7 hours straight.
Brooke slept for 7 hours straight, ate and then fell back asleep for 2 hours. I feel like I could fly. This little girl knows what’s up. I didn’t think it was possible for her to get any cooler until this happened. We all woke up this morning super happy.
During this amazing time of sleep I had a dream that reaffirmed that I am obsessed with running, I even think about it when I am asleep! In my dream I was running my half-marathon and decided to wear my normal every day watch instead of my Garmin and I was so frustrated with myself because I wanted to know my pace. I learned my lesson.
During Brooke’s nap I laced up a pair of shoes that I haven’t worn for a long time and they felt really good. I am a huge fan of rotating your running shoes, I don’t know why but I really like to. I did a short review of the Brook’s Glycerins HERE. Please tell me that you think running shoes are beautiful too.
I wanted to do my last long run before my half marathon today because I would rather spend Saturday mornings doing a short run and hanging with the Bman since it is our only free morning together. I was going to run until Brooke woke up or 12 miles. I hit 12 miles at a 7:40 pace before she woke up and so I stopped there. Between using candy corn for fuel (all of my shot blocks at home have caffeine in them and I was not about to have caffeine again) and getting so much sleep I felt really good on this run.
PS other great candy (a great cheaper option to gels/blocks etc… sugar is sugar:) to try out as fuel on long runs are gummy bears, swedish fish, skittles and starbursts.
I can’t stop the egg/veggie/bleu cheese combination from happening. I try to think of making something else but then I know I would be sad if I didn’t make it. Cheez-its and an apple with pb on the side. I can already feel the need for a pb and j afternoon snack.
Billy comes home at 4 on Fridays (he usually stays at school until 6:30ish) so let the party start.
Do you remember your dreams very often? What was your last one about? Ever dream about running?
How many hours of sleep did you get last night? Do you notice a big difference in your runs with the amount of sleep that you get?
Do you rotate your running shoes? Why?
Ever eaten candy for running fuel?