Sunday Check up

It’s sad to say that yesterday’s highlight was watching J’s face when we showed him our Elka Seltzer in the water…(horrible phone quality, I know. but by this point you don’t expect anything less=))


It was pretty cute ha.

The hubs caught the cold =( but at least I’m feeling so much better and can return the favor and tend to him. I am definitely getting my run on tomorrow and I can. not. wait!!!! I’m sure any non-runner reading this thinks I’m a total nut, in which case they would be right;) My mom is just as excited for me to be able to run again, she’s gotten 3 extra calls a day for me to vent about life(which is usual) but now she gets the added sob story of not being able to run.

Let’s get on with it, we all know I didn’t reach my goals this week=( On the brighter side, I have a brand new week ahead to start over. That’s what I love about Sundays, we get to think about our past week and decide for the new week what we(I) can do better.

Goals 2/23-3/2

1. Make the healthy dinner that my cousin so kindly posted on my fb wall, (thanks!) last week that I failed to make.

2. Get a  tempo run, and a longer(okay I’m gonna say it, 14-16 mile) run in. I have been really wanting to run more than 13.1 miles for awhile just to see if I can. I don’t know why I get so nervous about it, but I feel like if I say it to more than myself I am more likely to do it.

3. Plan a better family night. Every Monday we try and have a family night that has a lesson(spiritual), and activity, and we usually have a treat=) With our little family of 3 every night is basically ‘family night’ haha so I’m trying to plan a structured family night with a short lesson and activity geared toward J.

I want to know your goals, what are you working on?

How did you prep for a first time longer distance?

Anyone race this weekend? How did it go?


About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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12 Responses to Sunday Check up

  1. These are such great goals! I am sure you will do great with them! 🙂

  2. family night sounds awesome so i hope you get to do it!

  3. Glad you’re feeling better – Happy running tomorrow!! I haven’t been sick in a while, but I know I get soooo antsy when I’m not able to run!

  4. Whitney says:

    I’m glad you’re feeling so much better! Good luck with that long run, I’d be careful upping your long run that much in a week, especially after being sick. A good run I use (learned it from my college coach) is to up your weekly mileage by no more than 5 miles a week and your long run only one mile a week. It does a lot to help with preventing injury. Also, I know for me after a week off and being sick that first week back can be rough and I usually back off a little from where I left off just so I don’t over do it. Have a great week!

  5. I’m going to try and run 15 miles on Wednesday and I haven’t ran that long in a while! Glad you’re feeling better!!

  6. jumpeatrun says:

    So glad you are feeling better! And those look like great goals 🙂 happy Monday!

  7. Glad you are feeling so much better! Can’t wait to hear about your runs 😀 I’m taking this week off from running but hoping to do some cross-training/strength training while my leggies get a break from the half marathon. I followed a training plan and practiced in my race outfit, but I ended up running 2 minutes slower than my actual pace because there were so many people and so many Disney characters. I’m just happy to be alive and to have finished my first half marathon!

  8. kendraalleen says:

    will this be your first time running more than 13.1? i haven’t done that too many times but the few that i have i brought fruit snacks in my little pocket and planned a route where i would have a potty every so often and drinking fountains too. i never ran these for speed. just purely endurance to see what my legs and feet can handle. it’s almost always my feet that give out first. good luck i’m excited to see how it goes:)

    • Yes it’ll be my very first time. Well, actually when I was training for my first half I actually went the wrong way on one of my runs and ended going 14, but I walked the last 2 miles cuz I was so mad haha That’s a great idea to bring snacks and make sure there’s a bathroom and water. Thanks!

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