks she’s big people. #calliekoko

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