Nailing a workout and coming home to a happy 3 year old that wants to tackle me for 30 minutes straight is one of my top 5 ways to start the day (now if only my mom had a big plate of spaghetti ((I don’t know what my deal is with this stuff lately)) waiting for me then it would have been too good to be true;)
I’m not going to lie though, the only thing that got me up out of bed and out on the roads in the first place was knowing I had Josse to meet. I just had no desire to get out of bed but I’m sure glad I had her there to meet me otherwise this workout would have been done on the treadmill later on in the day—> running in the mountains + w/someone + sunshine is a million times better than the treadmill for me. The endorphins were at an all-time high by the end.
We did a short warm-up (less than a mile) and then got started on the tempo miles. I just couldn’t get my head to wrap around doing 6 tempo miles in a row so I kept telling myself that I would take a break at the next mile when my watch beeped and that gave me some relief. Once I got to the next mile I would say, okay just ONE more mile until I take the recovery and finish off the six miles etc. The silly mind games got me to the end of the workout without stopping. I didn’t look at my watch very often and tried to go off of tempo feel but went a little faster than the prescribed workout. Plus, the first mile was downhill so that probably helped to lower the paces.
5 weeks until race day! PS after the warm-up, I always start my watch again because I want the exact tempo numbers without the warm-up paces included so I can see right where I’m at. We finished with a long cool-down and took it extra slow and finished with 10 miles total.
Afterwards Brooke got her running in and the weather was absolute perfection. Whenever winter disappears you will find all of the Utah residents outside and it makes me happy to see all of the bikers, kiddos, runners, people reading outside etc enjoying it all.
2 times a year my church holds a General Conference from 10-12 and 2-4 on Saturday and Sunday so I was able to watch at home from my computer and we will be doing the same thing today (well, Brooke mainly plays by me but she watches for parts).
My mom brought ice cream sundae ingredients for the family to have a get-together.
Brooke shot some hoops for a bit.
And then later on I put Brookers to bed and went to dinner at Black Sheep Cafe.
The best burger I have ever had in my life (not an exaggeration) and sweet potato fries (they bake their fries). Perfection. The higher (for me) mileage hunger has kicked in big time.
We finished our Saturday night off with some coloring and great conversation.
Happy Sunday!! I hope your day is a great one and fill me in on what you’ve got planned for the day!?!