Happy Cince De Mayo!!!!
Friday-walk up to the temple with my mom 2.5 miles
Saturday- 6 miles with Heather 5 of them ALL downhill!
Heather and I are running the Drop 13 race June 14th. We’re both hoping to PR and what better way than with an all downhill race? Most of UT’s races are downhill to compensate for the high elevation. I’ve lived in UT for about 6 years now and I still have days where I can’t catch my breath, it’s a bit ridiculous. I ran the Big Cottonwood half 2 years ago and the next day my legs were trashed! Running downhill can feel nice for awhile, but the aftermath can be so painful.
Heather and I decided to train downhill to prepare for our upcoming race so come race day, we’re not super sore and we can just cruise down the canyon. We started at the top of Suncrest(the top of a very large windy hill) and ran down. We were feeling great until we stopped. We instantly felt it in our thighs(me more in my quads). Oh and the next day our legs felt so sore! Going down stairs is a huge chore ha Do you think the more we train going downhill the less we will hurt?
At least we had amazing views during our run=)
Friday night we had Josh’s family over for dinner and smore’s. I LOVE nights like these. It was so fun to see the little boys get so excited about roasting marshmallows. I think they each had 5 plus lots of other non-roasted mallows ha
J really excited, waiting for his cousins to show up.
Saturday, as mentioned above, I ran with Heather and Josh biked and then we headed to the outlets. We are all in need of some new Spring clothes, especially Jackson. He just had a big growth spurt so we let him pick out some new shirts and shorts. He was so excited! Since most of his clothes are from my sister’s little boys’ he kept saying, “New for me??” He’s easy to please.
His new bug shirt
That night we went to a church meeting. Trying to keep a 2.5 year old quiet for 2 hours was a challenge, but he did pretty good(we couldn’t find a babysitter).
Sunday we went to church then headed to my in laws for a BBQ. Um, homemade hamburger buns? Yes, please! I brought the homemade potato salad, my family LOVES potato salad, so we don’t mess around.
any tips for downhill running?
favorite hamburger toppings?
avocado! they make everything better.