Well, I didn’t intend to take a few days off of blogging, but life happens. Benaiah is trying to drop down to one nap, which has thrown our schedule completely out the window…unfortunately for me, that means it’s a lot harder to fit in blogging, amidst everything else. So, here I am, getting in a short post before the weekend comes! And this weekend for us is not just any weekend – it’s MARATHON WEEKEND!
I seriously can’t believe we’ve (Landon is running it with me too!) made it this far. After countless run, hundreds of miles (I ran over a hundred in the month of August, alone), and dozens of foam rolling sessions, the race is finally here. So far, everything is feeling good and I am just ready to R.U.N. I have a feeling this race will be warm, thanks to an unexpected heat wave, but really, I don’t mind too much. I am just anxious to get out there and see what I am made out of. Most of all, I want to run my best, glorify God, and just have fun.
I think it is kind of nice that this is my first marathon because I don’t have any pressures on myself for time. Although I would really, really like to come in under four hours, I am not going to stress about it and just enjoy the run and see what happens. If I do, it will be super exciting, but if I don’t, whatever. I ran a marathon and I will be proud of that. I have a feeling though, next marathon, will be the race where I focus on breaking PRs and keeping at a certain pace, etc. but for this race, I am just going to embrace it and enjoy all the feelings – the good, the bad, and the ugly. 😉
Also, I finally got a new phone (que all sorts of happy feelings!) to replace my stolen, beloved IPhone, which means I will be keeping you guys up to date on my Instagram and Facebook – so make sure to check those out if you want to keep up with my Marathon adventures this weekend!
Okay, moving onto a few things to discuss with you guys…
Before the heat wave came, we experienced the most delicious temperatures ever. I love cool morning and evenings and that is just what this past week has been filled with. Thanks to the amazingly cool weather, my times/per mile keeps decreasing which makes me super happy! My favorite kind of running weather is the long sleeve shirt + short weather = perfection.
When am I not wearing my running shoes? So this picture does not do it justice, but Designer Protein just came out with a new flavor, Vanilla Coconut and I think it is my absolute favorite flavor. SO GOOD. It literally tastes like a coconut ice cream when blended up with milk + frozen bananas. Also, if you use the code BETHANY20 you can get 20% off your order! (Note: I am an affiliate for Designer Protein, but all opinions are my own.)
How adorable is this outfit? I am now in search of a jean ‘jacket?’ What kind of shirt is this called. Send fashion help, asap.
And on that note, I am going back into ‘mom’ mode now! I hope you guys have a fantastic day!
Questions of the Day
- What are your weekend plans?
- What is something that is making you smile this week?
- Who is a coconut lover?