I got home from school and put on my sexy spandex and Walmart Hanes T-shirt (with at least 42 food stains on it) and went over to BYU’s track.
Don’t worry I had four fists full of swedish fish on the way out. Best pre-run fuel ever…Glycogen is glycogen in my book:)
Billy dropped me off (I had my running journal, water, phone and half of my closet with me so I didn’t want to have to run with all of that to get to the track).
After I did my first half of my workout……….a girl that I have stalked since I started running came up and said, “You are really good, what are you training for?”
I said, “Um, you are Mary Ann and I have researched all of your running times and PR’s because you are a rockstar and you win a lot of the races in Utah. I am not creepy but you are my hero.”
We talked for a minute and then she asked to join me on my workout. YES PLEASE!!! Not going to lie….I was NERVOUS. Once again it made me realize how much I LOVE running with other people. There is nothing like knowing the person next to you feels like death too:) Isn’t she pretty!!!
800 meter repeats with an average of 3:02. She definitely pushed me….thanks, girl!!!
I wanted to puke and my legs were shaking like crazy but I honestly loved every second (that is a lie, there were a lot of seconds I didn’t love but the majority of the time I was soaking it all in). This workout was a HUGE morale booster because I remembered how much I love running and I saw strength in me that I haven’t for a little while.
If you are in Utah, check Mary Ann’s website out……it is the best resource for Utah racing, nutrition and inspiration!
Billy did the last four repeats with us….HE IS A ROCKSTAR.
He also picked up some awesome recovery food for me at Costco and had it waiting in the car for me. He wins again. Yes, that is sponge bob gogurt and whoever thought of putting yogurt in a tube like that deserves an award. I look cold, that is because I was.
It is SO important to refuel with a 4:1 carb protein mixture within 15 minutes of a run and then even more within an hour (I had chocolate milk with glutamine).
Dinner was awesomesauce. Whenever we go to family dinners (like last night) we end up leaving with arm fulls of food (thanks Aunt Laura). This is how we are able to go to Costco once a week and only spend $20-$30. Maybe we need to stick around by family for law school unless any of you are willing to give us groceries each week:)
Running Gear>spending money on food. Just to clear things up Candy>Running Gear.
We had egg sandwiches with avocado and mozzarella with a side of roasted broccoli and spinach with Asian dressing on top. Egg sandwiches are meant to be eaten for 40% of your dinners, just sayin.
What is your all time FAVORITE salad dressing (no thinking about calories okay)?
-Nothing beats a good caeser salad dressing…..add in the croutons and cheese and I am in heaven.
How often do you to track workouts?
-This was my first one ever (I am embarrassed to say that) but I LOVED it. It was crazy hard and I am going to be one sore teacher tomorrow. On my sore days I just wheel around in my desk chair all day. My students find it quite entertaining.
What is your workout today?
-I am meeting with Mary Ann after school for a recovery run on a trail:)
Do you ever eat white bread?
-I use to never go near the stuff but guess what……I like it and you betcha I am going to eat it when it is free from my aunt:) Buying it…..that is another story!