Running Goals and Sunshine

** I’m not sure why, but when my pictures are off my phone and not my nice camera, all my pictures show up upside down. Also, they will only show upside down if you’re looking at my blog on your phone instead of a desktop. I can’t figure out why, and I’m sorry!**


Wednesday- 3 miles outside

It was gorgeous out yesterday morning. The snow was gone, and the sun was out. I don’t think there’s a better feeling than starting your day with the warmth of the sunshine on your face.

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J and I headed to Discovery Gateway with some friends. He is in heaven when we’re there. I love that UT has so many fun things to do with your family year round. His favorite thing is to dress up in all the outfits. He likes the fireman one the best.

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When we got home J took a nap and I got to work finishing all the outside lights. I originally thought there were 7, but there’s 9! Feels good to have that done. Then Josh joined me for some yard work. It’s a never ending task haha But I did find some tulip bulbs peaking through after I cleared a flower bed. I love Spring time!

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I know most of you have already ran a handful of races this year, but life is finally slowing down a bit for me to think about training for a race. I really want to beat my half marathon PR of 1:51 this year. I’m on the look out for the perfect race!

what are your running goals this year?

favorite lunch lately?

I’m in need of some new lunch ideas!

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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14 Responses to Running Goals and Sunshine

  1. absgoldberg says:

    dang, that’s an impressive half pr! My goal for my first half is to feel good at the end, we’ll see how that goes…. also I want to run at least 1 10k and 1 5k this year.

  2. i totally think you can beat it!!

  3. jumpeatrun says:

    I’ve been eating bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon for lunch a lot lately…good superfood protein 🙂

  4. beil4 says:

    That is my PR as well! I am trying to get to 1:45 this year! 🙂 I have been eating a lot of tuna and avocado for lunch!

  5. Way to go with your PR!! My goal is to beat my PR too! I just really want to get faster!!!

  6. I love that picture of you basking in the sunshine! Oh and you will beat that PR this year for sure!

  7. I know you can beat your half marathon PR! I hope you find a good race soon! My running goal is to run my first marathon, which is just a little more than 3 weeks away! I am hoping to finish under 4 hours.

  8. Runner Girl Eats says:

    I think you will crush your PR! Long races in FL are pretty non existent during the warm months (no one wants to run 13+ miles in 90degree humid heat!) but I am already eyeing Fall races. Nothing gets me more motivated than a race on the schedule!

  9. Meghan @ fitnesscrEATures says:

    Your half marathon PR is INSANE girl come train me on a time like that! I think it’s all that hardcore treadmill running that you do (way harder than outside!!). And I am SO impressed with your ability to get all this house stuff done all on your own! I mean, seriously, you are amazing. Everything looks SO good!!!

  10. My heart melts for your little fire fighter, what a cutie!

  11. Utah really does sound like it has so many fun family activities and events! J looks super happy in his fireman outfit! My running goal for this year is to break 3-hours for the marathon!

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