Thursday, August 18, 2016

Three Things Thursday: Heading into Taper Mode!

1. Its been a week of fun and last blast of summer before the kids go back to school next week.  The school shopping is done and they have cousins here from Virginia.  We have been to a trampoline park, a water park and had 3 sleepovers since the boys got here on Sunday. They have built a secret fort, had nerf wars, and ran through the sprinklers with flashlights.

2. I did my last long run today! It was broken up a little, I did 9 miles and then drove my kids and their cousins down to my moms and finsihed my run. There was about a 12 minute pause so I added on another 1.2 miles just for fun to help make up for the pause.  I knew there was a 70% chance of thunderstorms towards the end of my run so I was motivated to get it done! Luckily I only saw lightning twice in the distance and heard thunder once.  I started to head home, but it quit and just rained so I was able to finish my run in a downpour.  It felt heavenly. The temps started out in the mid 60s for my run with pretty good winds and ended in the low 50s with rain and a light wind.

Nearly perfect conditions, but I was soaked at the end!

3.  That said, that means I am tapering!  I have 23 days until the Bozeman Marathon! My little sister will be here next week to get her boys and take them back home to Virginia and we are planning a "long" run with her.  I'm so excited to see her and get to have a good run with her.

The sky was beautiful for my run.


  1. I can't believe summer is winding down! Looks like you are making the most of the time you have left. I love your pictures.

  2. So jealous of those temps! And that last picture is awesome.

  3. I love all those round hay bales - that's a lot! I remember how excited I was when my dad finally got a round hay baler and I no longer had to help haul the old rectangular bales! :-)

  4. Beautiful pics from a wonderful run - have a great week & enjoy your run with your sister!


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