Friday, June 3, 2011

Another Day In Paradise

This mornings run went a little bit like this.  Run...pass some old feller the same old feller the same old feller walking.  It was a good time ;)  My little running buddy fizzled out at the 2.60 mile mark so I was forced to run up and down the same road, it was a long road though so it was ok.  I did 6.50 miles in 48 minutes with an average pace of 8.05 min mile.  I think I need my little tricksy running partner to push me past that blasted 8 min mile pace, for some reason I am still struggling to run with this humidity.  I thought I would be used to it by now :(  Mama and Papa Jex tell me that it is quite hard to adjust after the flight home.  That worries me a bit, I am doing the Utah Valley Marathon next Saturday and I need to be super speedy.  I guess this week will include plenty of naps and whatever else you peeps can suggest. 

Even though I have been running while on this trip I haven't done any kind of strength training (besides our little workouts at Disney World, hopefully you didn't miss that post ;) so anywho, I am feeling a bit weak and can't wait to hit the weights again.  Oh, I almost forgot to tell you something.  I got up this morning and I was SOOOO very sore.  My calves are EXTREMELY sore and the rest of my legs are pretty sore too.  That short little .85 mile barefoot run on the beach worked my little legs so good.  I guess running with the correct form uses different muscles, I should try that more often.  I am still waiting to try out my most favoritest shoes the Nike Free Run 2's on a run.  I am waiting for a shorter run day, maybe 3 or 4 miles.  I am hoping they help me use correct form and make me super sore again :)

I am so sad that this wonderous trip is coming to an end but my lil body does need a break from the sun.  This has truly been a VACATION, no worrying about time or bustling about trying to hit a different theme park everyday.  I have loved not having to worry about anything besides whether or not I remembered to spray my "crack."

So, I am getting pretty good at this whole surfing thing ;) What, you don't believe me?  Well, lets just let the pictures do the talking.

Kobe and I are so skilled we can even do it at the same time...on the same board.
With shoes on!
Just look for us on the cover of Surfing Times ;)

On our honeymoon, Jake and I were at Hermosa beach in Cali when we decided that we wanted to be beach bums and have a beach bum baby.  Although, we don't live at Hermosa beach, which was the original plan, we did end up with a beach bum baby.  It just took us 11 years to figure it out.

The child LOVES the beach and she tans beautifully ;) If that isn't a picture of a beach babe then I don't know what is.

I guess it's time to face reality and go get packed up :(  I just hope I can fit everything in our suitcases as beautifully as I did the first time.  Plus, we have picked up a few things along the way.  This could get tricky!

What advice do you have for bouncing back from jet lag?

I need all the help I can get, I think I just barely adjusted to the flight here.

What advice can you give me for preparing for my marathon?

It's not my first marathon but I am still very nervous, probably because of my lack of energy lately.  I actually went to the doc to get blood work done to see what my deal is but he couldn't find anything.  He told me to get more sleep but this week I have had almost 8 hours of sleep every night and I have still be dragging :(


  1. Steph I think it's our age...I feel it too. It SUCKS!!!!

  2. You are an awesome runner and surfer girl, look at you! That little kobe has some skillz! And Kenna is a gorgeous little beach babe, kaden has missed his little bff like crazy! I think you need to get lots of sleep and stay out of the sun for the week so you can save all of your energy for Saturday!